Endless OS 3.6.2 was released today. Downloads for new users are available on our website.
Updated hardware support
A number of hardware-specific issues have been resolved.
- Realtek RTL8822BE WiFi devices were switched to the new rtw88 driver which no longer causes crash under low memory conditions.
- Realtek RTL8723BU WiFi devices should now more reliably connect to wireless networks.
- When suspending the system, some platforms using AMD and Nvidia graphics will observe reduced display flicker in this new version.
The toolbox command-line tool – used to manage containers for development – has been updated to version 0.0.11. Among other enhancements, this version includes a fix to an issue with line wrapping of commands typed at an interactive prompt. Containers created with previous versions of the tool may still experience this issue; the recommended solution is to recreate the affected containers.
Other Improvements and Changes
- World clock crash fix. Due to changes in the database used by the World Clocks feature, upgrading to Endless OS 3.6.0 or 3.6.1 could cause your desktop to crash immediately when you log into the system if you had certain clocks configured. This has been resolved. If you are in this situation, the workaround is to use the shared account, or follow these instructions to remove the problematic world-clocks setting.
- The screen reader now works. It can be enabled in Settings → Universal Access.
- Videos crash fix. On devices with hardware-accelerated VP9 decoding, seeking in WebM video no longer crashes Videos.
- Taskbar icon bug fixes. The active window indicator now reliably tracks the running application. It is no longer possible to crash the desktop by pinning and unpinning icons to the taskbar.
- License viewer loads correctly. The list of licenses for system software – accessible on Endless systems at http://127.0.0.1:3010/ or via a link in the terms of service – now loads correctly once again.
Firefox cannot be installed. If you do not already have Firefox installed from the App Center, trying to install it will give an error reading, in part, “Corrupted file object”. We are working on resolving this issue and updating the version of Firefox available in the app center. In the meantime, you can work around this issue by opening a Terminal window and running:
pkexec flatpak install eos-apps org.mozilla.Firefox