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?
- The kernel is now at v4.19.0 and got some BFQ fixes
- grub gained functionality to automatically hide the menu as needed and will replace grub-quiet
- Pamac is now at v7.2.0 and supports PKGUILD editing
- KDE Plasma is now at 5.14.2
- A security update for xorg-server
- More Gnome 3.30.2 packages got added
- We updated most of Deepin packages
- We added the second beta release of Firefox v64
- The usual upstream updates incl. python and 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 4.4.162
- linux49 4.9.135
- linux414 4.14.78
- linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
- linux418 4.18.16
- linux419 4.19.0
- linux414-rt 4.14.71_rt44
- linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
- linux418-rt 4.18.12_rt7-1
Package Updates (Thu Oct 25 21:54:42 CEST 2018)
- stable community x86_64: 401 new and 372 removed package(s)
- stable core x86_64: 10 new and 12 removed package(s)
- stable extra x86_64: 256 new and 349 removed package(s)
- stable multilib x86_64: 14 new and 19 removed package(s)
A detailed list of all changes can 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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Changes made to pamac
With v7.2.0, Pamac has the ability to edit build files in both pamac-gtk and pamac-cli.
But it's not the only one improvement, pamac-cli is now a complete AUR helper and an advanced build tool:
Tracking build files:
It now keeps all build files in the configured pamac build dir that is now
This way it can track when a new version is available from AUR or if changes were made by yourself and propose you to view the diff.
Pamac now has a
cloneaction and build has a
--no-cloneoption. They permit to ease building a package when you want to do important manual modifications.
How to use it ?
If a standard
pamac build foodoes all automatically you can do it step by step:
Clone the build files with all dependencies :
pamac clone --recurse foo
Edit them as you want, then :
pamac build --no-clone foo
Or go the foo directory and run:
pamac build --no-clone
You can even create your own PKGBUILD files and build them with:
pamac build --no-clone --builddir /my/build/dir <pkgname>
or in the PKGBUILD directory:
pamac build --no-clone
If there are dependencies to build, all files must be in the same directory with one subdir per package.
All dependencies will be checked and the correct build order will be found.
Changes made to grub package
1. What is the GRUB hidden menu change?
The main motivation for adding this is, to get to a fully flickerfree boot.
2. How to enable hidden GRUB menu?
On new Manjaro v18.0 installs this will be enabled by default. If your system has been upgraded to v18.0 from an older release, you can enable it by running these commands:
- install linux418 or linux419:
pamac install linux41[x]
- check that you have
quiet loglevel=3 rd.systemd.show_status=auto rd.udev.log-priority=3in
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUXand remove any background settings configured there.
sed -i -e 's|fsck||g' /etc/mkinitcpio.confand
pamac install systemd-fsck-silent
sudo mkinitcpio -P
sudo grub-editenv - set menu_auto_hide=1
- reboot your system
Note the grub-update will overwrite any manual changes you've made to your grub.cfg (normally no manually changes are done to this file).
If your system has Windows on it, but you boot it only once a year so you would still like to hide the GRUB menu, you can tell GRUB to ignore the presence of Windows by running:
sudo grub-editenv - set menu_auto_hide=2
3. How to disable hidden GRUB menu
To permanently disable the auto-hide feature run:
sudo grub-editenv - unset menu_auto_hide
That is it.
4.How to access the GRUB menu when hidden
If for some reason you need to access the GRUB menu while it is hidden there are multiple ways to get to it:
While booting keep SHIFT pressed, usually you need to first press SHIFT when the vendor logo is shown by the firmware / when the firmware says e.g. "Press F2 to enter setup" if you press it earlier it may not be seen. Note this may not work on some machines.
During boot press ESC or F8 while GRUB loads (simply press the key repeatedly directly after power on until you are in the menu).
Force the previous boot to be considered failed:
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL while booting so that the system reboots before hitting the display manager (lightdm, gdm, sddm)
Press CTRL + ALT + F6 to switch away from your display manager, followed by CTRL + ALT + DEL.
Press the power-button for 4 seconds to force the machine off. Either of these will cause the
boot_successgrub_env flag to not get set and the menu will show the next boot.
Manually set the menu show once flag by running: "grub-set-bootflag menu_show_once" This will cause the menu to show for 60 seconds before continuing with the default boot-option.
4. When is a boot considered successful ?
boot_success grub_env flag gets set when you login as a normal user and your session lasts at least 2 minutes.
So if you e.g. login, do something and then within 30 seconds type reboot in a terminal (instead of doing the reboot from the menu) then this will not count as a successful boot and the menu will show the next boot.
If you have issues please use this thread: