Nitrux 2.5 comes with XanMod as default, updates and more


Nitrux continues migration to Maui Shell

The launch of Nitrux 2.5 and in this new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements and hardware support out of the box.

For those who are unaware of this distribution, they should know that is built on the basis of the Debian package, KDE technologies and the OpenRC startup system. This distribution stands out for the development of its own "NX" desktop, which is a complement to the user's KDE Plasma environment, in addition to the fact that the application installation process is based on the use of AppImages packages.

Main news in Nitrux 2.5

In this new version of Nitrux 2.5 we can find that by default, the Distrobox toolkit has been added to the package, that allows the user to quickly install and run any Linux distribution in a container and ensure its integration with the main system. For those who are still unaware of this tool, they should know that allows you to quickly install and run any Linux distribution in a container and ensure its integration with the main system

Another change that stands out in this new version is that the project policy regarding the supply of proprietary controllers has been changed, so now NVIDIA driver 520.56.06 is included.

It is also noted that from this new version the kernel XanMod is now the default in the distribution and in this release the version included is version 6.0.6.

In addition to this, we can also find the updated versions of the NX Desktop components have been updated to KDE Plasma 5.26.2, KDE Frameworks 5.99.0 and KDE Gear (KDE Applications) 22.08.2. Updated software versions, including Firefox 106.

On the other hand, we can find that Bismuth has been added, a plugin for the KWin window manager that allows tiled window layouts.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • Updated amdvlk open source Vulkan driver for AMD cards.
  • Packages with Vanilla, Libre-, and Liquorix- builds of the Linux kernel are also offered for installation.
  • Removed Linux firmware package from min iso image to reduce size.
  • Synchronized with the Neon repository.
  • Fixed an issue with the Plasma Look and Feel packages not applying the wallpaper due to an undocumented change in how Plasma 5.26 handles setting this feature.
  • Fixed issue with default wallpaper screenshot filenames.
  • Incorrect dependency fix in one of the metapackages.
  • Fixed issue where a newer version of Passwd prevents the correct creation of new users.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details In the following link.

Download the new version of Nitrux

If you want to download this new version of Nitrux 2.5, you should go to the official website of the project where you can get the download link of the system image and which can be recorded on a USB with the help of Etcher. Nitrux is available for immediate download from the following link. 

The size of the main ISO image of the boot image is 1 GB.

For those who are already on a previous version of the distribution, they can upgrade to the new version by typing the following commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install --only-upgrade nitrux-repositories-config amdgpu-firmware-extra

sudo apt install -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" linux-firmware/trixie

sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo apt autoremove

sudo reboot

As for the those who have a previous version of the distribution, can perform the kernel update typing any of the following commands:

sudo apt install linux-image-mainline-lts
sudo apt install linux-image-mainline-current

For those who are interested in being able to install or test the Liquorix and Xanmod kernels:

sudo apt install linux-image-liquorix
sudo apt install linux-image-xanmod-edge
sudo apt install linux-image-xanmod-lts

Finally for those who prefer to use the latest Linux Libre LTS and non-LTS kernels:

sudo apt instalar linux-image-libre-lts
sudo apt instalar linux-image-libre-curren

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