Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06 brings support for NetworkManager

And Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06 was released with support for NetworkManager and more. Check out what’s new and find out where you can download this distribution.

It’s been three months since the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that its Debian-based Raspbian distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer has a new and more appropriate name, Raspberry Pi OS, revealing an upcoming 64-bit variant as well.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation today released a new version of its official Debian-based Raspberry Pi OS distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board minicomputers, Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06, a release that brings the latest Linux kernel and many improvements.

What’s new on Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06

Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06 brings support for NetworkManager

yes The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new update to its Debian-based Raspberry Pi operating system for small Raspberry Pi computers, bringing various desktop improvements, new apps, and bug fixes.

Still powered by the long-supported Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series, which has been updated to Linux kernel 5.15.61, the new Raspberry Pi OS update is here to further enhance the LXDE-based PIXEL desktop environment with a new main menu addition for the board that has search capabilities text.

Additionally, the board gets a new NetworkManager-compatible network plug-in that’s now installed by default but disabled, a new separate audio input plug-in that includes microphone volume and input selection, new keyboard shortcuts to open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth plug-ins, and updated notifications which appear with a small delay after startup and between each.

Also updated in this new version of the Raspberry Pi OS is the Piwiz boot wizard that allows you to select NetworkManager as the default network management software, as well as disable “root” as the username when creating an account.

Additionally, the command-line configuration tool raspi-config now also allows switching between dhcpcd and NetworkManager.

Other workspace improvements include the ability to resize menus after they are drawn.

Among other changes, Picamera2 is now pre-installed as a libcamera-based replacement for Picamera that offers a Python interface to the legacy Raspberry Pi camera array, OpenJDK 17 is now installed by default in the full images and CLI tool. rc_gui has been updated to allow you to set only valid hostnames.

Of course, there are the usual bug fixes that fix the 100% CPU usage problem in the file manager after dismounting a desktop item, make system palette repainting more robust, fix the update plugin to no longer crash on 32-bit (x86) ) images, fix an issue that prevents you from switching between international keyboard layouts, and improve switching between Wayland and X11 sessions.

The new Raspberry Pi OS also makes switching ALSA devices in the raspi-config CLI utility compatible with third-party devices and forces the Bluetooth hardware to “turn on” when they are unlocked with rfkill.

Additionally, all Raspberry Pi OS images now ship with the root partition formatted with the metadata_csum option, as well as 4 sectors per cluster for a small performance boost. Also, the inline mount option has been removed from the /boot partition.

To learn more about this version of the distribution, see the release note.

Download and try Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06

You can download the new Raspberry Pi OS update from the official website for 32-bit or 64-bit Raspberry Pi boards, including Raspberry Pi 1, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3B, Raspberry Pi 3B+, Raspberry Pi 3A+, Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 400, Raspberry Pi CM3, Raspberry Pi CM3+, Raspberry Pi CM4 and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.

The Raspberry Pi OS 2022-09-06 ISO image can now be downloaded by going to the distribution’s download page.

Check if the ISO image is corrupted

Before burning the ISO image you downloaded, check if it is corrupted using the guide below:
How to check if an ISO image is damaged

This build is based on the Debian OS series of stable software repositories, and you can burn it to an SD card or SSD driver using the latest version of the Raspberry Pi Imager utility.

How to burn an ISO image in Linux

Anyone who needs to burn an ISO image after downloading can use this blog tutorial:

How to burn an ISO image using Nautilus
How to burn ISO image using terminal
How to create an installation flash drive
How to create a bootable USB stick with GNOME disks
How to create a bootable USB stick with Etcher on Linux

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