Fatal error in Manjaro at encoding FS

A fatal bug was detected in displaying the Cyrillic in the File System.
When accessing Manjaro externally using MC over the Shell protocol, directory and file names are garbled and cannot be accessed.
This bug does not allow me to copy files to or from Manjaro from another computer.

How to fix it?

PS. gtking-pro - xfce - 20230904 distribution kit from Github



Please, my inxi:

  Kernel: 6.1.58-1-MANJARO-ARM-AML arch: aarch64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.1.0 clocksource: arch_sys_counter parameters: root=PARTUUID=31775ba4-02
    rootdelay=5 rootflags=data=writeback rw console=ttyAML0,115200n8
    console=tty0 no_console_suspend consoleblank=0 fsck.fix=yes
    fsck.repair=yes net.ifnames=0
  Console: pty pts/1 DM: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro ARM
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: ARM System: Beelink GT-King Pro details: N/A
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M185/M225
    serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
    status: discharging
  System RAM: total: 4 GiB note: est. available: 3.25 GiB
    used: 534.4 MiB (16.1%)
  RAM Report: missing: Required tool dmidecode not installed. Check
  Info: model: ARMv8 v8l variant-1: cortex-a73 variant-2: cortex-a53 bits: 64
    type: MST AMCP arch: v8l family: 8 model-id: 0 stepping: 4
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 mt: 2 tpc: 2 st: 2 threads: 6
    smt: <unsupported> cache: N/A
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1936 high: 1992 min/max: 1000/1992:1908 scaling:
    driver: cpufreq-dt governor: performance cores: 1: 1992 2: 1992 3: 1908
    4: 1908 5: 1908 6: 1908 bogomips: N/A
  Features: aes asimd cpuid crc32 evtstrm fp pmull sha1 sha2
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: meson-g12a-vpu driver: meson_drm v: kernel bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ff900000 class-ID: vpu
  Device-2: meson-g12a-mali driver: panfrost v: kernel bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ffe40000 class-ID: gpu
  Device-3: meson-g12a-dw-hdmi driver: meson_dw_hdmi v: kernel bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ff600000 class-ID: hdmi-tx
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: compositor: xfwm driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting dri: meson gpu: meson-drm tty: 90x43
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 model: LG (GoldStar) E2750 built: 2009 res: 1920x1080
    dpi: 81 gamma: 1.2 size: 510x290mm (20.08x11.42") diag: 690mm (27.2")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: mali/bifrost panfrost platforms: device: 0
    egl: 1.4 drv: meson device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: egl: 1.4 drv: meson
    surfaceless: egl: 1.4 drv: panfrost inactive: wayland,x11
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 compat-v: 3.1 vendor: mesa v: 23.1.8-arch.1
    note: console (EGL sourced) renderer: Mali-G52 (Panfrost), llvmpipe (LLVM
    16.0.6 128 bits)
  Device-1: meson-g12a-dw-hdmi driver: meson_dw_hdmi v: kernel bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ff600000 class-ID: hdmi-tx
  Device-2: axg-sound-card driver: axg_sound_card bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:sound class-ID: sound
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.58-1-MANJARO-ARM-AML status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.81 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: meson-g12a-dwmac driver: meson8b_dwmac v: N/A port: N/A bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ff3f0000 class-ID: ethernet
  IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  Device-2: ethernet-phy-id0180.3301 driver: Meson G12A Internal PHY v: N/A
    port: N/A bus-ID: N/A chip-ID: ethernet-phy-id0180.3301:consumer
    class-ID: ethernet-phy
  Device-3: pwm-clock driver: pwm_clock v: N/A port: N/A bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: pwm-clock:wifi32k class-ID: wifi32k
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: meson-gx-uart driver: meson_uart bus-ID: N/A
    chip-ID: amlogic:ffd24000 class-ID: serial
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.1
    lmp-v: 7 status: discoverable: yes pairing: yes class-ID: 6c0000
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 296.09 GiB used: 4.97 GiB (1.7%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk1 maj-min: 179:0 vendor: Generic model: SLD64G
    size: 57.62 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0x8
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 PRO 256GB
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
    rev: 3.0 spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 238 GiB size: 234.25 GiB (98.42%) used: 4.9 GiB (2.1%)
    fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: ROOT_MNJRO
    uuid: c97904f4-7a59-43fb-ab09-4270e799f718
  ID-2: /boot raw-size: 457.8 MiB size: 457.5 MiB (99.94%)
    used: 74.8 MiB (16.4%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
    label: BOOT_MNJRO uuid: 06C9-AD7E
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 80 (default 100) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 4.88 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: lzo-rle avail: lzo,lz4,lz4hc,842,zstd max-streams: 6 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk1boot0 maj-min: 179:32 size: 4 MiB fs: N/A label: N/A
    uuid: N/A
  ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1boot1 maj-min: 179:64 size: 4 MiB fs: N/A label: N/A
    uuid: N/A
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:3 info: Realtek RTS5411 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 0bda:5411
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 1-2:2 info: NEC HighSpeed Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 0409:005a class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-2.1:4 info: Holtek PS/2 keyboard + mouse controller
    type: keyboard,mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
    speed: 1.5 Mb/s (183 KiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.0 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 04d9:1400 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 1-2.2:5 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: mouse,HID
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 98mA
    chip-ID: 046d:c52f class-ID: 0300
  Hub-4: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 1 rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 2-1:2 info: Realtek Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 0bda:0411
    class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 2-1.1:3 info: Transcend Information StoreJet 25H3
    type: mass storage driver: uas interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0
    speed: 5 Gb/s (596.0 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 chip-ID: 8564:7000
    class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.9 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Processes: 189 Uptime: 7h 47m Init: systemd v: 254 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 674
  libs: 200 tools: pamac Shell: Sudo (sudo) v: 1.9.14p3 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: pty pts/1 (SSH) inxi: 3.3.30```

