[Stable Update] 2018-03-18 - Kernels, Xorg-Stack, Systemd, KDE Frameworks, Firefox, Nvidia, Deepin

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#1

Hi community,

welcome to another stable update of Manjaro. Mostly we worked on our Kernels, Deepin, Xorg and added regular upstream updates as usual.

Here is the list of changes in more details:

  • We updated some of our Browsers
  • We fixed the language issue we had with firefox.
  • We fixed the firefox distribution issue
  • We updated some of our Kernels
  • We added the latest KDE Frameworks
  • We worked on Systemd
  • We added the latest Deepin packages
  • We upgraded our Nvidia driver
  • We upgraded some parts of our Xorg-Stack
  • We added regular upstream updates like Haskell and Python
  • We updated some of our ISO settings

Our effort and all the needed information about the new security risk can be found here.

So please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Users of our 32-bit Distro should read this.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.55
  • linux318 3.18.99 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.50
  • linux44 4.4.121
  • linux49 4.9.87
  • linux414 4.14.27
  • linux415 4.15.10
  • linux416 4.16-rc5
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.14.24_rt19
  • linux-RT 4.14.24_rt19

Package Updates (Sat Mar 17 12:03:04 CET 2018)

  • stable community x86_64: 676 new and 676 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 37 new and 37 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 357 new and 362 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 37 new and 39 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all changes can be found here.


  • No issues, 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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Mousepad didn't see my printer
[Stable Update] 2018-03-14 - Kernels, Browsers, KDE, Vulkan, Python, Haskell
#2

Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.


Missing libpsl.so.5 (Stable 2018-03-18)

You have old packages installed which are built against an old library version; the current version (soname) is libpsl.so.6. You must upgrade all packages with this dependency - including Network Manager.

You can temporarily downgrade libpsl (or extract the missing library version) using an old package but you must update fully as soon as you are able to. Check for any held/ignored packages in /etc/pacman.conf.

Network Manager 1.10.6-1 is built against libpsl.so.5. The “soname” version was incorrectly increased upstream to libpsl.so.6 and later reverted to so.5. In between, however, many packages were built against the “incorrect” version (e.g. curl).

To fix this there is a rebuilt Network Manager (1.10.6-1.0) arriving soon in stable.


Older issues

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


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.


I get “error: command failed to execute correctly” during a GRUB update

Run 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 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 :wink:).


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.


No kernel 4.14.24-1-MANJARO headers. You must install them to use DKMS!

Install the missing linux414-headers package



[Stable Update] 2018-04-02 - Kernels, ZFS, Pamac, Udisks2
Known Issues from Stable Updates Announcements
#3

Normally it means “No risk, No fun”, but in this case it means “No risk - much fun” :wink:

Thanks to the manjaro-team.

regards
caho


#4

Hi,

No problems. All seems be fine.

Many thanks!


#5

i have this report with kernel 4.15 series

mars 18 12:53:47 mjro kernel: Intel Spectre v2 broken microcode detected; disabling Speculation Control

also report new /systemd/loging.conf.pacnew


#6

Smooth update, thank you!

This update resolved my printer problems with mousepad ,thank you so much.

I’m a little upset by the fact that pcsxr was dropped by the official repos, however.


#7

Did you check dmesg | grep microcode and was intel-ucode updated on your end?


#8

sudo pacman -Syyu was fine, though showing some weird infos?

:: Some packages should be upgraded first...
Löse Abhängigkeiten auf...
Suche nach in Konflikt stehenden Paketen...

Pakete (1) manjaro-system-20180318-1

Gesamtgröße des Downloads:           0,01 MiB
Gesamtgröße der installierten Pakete:  0,01 MiB
Größendifferenz der Aktualisierung:  0,00 MiB

:: Installation fortsetzen? [J/n] j
:: Empfange Pakete...
 manjaro-system-20180318-1-any        14,9 KiB   219K/s 00:00 [##################################] 100%
(1/1) PrĂĽfe SchlĂĽssel im SchlĂĽsselring                        [##################################] 100%
(1/1) Überprüfe Paket-Integrität                              [##################################] 100%
(1/1) Lade Paket-Dateien                                      [##################################] 100%
(1/1) PrĂĽfe auf Dateikonflikte                                [##################################] 100%
(1/1) ĂśberprĂĽfe verfĂĽgbaren Festplattenspeicher               [##################################] 100%
:: Verarbeite Paketänderungen...
(1/1) Aktualisiere manjaro-system                             [##################################] 100%
==> Fix firefox upgrade ...
==> Fix sddm upgrade ...
Warnung: sddm-0.17.0-5 ist aktuell -- Reinstalliere
Löse Abhängigkeiten auf...
Suche nach in Konflikt stehenden Paketen...

