[Stable Update] 2018-12-02 - Kernels, Plasma, Mesa, Cinnamon, Gnome, Deepin, XFCE, Vulkan



Well, this updated failed for me on my laptop. First I updated by the terminal but it was the GUI terminal. Screen went black and after a while I saw the login window again.

Then I did the shortcut for the full screen terminal and did the upgrade and then a reboot. Then I could not login anymore, I login and immediately get kicked back out.

Went back to the terminal and with the update command I could a error about cinnamon-settings-daemon that could no be found.

I removed that package and with it 3 other dependency’s. I wanted to just reinstall that one package but I guess I had to remove it and the dependencies first.

Now I can’t reinstall because it finds conflicting files.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Edit: This is the error:


Working fine here with Gnome!


Those files normally belong to cinnamon-settings-daemon package. So what you could do is either remove those files, then install cinnamon-setting-daemon and other packages OR first install cinnamon-settings-daemon with pacman --overwrite and then install the rest without --overwrite.

--overwrite is not something you do in normal circumstances, but it seems appropriate for this particular situation.

See this article for pacman (Arch Wiki).


I’m impressed, everything went suspiciously fine!


try sudo pacman-mirrors -f3
first … then

sudo pacman -Syyu


Any idea when there will be an ISO of Manjaro Deepin 18 with the 4.19 kernel series?


Only @oberon can tell, as he’s the maintainer of this flavor.


Everything updated and started up with no problem. I have yet to run into problems.


No problem here.
Linux 419 & Qtile 0.12


Sorry to hear of your hassle, but i just felt i wanted to point out that from your first post you are explicitly speaking of…

Manjaro GNOME 18.0

…& that nobody else reading your second post’s…

kernel 4.19.6-1-MANJARO that breaks suspend-to-RAM

…should mistakenly interpret that as implying a generic problem. --> My KDE Lappy, just now updated, continues to Suspend [ie, to RAM] with the latest kernel version.

Good luck.


this kernel update will slow the system? as linus said.


The Kernel Patch to disable Intel SMT will come with 4.20 afaik. The “Patch” got backported to 4.19, but then, they removed it again. If my information is right. But i don’t care, my Intel Core i5 CPU does not have SMT.


how do you check if cpu has SMT ? online?


Just check your CPU specs, if your CPU is HT/SMT capable. My Core i5 Haswell isn’t. Just Google for your CPU, if you are unsure.


can you help me to find it


    Product Collection Legacy Intel® Core™ Processors
    Code Name Products formerly Ivy Bridge
    Vertical Segment Mobile
    Processor Number i5-3317U
    Status Launched
    Launch Date Q2'12
    Lithography 22 nm
    Recommended Customer Price $225.00


    # of Cores 2
    # of Threads 4
    Processor Base Frequency 1.70 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 2.60 GHz
    Cache 3 MB SmartCache
    Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
    TDP 17 W

Supplemental Information

    Embedded Options Available No
    Datasheet View now

Memory Specifications

    Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
    Memory Types DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
    Max # of Memory Channels 2
    Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
    ECC Memory Supported ‡ No

Processor Graphics

    Processor Graphics ‡ Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
    Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz
    Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
    Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
    Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
    Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Yes
    Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
    # of Displays Supported ‡ 3
    Device ID 0x166

Expansion Options

    PCI Express Revision 2.0
    PCI Express Configurations ‡ 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
    Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16

Package Specifications

    Sockets Supported FCBGA1023
    Max CPU Configuration 1
    Package Size 31.0mm x 24.0mm

Advanced Technologies

    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡ 2.0
    Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility ‡ No
    Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡ Yes
    Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡ Yes
    Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡ Yes
    Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡ Yes
    Intel® 64 ‡ Yes
    Instruction Set 64-bit
    Instruction Set Extensions Intel® AVX
    Intel® My WiFi Technology Yes
    4G WiMAX Wireless Technology Yes
    Idle States Yes
    Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes
    Intel® Demand Based Switching No
    Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
    Intel® Fast Memory Access Yes
    Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes
    Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡ Yes

Security & Reliability

    Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
    Secure Key Yes
    Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡ No
    Execute Disable Bit ‡ Yes
    Anti-Theft Technology Yes


Last OT reply from my side :wink: It does have HT (most of the mobile CPU’s do use it) https://ark.intel.com/products/65707/Intel-Core-i5-3317U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2-60-GHz-

But just wait, until 4.20 hit’s the market and we will see, how “much” performance we will loose over safety.


after I updated the system, when I open the “Downloads” folder pcmanfm automatically crashes. I don’t know if this is related to the update but this didn’t occur before.


areyou talking about Hyper-Threading right?
so i am waiting for a disaster ?
will manjaro include the patch on 4.19 ?


Every time there is a huge update to XFCE-gtk3, the theming (icons in Thunar, theming of the panel/applets/notification area icons) all revert to gnome/adwaita and font size becomes tiny on my hidpi laptap. I’m sure it’s something to do with XFCE-gtk3 settings/configurations, but I don’t know what.

It always takes one or 2 updates after that to get it back to normal.

Everything works, it just looks terrible for a while.

My laptop used to run Unstable but I had switched back to Stable repo.

I haven’t updated my PC xfce-gtk3 install yet, but that one isn’t so noticeable because most of the time I’m logged into Budgie on that one.

(I haven’t updated my original xfce-gtk2 install but I don’t foresee issues with that. Never a problem there).


Will I lose any desktop settings I tweaked with --overwrite? Or are my cinnamon settings stored somewhere else?