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Manjaro 24.0 released with KDE Plasma 6, GNOME 46, Linux kernel 6.9

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Manjaro 24.0, based on Arch Linux, has been released pulling in a whole lot of upgrades across every part of the system. Despite a good few screw-ups in the past, Manjaro is actually a pretty reasonable choice for those of you who want a very up to date system with an easy install. It's even the Linux distribution Valve picked in their Developing for Steam Deck without a Dev-Kit guide.

Manjaro 24.0 Wynsdey brings with it GNOME 46.1, KDE Plasma 6.0.4 (with KDE Gear 24.02.02), Linux kernel 6.9 for the latest hardware support and Xfce 4.18. You also get Mesa 24.06, NVIDIA 550.78 and numerous updates to other software.


Pictured - Manjaro 24.0 Wynsdey, KDE Plasma

See their release announcement, along with some changes on their forum. Download from the Manjaro website.

Going by Valve's own survey and ours, Manjaro remains one of the more popular Linux distributions on the desktop. Have you used it recently, or are you using it now? Let me know in the comments how you're getting on with it.

At some point this year we're also going to see the Manjaro Gaming Edition which will come pre-installed on the Orange Pi Neo Linux gaming handheld.

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mylka May 15
Quoting: BrokattI tried Manjaro in February but it broke after an update. I was unable to boot so I wiped the disk and install Kubuntu instead.

i think this is the problem a lot of manjaro users have.

remove QUIET from grub fixes it.
but i would not use manjaro today with AMD GPU, because they removed x264/5 hardware acceleration from mesa
sudoer May 15
Quoting: Ali_JohnKDE 6 is the same, all the manjaro kernel or mhwd settings are not in system settings anymore which is annoying.

Typical Manjaro amateurs with KDE a 2nd-class citizen there, see also Pamac GUI based on GTK4 for... KDE, it should be dropped from the list of recommended distros by KDE for the 2nd time. https://invent.kde.org/nmariusp/kde-org/-/commit/45c7cd58f85ba3e34f52b12755bb7d387b2c1d87


Last edited by sudoer on 15 May 2024 at 4:42 pm UTC
finaldest May 15
After breaking my desktop install yesterday I decided to Update my laptop install to plasma 6 using the TTY method as described in the tutorial section on Manjaro website.(Search for (HOW TO) Install Updates from TTY) for instructions. Its located in the tutorials section.

Update went without a hitch.
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: Mountain ManI have never, in over two decades of using Linux, had a problem with updating a distro from a desktop terminal.
Not a GNOME user then?
I've almost always used KDE. I used xfce for a bit at one point, and some other super minimalist desktop environment that I've forgotten the name of (it was so minimal that I had to do things like manually edit a text file to add items to its equivalent of the Start menu), but the majority of my Linux experience has been KDE.


Last edited by Mountain Man on 15 May 2024 at 8:04 pm UTC
Lamdarer May 16
Quoting: mylka
Quoting: BrokattI tried Manjaro in February but it broke after an update. I was unable to boot so I wiped the disk and install Kubuntu instead.

i think this is the problem a lot of manjaro users have.

remove QUIET from grub fixes it.
but i would not use manjaro today with AMD GPU, because they removed x264/5 hardware acceleration from mesa

In the last 3 out of 4 years of me using Manjaro this was literally my only real issue, although I used the testing branch.

After I had that issue and couldn't fix it I tried a few Distros until I settled with Fedora and I have to say I don't get how Fedora can be considered a stable Distro?!

The package manager takes ages to load, especially after the first install, I have constant crashes of some applications(more recently mostly when closing anyway but still) sometimes the Desktop just randomly restarts itself, some webpages cause Fedora to freeze my whole PC(and not just FireFox WTF) and the XWayland-videobridge is broken, upgrading to the Fedora 40 Beta with Plasma 6 kinda improved the situation, but maybe I have just gotten used to a lot of it(I also disabled a lot of the crash notifications).

Compared to Manjaro a long term friend and the first Linux Distro I settled with when I switched ~5years ago from Windows and being able to use the AUR without any issues, and butter smooth experience until you have a bug once in a while(or nearly never) is probably going to make me switch back to Manjaro some time soon. Although I might consider testing out another Arch(-based) Distro with a tiling-windowmanager that supports hardware accaleration.
Kuduzkehpan May 16
This is second amazing update of KDE for me since KDE3.5 update. İt was beautiful shiny and very usefull yet traditional. Then yesterday i got kde plasma 6 update and manjaro update as an KDE aspect it is really became faster yet smooth and fluent for me. Only minor problems with couple applicatons become odd and unable to update thus system wide upgrade happened before their updates show up. But i did uninstall and re-install as google-chrome,scrcpy,freedownloadmanager. İts very good in shape and performans. İ like Manjaro more now. mostly using it for gaming and for AI stuff.
14 May 18
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If you love Manjaro, I'm not going to change your mind. Good for you. Be happy. Promote it even.

I moved on because there were small differences between my kids' Manjaro systems and my Arch system, and I got fed up. I wanted to be able to expect my configuration actions to have the same results (like script functionality and software versions). Additionally, avoiding a "major upgrade" as is described here is the exact reason I am on a rolling release, so Manjaro's user experience does not jive with me. It's like a rounded step release instead of rolling.
mylka May 19
Quoting: 14avoiding a "major upgrade" as is described here is the exact reason I am on a rolling release, so Manjaro's user experience does not jive with me. It's like a rounded step release instead of rolling.

i am not avoiding, i am delaying


it just does not look very good, but i will clone my drive in a few days an try the update


many problems come with KDE6, so it does not matter what form of release you have. kubuntu will face the same issues, but they have 5 more months to fix them, because they did not use it for 24.4


Last edited by mylka on 19 May 2024 at 7:00 pm UTC
Quoting: mylka

I had one issue on one of my computer where Manjaro is installed:
upgrade did not start, I had an error message about gpart.
I uninstalled gpart then everything ok

It's a little issue, nothing compared to an Ubuntu upgrade version where upgrade halted before the end and you can no more start the computer.


Last edited by legluondunet on 19 May 2024 at 9:20 pm UTC
mylka May 19
Quoting: legluondunetIt's a little issue, nothing compared to an Ubuntu upgrade version where upgrade halted before the end and you can no more start the computer.

according to your profile you are not using KDE and i think most people have troubles with the step from KDE5 to KDE6.

i have a second PC with Kubuntu for some years now. never had troubles upgrading it. btw i need to upgrade to 24.4
but i try to keep my systems as vanilla as possible to avoid such problems
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