The launch of the new version of Nitrux 2.6 was announced, which comes loaded with a large number of package updates and that, in addition, the new version comes with improvements for Wayland, among other things.
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.
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Main news in Nitrux 2.6
In this new version that is presented of the distribution NX Desktop components have been updated to KDE Plasma 5.26.4, KDE Frameworks 5.101.0 and KDE Gear (KDE Applications) 22.12. Updated software releases including Mesa 23.0-git and Firefox 108.0.1.
Another novelty that we can find is that by default, Linux 6.1 kernel with Liquorix patches is enabled, In addition, support for the Flathub package catalog is enabled by default.
In addition to this, we can also find that from this new version of Nitrux 2.6 has been added support for PipeWire media server and Wayland protocol, along with which added the ability to start a Wayland-based KDE session as an option to the SDDM login manager.
On the other hand, it is highlighted that removed dpkg, APT and PackageKit from the main iso image (but they were left on the live builds). formats AppImage and Flatpak are declared as priority methods for program installation. At the same time, using the Distrobox toolkit, it is possible to use any package manager and distributions within Nitrux. Distrobox allows you to install and run any Linux distribution in a container and ensure its integration with the main system.
Of the other changes that stand out of this new version:
- The Samba package has been added to the composition.
- The root partition is protected against changes by overlayroot to avoid conflicts during upgrades and problems when installing packages from third-party repositories.
- Changed the Calamares installer settings, changed the layout of the disk cleanup mode and the display of information about partitions.
- Added Pulseaudio equalizer.
- Updated the overview screen in Plasma System Monitor, adding a process list instead of an application list.
- Added debugging symbol packages for the KWin and Latte Dock packages.
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 2.6, 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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