[Stable-Staging Update] 2020-09-28 - Kernels, Mesa, KDE-Framework, Deepin, Systemd, Pamac, Xorg-Server, Qt

Hello community,

Another stable-staging branch update with some interesting updates for you!

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  • We updated some of our KDE-git packages plus most of our Kernels
  • Pamac 9.5.10 got released
  • Gamemode is at 1.6
  • Qt5 got updated to 5.15.1 which might break some
  • KDE Frameworks are updated to 5.74.0
  • AMDVLK got renewed to 2020.Q3.5
  • Some browsers got updated
  • Coding-language Gambas is now at 3.15.2
  • Mhwd got a fix for Intel-Nvidia Prime cards
  • Systemd got renewed to 246.6
  • Firefox is now at 81.0
  • Mesa added some more fixes with 20.1.8
  • Some more Deepin package updates
  • Calibre ebook-reader is now at 5.0
  • Some new releases of Pop-Shell and Material-Shell
  • Small update to filesystem
  • Wireshark got a new point-release
  • Wine is at 5.18
  • Usual Python and Haskell package updates and rebuilds

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our latest Manjaro Mikah 20.1 release! XFCE, KDE and Gnome

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S pacman-static
sudo pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.237
  • linux49 4.9.237
  • linux414 4.14.199
  • linux419 4.19.147
  • linux54 5.4.67
  • linux57 5.7.19 [EOL]
  • linux58 5.8.11
  • linux59 5.9-rc6
  • linux54-rt 5.4.66_rt38
  • linux56-rt 5.6.19_rt12

Packages Changes (Sat Sep 26 14:11:24 CEST 2020)

  • stable-staging community x86_64: 1654 new and 1619 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging core x86_64: 42 new and 45 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging extra x86_64: 549 new and 558 removed package(s)
  • stable-staging multilib x86_64: 33 new and 37 removed package(s)

A list of package changes may be found here

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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Known issues and solutions

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PAM and PAMBASE got updated, which might prevent you from login

Due to updates from pambase and pam you might take care about any .pacnew files in /etc/pam.d as for example pam_tally, pam_tally2 and pam_cracklib got deprecated. Read in the ArchWiki about managing those files.

Typical issue:

For recovery, it is enough to boot with kernel option “systemd.unit=rescue.target”, then proceed into /etc/pam.d and merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”

Older Issues

System takes a long time to boot

If you’ve got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here
Update: If you can see the line
dbus-daemon[1453]: [system] Connection has not authenticated soon enough, closing it (auth_timeout=30000ms, elapsed: 45146ms)
in in your dbus log ( journalctl -b -u dbus ), the new/better workaround is to switch cups from service to socket as described here:
systemctl disable org.cups.cupsd.service
systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.socket

I think I’ve some font problems

With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.

Gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell is currently incompatible with wayland

… and causes the system to freeze when the first window is tiled and can render it unbootable. Solution is a hard reset and disabling either pop shell or wayland. If the system becomes unbootable, use a live USB to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable wayland and reboot.



  • Systemd was updated to 246.5
  • Systemd was upgraded to 246.5
  • Systemd was set to 246.5

Well, the package list shows 246.6-1…

Tested on KDE & Gnome with Linux 5.8. Working great on KDE!

Gnome has the same issue with the terminal like here. I will test again if the changes proposed in the post will fix it.

Waiting for the updates to hit “my” mirrors. sudo pacman -Syu gives nothing to do.

Will: sudo pacman -Syyu give something to do?!``

No, at least not yet.
Sometimes I get updates up to a day after announcement.

Or: sudo pacman-mirrors --interactive --country France,Austria,Germany && sudo pacman -Syyu

I did sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack && sudo pacman -Syyu shortly after the announcement. It should have found the mirrors by it self.
I’ll check this command now

Still get there is nothing to do

Check the Mirrors


and your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

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Great, new stable update is near. I’ll wait for new version Virt-Manager 3.0.

The mirrors in my mirrorlist are up to date compared to the website

This is Stable-Staging update. Are you sure you aren’t on Stable?


Brand new (KDE) install and I haven’t messed with branches, so I am very sure that I am on stable.
Kernel is 5.8.6-1-Manjaro

Again: this is NOT Stable branch update.

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AAAHHHH, Staging… I have never seen that before, not often I make these kind of mistakes.


The window placement is now broken in KDE after rebooting.

For example, if I open 4 dolphin windows, they should appear in each corner of the screen, but after the update, they’re always overlapping at their last position.

The workaround for now is this:

In the meantime, you can add AllowKDEAppsToRememberWindowPositions=false in your ~/.config/kdeglobals file under the [General] section.

(Source: Reddit)

A post was merged into an existing topic: Missing Deepin DE applications