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Today is the day! — Nitrux 3.1.0 “fx” is available to download

We are pleased to announce the launch of Nitrux 3.1.0. This new version combines the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.

Nitrux 3.1.0 is available immediately.

🔰 Information: The codename for this release is “fx,” which refers to nothing in particular this time; they simply look cool.

⚠️ Important: Despite the efforts and improvements in this and previous releases, we’re not claiming to be security or forensic experts or that the distribution is “impenetrable” or “unhackable,” so there isn’t any misunderstanding. Suggestions to continue improving on this area are welcome at our organization at GitHub (open a new discussion).

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📜 Table of Contents

    1. What’s new
    2. Download
    3. Known issues
    4. Notes
    5. Report bugs
    6. Changelog history
    7. Resources
    8. PSA (post-release service announcements)
    9. Get involved

✨ What’s new

We recommend new users do a fresh installation using the latest media. For users of the previous version (3.0.0), please check the Notes for information about upgrading Nitrux.

Nitrux 3.1.0 build.311023.fx uses Linux 6.4.15-2 (Liquorix)

  • 🔰 Information: This time, we did not include the latest Liquorix kernel because of a problem with the initramfs-tools hook script from overlayroot; see Known Issues.

We’ve updated the following components of the distribution.

  • Firefox to version 119.0.
  • KDE Plasma version 5.27.9, KDE Frameworks version 5.111.0, and KDE Gear version 23.08.2.
  • MESA to version 23.2.1.
    • 🔰 Information: Due to issues with MESA libraries from Git, which prevented last month’s release, for this release, we’ve decided to use the stable release of MESA.
  • Nitrux Update Tool System to version 2.0.2.
  • AMD Microcode for AMD processors.
  • NVIDIA Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver to version 545.29.02.
  • AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan® to version v-2023.Q4.1.
  • Updated our linux-firmware package to include newer files from the Linux firmware repository (from the latest Git commit at the time of writing) for the following drivers
    • “amlogic”: Amlogic Bluetooth chipsets.
    • “iwlwifi”: Intel Wireless WiFi Link adapters.
    • “qcom”: Various Qualcomm devices.
    • “usbdux”: USB-DUX boards.
  • Update desktop-config to ensure that plasma-hud loads when the user session starts.
  • Use Debian testing (trixie) rootfs instead of a Debian unstable (sid) rootfs to build the ISO.
    • 🔰 Information: This change isn’t new for this release; the previous release also used a Debian testing rootfs. However, we’re now announcing it. In addition to the information regarding MESA, this information means that to update, we recommend using the alternative method described in our tutorial instead of the Nitrux Update Tool System; see How to Upgrade Nitrux.
  • Ensure the rsyslog package includes an init script compatible with OpenRC to generate the necessary log file in /var/log.

We’ve added the following components to the distribution.

We’ve fixed or closed the following issues in the distribution; see Report bugs.

We’ve removed the following components from the distribution.

  • QMLtermwidget was getting installed erroneously even though MauiKit provided a replacement.

📥 Download

Here are various ways to download our ISOs and virtual appliances.

Checksums (MD5).

c5d0498d24ee9ae26e1a98b5d9d15b63 nitrux-nx-desktop-plasma-8d857a5a-amd64.iso
-------------------------------- nitrux-maui-shell-0x0fffff-amd64.iso

⛔ Known issues

To see a list of known issues, click here.

🗒 Notes

To see a list of release notes, click here.

🐞 Report bugs

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

📝 Changelog history

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

📰 Resources

Here are various articles, tutorials, and other information on our blog.

📢 PSA (Post-release service announcements)

Here’s a list of post-release service announcements for this version of Nitrux.

🚀 Get involved

Everyone can participate in the Nitrux community on many levels, from advising fellow Nitrux users to becoming a maintainer. Any contribution, even the smallest, is valued. To start contributing to Nitrux, click here.