Ubuntu Studio shares some of the desktop features with Kubuntu. Please see Kubuntu release notes for additional information.
Getting Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS
Download a Disk Image
Instructions for burning the image to a USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto. NOTE: This ISO image exceeds 4.0GB and might not write correctly to a DVD. We recommend USB flash drives be used as installation media.
Check MD256SUM for the downloaded ISO
Upgrading to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS
Due to the change in desktop environment, direct upgrades to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS from versions prior to 20.10 are unsupported.
Direct upgrades from Ubuntu Studio 21.10 will be supported.
To upgrade, ensure the package ubuntu-release-upgrader-qt is installed. press alt-space to invoke Krunner, and type the following:
do-release-upgrade -m desktop -f DistUpgradeViewKDE
Alternatively, you can do this from the Konsole terminal:
do-release-upgrade -m desktop
Changes for this release (compared to 21.10 Impish Indri)
- Studio Controls is updated to version 2.3.1.
- Multiple bug fixes
- For more information aboutStudio Controls, see:
- The README
- The manpages for studio-controls, autojack and studio-system
- RaySession has been upgraded to version 0.12.2
- Carla upgraded to 2.4.2
- jack-mixer upgraded to 17
- lsp-plugins upgraded to 1.1.31
- Krita upgraded to version 5.0.2
- Darktable upgraded to 3.8.1
- Inkscape upgraded to 1.1.2
- Digikam upgraded to 7.5.0
- OBS Studio upgraded to 27.2.3
- KDEnlive upgraded to 21.12.3
Current Version of Main Multimedia Packages
- Blender v3.0.1
- KDEnlive v21.12.3
- Krita v5.0.2
- Gimp v2.10.24
- Ardour v6.9
- Scribus v1.5.7
- Darktable v3.6.0
- Inkscape v1.1.2
- Carla v2.4.2
- Studio Controls v2.3.1
- OBS Studio v27.2.3
- MyPaint v2.0.1
- The software sources button in Plasma Discover does not currently function properly. A workaround is to open Konsole and type
sudo software-properties-qtto go to the same place. A similar workaround is in effect for the Driver Manager in Software Settings. There is no ETA on a fix.
- Carla has a Python 3.10 incompatiblity where it cannot find plugins in directories located in the user’s home directory. This was fixed upstream by the developer of Carla but was too late for inclusion in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. We will work on getting this in a Stable Release Update.
- FIXED IN 22.04.1
Installs with the btrfs file-system with calamares as used by Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS will likely result in a unbootable system due to this bug. This will not affect upgraded systems, impacting only new installs using BTRFS file-systems.
- Ubuntu Studio uses the same KDE Plasma desktop environment as the official Kubuntu release, and thus, may be affected by some of the same issues. This is also true of the core packages of the mainline Ubuntu release. You can see their release notes here (Kubuntu) and here (Ubuntu).
- Due to the inclusion of the v4l2loopback module, Ubuntu Studio 22.04 cannot be installed on systems with UEFI Secure Boot enabled as it causes installations to fail. While it has been removed from the Ubuntu Studio seed and metapackages, the build system is still bringing it in from the old metapackages prior to the fix. This bug is being tracked here.
Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) will be supported for 3 years until April 2025. Direct upgrades to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 from supported versions prior to 21.10 are not supported.
Ways to contact the Ubuntu Studio Team are listed here