SbK Mate-Compiz 23.1.3

I am happy to announce the release of SbK Mate-Compiz 23.1.3.

The watermark is not present in the installed OS.

Both iso’s in this release include:

  1. The 6.6.10 LTS kernel.
  2. Compiz 9 with the rotating cube for virtual desktops, faded windows in the background, wobbly windows, and other effects.
  3. The New KoraSpin-Olive3 icon theme with light and dark versions of the control icons. It is part of the KoraSpin-23.1.3 package.
  4. The new SpinThemeDarkOlive3 matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package.
  5. The new Usplash-23.1.3 desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  6. A basic Conky with matching color theme.
  7. The iso’s are up to date as of 1/14/2024
  8. An optional Firefox theme, SbK Dark Olive3 that matches the color scheme is available at Firefox Themes just click on the image in Firefox to install it.

Both iso’s also contain the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible. In the full iso there are also a lot of packages used to build packages installed. AUR packages are not supported by Arch or Manjaro.
  3. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
  4. The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
  5. A signed iso. For information on checking signed iso’s visit Check ISO
  6. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
  7. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
  8. All SbK iso’s contain Manjaro Architect script in case you want to do a custom install. To get any SbK packages like themes, icons, and other goodies you will have to add the SbK Repository after install.
  9. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
  10. A basic Conky with a color scheme to match the other themes.

A full and very minimal iso can be found here.

As always comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.


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Gotcha again!
Typo on year → The iso’s are up to date as of 1/14/2023
Thanks for your work.

Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it.

The installation finishes successfully, but after reboot got an error:

error: file boot/amd-ucode.img not found

Am I doing something wrong or the image is broken?

I have tested the image, and it works for me. Did you change the grub location during install? Did you check the hash of the iso you downloaded?

After looking into it, it looks like amd-ucode is not installed.
To install from the command line
sudo pacman -S amd-ucode

Afer that

sudo mkinitcpio -P 
sudo update-grub

Than reboot.
amd-ucode has been added for all future iso’s.