[ARM Testing Update] 2023-03-25 - Apple Silicon, Pamac 11.0-rc1, Firefox

Hello ARM community.

more updates to Apple Silicon …


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Update Announcement

With this update we have added a lot of new stuff. Beside kernel updates you may find some to Apple Silicon and Station M3.

Some highlights:

  • Most of our kernels got updated
  • We pushed the latest changes Asahi Linux did for Apple Silicon to our repos.
    • installer is still an internal project and might be open for the public at some point
  • Firefox is now at 111.0.1
  • Pamac 11.0-rc1 got added to test our GTK4 port further. Install it via pamac-gtk-dev
  • Lots of Mobile specific packages got updated
  • Many python packages got updated

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

  • linux60 (EOL on 2023-01-12) (removed from repository)

Tips And Tricks

Error about missing openssl 1.1 library

Since the update to the new OpenSSL 3.0, some applications might still be looking for version 1.1 og openssl.
Fortunately Arch Linux created a compatability package for such events called openssl-1.1.
So if you encounter any such errors, please install the above mentioned package.
Applications currently known to specifically look for 1.1 is silver. We have not been able to rebuild it yet. So if you are on our Gnome or Sway editions, please install openssl-1.1 as part of this update.

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 installled. 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

The PHP package has been updated to 8.2. If you still need 8.1, use php-legacy packages.
Arch Linux - News: PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch

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

The ghostpcl and ghostxps requires manual intervention (if you have these installed):
Arch Linux - News: ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention

The nss package requires manual intervention:
Arch Linux - News: nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require 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

(Sat Mar 25 10:22:57 CET 2023)

  • arm-testing community aarch64: 310 new and 296 removed package(s)
  • arm-testing core aarch64: 44 new and 43 removed package(s)
  • arm-testing extra aarch64: 184 new and 181 removed package(s)
  • arm-testing kde-unstable aarch64: 233 new and 233 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 Testing Updates. That way we can better find and fix bugs, before they hit arm-stable branch. Thank you!

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself. (Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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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



Docker 23 not starting

Since the update to Docker 23, upstream is now inforcing new paths for apparmor related stuff. But there has been changes to dependencies yet. So Docker 23 will error on start.
Fix: Install apparmor from the repositories.


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.


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.


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.


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" |sudo waydroid shell

xfce4-screensaver causes xfce to no longer respond

Last 2 updates of mpv (mpv-1:0.35.1-3-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz and mpv-1:0.35.1-4-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz) cause

libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate
[vo/gpu/opengl] Suspected software renderer or indirect context.
[vo/gpu] VT_GETMODE failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
[vo/gpu/opengl] Failed to set up VT switcher. Terminal switching will be unavailable.
DRM_IOCTL_MODE_CREATE_DUMB failed: Cannot allocate memory
Failed to create scanout resource
DRM_IOCTL_MODE_CREATE_DUMB failed: Cannot allocate memory
Failed to create scanout resource
[vo/gpu/opengl] Failed to lock GBM surface.
[vo/gpu] Failed initializing any suitable GPU context!
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (--vo) device.
Video: no video

Exiting... (Errors when loading file)

Cannot go back to mpv-1:0.35.1-2-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz:

sudo pacman -U mpv-1:0.35.1-2-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages...
warning: downgrading package mpv (1:0.35.1-3 => 1:0.35.1-2)
resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "libavcodec.so=59-64", a dependency of "mpv"
warning: cannot resolve "libavdevice.so=59-64", a dependency of "mpv"
warning: cannot resolve "libavfilter.so=8-64", a dependency of "mpv"
warning: cannot resolve "libavformat.so=59-64", a dependency of "mpv"
warning: cannot resolve "libavutil.so=57-64", a dependency of "mpv"
warning: cannot resolve "libswscale.so=6-64", a dependency of "mpv"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

Other outstanding issues previously reported:
VLC streaming display corruption (same on pi3+ running arch 32)
Bluefish failure to open (same on pi3+ running arch 32)

Moderator edit: It’s <pre><code> :wink:

After mkinitcpio update

Updating linux-rpi4-mainline initcpios...
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-rpi4-mainline.preset: 'default'
  -> -k 6.2.6-1-MANJARO-ARM-RPI -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
xzcat : (stdin): Les données compressées sont corrompues

gzip: stdin: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
cat: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
gzip: /boot/vmlinuz-*.gz: No such file or directory
==> WARNING: Could not find kernel image for version 6.2.6-1-MANJARO-ARM-RPI

I saw that also but the wanings did not seem to affect anything looking for other types of boot files under /boot.

And no more MODULES=(vc4) in the new mkinitcpio.conf ? I have tested and it boots.

If I remember right that was there for the Manjaro boot splash to show up. Does it still work? I had it disabled here.

This was intrduced in mkinitcpio 35.0 fixed on 35.2 I saw that on Arch Linux ARM

I have 35.2-1 installed and it does report differently but still searches for other boot files in /boot. I have not seen that before. It does not seem to affect the rpi but do not know how other devices will do.

Installing one of the new rpi kernels I pushed this mourning:

  -> -k 6.1.21-1-MANJARO-ARM-RPI -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
xzcat: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
od: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
cat: '/boot/vmlinuz-*': No such file or directory
gzip: /boot/vmlinuz-*.gz: No such file or directory
==> WARNING: Could not find kernel image for version 6.1.21-1-MANJARO-ARM-RPI

no splash screen with kms just with fkms a long time ago.

The recommendation on the arch’s forum is to downgrade until a fix…

Thanks for reporting. I have been recuperating from a heart attack for about 8 months so I have been out of the loop.

I saw that between 34.0 until 35.1 but not on 35.2

OS: Arch Linux ARM armv7l
Host: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1
Kernel: 6.1.21-2-rpi-ARCH

The update went fine. I did have an issue with the program featherpad crashing. I submitted a bug report to them.

GT King Pro Manjaro-Arm-Gnome-linux-aml-6.1.19-1 upgraded to Arm-Testing-2023-03-25 successfully.

Glad you are recuperating and still here with us! Take care and health 1st (or at least 1st and 1/2 :wink: )!

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There was another update to mkinitcpio which might had solved it: core/mkinitcpio to 35.2-1.1 · archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs@28e6a62 · GitHub

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