Manjaro 20.2 Nibia - 2nd Preview online

A new release called Nibia is around the corner. It brings the following features:

  • Plasma5 5.20 series
  • Gnome 3.38 series
  • XFCE 4.14 series
  • Latest Pamac 9.5
  • Powered by Linux 5.9 kernel series

And much more. Give the current preview releases a spin!


Downloads

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Exciting! How long typically between preview and GM?

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Depends. Gnome seems to be quite close to readiness, kde might need some testing yet. Xfce is typically pretty solid regardless of releases.

Hope we get a lot of testers so we can iron out all the wrinkles before the release.

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He is running kernel 5.8 with i5 2nd gen…I can’t run it with my i7 3770…why why why!!! :pensive::pensive::pensive:

I updated my motherboard bios in 2018…with spectre and meltdown fixes, Intel Management Engine Firmware and cpu microcode updates…might that b the culprit!!?

There is a known bug that makes running a kernel >= 5.7 impossible on Haswell (possibly Sandy Bridge) based systems. The GPU hangs.
In my case the image flickers and the system is unresponsive on Gnome start, and the screen is totally black when starting KDE.
All new distros are affected, not only Manjaro. This problem is known for months, but Intel does nothing about it.
Issue 2024 on gitlab dot freedesktop dot org

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So how can I run kernel 5.8 series and 5.9.1 just fine on arch…and Ubuntu 20.10 with 5.8?? These two are working perfectly…other distros aren’t
My processor is ivy bridge

Yup…read the article…similer issue here
So I’m not the only one having the issue…this is a known issue :thinking::thinking::thinking:

I am running 5.8.16-2-MANJARO fine on my Lenovo G710 with Intel Core i5-4200M(Haswell) without a graphics card.

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i5 Ivy Bridge CPU here, no GPU, runs fine with 5.9.1, FWIW.

I’ve found the problem…I had a pcie to usb3 card installed…that was causing the problem…removed that card, everything is working…I can now install latest isos…no problem… everything is fixed…:grinning::tada:

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And the Third Preview was uploaded earlier this week

I tried today,this is superb,smooth…Only trouble I have is stil the Intel wifi (random disconnect)but this was before too and now I use rtl8192eu(manual installed).

Good to know - we know there is some puff with Renesas USB3 controller and a foggy license.

For the record - this system is purring like a kitten

Summary
~ >>> inxi -MCxxx                                                               
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 30A3001FGE v: ThinkStation E32 
  serial: <superuser/root required> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: SHARKBAY v: 0B98401 PRO 
  serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: LENOVO v: FBKTDBAUS 
  date: 12/24/2019 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4570 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell 
  rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 25548 
  Speed: 995 MHz min/max: 800/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3121 2: 2376 
  3: 3177 4: 3153 
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Reporting about manjaro-kde-20.2-pre3-testing-201027-linux59.iso
Very ugly screen tearing and window borders on an Nvidia laptop.

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:    Kernel: 5.9.1-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.2 
           tk: Qt 5.15.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN517-51 v: V1.31 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: CFL model: Superb_CFS v: V1.31 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.31 date: 06/29/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 54.5 Wh condition: 54.5/57.5 Wh (95%) volts: 17.4/15.4 model: LGC AP18E8M 
           type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: D 
           L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38408 
           Speed: 1045 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1100 2: 1100 3: 1101 4: 1100 5: 1101 
           6: 1100 7: 1100 8: 1101 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f91 
           Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:4 chip ID: 04f2:b64f 
           serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel,modesetting,nouveau 
           alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: 1: 1920x1080~120Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:10fa 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.1-3-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 09:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 
           IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.40 TiB used: 158.6 MiB (0.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2200 MTFDHBA512TCK size: 476.94 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
           lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: P1MA003 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
           serial: <filter> rev: 002C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23.40 GiB used: 158.6 MiB (0.7%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 34.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 257 Uptime: 2m Memory: 31.20 GiB used: 1.20 GiB (3.8%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: 
           gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1204 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.08 

Update: I wasn’t able to reproduce screen tearing on a second boot of the ISO.

Update 2: I’m able to reproduce screen tearing. It happens on the external monitor. And only on Plasma.

Gnome manjaro-gnome-20.2-pre3-testing-201027-linux59.iso works much better. No screen tearing, no ugly borders.

~ >>> inxi -Fxxxz                                                                                       
System:    Kernel: 5.9.1-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.1 
           tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN517-51 v: V1.31 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: CFL model: Superb_CFS v: V1.31 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.31 
           date: 06/29/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 54.5 Wh condition: 54.5/57.5 Wh (95%) volts: 17.4/15.4 
           model: LGC AP18E8M type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: D 
           L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38408 
           Speed: 1041 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1100 2: 1100 3: 1100 4: 1100 
           5: 1100 6: 1100 7: 1102 8: 1100 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f91 
           Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:4 
           chip ID: 04f2:b64f serial: <filter> 
           Display: wayland server: X.org 1.20.9 compositor: gnome-shell driver: nouveau 
           note: display driver n/a - try sudo/root resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.1 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10fa 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.1-3-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 08:00.0 
           chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 09:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:2723 
           IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.40 TiB used: 82.7 MiB (0.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2200 MTFDHBA512TCK size: 476.94 GiB 
           speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: P1MA003 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
           lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 002C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23.40 GiB used: 82.7 MiB (0.3%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 38.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 269 Uptime: N/A Memory: 31.20 GiB used: 757.6 MiB (2.4%) Init: systemd v: 246 
           Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1219 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal 
           inxi: 3.1.08 

No screen tearing on Xfce

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:    Kernel: 5.9.1-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
           dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN517-51 v: V1.31 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: CFL model: Superb_CFS v: V1.31 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.31 
           date: 06/29/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 54.5 Wh condition: 54.5/57.5 Wh (95%) volts: 17.4/15.4 
           model: LGC AP18E8M type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           arch: Kaby Lake rev: D L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38408 
           Speed: 4000 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4000 2: 4000 
           3: 4000 4: 4000 5: 4000 6: 4000 7: 4000 8: 4000 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] 
           vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1f91 
           Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:4 
           chip ID: 04f2:b64f serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel,modesetting,nouveau 
           alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~120Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.1 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10fa 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.1-3-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
           bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 
           bus ID: 09:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 
           IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.40 TiB used: 98.1 MiB (0.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2200 MTFDHBA512TCK size: 476.94 GiB 
           speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: P1MA003 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB 
           speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 002C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23.40 GiB used: 98.1 MiB (0.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 37.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 264 Uptime: 1m Memory: 31.20 GiB used: 1003.0 MiB (3.1%) 
           Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1142 Shell: Bash 
           v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.1.08 
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XFCE Question,
Will 20.2 be released with XFCE 4.16? If not, will it be released as an update or do we have to wait till next release? Reason I’m asking is because I recently bought a 4K monitor and need the scaling option.
Thanks

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Test the ISO, then I will answer your question. :stuck_out_tongue: (But I won’t need to, because inxi -F will answer.)

Yes, this is rolling release. You never need to reinstall to get the newest versions of xfce or any other packages.

Maybe I’m a bit confused now: I have an i5 2500K Sandy Bridge, this morning I quickly installed kernel 5.9.1-1 - running (Manjaro 20.1.2 stable)

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