[Stable Update] 2018-12-14 - