I run Manjaro Cinnamon edition on a Thinkpad X230t. I have 3 different issues, but I put them in one post because I think they are related.
Issue 1: For a about 2 months I noticed that in the shut-down window, the ‘Shut-Down’ button is Red? as in the attached screenshot:
It does not seem to have any effect on the buttons functionality?
This issue has not been resolved.
Issue 2: During the last few updates, I got an error message that said “Unable to lock database and failed to synchronize databases” (may not be the exact words) but the updates still proceeded as if nothing was wrong? A google search lead me to a previous post on this forum, and the solution was to run ‘Pamac update --force-refresh’ I run that command and it looked like a LOT of apps got updated! some 700Mb or so. After a restart all seemed to work fine until I tried to run a VirtualBox VM of Windows 7 That’s where Issue 3 starts
Issue 3: Windows VM ‘Aborted’?? It was working just fine before I decided to run the update command. Back to google and I tried a few suggestions. Basically just changing some of the VM settings. The one that worked was to drop the USB controller setting from 3.0 to 1.1 After that Windows VM started OK, but a pop up window suggested to update the ‘Guest Addition’ (There was no such suggestion prior to running the above command) I proceeded with the install/update of the Guest Addition, but to my surprise I can no longer set the USB controller to 3.0 (one of the function of the guest addition?)
In conclusion issue 2 caused issue 3. Issue 3 persist unless the USB setting is in USB1.1 If I set it in 2.0 or 3.0 the VM aborts I don’t use USBs in the VM so it is not a problem, but I don’t think it’s normal. And issue 1 (the red shut-down button) is still there.
Is there a more serious underlining issue with the system?? any suggestions/advice will be welcome Thanks