[Stable Update] 2018-09-09 - Kernels, KDE Plasma & Apps, Browsers, Mesa, Deepin, AMDVLK

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#93

This issue pop-upped while ago it was solved but it pop-upped again.


#94

No problems here on the Deepin Community Edition.


#95

Spooky! Things that go bump in the night! :rofl:


#96

Chromium seems to be a lot slower and more unstable for me now. Am having a lot of issues with it.

Not sure if it is the Chromium update itself or some other funny business. I do think the Chromium/Firefox updates came a couple of days later than the system update, though…


#97

Haven’t updated in 3 months.

Impressed with performance after update on 12 year-old pc with AMD64 cpu. Noticed the cpu and motherboard are cooler than before the update. Everything is running a lot smoother.

Did have an issue with virtualbox not being able to see shared folders. Resolved that issue after installing virtualbox-guest-dkms.


#98

Gnome stable: No issues whatsoever. :slight_smile:


#99

Everything is working fine after update on deepin.

Just one insignificant quirk: The volume control in the dock now goes up to 150% instead of just 100%.

EDIT: Just checked a couple of my VB unstable installs, Cinnamon and deepin, and they do the same thing. Maybe that’s normal and I’ve just not noticed it before??


#100

You can use the audio settings to limit it to 100% which has been the default at least previously.


#101

XFCE and laptop user here. The backlight control has been sluggish for me since this update. Hitting the backlight increase/decrease button takes about 1s to take effect. Holding it or hitting it quickly multiple times buffers the increase/decrease in brightness, but it still takes ~1s per step.

This is an excerpt of journalctl -f while hitting backlight buttons a few times:

Sep 15 13:06:26 inspektorgadget pkexec[1850]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:26 inspektorgadget pkexec[1850]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 1908736]
Sep 15 13:06:27 inspektorgadget pkexec[1859]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:27 inspektorgadget pkexec[1859]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 1490944]
Sep 15 13:06:27 inspektorgadget pkexec[1868]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:27 inspektorgadget pkexec[1868]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 1073152]
Sep 15 13:06:28 inspektorgadget pkexec[1877]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:28 inspektorgadget pkexec[1877]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 655360]
Sep 15 13:06:29 inspektorgadget pkexec[1886]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:29 inspektorgadget pkexec[1886]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 237568]
Sep 15 13:06:30 inspektorgadget pkexec[1895]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1000)
Sep 15 13:06:30 inspektorgadget pkexec[1895]: carlos: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/xfpm-power-backlight-helper --set-brightness 0]

This is the output of journalctl -p3 -b:

-- Logs begin at Tue 2016-11-22 19:34:34 CET, end at Sat 2018-09-15 13:06:30 CEST. --
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:1: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:2: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:3: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:4: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:5: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:6: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:24 inspektorgadget systemd-udevd[281]: Invalid rule /etc/udev/rules.d/50-euvccam.rules:7: unknown key 'SYSFS{idVendor}'
Sep 15 13:01:25 inspektorgadget kernel: tpm tpm0: A TPM error (7) occurred attempting to read a pcr value
Sep 15 13:01:30 inspektorgadget kernel: [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun
Sep 15 13:01:38 inspektorgadget ntpd[861]: bind(21) AF_INET6 fe80::b367:d639:52eb:6b18%3#123 flags 0x11 failed: Cannot assign requested address
Sep 15 13:01:38 inspektorgadget ntpd[861]: unable to create socket on wls1 (5) for fe80::b367:d639:52eb:6b18%3#123

This may be related to the issues by another user reported here. (Although they report a “few minutes” of latency.)


#102

Yes, I have experienced this as well on with the Cinnamon desktop. Twice I think, but had not yet connected it to Pamac, but that was what I was using at the moment of the freeze.


#103

xps9550,KDE,linux44, update OK


#104

I discovered that Polkit’s pkexec appears to be what is causing the delay:

  1. When I tried running the logged command xfpm-power-backlight-helper from a terminal, it complained that This program can only be used by the root user.
  2. When I tried sudoing it, it further complained: This program must only be run through pkexec.
  3. Running the backlight command with pkexec instead of sudo works, and it produces the same delay as running it from hotkeys.
  4. Other commands run with pkexec (I tried echo and brillo, another backlight tool) are delayed in the same way.

So, does anybody know what’s up with pkexec/Polkit?


#105

The backlight keypress delay may be related to a change in fd limits for Steam. xorg-xbacklight may work better. You can also try editing the relevant config files in /etc/systemd/system.conf.d/ and /etc/systemd/user.conf.d/ to lower values.


Slow Brightness Change When Using FN Key
#106

Wow, that was it, thank you! I reverted steam-manjaro to 1.0.0.55-3 and rebooted, and now the backlight control is snappy again. What a strange bug.

As I don’t want to keep steam from updating forever, I’ll manually comment out the increased FD limit in the system file (and hope that I don’t forget about it in case I ever want to use Steam Play).

xbacklight doesn’t work for me:

> xbacklight
No outputs have backlight property

#107

I’d like to know the answer to this, too! I’m a new Manjaro user (not a new linux user, but long story. . . ). I’m setting up a Manjaro audio production machine. I followed @crazyg4merz’s helpful guide to installing jack as a pulseaudio client. He uses Claudia several times. I installed all the Cadence packages. The odd thing is that although Claudia is listed as installed in the package manager (Xfce), I can’t launch it. I CAN launch Catia, but Claudia is somehow there and not there. Is Claudia somehow deprecated now?


#108

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