Aug 13 2016

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Final Release is out!

Exciting news from the OpenMandriva Community!

Not long after RC1 we are proud to announce the OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 final release.

Work on the RC1/RC2 releases has further improved stability and performance. We have now support for the Japanese and Chinese languages so we would really welcome any feedback from those who speak them.

The GA release brings a number of major fixes since RC:
– i586 release now available
– Install with Calamares now functional so no longer necessary to install through live image
– A longstanding gnupg bug has been fixed
– Boot delays reduced
– Firefox plugins issues fixed

OpenMandriva Lx is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/clang. Combined with the high level of optimisation used for both code and linking (by enabling LTO) used in its building, this gives the OpenMandriva desktop an unbelievably crisp response to operations on the KDE Plasma 5 desktop which makes it a pleasure to use.
The latest release of all the KDE apps is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.


Main features:

  • KDE Plasma 5.6.5
  • KDE Frameworks 5.24.0
  • KDE Apps 16.04.3
  • Kernel 4.6.5
  • Systemd 231
  • Xorg 1.18.3
  • Mesa 12.0.1
  • F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD

As usual, you will find a selection of the most popular media players, including mpv, VLC and Plasma Media Center.

Among graphic applications: Krita, ShowFoto and digiKam.

Users already took advantage of one of our latest innovations: the F2FS support, a filesystem designed for Solid State Disks which gives great performance over other filesystems.

You will be able to choose your preferred application launcher from 3 options: Kickoff, Kicker, and the alternative full screen if you like better this new approach.

The CD/DVD burning application K3b, previously only available in KDE4 and now available under Plasma 5, has been added to allow users to burn ISOs.

The ISO building program, omdv-build-iso, features improved support for creating personalised compilations.

After the switch from Python 2.x to 3.x, the greeting application oma-welcome – originally in python – has been rewritten in C++, which gives a smaller dependency footprint.

For those wishing to use a lightweight desktop environment. we also provide LXQt, which brings with it Qupzilla a new and very fast browser based on the QtWebEngine, and PCManFM, a lightweight file manager.

Finally some headline news for the future. We would like to create some lightweight desktop releases. One using LXQt for older, resource limited hardware and one for more modern lightweight hardware using the Hawaii desktop combined with the Wayland graphical server.
Stay tuned for further news on this!

We warmly thank our developers, artists, testers and bug reporters, all our support teams as well as all people at large who are working so hard to make this technically advanced and beautifully artworked distribution.

This release is the culmination of nearly two years of hard work by our development team. It has been very hard, but they have stuck to it and produced a fine release.

Grateful thanks are due to:-
Bernhard Rosenkränzer: Technical Lead
Tomasz Gajc: Release Manager
Crispin “I fix anything” Boylan: Bug Exterminator
Alexander Stefanoff-Khryukin and His_Shadow: Build System Guru’s

As always, to avoid disappointment, please read the Release Notes and the Errata.


Detailed information about this release can be found in OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Release Notes
All issues should be addressed at our Bugzilla Issue Tracker
Our sources can be found on Github OpenMandrivaAssociation



Download OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 x86_64
Download OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 i586


This release is to be considered to be out on August 14th, 01.00 (NZ, Auckland time) to honor our New Zealand contributors, and especially Infra Team member John Cave!


OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

More screenshots


Skip to comment form

    • luca on August 13, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    great job guys.
    thank you all!

      • raphael on August 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I agree, thank you all! Woohoo!

    • Niyas C on August 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm


    Glad to see a new release of OpenMandriva.

    For those wishing to use a lightweight desktop environment. we also provide LXQt, which brings with it Qupzilla a new and very fast browser based on the QtWebEngine, and PCManFM, a lightweight file manager.

    What does it really mean? Do you have an installation image with LXQt? Or does it simply mean LXQt is available in repository?

      • Ben Bullard on August 15, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Neither, LXQt is on the installation media and installed by default. To try it logout and on sddm login screen where it says Plasma instead select LXQt. There isn’t currently a separate installation .iso that is LXQt only though some think it would be good to have.

