[ARM Stable Update] 2022-03-22 - Qt5, Firefox 98, OpenSSL and Kernels

Hello ARM community.

It’s been a while since the last update, but here it finally is!

Some highlights:

  • Most of our kernels got updated
  • Qt5 finally got updated to 5.15.3 after a year
  • And after a bug fix in Firefox 98.0.1 it now works on aarch64 again
  • Thunderbird updated to 91.7
  • OpenSSL updated to 1.1.1.n
  • And Kodi updated to 19.4
  • Plasma updated to 5.24.3
  • Also Plasma Gear updated to 21.12.3
  • Added Osmin (a mobile QT based Maps application) to the repository
  • Lots of updated packages for our Mobile offerings
  • The regular Python updates
  • And regular updates from upstream

How to get Waydroid working

If you follow these steps, you should have Waydroid working fine.

Remember, Waydroid only works on wayland!

  • Install waydroid-image and all it’s dependencies.
  • Run pkexec setup-waydroid.
  • You should now be able to launch Waydroid. The first launch takes a while.
How to use Kodi RPI on Manjaro ARM

If anyone wants to test kodi on the rpi, install these packages:

sudo pacman -S kodi-rpi kodi-rpi-dev kodi-rpi-eventclients kodi-rpi-tools-texturepacker libcec-rpi linux-rpi4 xf86-video-fbdev

Have it set up is to boot straight in to kodi

This means the kodi.service file need to replace whatever login manager you have installed. In my case I would:

sudo systemctl disable lightdm.service
sudo systemctl enable kodi.service

They recommend removing custom configs in config.txt. We ran into an issue if a value was set with gpu_mem=.

My config.txt with a bit of overclocking:

#gpu_mem=64     #disable this
initramfs initramfs-linux.img followkernel

#enable sound

#enable vc4
#max_framebuffers=2    #disable cause kodi uses more

Some notes:

The default user will be kodi
kodi home directory will be /var/lib/kodi
So put test video in /var/lib/kodi/Videos so you can get to it
after setting up the video directory in kodi.

Upstream Notifications:

Older notifications

If you used the Manjaro ARM Installer or is using PinePhone or PineTab, you need to redo your passwords, because of an update to libxcrypt:
Arch Linux - News: Sorting out old password hashes

Chromium will loose sync support in early March:
Arch Linux - News: Chromium losing Sync support in early March

ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention:
Arch Linux - News: ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention

The nss and zn_poly packages requires manual intervention:
Arch Linux - News: nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention
Arch Linux - News: zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention

The packages hplip and firewalld requires manual intervention:
Arch Linux - News: hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention
Arch Linux - News: firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention

Package changes:

(Tue Mar 22 20:04:44 CET 2022)

  • arm-stable community aarch64: 1041 new and 1019 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable core aarch64: 81 new and 69 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable extra aarch64: 1080 new and 1083 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable kde-unstable aarch64: 389 new and 389 removed package(s)

See the full package list here

Testers needed on arm-testing branch

We are in need of testers for our arm-testing and arm-unstable branches.
So if you are adventurous and want newer software quicker, we would love for you to help us test out the new packages in arm-testing branch.

All you have to do to switch to this branch is:

  • Run this command to switch branch: sudo pacman-mirrors -aS testing && sudo pacman -Syyu. This will generate a new mirrorlist for you, sync your databases with the new mirror and update your system using the arm-testing branch.

We would then love for you to give feedback in our update posts in #manjaro-arm:arm-testing-updates. That way we can better find and fix bugs, before they hit arm-stable branch. Thank you!


Please consider supporting Manjaro ARM directly via Patreon, Ko-Fi or Open Collective.
You can also donate to our upstream, which is Arch Linux ARM.


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Known Issues and Solutions

This is a wiki post, please edit it when you find a solution to an issue you encountered

Waydroid container cannot access internet

Cause: new default waydroid configuration issue, tracked here.

Short-term Solution:

  1. create /etc/nftables.d/waydroid.nft with the following contents:
#!/usr/sbin/nft -f
table inet filter {
    chain input {
        iifname "waydroid0" accept comment "Allow incoming network traffic from WayDroid"
    chain forward {
        iifname "waydroid0" accept comment "Allow outgoing network traffic from WayDroid"
        ct state {established, related} counter accept comment "accept established connections"
  1. any time you launch waydroid, run the following after it has started:
echo "ip route add default via" |sudo waydroid shell
Old Issues
Plasma Dialer cannot answer calls

Sadly Plasma Dialer 22.02 has a serious regression with no known workaround. It’s not possible to accept incoming calls. Very sorry about this. Follow the upstream bug report. We will patch the package as soon as a solution is found.

