Manjaro 20.1.2 arrives with NVIDIA 455 drivers and the solution for BleedingTooth

manjaro 20.1.2

A few hours ago it was launched manjaro 20.1.2. This is the second maintenance update for Mikah, and this time they haven't added a very long list of new features. It is something that surprises, and more considering that I thought it would come with the new version of Plasma (5.20). From the looks of it, this will not be the case until the release of v20.2 of the operating system.

What we can confirm, because this way they have added it to list of most outstanding novelties, is that they have included two especially important ones. The first of them is that they have included the Nvidia 455 drivers. The second is that they have already corrected the kernel failure that was known as Bleedingtooth, so now Manjaro is a bit more secure, at least if we go up and use a more updated version of the kernel. Although it is known that many other distributions have already released the patch to tackle this problem.

Highlights of Manjaro 20.1.2

  • They have updated their kernels. Manjaro 20.1.2 uses Linux 5.8.16 by default, but Linux 5.9.1 can be installed.
  • Firefox, Palemoon, and Brave have been updated to their latest versions.
  • Pamac 9.5.12. Pamac is the GUI tool for installing software, different from Pacman. I comment on this because there are people who confuse them.
  • NVIDIA has updated its drivers to 455.

Manjaro 20.1.2 is the version number that they have included in the new ISO, because the operating system uses the Rolling Release development model and all the new packages are already available for installation from Pamac or with sudo pacman -Syu for existing users. As usual, it is already available in the main version, XFCE, and in KDE and GNOME, both official versions. The community versions will also be updated later, among which we also have versions with Cinnamon, Budgie or MATE desktops.

The next major version will be Manjaro 20.2, with a codename starting with N and the release date of which has yet to be revealed.

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