Manjaro ARM 20.02 released!
We are proud to announce the release of Manjaro ARM 20.02!
Currently we have download images for: Raspberry Pi 4, Rock Pi 4, RockPro64, Khadas Vim 1, Khadas Vim 3 and the Pinebook Pro.
eMMC flash image for Pinebooks
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 images for the Pinebook and Pinebook Pro are available in the download folders linked below, but will be named emmc-installer in addition to the regular filename.
These images will be available shortly after regular images release.
To use these images:
- Download the eMMC Installer image of your choice.
- Flash it to an SD card.
- Boot the SD card on the device.
- When the Manjaro logo has been present for about 15 seconds, press ESC (this is a bug, we know).
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
This release sports the OEM setup for all images, also via SSH. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:
- keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
- additional user groups (optional)
- full name
- password for that username
- password for root
Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.
- Raspberry Pi 4: XFCE and KDE Plasma
- Rock Pi 4: XFCE and KDE Plasma
- Pinebook Pro: XFCE and KDE Plasma
- RockPro64: XFCE and KDE Plasma
- Khadas Vim 1: XFCE and KDE Plasma
- Khadas Vim 3: XFCE and KDE Plasma
Torrents are also available!
- New packages from upstream and Manjaro ARM.
- Manjaro now uses a branch based repo structure. Meaning you can now switch between
sudo pacman-mirrors -g -b $BRANCH && sudo pacman -Syyu.
- XFCE 4.14
- KDE Plasma 5.18
- KDE Plasma edition now uses the Breath2 theme.
- Fixed an issue where the top USB3 port on the Rock Pi 4 did not register devices.
- Updated uboot on Rock Pi 4, RockPro64 and Pinebook Pro, so it should no longer freeze on heavy I/O.
- Suspend (s2idle) should now work on the Pinebook Pro.
linux-pinebookprokernel for better support.
- Hardware accelerated Plasma and XFCE desktops on all devices, except Pinebook, Rock64, Pine64+ and Pine64-LTS.
Updating from 19.12:
- Old releases should just keep on rolling, if you have been keeping it up to date.
- Please install the new mirrorlist, if you see lots of 404 errors when updating, by running
wget http://manjaro-arm.moson.eu/stable/core/aarch64/pacman-mirrorlist-20200225-1-any.pkg.tar.xz && sudo pacman -U pacman-mirrorlist-*.
- If you want the 20.02 experience, we recommend re-installing the system.
- Pamac crashes Xorg on Plasma edition on panfrost devices. To fix install
mesa-git. fixed in 20.02.1 release
- No audio cards on Odroid-C2, Odroid N2, Rock64 and Khadas Vim 3.
- Wireless is not working on the Khadas Vim 3, unless you run
- Bootsplash does not work on Raspberry Pi devices.
- Bootsplash also seems to hide the OEM setup on XFCE images and the eMMC flasher images. To access it, power on device, wait for 30 seconds, then press ESC.
- Audio on Pinebook Pro gets output to both speakers and headphones. But can now be muted on either speakers are headphones, thanks to @tsys.
- Vim 3 display has a blue tint if using an android image newer than Android _Pie_v1908 from Khadas on the eMMC, because of a uboot issue.
- Raspberry Pi 4 (tested on B)
- Rock Pi 4
- Pinebook Pro
- Khadas Vim 1 (maintained by @spikerguy)
- Khadas Vim 3 (maintained by @spikerguy)
With Manjaro ARM Installer (in addition to the above devices): (Download it here)
- Raspberry Pi 3 (tested on B)
- Odroid C2
- Odroid N2 (only eMMC boot works)
- Khadas Vim 2 (not tested)
- 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.
We already started releasing Alpha images for the PinePhone and PineTab.