[Stable Update] 2018-10-08 - Kernels, Gnome 3.30, Cinnamon, Deepin, Pamac, SPL/ZFS

Not a big issue but owncloud-client now warns that nextcloud server version is unsupported and there is no nextcloud-client package outside of AUR. Formerly the recommendation was to just use the owncloud-client package as the nextcloud package was just a visual rebrand.

nice and smooth update on my old laptop (Dell n5110)... now manjaro hello shows 18.0.0-rc ... i think we are very close to the prime day ... also i wonder if we can now try the grub-quite and i wish if someone shows us how to install it ... i'm running the 4.18.12 kernel

No problems here on xfce with 4.18.12
Great job Manjaro Team!!!

PLease, I search for you :smiley:

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thank you my friend ... but unfortunately i ended with error in grub 'grub_key_is_interrupted' ... any solution :sweat_smile:

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This thread

give this


you are not alone :slight_smile:

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Thank you very much for your great work. All went fine on this machine and the packard bell lm98
(cannot set in markdown ---weird--)

System:    Kernel: 4.18.12-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.5  
          Distro: Manjaro Linux  
CPU:       Quad Core: Intel Core i5-7500 type: MCP speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz  
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X]  
          driver: amdgpu v: kernel  
          Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting  
          resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz  
          OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics (POLARIS10 DRM 3.26.0 4.18.12-1-MANJARO LLVM 7.0.0)  
          v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2  
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 954.81 GiB used: 83.18 GiB (8.7%)  
Info:      Processes: 211 Uptime: 3m Memory: 15.63 GiB used: 1.30 GiB (8.3%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.26

Try steps suggested in reply 18 . if this does not work read original post. For me both worked.

Had a couple of keys fail to sign. Easily fixed by running:

sudo rm -rf /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux manjaro
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Since the update GNOME top bar missing when using magnifier. Therefore unable to see time, notifications, extensions on the top bar, and unable to shut down PC without terminal.

Can't use Super key either to access activities, with or without magnification on

Kindest Regards

Paul Ambler

EDIT: just noticed dialog boxes also not fully viable when magnifier is on.

I had the same message and used pamac. I have rebooted and everything seems ok. Wait and see I suppose.

I don't think this is how rolling distros work. Also, it would cause an exponential increase in package maintenance headaches. Downgrading packages on a case-by-case basis because of a bug also means each downgraded package has to be tested again in the future by the Manjaro team (with a particular bug in mind) when another update is pushed upstream. Since pretty much every package has a bug of some severity, doing this as policy would not be possible.

The only times I've seen it happen is driver packages that result in system breaking behavior.


Is currently not compatible with Gnome 3.30. However there is a version that will work for now

wget -c "https://github.com/andyholmes/gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect/files/2377746/gsconnect.andyholmes.github.io.zip"
unzip -o gsconnect.andyholmes.github.io.zip -d ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/gsconnect@andyholmes.github.io/

logout, login. (This only works if GSConnect was installed via browser, NOT via pacman/pamac))

‘Transaction cannot be prepared’ - error, but does not seem to affect anything.
Gnome 3.30 messed up several extensions like TOP Icons Plus, No Title Bar, and Global Menu. First 2 can be fixed following the recommendations from their gnome extensions page, the last and most important one I could not fix :frowning: . My custom theme got a bit screwed in Nautilus. So far everything else seems to be fine. I think Gnome 3.30 is the main culprit.

This is a known issue (which is promptly closed by the dev as it only happens in Arch and Manjaro).

You can also have a look at the arch linux forum thread which is linked inside the issue for more information. tldr:

The best way for me as I see it - using CLI when root is needed.


Everything went smooth!

Kernel: linux 414 & linux49.

I also got the "Transaction Not Prepared" notice but all seems to be working properly so far after I closed out the message window and rebooted. My headphone output stopped working but I think it is a hardware issue and not an OS problem as it's a 9-and-a-half year old Lenovo laptop and was having audio issues just before the update.

Update on 12 Machines and 1 VB without Problems.


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Hello, folks!

I has a problem with dnsmasq. This problem appeared after the upgrade.

$ dnsmasq -k --enable-dbus --user=dnsmasq --pid-file

dnsmasq: failed to create listening socket for Permission denied

$ sudo dnsmasq -k --enable-dbus --user=dnsmasq --pid-file
[1]    10029 segmentation fault  sudo dnsmasq -k --enable-dbus --user=dnsmasq --pid-file


Oct 08 17:29:52 - dnsmasq[9536]: failed to create listening socket for Permission denied
Oct 08 17:29:52 - dnsmasq[9536]: FAILED to start up
Oct 08 17:31:45 - dnsmasq[10020]: started, version 2.79 cachesize 1000
Oct 08 17:31:45 - dnsmasq[10020]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt DBus i18n IDN2 DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP conntrack ipset auth DNSSEC loop-detect inotify
Oct 08 17:31:45 - dnsmasq[10020]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
Oct 08 17:31:45 - dnsmasq-dhcp[10020]: IPv6 router advertisement enabled
Oct 08 17:31:45 - dnsmasq[10020]: using local addresses only for domain
Oct 08 17:31:45 - audit[10020]: ANOM_ABEND auid=1000 uid=991 gid=991 ses=3 pid=10020 comm="dnsmasq" exe="/usr/bin/dnsmasq" sig=11 res=1
Oct 08 17:31:45 - kernel: dnsmasq[10020]: segfault at 0 ip 000055a564a62f9a sp 00007ffeeeec4c00 error 4 in dnsmasq[55a564a47000+45000]
Oct 08 17:31:45 - kernel: Code: 01 00 00 48 8d 0d 62 9d 02 00 48 89 4c 24 08 f6 42 05 20 0f 85 f7 01 00 00 a8 08 0f 84 1f 02 00 00 49 8b 46 58 ba 05 00 00 00 <80> 38 00 0f 84 8d 02 00 00 48 8d 35 d6 00 03 00 31 ff ff 15 16 be 
Oct 08 17:31:45 - kernel: audit: type=1701 audit(1539009105.789:171): auid=1000 uid=991 gid=991 ses=3 pid=10020 comm="dnsmasq" exe="/usr/bin/dnsmasq" sig=11 res=1

Any thoughts ?

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