Manjaro ARM 19.02 released!

Manjaro ARM 19.02 released!

Happy valentines day, if you celebrate such a thing.

I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Manjaro ARM 19.02.

This release marks the first support for the rock64 board.

The Rock64 is a powerful credit card sized board, with the RK3328 quadcore CPU, 2 or 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and USB 3.

This release sports the brand new custom install option (OEM) for all non-minimal images. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:

  • username
  • password for that username
  • password for root
  • timezone
  • locale
  • keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
  • hostname

Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.


PS: I need to make some new screenshots. These are not really representing the current state of the desktops.

New images are available.

Torrents are also available from the same location. (which is basicly a webseed at this point)


  • New kernels and packages all around.
  • LXQT 0.14.0
  • KDE/Plasma 5.15.0
  • rock64 support! Has minimal, lxqt and kde images available.

Updating from 18.12:

  • Old releases should just keep on rolling.
  • If you want the 19.02 experience, I recommend re-installing the system.

Known issues:

  • Some timedatectl commands can not be used to set timezone and time.
  • Some localectl commands does not work either.
  • No lockscreen installed (LXQT only).
  • CSD on some GTK3 apps does not work properly. (LXQT only)
  • No audio cards on the rock64 and oc2.

What about other devices?

I stopped maintaining armv7h images in general. So many issues relating to it, that I simply won't bother creating the images and packages anymore.

I am still working on supporting the rockpro64 and the Pinebook Pro.

I won't be making images for all the supported devices. If your desired image for your desired supported device does not exist, please use manjaro-arm-installer to install it to an SD card.


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Thank you Strit. Hopefully the images will be ready by the time I get the Pinebook Pro, any major issues or roadblocks?

In regards to the Pinebook Pro?
Yes. I don't have a test device yet and I can't get my OS to boot on the rockpro64 board, which the Pinebook Pro will be based on.
No idea how to make it work, since no one has gotten any Arch based distro to boot on it yet.

Well good luck then, sounds like you will need it. If I had the skills that you do I would buy a Rock64 Pro SBC and help you.

At best however, I can only beta test once working images are available.

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LXQT version for pinebook doesn't run properly.

I can't manage wifi, system blinks and looks poorly.

I can't poweroff system, I need to press power button to do it....

No control over it...

Well.... I'll try with KDE version ;(

I just tested the lxqt version yesterday, without any issues.

Booted from SD card on the 1080p version.
Wi-Fi connects fine, internet works without issue.
Don't have any problems with Xorg.
Menu -> Leave -> Shutdown works fine for me.

Not on my system.

My wifi connection on work is WPA2 Enterprise TTLS-PAP, eduroam.

Mouse do that he wants... ;( touchpad or external usb mouse...

Screen looks very bad, perhaps because system isn't upgrade.

Very ugly.

I prefer to test KDE version that fix it ;(

Can you give a screenshot?
Are you using the older 720p version?

Sorry I can't to make a screenshot.

Yep old screen version.

Ah okay. Not sure how to fix that. I only have 1080p screens to test with so...

Newcomer users without archlinux level perhaps don't start LXQT version... ;(

KDE version looks terrific, as usual! :stuck_out_tongue:

I think LXQT version must be refined.

Please make suggestions for changes that is need on the 1080p screen version.
I can't replicate your issues, since I don't have the hardware for it.

I think that XFCE will be better than LXQT... :man_shrugging::man_shrugging::man_shrugging:


Maybe. But I'm not a GTK guy, so I am not able to maintain it. :slight_smile:

Great job Strit, hoping you can figure out the rockpro64 mine is just sitting around waiting on a good OS to run on it. Keep up the great work you do.

Excellent job and great news! thanks!

Just leaving this here:
Pinebook Manjaro LXQt graphic speed
(they say all good besides window dragging)



this is lxqt-kwin

i dont have an arm device or i could have tried helping.

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installed the minimal ver. for rock64; great; had to do a few things to set it up; change locale to utf.8; uses C; learn Manjaro cli; (previously only used ubuntu/debian)
Glad to see transmission 2.94 available in the standard installation repo

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