    • Chris Tanner on August 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I presume the latter. LXQt is certainly available by installing task-lxqt from the repositories, but I am not sure about if it is on the ISO.

      • rugyada on August 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Yes LXQt is on the ISO. Just choose it in sddm

    • nir on August 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    what the life time (end of life ) of this release?

      • bvbfan on August 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Yeah, good question 🙂

      • TPG on August 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

      We are going to tag 3.0 as LTS release (long time support) – by default it means 3 years of support.

    • Ben Bullard on August 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Many thanks to all who made this release possible. Great work.

    The new website is outstanding.! Love it. Excellent.

    • Byron Ho on August 14, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for all the hard work! 🙂

    • nir on August 14, 2016 at 11:13 am

    i never see linux distro with such an old graphics drivers.

    the problem ‘ i have geforce 1080 and i want to use your distro BUT your drivers are extremely old .

    i try to compile the bin from but no luck .

    if someone can help how to install 367.XX driver i will appreciate it

      • TPG on August 16, 2016 at 7:36 am

      We support free and open graphics drivers from Mesa stack.

      And yes we will update nVIDIA and AMD blob drivers soon.

        • Ben Bullard on August 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Latest nVidia drivers just got published to Non-free-updates repo. They are installed by XFdrake. From Release Notes:

        To access XFDrake, the DrakX video configuration tool go to Om-Welcome>Configure>Configure video drivers or go to Configure your Computer>Hardware>Set up the graphical server.

        Sorry these are late to the party. Note: I don’t have nVidia hardware so I can’t test.

    • Dasher on August 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    All ok so far and really appreciate the effort you guys put in. I can’t install nvidia-driver.
    /etc/ from install of x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-352.30-1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package x11-server-common-1.18.4-2.x86_64
    Any ideas ?

      • Costica Grasu on August 14, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      @Dasher and @Nir

      dont compile nvidia driver as I did, or you wont be able to boot!! Use the drivers from the distro if you want to use Mandriva. This is a fact! You can try it in a virtualbox, see what happens!

        • nir on August 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

        the problem that the drivers in the distro are 352 or 340 soo every one with maxwell or pascal card can’t install this because its very old. do you have a repo with the latest driver from nvidia?

          • luca on August 14, 2016 at 2:49 pm

          please file a bugreport

    • Dasher on August 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Thanx 4 your reply.
    But that is the message I get trying from trying to install the nvidia-driver-current from the repo’s.
    Installation failed: file /etc/ from install of x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-352.30-1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package x11-server-common-1.18.4-2.x86_64
    Nouveau working fine 4 now.

      • Costica Grasu on August 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      @Dasher and @Nir

      dont you even try to compile, like me, the nvidia driver if you want to still be able to boot into OMA! That was the same error I got, but this is from the rpmdrake package manager, when you try to install by selecting the driver from a list. But when you try to compile it from source, well it does compile but ruins the boot!! Only safe mode/ debug mode, but you have to be maste of cli to repair it, better reinstall. SO DONT COMPILE THE NVIDIA driver IF you want to BOOT AGAIN! Trust me before its too late!

      What I dont understand and no one seems to clear it for me, is if I compile the nvidia driver unde lets say 4.5.0 linux torvalds official kernel, WHY does it refuse to boot under other kernels, newer.older or nrql???? It should only ruin the kernel I was under when i’ve compiled it. Any ideas? peraps, even a FIX?

      and support should be better for a distro like oma. Sorry guys, litle activity on the forums….

        • nir on August 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        Costica Grasu you right

        to make this distro more usable to other they need to include in their repo the LATEST nvidia and amd drivers.

        this distro its useless to me because i can’t install nvidia drivers and mesa/xorg dont support pascal yet.

        and you ask why KDE? its simple because it mandriva, all mandriva based distro always based on kde first.

