Manjaro 22.0 Sikaris released

Congratulations! Will 6.1 become the new LTS and will Manjaro use Rust features of the kernel (as it seems that Archlinux do not use rust when building kernel)?

Which Rust feature? Rust is programming language and helps system/driver-developers to reduce memory errors (that lead to security vulnerabilities). It is more safe than C/C++, especially at handling memory errors. It was already planned 1 year ago for Kernel implementation.
C and Rust benchmark are similar fast.

See the simple Kernel 6.1 changelog summary.


Rust isn’t even necessary on the system so why use it in kernels?

You should make a note that manjaro doesn’t fully support amd hardware any longer ,so people with amd grahpics don’t waste their time.


Here is the release annoucement of Manjaro 22.0 on Distrowatch: Distribution Release: Manjaro Linux 22.0 ( News)

What exactly do you mean?


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And how do we ‘fix’ this problem? Besides changing to a distro that doesn’t have the problem in the first place that is?

Just install from AUR or maybe just joink the arch package directly? I kinda don’t wanna change my distro for something like this.

Off topic

Are you using Intel and Nvidia GPU in your profile?
They are fine, no need to fix the problem.

You should create a new separate topic if you have further question.

I have an nvidia dgpu, but my main gpu is an amd igpu. :man_facepalming:

It’s fine if i’m playing stuff in mpv or something but this means a lot of video playback is gonna run software-decoded for me.

I’ve looked into the issue though and i’ve found out that really this is not a manjaro problem, suse problem or a fedora problem, and it’s not a mesa probelm either, it’s an amd problem.

Nvidia and Intel both provide options to decode these codecs and presumably just pay the licensing fees, to solve this problem what it seems needs to happen is for AMD to do the same thing as the other two.

But until then looks like amd users might really have to leave manjaro or just suffer; unless someone makes a repo where we can get the manjaro mesa packages precompiled but with codec support enabled (like they’re doing on fedora).

Using the arch version of mesa seems like a potential solution but who knows what can go wrong by mixing packages from another distro, and not just any packages either but driver packages.

If this is actually the case it a stupid decision.


Have to say this, this release is awesome :ok_hand:t3::ok_hand:t3::ok_hand:t3::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:


Hi, thanks for updating the distro. Unfortunately I have problems booting with KDE and GNOME.
The first crashes while booting the USB stick, the second I installed but crashes suddenly after a few minutes.
I use a Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Laptop with Intel Core i3 13 generation .
(With version 5 of the kernel Linux I didn’t go beyond the initial boot scripts so with version 6 something has already improved :slight_smile: )

I just installed the KDE version of Sikaris. I have not applied any updates because none were available. I have not installed or removed any apps. I did install the language packages which popped up in the settings manager.

I find that Firefox will not work at all. If I use the launcher next to the Application Launcher I see the icon animate with a progress wheel, but the browser itself is never shown. If I launch Firefox from the command line I get absolutely nothing. No indication that it is doing anything. No errors. It just sits there. I don’t even get a prompt unless I hit Ctrl + C.

Ideas on how to solve this would be appreciated.

perhaps the most correct decision from the legal point of view but the most stupid from the functional point of view

Hello @slink007,

please open a new thread and explain your problem there to get help faster. :slightly_smiling_face:

Announcement-threads are not so good to solve these issues.

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Oh okay. When they asked for my impression of the release I thought that they actually wanted feedback about how the release was performing in the field.

My observations so far:

  1. KDE Plasma full ISO has no power-profiles-daemon, one needs to sync repos and install and enable it, then restart plasma-powerdevil.service user service.
  2. It has no plasma-wayland-session. Again, install the package, log out, log in.
  3. Useful touchpad settings (tap to click, etc) applied to X11 session, are different in Wayland session.
  4. No plasma-thunderbolt package OOB, no bolt system service too.
  5. I know nothing about the way HiDPI screens should be treated by default, but I think leaving them with their default ultra high resolution without any scaling applied is a ovelook too.

All the above could have been not that bad if was encountered only on Live system, but after installation it’s the same, that’s why I decided to share my experience. Given that the last time I tried Manjaro ISO was a year or more ago, I can say that it seems to have a better look and feel now despite my findings.


Was included once but it makes itself first (because W goes before X) in SDDM so we reverted it to not to maintain one more configuration parameter ourselves.

Will consider other recommendations. Scaling stuff is interesting, I’m not sure Linux is capable to detect the correct scaling for the screen (though I also know very little about this).

That’s what we were aiming for in this release. New wallpaper, installer rebranding and Plymouth activated by default were the main changes for Sikaris.


sorry for the intrusion;
in general where can i download the latest ISOs?
the one i downloaded on some time ago(not 22.0 Sikaris),required around 1.8GB of updates.