[Testing Update] 2020-07-01 - Kernel, Fonts, Deepin, Browser, Thunderbird, Nvidia, AMDVLK

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some interesting updates for you!


We say goodbye to our sister-project Manjaro32. #stayhome, #staysafe, #stayhealthy

  • Most of the Kernels got updated
  • Deepin packages got mostly renewed
  • Some KDE development packages got updated
  • The usage how fonts are managed changed. Report issues if you have some
  • Firefox is now at 78.0
  • AMDVLK is renewed to 2020.Q2.6
  • Thunderbird updated to 68.10.0
  • The usual upstream updates including Haskell rebuilds/updates by Arch

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. Also check out our latest preview of Manjaro Mikah 20.1! XFCE, KDE and Gnome


Upstream notice

Arch updated their default compression to zstd. We adopted to the same standard. More and more packages will have the zst extension from now on. If you get for what ever reason an error with ZSTD not supported as archive format you can do this:

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S pacman-static
sudo pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.229
  • linux49 4.9.229
  • linux414 4.14.187
  • linux419 4.19.131
  • linux54 5.4.50
  • linux56 5.6.19 [EOL]
  • linux57 5.7.7
  • linux54-rt 5.4.44_rt27
  • linux56-rt 5.6.17_rt9

Package Changes (Wed Jul 1 20:47:36 CEST 2020)

  • testing community x86_64: 1084 new and 1076 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 24 new and 24 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 344 new and 444 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 15 new and 17 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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System takes a long time to boot

If you've got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here

I think I've some font problems

With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.

Gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell is currently incompatible with wayland

... and causes the system to freeze when the first window is tiled and can render it unbootable. Solution is a hard reset and disabling either pop shell or wayland. If the system becomes unbootable, use a live USB to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable wayland and reboot.

Older issues

Thunderbird might throw an error of older version available.

Use $ thunderbird --allow-downgrade from a terminal to fix it.

HP Device Manager


Pamac stuck at "Preparing..."

Users have reported issues with the recent release candidate of Pamac 9.4.0 when initiating transactions, being stuck at "Preparing..." without being able to cancel the transaction and quit Pamac normally.

For now, it is recommended to use pacman to do package management until this issue is solved and Pamac become usable again. Please test out upcoming updates for Pamac to see if the issue becomes solved or not.

If you are stuck in "Preparing...", you will have to manually kill the pamac-managerprocess.

Reported on Gitlab:
https://gitlab.manjaro.org/applications/pamac/issues/757

Upgrading firewalld package to 0.8.1-2 requires manual intervention

Please read this announcement if you have file conflicts when trying to upgrade firewalld package to 0.8.1-2.

Firewalld requires manual intervention

khotkeys identified as an orphaned package

You can remove that package, but might loose some functionality with your key-bindings. We made it now optional to be installed.


Weird font glitches (see screenshots below).

If you have weird glitches like below...

Screenshots

Screenshot%20from%202020-01-16%2023-59-49
string3
strings%20mismatch
post%20transaction%20hooks

... have you tried turning it off and on again?

More seriously, so far, people that reported to have such issue noticed that the problem goes away at next boot.


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

/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/

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.


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


gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons

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

The pre2 isos is not uploaded yet fyi

XFCE + Btrfs + Linux57
systemd-swap is still broken :slightly_frowning_face:

● systemd-swap.service - Manage swap spaces on zram, files and partitions.
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-swap.service;
enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-07-01 23:49:26 CEST; 4min
24s ago
   Main PID: 733 (bash)
     Status: "Monitoring memory status..."
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 4619)
     Memory: 42.2M
     CGroup: /system.slice/systemd-swap.service
             └─733 bash /usr/bin/systemd-swap start