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Have you already :mag: for your problem in the forum ? (Wisdom lies in asking → listening → reading :wink: )

Ok, thank you, I added inxi.

As well added as the results of running the neofetch utility:

I have fulfilled your requirements according to the rules of publication.
But unfortunately, no one has reported a solution to this fatal problem :sleepy:

you mean over ssh :wink: ?

So let’s see if we can find the reason for this behavior.
What do you see, if you do a

ssh user@ ls -lA /home/user 

This is not a bug, but a misconfiguration of the character encoding on one of the two systems.

  • What character encoding is used on your manjaro arm computer ? (maybe UTF-8)
  • What character encoding is used on your other Computer ? (windows … ?)

Once you know the real problem, you can change the title to clearly represent your problem.

Maybe something like: How can I access files on a Linux file system from my Windows 95 machine? (or similar)
This can also be helpful when searching for similar topics with Google or here in the forum

Yes, via ssh.
Ok, this command:

But I don’t use Windows :slightly_smiling_face: I use Debian.
And if I connect via MC via ssh to another Debian, then this all the symbols are displayed correctly.
But if I connect to Manjaro, then Cyrillic characters are distorted.

So, is it specific to MidnightCommander and not to any other program that can be used via SSH? Which locale settings are you using remote and local (locale)?

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Please, here are my locale settings in Debian:

user@desktop:~$ locale

And here are my locale settings in Manjaro ARM:

[user@user-pc ~]$ locale

Probably these settings should be the same?
And are they probably more correct in Debian than in Manjaro?

But it no depends on me, but on the Manjaro installer.
In that case, it’s his mistake.

How can I find the author of these assemblies and report this fatal error to him?

It turns out that it manifests itself not only in the MC via SSH, but even in local applications!!! :face_exhaling:

Here’s an example:

I am currently using the [Dev 20231009] build(Release Dev 20231009 · manjaro-arm/gtking-pro-images · GitHub ) this talented author.

During this time, he has already released two new builds :


Unfortunately, this fatal problem has not been fixed in these new distributions too.
I would like to write a bug report to this author, but I don’t know how to do it :roll_eyes:

is missing from Manjaro ARM settings. I don’t know if that’s the cause of your problem but is easy to find out - just edit /etc/locale.conf and add that line below LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8. Not sure if reboot is required after doing that.

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I did it:

added a line


to /etc/locale.conf

Then reboot.

Unfortunately, the problem persisted for MC via SSH and Shredder :roll_eyes:

I would like @LordTermor to help us on this.

As he must be aware if russian language configs.

I am maintaining Beelink device images, but as I am not using any language other than English, I cannot reproduce this. My suspect would be missing fonts, if you say all the locales are configured correctly.

My suspect would be missing fonts

Iit seems to me that Cyrillic fonts are enough in the distribution, because when I use applications, Ukrainian and Russian fonts in them and texts are displayed normally.