Beta Release | Endless OS 3.7.8~beta1

The first beta of Endless OS 3.7.8 is out. Please follow these instructions if you want to join the beta testing program; bear in mind that the chance of encountering bugs is higher than in a regular stable release. As always, please ensure your data is backed up!

Note that this update is available only for Intel/AMD and Raspberry Pi 4 users. Updates for Endless Mini are not available this time due to a platform specific issue with the built-in Chromium web browser, which we are currently investigating.

NVIDIA Graphics Driver Fix

Endless OS 3.7.7 introduced a bug where NVIDIA graphics cards would stop working if Secure Boot was enabled. This is fixed for Endless OS 3.7.8, and available since 3.7.8~beta1. If your computer does not start as a result of this problem, please follow these instructions to use an older version of Endless, then install this update.

Other Improvements and Changes

  • Updated Chromium web browser. We’ve updated to Chromium 80.0.3987.116 to bring the latest security fixes to Endless’ built-in web browser.
  • First boot Wi-Fi configuration improvements. With certain Wi-Fi hardware, the wireless connection settings page would not be displayed when setting up a computer for the first time. This is now fixed.
  • Endless Platform updates fixed. Some updates to the Endless Platform were not being displayed or could not be applied using the App Center. This is now fixed. If you do not see results from installed applications when searching on the desktop, make sure you have installed any available Endless Platform updates in the App Center.
  • App installation performance improvements. Flatpak – the technology used to install apps on Endless OS – has gained a fix to improve performance when installing new applications, both when using the App Center and from the command line.

Known Issues

  • Installed applications list in App Center is incomplete. Applications installed from .flatpak bundles don’t show up as installed in the App Center right after installation. This issue can be worked around by logging out and logging back in.
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