Jul 01 23:50:51 Workstation systemd-swap[4448]: Job failed. See
"journalctl -xe" for details.
Jul 01 23:50:52 Workstation systemd-swap[733]: INFO: swapFC: free swap:
0 < 15 - allocate chunk:  30
Jul 01 23:50:52 Workstation systemd-swap[4460]: Auslagerungsbereich
Version 1 wird angelegt, Größe = 256 MiB (268431360 Bytes),
LABEL=SWAP_btrfs_30, UUID=9b4405a5-445f-4c30-997c-80e65f526571
Jul 01 23:50:52 Workstation systemd-swap[4484]: Job failed. See
"journalctl -xe" for details.
Jul 01 23:50:53 Workstation systemd-swap[733]: INFO: swapFC: free swap:
0 < 15 - allocate chunk:  31
Jul 01 23:50:53 Workstation systemd-swap[4496]: Auslagerungsbereich
Version 1 wird angelegt, Größe = 256 MiB (268431360 Bytes),
LABEL=SWAP_btrfs_31, UUID=b4d6ec2a-9e4a-4d6c-92a0-c6730368d9cc
Jul 01 23:50:54 Workstation systemd-swap[4520]: Job failed. See
"journalctl -xe" for details.
Jul 01 23:50:55 Workstation systemd-swap[733]: INFO: swapFC: free swap:
0 < 15 - allocate chunk:  32
Jul 01 23:50:55 Workstation systemd-swap[4532]: Auslagerungsbereich
Version 1 wird angelegt, Größe = 256 MiB (268431360 Bytes),
LABEL=SWAP_btrfs_32, UUID=d4cb190b-ea35-4ac4-8a1d-972ecf2cafe6
Jul 01 23:50:55 Workstation systemd-swap[4556]: Job failed. See
"journalctl -xe" for details.
UNIT                                   LOAD   ACTIVE SUB    DESCRIPTION
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-1.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-10.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-11.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-12.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-13.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-14.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-15.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-16.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-17.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-18.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-19.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-2.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-20.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-21.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-22.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-23.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-24.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-25.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-26.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-27.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-28.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-29.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-3.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-30.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-31.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-32.swap loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-4.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-5.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-6.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-7.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-8.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 
● var-lib-systemd\x2dswap-swapfc-9.swap  loaded failed failed Swap File 

32 loaded units listed.
Jul 01 23:50:55 Workstation systemd[1]: Failed to activate swap Swap File.

Upgraded successfully too, XFCE and nvidia card.

it's ok , i have these orphan

sudo pacman -Qdt 
xorg-font-utils

sudo pacman -Rs xorg-font-utils
vérification des dépendances…

Paquets (4) xorg-bdftopcf-1.1-2  xorg-font-util-1.3.2-2
            xorg-mkfontscale-1.2.1-2  xorg-font-utils-7.6-6
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Due to a storm we have an internet breakdown here at some spots in Germany. Maybe tomorrow.

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2 Comps updated , no issues that I can see.

I removed all the orphans after the update, and everything is working fine.

Seems fine here on KDE/amd - the nsswitch.conf workaround is still needed though

Still no sound on Chromium-based browsers. Since the 16/06 update.

limepanel: /usr/bin/MonocleSwitcher existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/avol existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/dbright existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/dmouse existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/dvol existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/networkmenu.sh existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/networkmenuplacer.sh existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/terminal existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/toggleconky.sh existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/volume existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/volume_status.sh existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)
limepanel: /usr/bin/wallpaper existiert im Dateisystem (gehört zu lemonpanel)

@Chrysostomus, limepanel needs to conflict with lemonpanel now.

all good for me: linux57/54 (Ryzen) +xfce+xfs+zfs+nvidia
Thank you!

Updated via TTY and everything good so far XFCE, Kernel 5.7, nouveau

Thank you

just noticed that xorg-font-utils and xorg-fonts-alias are new orphans/no longer in the repo - is that intended?

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Yeah, just found that myself, my bad ^^

But it seems xorg-fonts-alias got replaced by xorg-fonts-alias-75dpi or xorg-fonts-alias-100dpi - needed by xorg-fonts-75/100dpi ...is there any action needed if those are not installed or can we simply remove xorg-fonts-alias, too? The Arch-forum thread states it should be fixed in the repos (so manjaro just has to re-sync?), others on reddit recommend replacing it - i'm still confused ^^

Lemonpanel was dropped from repos. You are correct, a conflict is in order.

Looks like the update did cause a couple of issues after all. I launched Kate and noticed it was not opening on all desktops like I had set it before Plasma 5.19, so I rightclicked it's titlebar, went to more settings, selected "Configure Special Application Settings", the titlebar text flash for a quick second but settings window would not open. I then launched Konsole which is also set to open on all desktops, tried to launch "Configure Special Application Settings" and they still wouldn't open. I then attempted to launch "Configure Special Window Settings" and it wouldn't launch either. Figured I'd go into system settings and check there to see if I could figure out why and system settings wouldn't launch. Did a reboot and all seems to be ok with opening system settings and the launching the configuration settings rightclicking a apps titlebar now.

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