Plasma Mobile - Black screen after update

We are seeing some reports about Plasma Mobile on the PinePhone only showing a black screen after entering the PIN after this update.
Workaround: Downgrade qt5-es2-wayland to 5.15.2+kde+r41 which is now back in Stable and Testing branch repositories.

New Breath theme not applying correctly

With the update to the new Breath theme, a migration package tries to apply the new theme correctly.
However this is not getting done for Plasma’s Lockscreen and the SDDM theme.
So please go through your settings after updating to make sure the themes are correctly applied.
Fix: manjaro-system should take care of this for you.

Plasma Mobile switch to ModemManager

With the PlaMo Gear 21.12 release, Plasma Mobile is now using ModemManager as the telephony stack. So in order to use SIM capabilities, you need to switch from using oFono to ModemManager.
Fix: Run sudo systemctl disable --now ofono ofonoctl && sudo systemctl enable --now ModemManager. You might have to reboot your phone for Plasma Mobile to pick up this change.

Plasma Mobile has does not launch after update
This was caused by an error in kwin 5.23.2 which only affects installs based on openGLES (qt5-es2).
Fix: Update to kwin 5.23.2-1.2 or above.

No ethernet on rk3399 boards
A recent kernel regression has resulted in built in ethernet on rk3399 based boards, such as RockPro64 and Rock Pi 4’s, no longer works on kernel 5.14. This is an upstream issue that has not been fixed yet.
Fix: Update to linux-5.14.1-2 or newer.

Vivaldi no longer working
The issue is present in all chrome based browser (except Chromium that got a patch for it).
It’s an issue with systemd-resolved and has been reported in the Arch Linux Bug Tracker.
Needs to be fixed by Vivaldi updates in the future.
Fix: Vivaldi 4.1.2369.21 fixed this issue.

Modemmanager-pp dependency issue
modemmanager-pp 1.16.10 depends on libqmi-pp and libmbim-pp, but they are no longer found in the repo.
Fixed by updated to modemmanager-pp 1.18rc1+2+ga20f2c05-2.

systemd-hook unsuccesful after pacman 6 update
After the pacman 6 update, updates will create this message in the post-transation hooks part:

Running the command manually works and there has been no issues reported as the result of this. This will either get fixed at some point in Pacman or SystemD.
Should be fixed with pacman-6.0.0-4

Keyring issues
If you have some gpg keyring issues, you can run sudo systemctl start pacman-init.service which will regenerate your keyring. Will take a few minutes to complete.
Should be fixed with manjaro-system-20210716-1

Plasma Mobile no longer boots
The current update to qt5-es2-base results in Plasma Mobile no longer booting, showing a screen that says to run a loginctl command to login.
Fixed by updating to qt5-es2-base-5.15.2+kde+r199-3.1 and qt5-es2-declarative-5.15.2+kde+r28-3.1.

Kwin crashes on startup on Pinebook Pro
This seems to be related to Mesa 20.3 and the Pinebook Pro support in kernel 5.10, as this does not seem to happen on other devices.
It does not impact 3d performance as far as I can tell. Just the OpenGL compositing in Kwin.
Fixed with mesa 20.3.2-2.

My VPN no longer connects
OpenVPN 2.5.0 changed how VPN routes work.
Workaround is to downgrade to previous version (2.4.9):

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/openvpn-2.4.9*

DP Alt Mode no longer works on Pinebook Pro
This is a known issue, the hacky patch we had to enable this has broken in recent kernels.
@tsys and Ayufan are looking into it.
As a workaround you can install linux-pinebookpro again.
FIXED with linux-5.9.12-4 and linux-rc-5.10-rc7-2 and above.

brcm-patchram-plus and pi-blueooth are in conflict
See this post for workaround:
[ARM Testing Update] 2020-11-16 - Bitwarden, Mesa-Git, Pacman and kernels - #10 by Darksky

Plasma Mobile Keyboard
The plasma mobile onscreen keyboard does not work with QT 5.15.0.
This is fixed by updating to kwin 5.19.3-1.1.

PinePhone uboot
This update to the PinePhone Uboot package (2020.04-2), changed how the DTS is loaded from the kernel, since the Kernel DTS for the Pinephone also changed. When doing this update on the PinePhone images from Alpha5 and back, please make this change to the /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf before rebooting:

  • sun50i-a64-pinephone.dtb to sun50i-a64-pinephone-1.2.dtb

Manual interventions:
The nss and zn_poly packages prior to version 3.51.1-1 and version 0.9.2-2 respectively, were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 3.51.1-1 and 0.9.2-2 of these packages, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
zn_poly: /usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so  exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so --overwrite /usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so

to perform the upgrade.

