[ARM Stable Update] 2023-01-24 - QT, PHP 8.2, LLVM/Clang 15, Firefox 109, Sway 1.8 and Kernels

Hello ARM community.

Another big update is upon us. This one has almost everything you can think of.


Some highlights:

  • Most of our kernels got updated
  • QT5 updated to 5.15.8
  • QT6 updated to 6.4.2
  • Plasma updated to 5.26.5
  • KDE Gear applications updated to 22.12.1
  • KDE Frameworks updated to 5.102
  • Firefox updated to 109.0
  • Mesa updated to 22.3.3
  • PHP updated to 8.2
  • LLVM/Clang updated to 15.0.7
  • XFCE updated to 4.18.1
  • Sway updated to 1.8
  • Lots of updated packages for our Mobile offerings
  • The regular Python updates
  • And regular updates from upstream

End Of Life kernels (will soon by removed from the repo):

  • linux60 (EOL on 2023-01-12)

Gnome 43 theme changes

Gnome 43 changes how themes are applied to the system, so when upgrading you might notice something is off with the theming.
We have tried to make it easy to get a pretty good theme going when updating, but it does require a few steps.

  1. Install adw-gtk3 and gradience. But you will need to set your own colors in Gradience after it’s installed.
  2. Open Gradience and import this preset (link will follow) and Apply it.
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:

over_voltage=5
arm_freq=2000
#gpu_mem=64     #disable this
initramfs initramfs-linux.img followkernel
kernel=kernel8.img
arm_64bit=1
disable_overscan=1

#enable sound
dtparam=audio=on
hdmi_drive=2

#enable vc4
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-512
#max_framebuffers=2    #disable cause kodi uses more
disable_fw_kms_setup=1

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:

Removing python2 from the repositories
https://archlinux.org/news/removing-python2-from-the-repositories/

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 Jan 24 14:06:21 CET 2023)

  • arm-stable community aarch64: 995 new and 916 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable core aarch64: 71 new and 72 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable extra aarch64: 1039 new and 1037 removed package(s)
  • arm-stable kde-unstable aarch64: 408 new and 408 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!


Donation

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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Check if your mirror has already synced:

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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
2023-01-03

Ethernet and Wifi not working right on kernel 6.1.2+ on some devices

Some devices have been reported to not have properly working ethernet and wifi after the update to kernel 6.1.2 and above.
Fix: Kernel 6.1.5-2 and above should have working ethernet and wifi again.

Reduced video playback performance in mpv

There has been reports of video playback performance in mpv has regressed since an update to mpv.
Fix: MPV now needs a vd-lavc-dr=no parameter to play hw acceleration supported 1080p videos smoothly.

Touch input on Firefox with Phosh not working in Firefox 108

Since the update to Firefox 108, the touch input does not work. Seems to be an issue with a couple of the changes the mobile-config brings in. PostMarketOS likely won’t fix this in their source, so we might need to carry a patch for this.

2022-11-20

OpenSSL 1.1 library not found

Some applications might still be looking for openssl 1.1.
Solution: Install openssl-1.1 package with sudo pacman -S openssl-1.1.

2022-10-31

Firefox shows wrong colors when playing video on Raspberry Pi 4

Since Mesa 22.2, Firefox has been showing weird colors when playing video on the Raspberry Pi 4. This is caused by an issue in upstream mesa, which was recently fixed.
Fix: Update to mesa 22.2.3-0.1 in the repository, which includes this fix.

Chromium in Wayland crashes with --in-process-gpu

Since Mesa 22.2.0, Chromium running in wayland sessions seems to crash when running with the --in-process-gpu option. Running in X11 seems fine, although it’s slow.
Fix: Update to Mesa 22.3.2 was reported to work here.

2022-10-21

Plasma Mobile Dialer seems to be unreliable

Plasma Dialer 22.09 seems to have issues switching audio profiles and as such might require manual switching. Sometimes audio is completely missing.

Reduced video performance on youtube

Some may encounter reduced video playback performance on YouTube in Firefox with the new Mesa 22.2 drivers.
No workaround at this time.

Old Issues

Phosh crashes when closing apps
An upstream issue results in the Phosh shell to crash when you close the app in the app switcher, with animations turned off.
Fix: Enable animations in Tweaks application

Mouse cursor is slow on Raspberry Pi
Due to a change in the Raspberry Pi kernels upstream, they no longer support FKMS. This can result in slow performance when using the FKMS drivers with the newer Raspberry Pi kernels.
Solution: Open /boot/config.txt, change fkms to kms in the dtoverlay line. Save the file and reboot.

[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 192.168.250.1" |sudo waydroid shell

I updated an older raspberry pi 4 installation to current (stable).
Went well, except:
After reboot the KDE Plasma renderer gave error in the systemtray (right bottom) and fell back to software rendering and complained. Both X11 and Wayland. Performance was poor, slideshow poor. KDE System Information (informationcenter?) graphics section indicated problems loading the llvm-libs. Seems my pi 4 and the current plasma didn’t like the llvm-libs 14 much. Reinstalled the 14 version, didn’t change. Rolled it back to 13 and it seems to work again.
Might be just me, as it was not recently updated.

Solution: Was running an outdated mesa-git package, moved back to the normal mesa package. Solved.

Sounds like an issue in your mesa package. Do you use a special one?

Yes indeed. It was the mesa-git package, which isn’t being updated anymore. Moved back to the normal mesa package with llvm-libs 14, seems to work normal again.
Thanks!

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On pinebook (and pinebookpro?) mpv needs a vd-lavc-dr=no parameter to play hw acceleration supported 1080p videos smoothly and not to drop frames.

Isn’t this an information that belongs to the Known Issues & Solutions section?

Added to the mpv one that’s already there.

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