[Stable Update] 2019-12-29 - Kernels, KDE Apps 19.12, Xorg-Stack, Mesa, Qt5

Hello community,

I am happy to announce our last Stable Update for 2019!

Get your latest Manjaro ISO now!

Some feature-updates:

  • We finalized the Nvidia 340.108 update
  • Brave browser got updated to its latest releases
  • Updated KDE-git packages
  • AMDVLK is now at 2019.Q4.5
  • Changes made to Qt5-Stack by updating to 5.14 series. Report back if we missed some rebuilds!
  • We focused more on KDE-git packages
  • Changes made to Xorg-Stack. Old depreciated modules got removed
  • Some of the Kernels got updated. Note: 5.3 series is now marked EOL!
  • php got updated to 7.4.1
  • KDE Frameworks are at 5.65.0
  • Mesa got its first point-release for 19.3 series
  • VirtualBox is now at 6.1.0.
  • qemu got updated to 4.2.0
  • Palemoon browser is now at 28.8.0
  • KDE-Apps got their December Update
  • Nvidia is at 440.44
  • LibreOffice is at 6.3.4
  • the usual upstream fixes

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages.

As always we appreciate your input and feedback for the updates.

Our current supported kernels:

  • linux316 3.16.80
  • linux44 4.4.207
  • linux49 4.9.207
  • linux414 4.14.160
  • linux419 4.19.91
  • linux53 5.3.18 [EOL]
  • linux54 5.4.6
  • linux55 5.5-rc3
  • linux419-rt 4.19.90_rt35
  • linux52-rt 5.2.21_rt15
  • linux54-rt 5.4.5_rt3

Package Changes (Fri Dec 27 10:00:12 CET 2019)

  • stable community x86_64: 1444 new and 1410 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 46 new and 44 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 896 new and 942 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 34 new and 34 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package 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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Known issues and solutions

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Installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency of a package

If you run into an issue because of xorgproto please DON'T follow the Arch suggestion as Manjaro uses the xorgproto-transfer package to make this automatic. If you have an issue, please report and wait for an update from us!

AUR Rebuilds required after updating python 3.7 to 3.8

Packages that depend on python from the AUR will need to be rebuilt after everything else has been updated. You can rebuild some of them with the following:

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm expac yay
yay -S --rebuildtree $(pacman -Qmq $(expac %N python))

You can find other packages that need to be rebuilt by looking at the folders/files in


To find out what package owns a folder/file in that, you can use the following:

pacman -Qo folder_or_filename

If no package owns a file, it can probably be ignored.

Older issues

System Settings and kinfocenter crash when entering Night Color settings randomly

Remove entire [NightColor] section of ~/.config/kwinrc
No solution yet ─ please edit as soon as a workaround is found.

xfce4-power-manager does not open / upower fails

Install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with upower 0.99.11-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

xfce4-terminal / guake / gnome-terminal does not open

Update to vte3 0.58.2-1 or install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with vte3 0.58.1-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

Replace linux52 with community/linux-latest ?

linux52 is EOL and has been removed from the repositories. It will be replaced by a metapackage which will from now on keep you on a maintained kernel.

If you want to keep the old kernel and modules then include them in your pacman.conf's IgnorePkg.

Pamac-Qt is not compatible to 9.0 API of Pamac

Pamac Qt 0.3 pre-RC: Towards the release, needs help in testing


the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here


2late :stuck_out_tongue:


Any problems with the update @weissbrot ?

Mhm, one related to the vboxsf module i don't care about just now:

Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.19.91-1-MANJARO (x86_64)

We use an older git-snapshot for that driver in linux419-virtualbox-guest-modules, so it is only an issue when you use dkms for that module.

Which happens to be the case. :stuck_out_tongue:

2late too.
Alles funzt. No problem(s).

Ooops, already updated too.
No problem with VB and linux54. Didn't try with linux419.
All seems OK for now.

I always check here first - so I will update next year :slight_smile:

Too late… updated too but everything works fine.

So only that vb-module is a issue together with kernel 4.19?

Nothing else?

I so want to update to get that sweet Mesa 19.3 and then use ACO!

No Problems with KDE! --> THX!!!

But where can I leave my vote?

No updated yet.
I was hoping darktable 3.0 available in this release.

I have updated 3 computers:

  1. GUI XFCE: 520 MB update, went well.
  2. GUI KDE: 730 MB update, went well.
  3. GUI KDE with Nvidia graphics card, had to reboot via console (with reboot) after finishing the update process (1020 MB).


Yes, Darktable 3.0 is included; look here:

Updated too but everything works fine.
No problems :grinning:

Updated my
LXQT on kernel 4.19
XFCE on kernel 5.4
All good :+1:


Oooops. :slight_smile: Gaming PC + laptop XFCE updated, everything OK... so far.


Package stable testing unstable
darktable 2:2.6.3-1 2:3.0.0-1 2:3.0.0-1

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Package stable testing unstable
darktable 2:3.0.0-1 2:3.0.0-1 2:3.0.0-1
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