Dec 24 2016

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01 – our holidays gift

Here comes the Christmas gift from the OpenMandriva Community 😉

Not long after Lx 3.0 final release we are proud to announce OpenMandriva Lx 3.01.

Work on 3.01 releases has further improved stability and performance with freshly updated software.

The 3.01 release brings a number of major fixes since 3.0 release:
– updated software
– new drivers and kernel – better support for newer hardware
– many bugs fixed
– stable Plasma running on Wayland

OpenMandriva Lx is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LVM/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 applications is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.


Main features:

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.4
  • KDE Frameworks 5.29.0
  • KDE Apps 16.08.3
  • Qt Framework 5.6.2
  • Kernel 4.9.0 with BFQ as a default CPU scheduler
  • Systemd 232
  • Xorg 1.19.0
  • Mesa 13.0.2
  • Wayland 1.12.0
  • LLVM/clang 3.9.1
  • F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD

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

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.
In this release there is support for it.

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.

Default CD/DVD burning application is K3b, previously only available in KDE4 and now available under Plasma 5.

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

OMA Welcome will greet the user at every boot, until you will decide to disable it.
It shows our distribution features to the new users and will help to perform tasks like remove-unused-packages as well as install some common applications, among other.
It 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.

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.

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.

Note: If you are using NVidia graphics hardware please be aware that there is an unresolved issue with the nouveau xserver driver the issue is unresolved across all distros. It shows itself as a intermittant desktop lockup. A workaround is to switch Virtual Terminal by using the ctrl+alt+F2 combination and then switching back to the desktop by pressing alt+ctrl+F1 which is then unfrozen.
If you wish to avoid this bug until a fix is found please use the proprietry NVidia driver which can be installed via the control centre. An update will be issued when the bug is resolved upstream.


Detailed information about this release can be found in OpenMandriva Lx 3.01 Release Notes
All issues should be addressed at our Bugzilla Issue Tracker
Our sources can be found on Github OpenMandrivaAssociation


Download at SourceForge:
OMLx 3.01
OMLx 3.01.1

OMLx 3.01 x86-64

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

OpenMandriva Lx 3.01

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    • Sasha on December 25, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I have a problem – will not boot, and what to do?

      • ben79 aka Ben Bullard on December 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Two things:

      1. Go to forum and search for issues same as or similar to yours and see if other users have been able to find a solution.

      Better yet:

      2. File a report here:

    • bliss on December 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Your torrent link is a dead end.

      • rugyada on December 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Torrent will come as soon as possible. Sorry for inconvenience.

  1. Installed this, then I relied on att wireless works out of the box. Everything went well. Come into the desk after the first startup. After the second start I never came forward to the desk, got only openmadriva walpapers! Sorry, better luck next time.

      • ben79 aka Ben Bullard on December 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      We can’t fix problems if they don’t get reported. Please file a report here:

  2. I truly thank you for this beautiful and functional distro. With it, I can use my EPSON XP-231 printer/scanner. Kudos to the developers!!

    • ZKorvezir on December 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    What about i586 version?

    • Tsvetan Telliev on December 28, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Hello! New here. I liked the presentation of your latest distro. Good job! But i met a problem. I tried to install it on a Toshiba L40-14B laptop but i failed on the Grub screen. It hangs when i select to boot into live desktop, or to boot for installation. Both options doesn’t work for me. It shows partial black screen in the middle and it hangs.

    • Amadou on January 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Merci pour cette article ! Moi j’adore tous les idée de cadeaux !

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