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
/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.
Thunderbird might throw an error of older version available.
$ 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
Reported on Gitlab:
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...
... 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
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
[NightColor] section of
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
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