Welcome to another stable update. Since this update is huge we recommend to install it from within a terminal:
pamac upgrade or
sudo pacman -Syu
So what do we have with this one?
We mostly focused on the K desktop environment. In Plasma there's a new Display Configuration widget for screen management which is useful for presentations. The Audio Volume widget now has a built in speaker test feature moved from Phonon settings. The Network widget now works for SSH VPN tunnels again. For the window manager copy-paste between GTK and non-GTK apps on Wayland got fixed. Additonally many bugs got fixed: Blurred backgrounds behind desktop context menus are no longer visually corrupted and
it's no longer possible to accidentally drag-and-drop task manager buttons into app windows.
Then we worked on our boot experience and fixed grub-boot-success for grub-quiet. The menu should now stay hidden as it should. Please report any edge cases you may still have with it.
Calamares gained the functionality to define how we may use swap.
Other changes in brief overview:
- We updated most of our kernels (linux419 uses now BFQ v9 as default scheduler)
- We added KDE Plasma 5.14.1, Apps 18.08.2 and Framework 5.51.0
- Xorg-Server is now at 1.20.2
- Mesa is now at 18.2.3
- Virtualbox has a new version
- Nvidia drivers are now at the new long-lived 410 series
- glibc and mkinitcpio got some fixes added. For the later you may take a look at this if you boot from USB
- Deepin and Gnome got some packages updated
- We fixed grub-boot-success for grub-quiet
- We worked on our themes
- We updated Firefox-Dev to v64 series
- PHP is now at 7.2.11 and JDK8 at 8.u192
- Updated Pamac to v7.2-beta1
- The usual upstream fixes incl. haskell
We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.
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#rc-release - 18.0 will be available in late October!
If you are curious about the latest state of development for the upcoming Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download a rc-build of Manjaro-Xfce 18.0 including the latest 4.13 packages, aswell as our most recent styling efforts. Our KDE fans may try our rc-build with the latest KDE v5.14 instead. And our GNOME fans may try our rc-build with the latest GNOME v3.30.
Current supported Kernels
- linux316 3.16.59
- linux318 3.18.124 [EOL]
- linux44 4.4.161
- linux49 4.9.134
- linux414 4.14.77
- linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
- linux418 4.18.15
- linux419 4.19-rc8
- linux414-rt 4.14.71_rt44
- linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
Package Updates (Fri Oct 19 20:04:00 CEST 2018)
- stable community x86_64: 1228 new and 1203 removed package(s)
- stable core x86_64: 28 new and 27 removed package(s)
- stable extra x86_64: 651 new and 707 removed package(s)
- stable multilib x86_64: 22 new and 15 removed package(s)
A list of all package changes may be found here.
- No issue, everything went smoothly
- Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
- Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)
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How to enable smooth-bootup
These steps are only needed when not using any Manjaro 18.0-beta-7 or higher install media.
- install linux418 or linux419
- install grub-quiet
- reinstall grub to MBR (Attention: use the correct cmd for your system!)
sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck
sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sd[X](change [X] for your device letter. Check via
- reboot to see if all is still booting fine
- check that you have
loglevel=3 vga=current rd.systemd.show_status=auto rd.udev.log-priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0in
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUXand may remove any background settings
sed -i -e 's|fsck||g' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
sudo mkinitcpio -P
- reboot your system
If you have issues please use this thread: