Manjaro ARM 19.08 released!
I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Manjaro ARM 19.08.
With this release we are proud to add 2 new devices to our offerings.
The long awaited Raspberry Pi 4 and the very powerful Khadas Vim 3.
The Raspberry Pi 3 versions can still be installed with
This is also the first release, with an updated XFCE edition!
New eMMC flash image for Pinebook
It's an image for supported laptops designed to flash Manjaro ARM to the built-in eMMC module, so you don't have to fiddle with DD and/or take out the eMMc module yourself.
Right now an image for the Pinebook is available in the download folders linked below, but will be named emmc-installer in addition to the regular filename.
This release sports the custom install option for all images. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:
All images require keyboard and screen attached on first boot to complete the setup!
- additional user groups
- full name
- password for that username
- password for root
- keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.
Torrents are now avialable again!
- New kernels and packages all around.
- XFCE 4.14
- KDE/Plasma 5.16.4
- New theme! Now using Matcha from @cscs.
- Fixed the boot delay on rk3399 with a patch in
linux-aarch64-rc. Patch does not work on 5.2.
Updating from 19.06:
- Old releases should just keep on rolling.
- If you want the 19.08 experience, we recommend re-installing the system.
- Please install
- No audio cards on Pine64-LTS, Odroid-C2, Rock64 and Khadas Vim3.
- Rock64 rev3 does not boot from SD cards. Need correct uboot patch. (Fixed with
- Wireless is not working properly on the Khadas Vim 3.
- Raspberry Pi 4 still has no GPU acceleration (waiting on upstream to add that to 64-bit)
- RK3399 based boards (RockPro64 and Rock Pi 4) has increased boot time (around 3 minutes) due to a kernel bug. Bug is patched in >5.3-rc3.
- Raspberry Pi 4 (tested on B)
- Raspberry Pi 3 (tested on B)
- Odroid C2
- Odroid N2
- Khadas Vim 3
- Rock Pi 4
- Pine64-LTS / Sopine (tested on Pine64-LTS board)
What about other devices?
Manjaro ARM no longer supports the
armv7h architecture. So if you have/use an armv7h device, you should be looking at other distro's. Some could be:
- Arch Linux ARM
- Raspbian (for the raspberrypi)
- Ubuntu Mate
The armv7h repo has been removed from the repo server and mirrors.
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/eMMC card.