Pamac issue and OS suddenly slower

Ive been using my install of manjaro cinnamon for about a year now and after the initial configuration issues I got help with in the forums, everything has been perfectly fine. Now recently overnight my Add/Remove Software page looks like this and is practically unusable

If I toggle the large text accessibility option then I can actually read things.

But there is no access to the AUR and most people seem to say I just need to toggle the option for AUR in the prefferences tab, but I have nothing like that in my preferences menu.

My OS has become much slower, and several apps like webcord and steam simply won’t open, and anything that will open takes between 60 seconds to 5 minutes before it starts. I have tried upgrading the kernel, downgrading the kernel, and repairing the install of my apps through the terminal, but I don’t seem to be getting anywhere so I was hoping someone could help me out here.

Thank you!

First important question: is your system up to date? And if so, did you merge your .pacnew files?

Second question: do you have xdg-desktop-portal-gnome installed? If so, remove it and install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk instead. :arrow_down:

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome && sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

As a bonus, you might be better off with the GTK3 version of Pamac. The GTK4 version requires the installation of plugins for accessing anything other than the official Manjaro repositories. :arrow_down:

sudo pacman -Rdd pamac-gtk && sudo pacman -S pamac-gtk3

Lastly, all of this was mentioned on the pertinent update announcement threads, so it pays to regularly visit the forum and subscribe to notifications for Stable Updates. :wink:


I’m using the latest recommended version of the kernel
but as far as merging the .pacnew files, I haven’t done that yet.

I have xdg-desktop-portal-gnome installed and im currently going through your steps to get xdg-desktop-portal-gtk installed instead.

I’m a bit confused about this though because my install of pamac was able to pull from the AUR just fine before and then it was suddenly unreadable and lost the ability to access AUR out of nowhere. I’m not really sure why or what happened but I’ll do a .pacnew merge and do the gtk install, then get GTK4 pamac and I’ll report back.

That’s not the latest one. The latest 6.1 LTS kernel is 6.1.44-1. In other words, your system is not up to date yet. :arrow_down:

sudo pacman -Syu

You should. One of the important changes is that the community repo was merged into the extra repo, and as such, community is now empty and should be removed from /etc/pacman.conf.

Good. xdg-desktop-portal-gnome causes huge delays in application start times on desktops other than GNOME.

The GTK4 version of pamac was prematurely pushed out and now requires the installation of extra packages for AUR access, as well as for FlatPaks and possibly also for Snaps. The GTK3 version still works as before.


This seemed to work perfectly. Thank you so much!

• I quickly got myself up to date with 6.1.44-1

• Reverting to the GTK3 version of pamac put it right back to what I remember, and it can access the AUR just fine.

• Removing xdg-desktop-portal-gnome and using xdg-desktop-portal-gtk totally got rid of the huge delay when opening apps.

I havent merged the .pacnew files as it seems like this will be a bit more involved, but as far as I can tell, everything is up and running like before.


Well, you will also need to update your AUR packages, of course, because pacman doesn’t do that. :arrow_down:

pamac update --force-refresh --aur --devel

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