[Illyria] Manjaro XFCE v18.0-beta9 online now!

Hi community,

it is now a long time ago I felt the need of announcing one of our development releases. However, with all the changes we did so far, it is time to do so.

Features

  • we are using now linux419 kernel series, which is the next LTS release by upstream.
  • grub automatically hides the menu when Manjaro is installed as single OS. Use holding shift or pressing F8 to display grub-menu.
    • last beta we had issues with grub-quiet package. With this ISO, we hope we have fixed them now.
  • we added a feature to display the manufacturer logo of your UEFI-BIOS thru-out the boot process.
  • the theme changed to Matcha.
  • manjaro-hello can now install packages as needed.
  • currently we ship with XFCE 4.13 packages.
  • lot of changes went into Pamac.

So tell us how you like our v18.0 development release so far and what we might still need to fix.

Best, Philip


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:+1:
This is really a great feature to help setup and personalize the fresh installed system. I saw this in MX-Linux before, and I appreciate this assistance to safe time to get ready to work with the system.

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As an extra bonus I've updated the Matcha theme now looking closer to the Vertex theme we had in the past:

You get it with regular updates.

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Thanks Downloading now.

Installed flawlessly, on my Toshiba Satellite 650 laptop. Taking it for a test drive.

My HP ProBook note book with AMD A10-8700P Radeon R6, Compute Cores 4C+6G 1.80GHz. with Installed RAM 12.0 GB (11.4 GB usable) Broadcomm wireless card.

Also installed relatively flawlessly. It did not recognize the Broadcomm wireless card so I hard wired it to install. On initial boot, it saw the wireless card but would not connect.. I installed "broadcom-wl-dkms and voila works as intended.

Going on a hard test drive now, thanks.

Nice job team, I have been waiting a year to get Manjaro on this note book.

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Great to hear. Normally broadcom-wl should be auto-detected. Can you give me the output of hwinfo --wlan so I may update mhwd-db to detect your hardware in the final release?

[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ hwinfo --wlan
01: PCI 300.0: 0282 WLAN controller                             
  [Created at pci.378]
  Unique ID: S6TQ.NEZqbkOdOuA
  Parent ID: Rtk9.L067T4u1j1B
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.4/0000:03:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Device Name: "Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 M.2 Combo Adapter"
  Model: "Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4365 "BCM43142 802.11b/g/n"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x804a 
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "wl"
  Driver Modules: "wl"
  Device File: wlo1
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xfe800000-0xfe807fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 51 (no events)
  HW Address: 48:e2:44:cc:c6:6b
  Permanent HW Address: 48:e2:44:cc:c6:6b
  Link detected: yes
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 132 136 140 149
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.2 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.5 5.52 5.54 5.56 5.58 5.66 5.68 5.7 5.745
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004365sv0000103Csd0000804Abc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: bcma is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcma"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: wl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #20 (PCI bridge)

@Gord: that is strange. Normally mhwd should have picked it up. Can you give me the output of:

mhwd
mhwd -lh

Base on your ID pci:v000014E4d00004365sv0000103Csd0000804Abc02sc80i00 it should have seen it. I currently look for:

CLASSIDS="0200 0280"
VENDORIDS="14E4"
DEVICEIDS="0576 4311 4312 4313 4315 4328 4329 432A 432B 432C 432D 4353 4357 4358 4359 4365 435A 4727 A99D 43B1"


I think I found it. Can you check with the following update if mhwd might detect your network card now?

pacman -U https://manjaro.moson.eu/pool/overlay/mhwd-db-0.6.3-3-any.pkg.tar.xz

[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ mhwd
> 0000:03:00.0 (0200:14e4:4365) Network controller Broadcom:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   network-broadcom-wl            2015.12.13                true            PCI


> 0000:00:01.0 (0300:1002:9874) Display controller ATI Technologies Inc:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        video-catalyst            2017.03.12               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ mhwd -lh
> PCI devices:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Network controller   0000:03:00.0    0200    14e4    4365         1
                        Bridge   0000:00:03.1    0604    1022    157c         0
         Encryption controller   0000:00:08.0    1080    1022    1578         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.3    0600    1022    1573         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:10.0    0c03    1022    7914         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.1    0600    1022    1571         0
            Network controller   0000:02:00.0    0200    10ec    8136         0
            Display controller   0000:00:01.0    0300    1002    9874         3
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.3    0604    1022    157c         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:14.3    0601    1022    790e         0
           Unclassified device   0000:01:00.0    ff00    10ec    5229         0
     Generic system peripheral   0000:00:00.2    0806    1022    1577         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:00.0    0600    1022    1576         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.4    0600    1022    1574         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:12.0    0c03    1022    7908         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:03.0    0600    1022    157b         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.2    0600    1022    1572         0
         Multimedia controller   0000:00:01.1    0403    1002    9840         0
         Multimedia controller   0000:00:09.2    0403    1022    157a         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.4    0604    1022    157c         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.0    0600    1022    1570         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:09.0    0600    1022    157d         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.2    0604    1022    157c         0
       Mass storage controller   0000:00:11.0    0106    1022    7901         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.0    0600    1022    157b         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:14.0    0c05    1022    790b         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.5    0600    1022    1575         0


