Known issues and solutions
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My mouse is jittering like hell!
Seems the new libinput update created some issues with some touchpads. If our new kernel updates don’t solve the issue for you, you may think about downgrading libinput instead, until upstream found a proper solution for you:
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/libinput/libinput-1.9.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
xorgproto, libxfont, can’t remove… what?
Refresh your mirrors and try the update again. This package conflict should be resolved.
Otherwise, say Yes to replace all the “proto” packages with xorgproto. If it wants to remove any packages, STOP, and run
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 3
sudo pacman -Syyu
KDE Global Menu on all my windows
Check System Settings -> Application Style -> Window Decorations -> Buttons.
Make sure global menu widget is removed from the Titlebar, for some reason it was added in 5.12 when the global menu setting option was removed.
KDE remove green separator line between Titlebar and Window
System Settings>Application Style>Window Decorations>Breeze>Settings Icon
Turn off “Draw separator …”
On KDE my external drives don’t get automounted when I plugged them in
As a workaround put into the KDE/Plasma autostart the program udiskie (just plain like that), after you had installed it. A re-login may be needed to get it active. As alternative start it manually for your current session.
My system won’t boot anymore after this update
Most likely you are using a freetype2 package from the AUR. Due the harfbuzz update, your system is broken. So either install the official supported freetype2 package from our repositories or downgrade to harfbuzz v1.7.4:
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/h/harfbuzz/harfbuzz-1.7.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
You might try also try Freetype2-ultimate5 — fonts like in Infinality's ultimate5 which is a maintained package.
I get “
error: command failed to execute correctly” during a GRUB update
sudo update-grub once more to ensure the command has worked correctly.
GNOME shell crashes
It’s probably an issue with an extension which needs to be updated. Disable them in turn until you find the one responsible.
If it’s when inserting USB drives, disable “Places Status Indicator”.
Font-Shadow issue within XFCE
Switch to another theme (e.g. Arc Maia), or execute the following cmd to fix the issue:
xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /desktop-icons/center-text -n -t bool -s false
This fixes the issue properly. (Can follow the links from Ask-Ubuntu #801478 to what exists for the xfce documentation.)
After the command is run the entry
<property name="center-text" type="bool" value="false"/> is created under “desktop-icons” in /home/[user]/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-desktop.xml.
Firefox 58 won’t open
Please check this thread:
Firefox 59 displays only in English
To solve the issue please do the following:
sudo sed -i '/matchOS/a pref("intl.locale.requested","");' /usr/lib/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/vendor.js
I don’t see any updates
That’s because your mirror is out of date. It can take several hours before a mirror get updated. If you want updates right now, run these commands :
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 3
sudo pacman -Syyu
You can always check the state of every mirrors here.
I get a black screen on boot or something doesn’t work
That’s probably because you have a partial set of updated packages. Switch to a text console using CTRL+ALT+F2, log in, then run the commands above.
An AUR package is stopping the update because of a conflict
Remove the AUR package, update, then reinstall the AUR package.
An AUR package says a key is invalid
You need to add the key to your keychain. Do a search of the forum, the answer has already been posted (several times ).
Manual intervention for Gnome,Budgie and Mate:
Because the default icons set has changed from arc-maia to papirus-maia, you need to install papirus-maia-icon-theme manually. Otherwise, fallback icons ( for example, adwaita ) might be used instead.
conflicting files: zita-resampler: /usr/lib/libzita-resampler.so.1 already exists in filesystem
Some users got this error when they tried to update their system. If you have this message, remove
/usr/lib/libzita-resampler.so.1 manually before updating.
No kernel 4.14.24-1-MANJARO headers. You must install them to use DKMS!
Install the missing