Welcome to another stable update. So what do we have with this one?
- We updated most of our kernels
- Updated curl
Pamac-Dev introduces following features:
- introduce parallel downloads with an option to set max parallel downloads
- dialog to choose opt deps
- dialog to import the required PGP keys when building a package from AUR
- option to check updates of AUR VCS packages (-git, -svn,…)
- cli now follows /etc/pamac.conf (no need to use --aur option if AUR support is enabled in pamac.conf)
- “checkupdates” action in cli now reports AUR outofdate packages (if check AUR updates is enabled)
- “search” action in cli now search in dbs and in AUR at the same time (if AUR support is enabled)
- allow PKGBUILDs to launch subprocesses
- Cinnamon get prepared for v4.0 release
- Deepin got serveral package updates
- Firefox-Dev is now on its sixth beta release
- Fixes to firefox-kde
- small fixes to our Manjaro-Tools in ISO generation
- We updated LibreOffice
- The usual upstream haskell, and python rebuilds/updates
We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all. And happy Halloween.
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Manjaro v18.0 released!
If you are curious about the latest Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download XFCE Edition with the latest 4.13 packages, aswell as our most recent styling efforts. Our KDE fans may try our KDE Edition with the latest KDE v5.14 instead. And our GNOME fans may try our Gnome Edition with the latest GNOME v3.30.
Current supported Kernels
- linux316 3.16.59
- linux318 3.18.124 [EOL]
- linux44 4.4.162
- linux49 4.9.135
- linux414 4.14.79
- linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
- linux418 4.18.17
- linux419 4.19.1
- linux414-rt 4.14.71_rt44
- linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
- linux418-rt 4.18.16_rt9
Package Updates (Tue Nov 6 18:02:34 CET 2018)
- stable community x86_64: 823 new and 814 removed package(s)
- stable core x86_64: 16 new and 16 removed package(s)
- stable extra x86_64: 540 new and 698 removed package(s)
- stable multilib x86_64: 14 new and 19 removed package(s)
A detailed list of all 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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Changes made to grub package
1. What is the GRUB hidden menu change?
The main motivation for adding this is, to get to a fully flickerfree boot.
2. How to enable hidden GRUB menu?
On new Manjaro v18.0 installs this will be enabled by default. If your system has been upgraded to v18.0 from an older release, you can enable it by running these commands:
- update your system to get latest systemd
- install linux418 or linux419:
sudo pacman -S linux41[x]
- check that you have
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUXand comment out any
sed -i -e 's|fsck||g' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf && sudo pacman -S systemd-fsck-silent
- You may want to consider early kms and fastboot for intel hardware
sudo mkinitcpio -P
sudo grub-editenv - set menu_auto_hide=1
- reboot your system
Note the grub-update will overwrite any manual changes you’ve made to your grub.cfg (normally no manually changes are done to this file).
If your system has Windows on it, but you boot it only once a year so you would still like to hide the GRUB menu, you can tell GRUB to ignore the presence of Windows by running:
sudo grub-editenv - set menu_auto_hide=2
3. How to disable hidden GRUB menu
To permanently disable the auto-hide feature run:
sudo grub-editenv - unset menu_auto_hide
That is it.
4.How to access the GRUB menu when hidden
If for some reason you need to access the GRUB menu while it is hidden there are multiple ways to get to it:
While booting keep SHIFT pressed, usually you need to first press SHIFT when the vendor logo is shown by the firmware / when the firmware says e.g. “Press F2 to enter setup” if you press it earlier it may not be seen. Note this may not work on some machines.
During boot press ESC or F8 while GRUB loads (simply press the key repeatedly directly after power on until you are in the menu).
Force the previous boot to be considered failed:
Press CTRL + ALT + DEL while booting so that the system reboots before hitting the display manager (lightdm, gdm, sddm)
Press CTRL + ALT + F6 to switch away from your display manager, followed by CTRL + ALT + DEL.
Press the power-button for 4 seconds to force the machine off. Either of these will cause the
boot_successgrub_env flag to not get set and the menu will show the next boot.
Manually set the menu show once flag by running: "grub-set-bootflag menu_show_once" This will cause the menu to show for 60 seconds before continuing with the default boot-option.
4. When is a boot considered successful ?
boot_success grub_env flag gets set when you login as a normal user and your session lasts at least 2 minutes.
So if you e.g. login, do something and then within 30 seconds type reboot in a terminal (instead of doing the reboot from the menu) then this will not count as a successful boot and the menu will show the next boot.