Author Topic: [Update] 2013-08-22 - Lnx 3.4.59, 3.8.13.7, 3.10.9, 3.11-rc6, KDE 4.11.0, Octopi  (Read 4139 times)

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This is the start of the review cycle for the Update 2013-08-22.

First of all, I have to thank all the testers helping me and my team fixing bugs in Octopi, Catalyst and other parts of this great community driven Linux Distribution. Without you guys Manjaro won't be stable as it is now. You guys know who I mean!

With this release we updated our kernels once again.

Now we ship those versions:
  • Linux34 3.4.59 - we recommend this one strongly to be used for our Manjaro 0.8.7 release
  • Linux38 3.8.13.7 - it can be an alternative for linux34. Hope we get some feedback from you about this one
  • Linux39 3.9.11 - it is still there. It is EOL and we think about removing it soon. Speak up if you're against it and why.
  • Linux310 3.10.9 - the trouble maker. Unstable as hell on some machines. Even kernel crashes happen as we have the feedback from the community - still wonder why that is. Greg made it the next LTS-kernel ?!?
  • Linux311 3.11-rc6 - latest creation by Linus. It has all the goodies. Only issue is virtualbox-guest-modules which still don't build against it
Linux311 series is not recommended for daily use!

But there is more!

We have now the latest KDE 4.11 in our repos, which is dedicated to the memory of Atul 'toolz' Chitnis, a great Free and Open Source Software champion from India. This version of Plasma Workspaces delivers further improvements to basic functionality with a smoother taskbar, smarter battery widget and improved sound mixer. The introduction of KScreen brings intelligent multi-monitor handling. KWin window manager incorporates first experimental support for Wayland.

This release marks massive improvements in the Kontact PIM suite, giving much better performance and many new features, like scam detection and scheduling e-mail sending. Kate text editor improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins, Dolphin file manager became faster, and the educational applications bring various new features. The Nepomuk semantic storage and search engine received substantial performance improvements. Calligra is updated to 2.7.2 and Amarok to 2.8. Both introduces new features. Amarok for example went back to its roots and reintroduces features you all know from 1.x-series.

Upstream Updates

Since we are based on Archlinux we have synced with upstream at date-stamp 2013-08-22 22:00 CEST. All goodies you find in Archlinux at that time you find them too in our testing and unstable branches. There are several python updates and rebuilds. WiCD got some fixes. MythTV is now at 0.26.1.
Archlinux-Keyring and some other core-packages got new versions.

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More details you find in the Changelog.

The review period for the Update 2013-08-22 will be open for the next three days.
Especially review if the updated kernels create any issues for your systems.
To report a problem, please reply on this thread.

We will consider to use this branch for our stable Manjaro 0.8.7 release which will hit the wild next week.

See also the last update announcement for information about texlive.


« Last Edit: 31. August 2013, 12:38:23 by philm »

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Update was smooth for me. I tested with Kernel 3.10 and 3.11 only though.
In the previous 3.10.x I couldn't build Catalyst 13.8 beta1 from unstable but now it is ok. With 3.11 rc5 it was ok and now again fine.

This is my test install of 0.8.7 RC3 and no problems so far.

Just as a side note, is there any reason why LibreOffice 4.1 is not even in unstable yet? Are you waiting for 4.1.x point releases?

thanks


« Last Edit: 23. August 2013, 00:10:43 by tyrog »

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Just as a side note, is there any reason why LibreOffice 4.1 is not even in unstable yet? Are you waiting for 4.1.x point releases?

It's not yet updated in Arch: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/libreoffice/

Enlightenment 0.17.4 is another update I'm waiting for...

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Updated without problems on my Lenovo H520S machine :)

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will support for older hardware be supported like the pentium 2 and 3?

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where can i download new manjaro 0.8.7, i want to try fancy KDE in vbox, pleaseee

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will support for older hardware be supported like the pentium 2 and 3?
The i686 version of Manjaro should run on a Pentium 2 (might be a bit slow, but should operate). It should in theory even run on a Pentium Pro, but it will not run on Pentium-MMX / AMD K6 / Cyrix 6x86 / etc.

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I'm still experiencing Kernel panics with the latest 3.10.9-1 kernel update.
Defintely related to the broadcom drivers and IRQ handling.

Can anyone point me to the log file that might hold the panic info  (/var/log/NSAbackdoor??) I might be able to post some crash info that might be usefull to someone more knowledgeable.

I'm back to using the 3.9 kernel, so far 3.10 LTS seems like LTP ( long term problems ).

The last working 3.10 was 3.10.5-1. I've tried every update since and all cause kernel panics with my HP netbook and Broadcom wireless.
« Last Edit: 23. August 2013, 04:15:47 by amboyguy »
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Using kernel 3.10.9: The update went well with the Openbox partition.

The update in the XFCE edition using 3.10.9 fails to start Network Manager. It hung on reboot after the update as well, and I had to hard reboot; message was D-bus failed to connect to various applications. Even though after the update and prior to reboot I had run mhwd-gpu, I still rebooted into a TTY and had to run mhwd-gpu again.

Nvidia drivers.

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The logs are stored in /var/log. It is also good to know which hardware you guys are using. MHWD helps you out on this matter. Also it is good to know which extramodules you are running. Only with a full bugreport I can start searching for a solution. For now this is a vague. The changelog for Linux310 you can find here:

3.10.5
3.10.6
3.10.7
3.10.8
3.10.9

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3.10.9-1-MANJARO 32 bit on my old laptop upgraded and working smoothly so far.

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Hmm. some problems here.
After Update to KDE 4.11 i can't login to plasma-shell. It crashes after login.
I tried the solutions posted here: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-967222.html
they suggest the following:
suggestion 1: change
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X-DBUS-StartupType=unique to
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X-DBUS-StartupType=multi
suggestion 2:
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Exec=sleep 10 && plasma-desktop
both in /usr/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop
I've tried it also in ~.kde4/share/autostart/plasma-desktop.desktop

Nothing changed for me. but maybe it works for others.

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I found this and it is related with upgrading to kde 4.11 and might be helpfull for you:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1315785

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Hey Blade thank you very much. That did the trick.
After renaming  .kde4/share/apps/plasma everything is fine. Some applets are missing but plasma is back again.
yiiiiihaaaaaa :)


I found this and it is related with upgrading to kde 4.11 and might be helpfull for you:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1315785


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This happens if you have 3rd party plugins installed which are not compatible with the new KDE version.