[Stable-Staging Update] 2021-06-05 - Kernels, Perl, Haskell, Tesseract, Cutefish, KDE, Systemd, Nvidia

Hello community,

Another stable-staging branch update with some usual updates for you.


Cutefish is a new DE, designed for tablets and desktop, based on qt and plasma: get the ISO!

  • Most of our Kernels got updated
  • Nvidia driver is now at 465.31. If you use Display-Port see also this!
  • There was a perl rebuild by upstream Arch. Tell us if we missed some rebuilds!
  • Cutefish DE got added
  • Kodi-Addons got updated
  • AMDVLK is now at 2021.Q2.4
  • LibreOffice is at 7.0.6
  • Mesa got updated to 21.1.2
  • Systemd is now at 248.3
  • Our toolchain got updated to gcc 11
  • KDE Gear got updated to 21.04.1
  • Lot of KDE-git package updates and removal from [community] repos
  • Other regular upstream updates including python and haskell

Get our latest daily developer images now from Github: Plasma, Gnome, XFCE. You get the latest stable releases of Manjaro from CDN77.

Our Gnome Users should try the latest Developer ISO and give us feedback!


Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.270
  • linux49 4.9.270
  • linux414 4.14.234
  • linux419 4.19.192
  • linux54 5.4.123
  • linux510 5.10.41
  • linux511 5.11.22
  • linux512 5.12.8
  • linux513 5.13-rc4
  • linux54-rt 5.4.115_rt57
  • linux59-rt 5.9.1_rt19
  • linux511-rt 5.11.4_rt11

Package Updates (Mon May 31 09:42:31 CEST 2021)

A detailed list of all package changes can 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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New issues:

  • Compiz packages like compiz-easy-patch got dropped from our repositories. Due to protobuf update you may need to rebuild that package locally on your end. Compiz-easy-patch removed from repos

  • Some Nvidia cards don’t work with the current 465.31 drivers when used with Display Port and/or 4k Monitors. More about the issue at the Nvidia Developer Forum. We recommend to switch to Nouveau driver as needed. If you however need the Nvidia driver, you can get the PKGBUILDs of the 460.73.01 version and build your driver locally with makepkg or use the pre-compiled packages: nvida-utils, dkms and lib32 + precompiled .


Older Issues

  • OS prober does not run and add other operating systems

    Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view this solution

    To restore, please execute: echo GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false|sudo tee -a /etc/default/grub && sudo update-grub

    For more information, see opening post in [Stable Update] 2021-03-08.

Nvidia card owners

  • We simplified nVidia driver installation. This means we dropped legacy drivers.
    • We recommend to switch over to Nouveau drivers if your card is mentioned here and the feature you need is not in red TO DO here for your particular card.

    • If you however still need proprietary drivers, you may want to execute the following to ensure all parts of the nVidia drivers get installed properly:

      sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
      
      If proprietary drivers don't fix everything, please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info
      1. try installing kernel 5.4 LTS (Long Term Support)
      2. If that doesn’t fix it, take a full system backup, go to a console using Ctrl+Alt+F2 and:
      • Backup /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually

      • remove all nVidia related drivers and applications:

        pacman --remove nvidia*
        
      • Note which applications are being removed and keep them handy in a list

      • Install the driver first:

        mhwd --install video-hybrid-XXX-nvidia-prime
        

        (Where XXX is amd or intel if you have hybrid graphics or the whole thing is video-nvidia if you’re on an nVidia-only system)

      • reboot and see if you at least get a screen.

      • Install all the other applications from your handy list that you still need one by one.

      • Restore /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually

      • If that wouldn’t solve the issue open a new issue here referring to this update and posting at a minimum the full output of:

        inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width
        

      If you however still have issues with your Nvidia card, you may open a new thread in our forum: https://forum.manjaro.org/c/support/Graphic-Cards/33 or look at our tutorial on compiling old Nvidia drivers.

For AMD GPU users having a black screen with kernel 5.10

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info

Due to a bug in the AMD drivers, please try the following first:

For GRUB:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /etc/default/grub in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save
  6. Execute sudo update-grub and reboot

For systemd-boot:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/loader/entries/manjarolinux5.10.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Add amdgpu.dc=0 to the end of the line options
  4. Save & reboot

For rEFInd:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/refind_linux.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: "Boot using default options" "root=
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save & reboot

Possible 2 Min delay on shutdown with Gnome

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info
  • If you got the problem with shutdown delay (about 2min) on Gnome, here is a workaround:
    • Edit /usr/lib/systemd/user/gnome-session-restart-dbus.service in your favourite editor as root and add Slice=-.slice as a line all by itself like this:

      [Service]
      Type=notify
      Slice=-.slice
      ExecStart=/usr/lib/gnome-session-ctl --restart-dbus
      
    • Click this link For more information

Touchpad on a ThinkPad stops working

  • Restart again, please.

You get [PKGNAME] warning: directory permissions differ on [Directory name]

followed by:

Filesystem: NNN package MMM

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view this solution
  • The solution:

    sudo chmod MMM DirectoryName
    

Where obviously MMM is the second number you see (the correct one)

  • The explanation:
    Your package expects the security permissions to be MMM but your system is set to NNN. This is just a warning (today) but to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest and greatest security rules it’s advised to execute the above command.

Systemd error message: .slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups

If you have a similar error message like this:

systemd[1004]: -.slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups from /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service, ignoring: Permission denied

… you may need to add this Grub parameter to your /etc/default/grub file in line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=true. To update your grub menu, call: sudo update-grub. For more information on that issue, see also Arch Forum.


Python 3.9 Requires Rebuilds

Instructions for quickly and easily rebuilding affected AUR packages:

# Install yay
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm yay

# Rebuild AUR python packages
yay -S --noconfirm $(pacman -Qqo "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages")

libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

2020-10-23 - Sébastien Luttringer

The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

libtraceevent: /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

https://www.archlinux.org/news/libtraceevent59-1-update-requires-manual-intervention/

OpenVPN connection times out.

Workaround: donwgrade openvpn (2.5.0-1 => 2.4.9-2).
For a proper solution follow this bug report on Arch Linux: FS#68480 : [openvpn] running unprivileged with iproute no longer working

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”

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 cups.service
systemctl enable cups.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.

GDM does not start (black screen when booting gnome edition)

Log into your system via tty and depending on your use of Plymouth or bootsplash-systemd choose a option from this post

Hi,

I test right now Cutefish, is it a part of KDE or dev by the Manjaro team ?
Post written with Cutefish live iso :-)

    ~  uname -a                                                                              INT ✘ 
Linux manjaro 5.10.40-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed May 26 18:11:23 UTC 2021 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    ~  date -u                                                                                   ✔ 
Sat Jun  5 09:58:24 AM UTC 2021

Can’t make some screenshot… not tested on a virtual machine

Nice job !

I believe it should be cutefish, curefish. :wink:

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hey guys, how do I actually change to the staging branch?

in pacman mirrors I have tried staging and stable-staging

You tried the following?

sudo pacman-mirrors --api --set-branch stable-staging

thanks I was trying to edit pacman-mirrors.conf

Update is all good for me, running AMD hardware and 5.12 kernel, native and proton games still working and I think a texture flickering bug is gone.

https://cutefishos.com/

systemd got again downgraded to 247.x. Will do a stable snap soon.

Again!?! Why?

Thanks for your answer and the link.