So Basically i’ve been using the Manjaro i3 Distro for some time now.
Im running it via Virtual Box on my main machine since it was the best possible option for me and everything works fine so far.
But every time i try to upgrade the system either via pacman -Syu or yay and reboot my system afterwards every application becomes unresponsive while being on screen.
Meaning that when i open a terminal i cant see what im typing. When i type something and open another terminal afterwards next to it, i can see what i wrote in the first terminal. But even when switching then then input is not being shown or visible. The same goes for Dmenu or anything else basically.
I’ve installed some single AUR Packages, which i know is not good to do but thats not the issue, since this problem also occurs if i upgrade a fresh install of the vm right after installation from the image.
I didnt know where best to put this in the forum but i guessed this couldnt be some good place.
If you have any questions on setup or terminal output let me know
Depending on your Host, the Virtual Box version and the VM settings (especially what Graphics Controller you set for it) the VM Manjaro install and update will provide the latest virtual-guest-utils so, you should first make sure you have the latest installed on your Host too.
This will give some ideas of better practices for updating in general
In other words:
refresh mirrors sudo pacman-mirrors -f5
update the system by using sudo pacman -Syyu
you can do all at once with both commands sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && sudo pacman -Syyu
You are talking about the Manjaro guest, right? The phrase try to upgrade implies some measure of failure. In which way did the update not succeed?
That is likely an issue with the graphics of host system - to little graphics memory assigned to the guest vm - possibly - opacity may also create funny issues with the guest system window - perhaps the host system is running an earlier version of virtualbox where you Manjaro will always use the latest applicable guest utils.
Unresponsive means that I can open applications like my terminal and dmenu. But after opening it there is no prompt in both of them displayed and the input I write is not visible for until I open e.g. a new terminal next to it. This happens on all Applications that kind of “render” their user visuals.
I will try the new VM later and post the results again
So as suggested i tried creating a new vm with a fresh i3.
I even downloaded a new fresh image for that one and recorded the whole vm installation and the update, which sadly again caused the said bug. But now in the Video i guess you can see what i mean. The Dmenu you see me open shortly also had no visible response to my input.