Device stopped booting after Uboot update
The uboot update included a change to the extlinux.conf file. This change will be incompatible with the old 1 partition layout of some devices.
So if you are updating installs made with images 20.02.1 or older, you need to apply this fix before rebooting!
To fix this please edit your /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf file and add 2 periods in front of each first slash, like so:

KERNEL ../Image
FDT ../dtbs/ #etc.
APPEND initrd=../initramfs-linux.img #etc.

Save the file and reboot.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for this update. Could you please tell me how to do if i want to update my system, but i don’t want one package to be updated.

I do not want to update transmission-cli to 3.00-3 version, i had to downgrade it to 3.00-2 due to authentication issue, already posted here


While you can, you really shouldn’t. We should rather find out why it’s happening.

I see in 3.00-3, some package stuff changed, mainly some unbundling of dependencies.

One thing I noticed, was that now it’s creating a package called libtransmission, but it’s not marked as a dependency for any of the transmission packages.
So maybe your issue would be solved by also installed libtransmission as it’s description says it’s a shared library?

The kscreen applet still looks like this in KDE Plasma:

It also does that when you set the language to english?

Many thanks@Strit, i installed libtransmission, and now transmission-cli 3.00-3 works fine.

But, how do you know we have to install libtransmission ?
Then, how to do for this library to be added as a dependency ?

The PKGBUILD added it as a split package in 3.00-3.

To get it added as a dependency for new people, you would need to open a bug report on bugs.archlinux.org, so the Arch package maintainer will see it.

Just don’t mention your using Manjaro and/or ARM, though. :wink:

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Yes. The previous one is on rpi4, the one below is on Pinebook Pro with english but with polish looks the same:

It looks like this since previous ARM Stable Update.

Hi @Strit

Updated Beelink GT King Pro (Gnome Edition) successfully to Arm-Stable-2022-03-22 but have the following warnings:

Warning: Could not load "/usr/lib/graphviz/libgvplugin_gdk.so.6" - It was found, so perhaps one of its dependents was not.  Try ldd.
Warning: Could not load "/usr/lib/graphviz/libgvplugin_gtk.so.6" - It was found, so perhaps one of its dependents was not.  Try ldd.
Warning: Could not load "/usr/lib/graphviz/libgvplugin_gdk.so.6" - It was found, so perhaps one of its dependents was not.  Try ldd.
Warning: Could not load "/usr/lib/graphviz/libgvplugin_gtk.so.6" - It was found, so perhaps one of its dependents was not.  Try ldd.

Is there a necessity to install “libgvplugin_gdk.so.6” don’t seem to be able to locate it using “Add/Remove Software”. What is the “libgvplugin_gdk.so.6” package for?

Edit: “/usr/lib/graphviz/libgvplugin_gdk.so.6” is available just could not be loaded. Questions is it required by Manjaro-Arm to function normally?

Found this: FS#50751 : [graphviz] warnings when gtk2 is not installed

Closed by Jonathan Roemer (pid1)
Monday, 12 September 2016, 23:39 GMT
Reason for closing: Not a bug
Additional comments about closing: graphviz works as expected, and those are just warnings.

wireplumber still broken on RPi4.
New version 0.4.9 is now available from upstream (tryed to compile it and it works).

Still having trouble with the DP Alt mode on the Pinebook Pro. Saw your previous reply below, @Strit, but didn’t get a chance to try again until now:


I’m using a UGREEN hub, with a 1080p ASUS monitor and getting nothing in any orientation or combination of restarts and plug-in order. The USB functionality is working as I type this on a keyboard connected to the hub, but DP Alt mode only seems to work with linux-pinebookpro (5.7.ish Kernel).

Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this. Maybe I’m the only one who likes using an external with the PBP. :grin:

Hello, thank you for providing these updates. thanks to them the plasma-wayland sessions have become almost usable on a daily basis. test on ugoos am6b plus. I have a question about waydroid, which kernel is it compatible with? Cordially.

With the previous release Waydroid was already working on my Pinebook Pro.
There was one issue with a cfg file, but you can fix that quite easily.

Hello, yes I have already seen for the config file, but there are not these characters in mine

I rather think that my kernel is not compatible, I read here or there that it was necessary to activate the PSI (pressure stall information) in the kernel.
I hope to find a solution, because it opens the way to many applications.

Did you check for PSI?

$ cat /proc/pressure/cpu

Do you see any errors in the Waydroid log?

$ waydroid log

hi, [dams@dams-pc ~]$ cat /proc/pressure/cpu some avg10=0.27 avg60=1.23 avg300=1.38 total=11703247 full avg10=0.00 avg60=0.00 avg300=0.00 total=2264415
with mainline kernel, waydroid start but with a black screen then a completely buggy display .