Netrunner 12.12.1

Posted on Posted in Dryland - Third Edition


To upgrade your system the first time, do not use MUON!

After Installation, please update from KDE 4.9.4 to 4.10.3:
Start Menu – System – Synaptic Package Manager, click “Reload”, then “Mark all Updates”, then “Apply”!

At the error message about Muon, just close the message window and click “Apply” in Synaptic again, which should fix Muon and update it to 2.0!
sudo apt-get update, then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade also works fine!
Otherwise Muon may break with the latest Kubuntu 4.10.x packages, so it is advised to do the initial update right after installation.
Muon will then update itself to 2.0, so after that Muon should work fine again!

Netrunner Dryland – Third Edition 12.12.1 has been released.

KDE updated to 4.9.4 from Kubuntu backports
Firefox updated to 18
VLC updated to 2.0.5
Tomahawk new version 0.6
Wine updated to 1.5.22
samba-mounter updated 0.3.1
webaccounts updated 0.3
Veromixer installed
Runners-ID upgraded from 1 to 5 GB free cloud space
and many more fixed isues and improvements.

The version is based on Kubuntu 12.10 and has the following features:

  • GNU/Linux OS kernel-3.5
  • KDE 4.9.4
  • Firefox 18 (+KDE integration)
  • Thunderbird 17.0.1
  • VLC 2.0.5
  • Tomahawk 0.6
  • LibreOffice 3.6.2
  • Skype 4.1
  • Gimp 2.8
  • Krita
  • Gwenview
  • Kdenlive
  • Telepathy Messenger
  • Samba Mounter (easy NAS setup)
  • Webaccounts (social accounts integration)
  • Runners-ID (free and libre cloud storage + music streaming)
  • Muon Discover
  • Virtualbox
  • WINE
  • and many more

For Download please go to the Download Section.


If you have any questions or need further help, please visit our forums.

  • shadowguy14

    Do I need to re install from the previous 12.12?

    • starbuck

      Use Muon or “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” to update to the latest Packages, then you’re pretty much at 12.12.1.

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  • vouxdeux777

    wen do you do a version specific for projects and jobs , come on wy there is allways millions of doors to spy on peoples job at least on microsoft OS we *well only power people* we can law sue them …now were do you live??
    or even wy the F*** is allways share every were!! that should only be prior adding… thats wy many people suicides them selfs wen they discover that their projects were stollen and they cannot law sue nobody. disgrace indeed…


  • Ghermain

    Anoche bajé e instalé la versión 12.12.1 y salvo por un problemita que ya dejé comentado en el forum, me gusta mucho como está estructurada esta distribución; la recomiendo en mi página:

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  • Daniel Harenberg

    Good stuff, thanks!

    Short comment: I find the naming pretty confusing

  • Evropi

    Umm… ‘GNU/Linux Kernel’? Pretty sure GNU is not used for the Linux kernel… 😛

    • Starbuck2001

       Hehe, it’s GNU “plus” the Linux kernel 😉

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  • FreeBSD

    i wonder if i can use kde 4.10 on this.

  • Anant Tweet

    this os is freezing … i am trying to booot it from usb but there is no any booting up of OS from USb what the hell is this …. !!!! 🙁

  • JarosÅ‚aw Guza

    Hi there,

    os is great and fast 🙂
    will there be an update to kde 4.10 or we have to wait for official new relase of NetRunner?

  • Ghermain

    ¿Porqué nunca contestan los interrogantes que postean? Si yo supiera algo, por solo cortesía le daría mi opinión para ayudarlos.

  • FreeBSD

    is samba mounter available for vanilla *buntu?

    • Maiya78

      Yup. Just add Kubuntu backports.

      • FreeBSD


  • Donald Willinger

    I have been using 12.12 and I have no interest in changing anything.  It runs great and all of the applications work as expected.  I have Windows 7 Ultima install with the furnished Oracle system and it works better than any other Linux system I have tried over the past several years.  I even dumped SLED, a paid subscription, because I could not get the printer to work or others programs I prefer to use.  I have not updated to 12.121, because my past experience has taught me, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.”

  • alhosni

    Hello everyone

    I use Netrunner for along time and I update it constantly, but I today when turning on the computer and the appearance of the desktop and a password and that sure I could not access or open operatin system how can solve this problem

    So I need your urgent assistance

  • Pat

    Thanks Starbuck for a so far great distro! I did have to “sudo apt-get -f install” twice so far to fix buggy packages, but everything appears to be running smoothly for me on the 64 bit version. I am really liking Netrunner and KDE. Lightning fast on my self built machine. I used to be exclusively Gnome but I got to say…KDE 4.10.2 and Netrunner 12.12 is sweet. By the way, I installed it via an old 2GB USB stick made with USB Image Writer so that works.

  • PulsatingQuasar

    Pretty disappointing this release. I downloaded the 64-bit DVD, installed it, installed all updates, rebooted and ….. broken!!

    After I logged back in I was presented with a blank desktop. I tried twice and twice I ran in to problems. I don’t really trust a desktop environment that can’t update itself which unfortunately is all to common in the Linux world. Luckily OpenSUSE just works. This was a waste of time.

    I should have known I would run in to problems because the second time before updating I went to hardware drivers to pick an NVidia driver. I saw 2 experimental and 2 normal there without a description. So which are you supposed to pick then of the normal? And in the end installation failed.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hello Quasar,
      I assume you used Muon to update?
      Muon has apparently an issue with making the upgrade from KDE 4.9.4 to recent 4.10.2 in the Kubuntu repos.
      It is advised to use Synaptic (which is also shipped) to perform a full update to KDE 4.10.2 or do the update with “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”.
      Muon 2.0, which is installed with the upgrade, seems to have fixed that issue, so it is safe again to use after that.

  • Liahim

    Hi Runners, I finished to install this OS and the first impression was… WOW… It requires a lot of resources, I’m refering to the graphic part..because on my netbook (Asus eeepc 1011PX) it’s slow…..However I’m very impressed and I like this OS. For me it’s the best. GOOD JOB all you guys, I hope that one day I’ll be helpful. KEEP RUNNING!

  • Nawand Sadeqi

    Two problems since I meet, first it loads automatically from the boot instead my windows 7 where all my suff is. Secondly, sound does not work proprely, time to time disappeares.

  • deep_dish

    Nice work.
    Giving it a try on desktop and laptop – works flawlessly on both so far.

    A word of advice – there’s a setting somewhere in Akonadi/Nepomuk, that seems peculiar to *buntu based distros. It uses all available system resources while it indexes the hard drive. If, like me, you install to a hard drive with a 300Gig home partition that’s stuffed nearly to capacity, the computer becomes unusable for some time.
    This service should ideally ask the user, on first boot, if s/he wants to enable the service with a warming that it might make the system unresponsive, or be configured to run in the background, as, for example, Slackware does.