Maui 1 – Readme

Thank you for choosing Maui 1 – Aurora.

Plasma 5.7.3 marks a significant step forward in our quest to bring you the best desktop experience possible.
There still might be some edges with this transitional release from Netrunner, which we will try to cover here.

Update to Maui 2 Repositories

Please open a terminal window and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -q -y -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" maui-apt-config
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After that, you should be on the official maui-2 release channels and have the backports repositories added to your software sources.


The following “Issues and Recommendations” is a quick overview of how certain parts of the system work.

Issues and Recommendations:

Installation on macbook/UEFI systems

If you have other NON-UEFI operating systems installed and want to add Netrunner, make sure to choose “Go back” if the system installer detects any non-UEFI systems on that machine.

The installation doesn’t abort, but then re-configures itself to use BIOS-compatibility and suggest a “Install alongside” layout on the partition page to follow.


Language Translations:
While there is some new Plasma5-based Settings under “Account”, it still is possible that not all of the system is translated after that.
Just start “System Settings” – Account Details – Translations and select your preferred language, which should trigger some more language pack installations.
Make sure to move your preferred language to the top of the list on the right and you should be ready to go.

If you find any more issues, please report them in our Maui forums here:


Tips and Hints:



(Add Network Drive)

samba-mounter helps you mount NAS drives with a GUI and make them available transparently for KDE and non-KDE programs.It also tries to reconnect them during next startup, so they are available without re-configuration. Added folders are also displayed under a special “Network” folder in your “home” directory, so you can access (read and write) them directly with your applications like amarok, libreoffice, etc.