Pakete (1) sddm-0.17.0-5

Gesamtgröße des Downloads:           3,36 MiB
Gesamtgröße der installierten Pakete:  4,63 MiB
Größendifferenz der Aktualisierung:  0,00 MiB

:: Installation fortsetzen? [J/n] 
:: Empfange Pakete...
Lade sddm-0.17.0-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz herunter...
PrĂĽfe SchlĂĽsselring...
Prüfe Paketintegrität...
Lade Paket-Dateien...
PrĂĽfe auf Dateikonflikte...
ĂśberprĂĽfe verfĂĽgbaren Festplattenspeicher...
:: Verarbeite Paketänderungen...
Reinstalliere sddm...
:: Starte post-transaction hooks...
(1/3) Updating system user accounts...
(2/3) Creating temporary files...
(3/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
:: Starte post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Warnung: /var/lib/pacman/db.lck fehlt in Sperrdatei

:: Starte vollständige Systemaktualisierung...
  • conflicting package manjaro-system-20180318-1, sddm-0.17.0-5 (up to date, reinstalling?)
  • /var/lib/pacman/db.lck missing

#9

All good on my KDE system. Many thanks for more good work.


#10

@philm
for kernel series 4.14 and 4.15

 dmesg | grep microcode
[    0.000000] microcode: microcode updated early to revision 0xc2, date = 2017-11-16
[    0.000000] Intel Spectre v2 broken microcode detected; disabling Speculation Control
[    0.481016] microcode: sig=0x506e3, pf=0x2, revision=0xc2
[    0.481274] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.2.

i have also checked version microcode in repos
( version 20180312 , in manjaro repos in 20180314 , missing skylake microcode actually )


#11

Ah, that’s what it is. I reported this in the testing thread. :neutral_face:

Edit: for those, like me, wanting a bit of reassurance see: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=235153


#12

I am also showing the pacman errorwarning: lock file missing /var/lib/pacman/db.lck


#13

Since the update of Firefox to 59.0.1 I have Firefox running one of the CPUs at 100% permanently. Same behavior with all add-ons disabled. I am running Cinnamon DE.

System:    Host: latitude Kernel: 4.15.10-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6510 v: 0001 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A16 date: 12/05/2013
Battery    BAT0: charge: 94.1 Wh 149.9% condition: 62.8/94.1 Wh (67%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7 M 620 (-MT-MCP-) speed/max: 1469/2667 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218M [NVS 3100M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@59.99hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NVS 3100M/PCIe/SSE2 version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.106
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n driver: wl
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (12.4% used)
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 1:14 Memory: 1893.8/3873.9MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

#14

Same here.


#15

Thanks Manjaro-team!
Update OK, DE XFCE kernel 414.


#16

Good update no problems at all on 2 production machines-
MacPro 8.1 i5 2435M Intel graphics, Kernel 4.14.27-1 XFCE
Asus Z270 I7-7700 NVidia GT-730, 390.42 XFCE Kernel 4.14.27-1

Thanks very much to the developers and maintainers.


#17

Thanks guys,

For me, the lagginess in chromium is gone after this update.


#18

Update ok. Manjaro Gnome

Thanks very much to the developers and maintainers.


#19

An immediate issue I noticed in Firefox is where the characters aren’t mapping correctly. For example, when I type in the URL, what would normally look like https://manjaro.org becomes https•;;manjaro#org

I assume the input is correct to the browser, but the displayed output is not correct to the user. Any ideas? Using 4.14.25-1 and Cinnamon DE. Just updated an hour ago.


#20

Is your keyboard layout correct?