Today is the day! — Nitrux 1.3.4 is available to download

We are pleased to announce the launch of Nitrux 1.3.4. This new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.

Nitrux 1.3.4 is available for immediate download.


What’s new

  • We’ve replaced the linux-oem kernel with the latest mainline LTS kernel, currently version 5.4.73.
  • We also offer the latest (as of this post) non-LTS kernel from our repository, currently 5.9.1.

  • We’ve updated KDE Plasma to version 5.20.2, KDE Frameworks to version 5.75.0, KDE Applications to version 20.08.2, and Qt 5.15.1.
  • We’ve added a HUD functionality to our desktop called plasma-hud (thanks to Zren). Plasma-hud provides a Heads-Up Display (HUD) that allows you to search through an application’s app menu.
    • Plasma-hud will work with applications that export their menubar to the global menu plasmoid. To access plasma-hud in Nitrux, the default shortcut key is Menu.

plasma-hud in Kdenlive.

plasma-hud in Inkscape.

  • For this release, we have included the standard Calamares installer instead of Calamares-qml, the reason for this temporary change being a compilation issue with libkpmcore10 that we will fix for the next release.
  • We’ve updated Firefox to version 82.0.2.
  • We’ve updated LibreOffice to version 7.0.3.1.
  • We’ve updated GIMP to version 2.10.22.
  • We’ve updated some of the repository URLs that we use to use mirrors instead of the central servers not to overload upstream servers.

Known issues

Notes

    • OpenGL acceleration is used by default if you use Nitrux in a VM, open System Settings>Monitor>Compositor, and select XRandr in addition to disabling desktop effects like Blur for better performance.
    • To utilize 3D acceleration in a hypervisor like VirtualBox, please use the guest additions ISO from Oracle, do not use the Debian packages from the repositories. For VMware Workstation and VMware Player, please use the package open-vm-tools-desktop from the repositories.
    • The managed locations (and thus the default) for AppImages in Nitrux are /Applications and ~/Applications.
    • AppImages launched from the application menu will be launched using firejail for sandboxing by default.
    • The default user and password are nitrux.
    • Changing the theme using the Global Theme KCM does not alter the Kvantum theme; to properly change the Kvantum theme, use Kvantum Manager.
    • The Kvantum theme does not pick up the color-scheme selected using the Colors KCM since the Kvantum SVG theme engine does not work like that. When Kvantum is used, the color-scheme is complementary to the Kvantum theme, as the theme is already providing the colors for the UI widgets.
    • Applications such as Discover and the Maui apps use QML and not QtWidgets like System Settings, Ark, KCalc, etc. So they are not themed to the full extent that QtWidgets apps are because Kvantum does not support QML adequately.
    • We include two layouts for the desktop, one is the default top panel and bottom dock, and the other is a single bottom panel; Latte Dock uses both. To change between them, right-click the dock or the panel. Using the Global Theme KCM and checking “Use desktop layout from theme” does not change the layout.
    • The Flathub repository is not added by default. However, it can be easily added using Plasma Discover by going to Settings>Add Source or using the terminal and entering the Flathub URL as described in the Flatpak quick setup guide.
    • Nitrux is exclusively a 64-bit Linux distribution; however, software like Steam (32-bit) can be installed using Flatpak, and Windows software can be run using Wine. See using Wine in Nitrux.
    • We’ve removed the Nvidia proprietary driver from the ISO file due to a bug with laptops using Optimus. Users that wish to use the Nvidia proprietary driver can do so by running the following commands post-installation.
      • The first command will install the driver, the driver settings program, and the PRIME command; the second will add our configuration of the Nvidia driver for X11.
      • sudo apt install -yy nvidia-driver-450 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime ubuntu-drivers-common
        sudo apt install -yy --reinstall nx-desktop-settings-legacy

Report bugs

To report bugs, please use our bug tracker at GitHub.

Changelog history

To see a list of previous changelogs, click here for the changelogs archived at our site, or click here for the changelogs archived at Sourceforge.

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  • Juan says:

    This looks like another great release! The only issue I am having is when I went to re-install (since I am finally switching from the version that still had systemd) the init system seems to fail when the OS is installed using encryption. The splash screen will load and then it will get stuck in a non-graphical level and only have the prompt where basic commands can be given. The OS seems to work fine without using encryption for whatever reason. Just thought I would give you a heads up for the next version.

    Thank you for all your hard work on such an awesome distro!

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