> USB devices:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Unclassified device        2-3:1.1    0000    046d    c52f         0
           Unclassified device        2-1:1.0    0000    04f2    b50d         0
                           Hub        3-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0003         0
           Unclassified device        2-2:1.2    0000    0a5c    216d         0
                           Hub        1-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0
                         Mouse        2-3:1.0   10503    046d    c52f         0
                           Hub        1-1:1.0   10a00    0438    7900         0
                           Hub        2-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0


[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ 

[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ mhwd
> 0000:03:00.0 (0200:14e4:4365) Network controller Broadcom:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   network-broadcom-wl            2018.10.07                true            PCI


> 0000:00:01.0 (0300:1002:9874) Display controller ATI Technologies Inc:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        video-catalyst            2017.03.12               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ mhwd -lh
> PCI devices:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Network controller   0000:03:00.0    0200    14e4    4365         1
                        Bridge   0000:00:03.1    0604    1022    157c         0
         Encryption controller   0000:00:08.0    1080    1022    1578         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.3    0600    1022    1573         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:10.0    0c03    1022    7914         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.1    0600    1022    1571         0
            Network controller   0000:02:00.0    0200    10ec    8136         0
            Display controller   0000:00:01.0    0300    1002    9874         3
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.3    0604    1022    157c         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:14.3    0601    1022    790e         0
           Unclassified device   0000:01:00.0    ff00    10ec    5229         0
     Generic system peripheral   0000:00:00.2    0806    1022    1577         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:00.0    0600    1022    1576         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.4    0600    1022    1574         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:12.0    0c03    1022    7908         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:03.0    0600    1022    157b         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.2    0600    1022    1572         0
         Multimedia controller   0000:00:01.1    0403    1002    9840         0
         Multimedia controller   0000:00:09.2    0403    1022    157a         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.4    0604    1022    157c         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.0    0600    1022    1570         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:09.0    0600    1022    157d         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.2    0604    1022    157c         0
       Mass storage controller   0000:00:11.0    0106    1022    7901         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:02.0    0600    1022    157b         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:14.0    0c05    1022    790b         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:18.5    0600    1022    1575         0


> USB devices:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Unclassified device        2-3:1.1    0000    046d    c52f         0
           Unclassified device        2-1:1.0    0000    04f2    b50d         0
                           Hub        3-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0003         0
           Unclassified device        2-2:1.2    0000    0a5c    216d         0
                           Hub        1-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0
                         Mouse        2-3:1.0   10503    046d    c52f         0
                           Hub        1-1:1.0   10a00    0438    7900         0
                           Hub        2-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0


[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ 

OK, mhwd had detected it already. mhwd -li will show you the installed configs. Also it should have installed the driver, as it was with CLASS 0200.

[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ mhwd -li
> Installed PCI configs:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   network-broadcom-wl            2018.10.07                true            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI


Warning: No installed USB configs!
[gord@gord-pc-hp ~]$ 

This means the driver got installed already by mhwd. So why did you need the dkms version of it? Did you install another kernel?

No, but the connection just sat there idle not connecting but spinning. I know from experience this MS proprietary box and hw in the past was a problem, and the dkms version was mentioned in an older post.
I can do another clean install and be more patient, but I know on the live disc, no wireless is detected.

Is there a terminal command in live mode to wake up the broadcom wireless?

Just wondering.

'LLo,

Really cool choice ! (dark-sea for me, but tastes & colors, obviously..?)

What is being used in place of yaourt now?

'LLo,

Apparently nothing, pamac only, AUR is not activated by default...
But you can choose yay, trizen & caetera (& yaourt still works) :slight_smile:

...or just activate the switch in pamac-settings: AUR-Support.

anyone from people who download latest iso could confirm windows switch via alt+tab working without any delay now ?

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