Raspberry Pi OS 2022-04-04 arrives with initial Wayland support, setup wizard improvements, and more

The developers of the Raspberry project they made known through a blog post new update release spring distribution Raspberry Pi OS 2022-04-04 (previously known as Raspbian) based on the Debian package base.

In this new update experimental support for working with the Wayland protocol has been added to the graphics session. The use of Wayland was made possible by the transition of last year's PIXEL environment from the openbox window manager to mutter.

Wayland support is still limited and some desktop components continue to use the X11 protocol while running under XWayland. You can enable the Wayland-based session in the "Advanced Options" section of raspi-config.

Another change that stands out in this new version is that removed predefined account "pi" default, instead of allowing the user to create their own account on first boot.

A new preference wizard has been introduced It runs during the first boot process and allows you to configure language settings, define network connections, and install application updates. If previously it was possible to skip the start of the wizard by clicking the "Cancel" button, its use will now be mandatory.

The setup wizard has a built-in interface to create your first account and, until this account is collected, the user will not be able to enter the user environment. The wizard itself now runs as a stand-alone environment instead of as an application in a desktop session. In addition to creating an account, the wizard also implements separate settings for each connected monitor, which are applied immediately and do not require a reboot.

For systems where the Raspberry Pi board is used separately without being connected to a monitor, it is possible to create an account by preconfiguring the boot image with the Imager utility.

Another option to configure a new user is to place a file called userconf on the boot partition of the SD card (or userconf.txt), which contains information about the created login and password in the format "login:password_hash" (to get the password hash, you can use the command "echo 'mypassword' | openssl passwd -6 - stdin").

Of others changes that stand out:

  • In a simplified image of Raspberry Pi OS Lite, a special dialog for creating an account in console mode is displayed.
  • For existing upgrade installations, a "sudo rename-user" command is provided to rename the "pi" account to an arbitrary name.
  • An issue with Bluetooth mice and keyboards has been resolved. Previously, setting up such input devices required first booting up with a USB keyboard or USB mouse connected to set up Bluetooth pairing.
  • The new Pairing Assistant for the first time automatically scans and connects Bluetooth devices ready to pair.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new system update, you can check the details in the original post, In the following link.

Download Raspberry Pi OS 

As in past versions, three sets are offered for download: a reduced one (279 MB) for server systems, with a desktop (837), and a complete one with an additional set of applications (2.2 GB).

If you are not a user of the distribution and you want to use it on your device. You can get the system image, You only have to go to the official website of the project where you can download the image in its download section.

At the end of your download you can use Etcher to burn the image to a flash drive and thus boot your system from your SDCard. OR alternatively you can support yourself with the use of NOOBS or PINN.

The link is as follows.

Furthermore, if you already have the system installed and want to update and receive the news of this new release of the system, you just have to execute the update commands in your terminal.

What you are going to execute in terminal is the following:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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