    • Nir on August 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Luca its not bug nvidia support maxwell cards from 367 driver and up and i dont know how the developers missed that .
    They call it cutting edge when the drivers are soo old? Bad joke

    • Nir on August 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Soory i mean Maxwell=pascal

    • Costica Grasu on August 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    and guys, may I ask, why the focus on kde???? Do you breally thing its better with all that crap? Akonadi, baloo, and other junk? How about a mate with compiz? I know you offer other lighhter de’s but tey are not at all customized. They look so…. spartan :). Cant it be changed? Kde I mean?

      • raphael on August 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      We would like to, but we’re a small team 🙂 But anyone with the skills wanting to bring other environments is more than welcome!

        • Costica Grasu on August 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

        @Raphael, @Rugyada

        I am sorry, for being just a simple linux user, without the skills. My complain was not a judgement, I mean, I was merely asking WHY KDE? I did not ask why not other DE’s besides KDE. I asked why KDE. Couldnt this effort put into kde, by all of you, couldnt be redirected into something else? And forget about wayland and other touch screen like desktops, we all use it not on tablets but on laptop/desktop. So? Why do you inherit the previous line of KDE when mate+compiz works better, for instance? Anyone wants a lighter desktop enviroment, a balance between looks and performance. A while I thought kde was the most productve but I ask all of you devels, IS IT??

          • Ben Bullard on August 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

          This post is not meant to disagree with anyone just to explain facts as I understand them.

          The first release (called Mandrake 5.1) was based on Red Hat Linux (version 5.1) and K Desktop Environment 1 in July 1998. It was initially a KDE desktop based fork of Red Hat Linux. Mandrake, Mandriva, and now OpenMandriva are KDE centric distributions. Always have been. Mandrake and Mandriva had vastly more resources and a lot more developers (and actual employees) and were better able to support a wider range of desktops.

          • bvbfan on August 15, 2016 at 4:28 am

          KDE is best, feature rich, full desktop environment.

      • rugyada on August 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      @Costica Grasu
      Feel free to join developers group and provide your valued contribution.

      • TPG on August 16, 2016 at 7:38 am

      You may use other Desktop Environments, on ISO there is available LXQt as a ligthweight desktop. You may try to use xfce4, mate, cinnamon or gnome by installing them i.e:

      urpmi task-xfce4

    • filip007 on August 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Well, it’s not working for me. It’s only good in basic mode install, i can’t see content of welcome window nor WiFi connections. After install i was not able to get WiFi working from control panel, why i don’t know. Second, after disabling translucency from display, that did not fix missing content like WiFi list. I use Atheros WiFi it’s detected but Internet only worked from basic Live mode. Just one more thing, the install wanted to use password and the window for that was keep disappearing, i than managed to get install working with basic mode install only. So that’s that, back to Linux Mint 18 i guess.

    • Costica Grasu on August 16, 2016 at 7:08 am

    what about

  1. Congratulations. Nice job. Nice performance and overall experience. Plasma is still a bit “glitchy” but that’s not OMLx fault… After all this time, this is something everybody would feel is was worthy waiting for.

    IMHO I think that the only minus is for the looks, a bit to… I don’t know how to say it… It could be more modern, I don’t know how to explain it.

    Keep up the good work and don’t forget to give a bit more airplay to LXQT, I believe it could be one of the biggest advantages of OMLx for the casual user. Also making some experiments with some tiling WM would be interesting, in particular with i3wm.

    From my short experience Firefox performance is not good. I know is the least of the bad, but I think they are not making the needed effort to make it optimal for linux, that is not a OMLx3 issue is a firefox issue.

    The best for all and, once again, congratulations.

    • Cheers on August 22, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Very Excellent and Fabulous job!

    New take a break!

    Herein I would express my very gratitude to the project and the community for making this distribution.

    OM really helps me and I use it every day. Thanks a million for validating Chinese input method in the Live image. Since I have to use Live OS for my daily work in China (to deal with the bad js and http download).

    Stick to it.

    • Estell Golanski on February 16, 2017 at 10:59 pm


Comments have been disabled.