My system is bugged

  • When I add the traditional whisker menu to the panel, the CPU gets exceptionally high (CPU gets high with certain panel items (very) high CPU, laptop overheating and quick battery drain)
    ( I removed the traditional whisker menu because I noticed the cpu dropped significantly when I removed it from panel)
  • when I press a button on my laptop to disable microphone, nothing happens. I can't enable/disable laptop microphone from keyboard. (this used to work correctly over a month ago)
  • when I increase screen brightness, it shows the icon of a bell. the progress bar works and it does increase / decrease my brightness. (this used to work correctly)

all these things started happening about early april.

I suspect the bug to be in wrapper-2.0 because wrapper 2.0 seems to use a lot of resources when I hadd certain items to the panel.

My desktop environment is XFCE

inxi -b gives me:

System: Host: me-pc Kernel: 4.14.39-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4
Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila
Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 42434YG v: ThinkPad T520 serial: N/A
Mobo: LENOVO model: 42434YG serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8AET67WW (1.47 ) date: 03/14/2018
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 0.5 Wh condition: 7.3/47.5 Wh (15%)
CPU: Dual Core: Intel Core i5-2520M type: MT MCP speed: 1055 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: N/A driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
resolution:
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.3
Network: Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
Card-3: Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV type: USB driver: cdc_acm,cdc_wdm,cdc_ncm
Drives: HDD Total Size: 763.85 GiB used: 122.12 GiB (16.0%)
Info: Processes: 213 Uptime: 4m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 918.1 MiB (11.7%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.07

however is there a way to repair manjaro instead of doing a clean reinstall?

it used to work correctly, also when I load linux mint from another HDD, everything works.

this is a screenshot of the cpu with the whisker menu added to the panel, and the brightness adjustment (with the bell icon)

http://www.johndoo.com/Screenshot_2018-05-07_20-41-53.png

Did you try changing keyboard layout, like pc105 for example?
Or check another keyboard, if available.
Check your dmesg and journalctl for any messages.
Is acpid enabled?

Check your dmesg and journalctl for any messages.
How do I do this? When I type dmesg or journalctl in terminal, I receive a lot of crap dating all the way back to march 20th

Is acpid enabled?
How do I know if it's enabled?

Please, show some respect to all the good volunteers helping and read this

sudo pacman -S acpid
sudo systemctl enable acpid
reboot
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You've posted three separate issues which may or may not be related. You haven't said whether these things worked correctly at any point.

You haven't said whether these issues happen within a live environment. You haven't said what DE you're using, or anything about your hardware or configuration.

Please provide more information. Here are some other things to think about:

Xfce comes with Whisker menu by default so I'm not sure why you would add it, or to where.

Just because the button is there doesn't mean your DE knows how to use it. You may have to tell it what to do.

But does screen brightness change?

This doesn't appear to be a package, so what is it and why do you suspect there's an issue with it?

alright, excuse me. Thank you all for your expertise and help.
my DE is xfce and inxi -Fx gives me:

System:    Host: me-pc Kernel: 4.14.39-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 
           tk: Gtk 2.24.31 Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 42434YG v: ThinkPad T520 serial: N/A 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 42434YG serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8AET67WW (1.47 ) date: 03/14/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 3.8 Wh condition: 7.3/47.5 Wh (15%) model: SANYO 42T4791 status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19946 
           Speed: 3166 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3163 2: 3167 3: 2990 4: 2990 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: N/A driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.39-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: be:57:df:e7:a2:ba 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: e2:b4:82:14:33:a7 
           Card-3: Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV type: USB driver: cdc_acm,cdc_wdm,cdc_ncm bus ID: 2:3 
           IF: wwp0s29u1u4i6 state: down mac: e6:35:54:7c:5e:ee 
           IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 763.85 GiB used: 122.13 GiB (16.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT-0 size: 298.09 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST500LM000-1EJ16 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 283.74 GiB used: 122.13 GiB (43.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 75.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2System:    Host: me-pc Kernel: 4.14.39-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 
           tk: Gtk 2.24.31 Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 42434YG v: ThinkPad T520 serial: N/A 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 42434YG serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 8AET67WW (1.47 ) date: 03/14/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 3.8 Wh condition: 7.3/47.5 Wh (15%) model: SANYO 42T4791 status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19946 
           Speed: 3166 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3163 2: 3167 3: 2990 4: 2990 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: N/A driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.39-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: be:57:df:e7:a2:ba 
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: e2:b4:82:14:33:a7 
           Card-3: Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV type: USB driver: cdc_acm,cdc_wdm,cdc_ncm bus ID: 2:3 
           IF: wwp0s29u1u4i6 state: down mac: e6:35:54:7c:5e:ee 
           IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 763.85 GiB used: 122.13 GiB (16.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT-0 size: 298.09 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST500LM000-1EJ16 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 283.74 GiB used: 122.13 GiB (43.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 75.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2989 
Info:      Processes: 208 Uptime: 21m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 1.79 GiB (23.4%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.07989 
Info:      Processes: 208 Uptime: 21m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 1.79 GiB (23.4%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.07

I use generic 105-key PC as default keyboard lay out

acpid was installed, but not enabled.
I enabled it with your command and rebooted.
Still same issues.

To get backlight control working correctly on my X230 I had the add acpi_backlight=native to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line in /etc/default/grub (then run sudo update-grub).

there is no problem with the backlight. just the icon, in combination with the other bugs, makes me suspect there's more going on.

I manually fixed the microphone button in keyboard settings with the command

amixer set Capture toggle

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