[Stable Update] 2018-08-31 - Kernels, Mesa, Qemu, Nvidia, Firefox, Python, Haskell

Using Mate on an Intel J3710, after this update every few seconds the whole system freezes for a few seconds and releases it. Completely unusable.

The system monitor shows regular 'peaks' of activity but I cannot see the process that causes it.
But just before I reboot appearently a process is terminated and the system acts normal again, just before it reboots.

I already downgraded the kernel, no effect.

Is there any way to see what causes this? I used top and the Mate system monitor but I cannot see the process that causes this.

Thanks, best regards,

Cor

After this update and upgrade to kernel 4.18.5-1-MANJARO the keyboard backlight of my macbook 8,2 doesn't work anymore. Manjaro was always great in detecting it and enabling the keyboard brightness controls for it, automatically.

Sorry, bad news. From the Firefox 63 release notes: "In the Library, the Open in Sidebar feature for individual bookmarks was removed"

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Sorry to quote myself, the keyboard backlight stopped working also on kernel 4.14.67-1-MANJARO which did work fine before. Looks like something was left out from the kernels? Anyone else having similar issues?

EDIT: Running Manjaro KDE

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maybe try sudo iotop to see disk I/O, maybe some process is reading or writing to the disk making the system unresponsive.
Also htop could help.

@philm
The new FDLimit introduced by this update made my brightness control behave weirdly.
My solution for now is to delete it, but it will be set again at every update of steam-manjaro.
Is it possible to backup the two files created in /etc/systemd/*.conf.d/ (make .pacnew file) ?
Or put this setting into /etc/systemd/system.conf and /etc/systemd/user.conf as they are already backuped by systemd package ?

OMG! Your are right.I don't use my backlight, after reading your post I tried but it didn't work :open_mouth: It was working before this update. My DE is Xfce.

System:
 Host: mgundogdu-pc Kernel: 4.14.67-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A 
 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
 Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: UX410UQK v: 1.0 
 serial: <root required> 
 Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX410UQK v: 1.0 serial: <root required> 
 UEFI: American Megatrends v: UX410UQK.301 date: 12/12/2016 
Battery:
 ID-1: BAT0 charge: 21.5 Wh condition: 41.1/48.3 Wh (85%) 
CPU:
 Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-7500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
 Speed: 600 MHz min/max: 400/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 600 2: 600 
 3: 600 4: 602 
Graphics:
 Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel 
 Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] driver: N/A 
 Display: x11 server: N/A driver: intel resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
 OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2) 
 v: 4.5 Mesa 18.1.7 

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Personal preference, Clementine.

Me too. For a different reason however. It seems version 63 will be the "let's piss off all the users who use the browser differently than we do it" release cycle. Maybe I will start upgrading again in a few weeks. Maybe... :thinking:

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Sorry, newbie here.
Since this update Kernel 4.18 and 4.19rc1 won't boot anymore:

Seems the request for steam created a regression on other places. Can you guys confirm by reverting those changes on your end to have it working normal again?

Please see also here:

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A standard update went OK here, many thanks :slight_smile:

P.S:

nobody has ported amarok on qt5 yet?

Upstream is still working on it. 2.9.0 was the last based on qt4. If you still like it, you may try amarok-git.

pamac install https://manjaro.moson.eu/pool/overlay/amarok-2.9.0.r245.g68a1f0ecdd-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

deleting the new FD limit conf file did not help (after reboot):

sudo rm /etc/systemd/system.conf.d/40-fd-limits.conf

any other step required? Or is it maybe not related to this change?

You missed the /etc/systemd/user.conf.d/40-fd-limits.conf file. You also might need to reboot.

oops, you're right, will try again, thanks

sudo rm /etc/systemd/user.conf.d/40-fd-limits.conf

still no luck :thinking:

Well, then it might be a regression. Which kernel series worked last?

linux414-4.14.66-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz worked fine, I'll try to downgrade the kernel with firmware packages to see if it helps.

I remember few days ago testing the 4.18 series and it worked as well, so not sure what happened. Unfortunately I deleted the cached package for 4.18 so I'll be able to test only the 4.14 series.

Thanks for the suggestion.
After re-installing Manjaro and putting back my home directory I noticed the problem just after I restored the ~/.fonts directory. I emptied the ~/.fonts directory: problem solved.
It seems the fontconfig update possibly has a negative effect.

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