Netrunner Desktop 17.03 released

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The Netrunner Team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner Desktop 17.03 – 64bit ISO.

Netrunner 17.03 “Cyclotron” ships with an upgraded stack of KDE Software plus its usual selection of applications like Libreoffice, KDEnlive, Gimp, Audacious, Steam, Skype, Transmission, Virtualbox, Krita, Inkscape and many more.

Here are some versions of what is shipped in Netrunner Desktop 17.03:

  • Linux Kernel 4.9.0-1
  • Plasma 5.9.3
  • Frameworks 5.31
  • Qt 5.7.1
  • KDE Applications 16.12.2
  • Firefox 52~ESR
  • Thundebird 45

Some new, some re-cycled

With Cyclotron, we took the chance and switched some parts in while replacing others:

Firefox-Plasma 52.0.1 has been updated to the Firefox ESR release channel, meaning it will keep receiving security fixes, but stay stable as to not break kmozillahelper as easily.

We also introduce our new default videoplayer mpv, which features a simplified black theme for its smplayer frontend.

We further included a new volume mixer applet and added Grub customizer back in.

To round things up, we included an extra pack of fresh wallpapers.

You can find the 64-bit ISO in the download section and ask for help or report any issues in our Forums section.

  • All Things Techie

    I have been waiting for this.

  • Douglas

    I’ve seen things… you people wouldn’t believe. This is the most cyberpunk distribution. I’m ready to try it. Hit me.

    • Starbuck2001


  • Mark Spruce

    Will there be and updated Core Version ???

  • Moath BaObaid

    How can I install rtl8812au-dkms driver?

    On ubuntu ( sudo apt-get install rtl8812au-dkms), but it doesn’t work with Debian!

  • Gavin Rozzi

    Install keeps failing for me while trying to setup a LUKS encrypted partition.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Gavin, please add a ticket in our forums, thanks.

  • Moath BaObaid

    Many times, when I start me device the keyboard doesn’t work until I restart may laptop.

    • Starbuck2001

      You mean start from hibernation? Depending on the laptop model, this could have mixed support. Please consider a ticket in the forums, where we could look into it further.

  • George Mamar

    can I upgrade from previous releases or is it a clean-install only? I’m new to the distro

  • carc1n0gen

    Can’t install kmail

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    kmail : Depends: kdepim-runtime but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    uname: 4.9.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.2-2 (2017-01-12) x86_64 GNU/Linux

  • Marcio Wakano

    Can’t Install Spotify

    • George Mamar

      try installing it as a flatpak

  • Alexandr Nevskiy

    Wifi is not connecting. Why?

    • Mikko


  • João Marcello Pereira

    Hi everybody
    This error occurred while trying install netrunner:
    “start job is running for daemon for power management”. Anything solution?

    • Starbuck2001

      Please report this in our forums.

  • cavetroll

    wifi is not connected ! My adapter is Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 Wireless Adapter
    the most compatible adapter on linux !

    • Mostafa Kamel

      open NetworkManager.conf file with terminal

      sudo gedit /etc/networkmanager/networkmanager.conf

      then add the following line to the conf file bottom:


      Restart and it should work 🙂

      • cavetroll

        ah ! same problem as with ubuntu ! Nevermind i’m ready to go now i will install it . Thank you for your help i was always wanted to use only a debian distro and this distro is the best ! Linux mint debian edition has done serious work but you need to install the backport’s kernel version cause its kernel is way too old !!! I don’t know why is that with debian why so old kernel ?? its unacceptable ! – I’m gonna do a fresh install with netrunner wish me luck

        • Mostafa Kamel

          you welcome, wish you best of luck, and please let me know about your experience

          • cavetroll

            is it a rolling distro for real or i have to enter some commands to upgrade it to the next version. My previous Linux distro was Linux mint debian edition very good and rolling distro but it gets screwed if i try to move to testing or unstable repos !

  • Steffen

    Hi, is there some kind of release schedule somewhere, e.g. how long this version will receive updates etc.?

  • Jim Smith

    hello can i ask a software question here?

  • Prosper Ken

    I need this Linux software. It will make a good fit since my windows suck my broadband much.

  • Ikmal Said

    Kernel 4.10++ fully support my laptop but not the 4.9 kernel.

  • vayu

    I like the terminal program that’s built into the panel. What is the name of it, where can I get it?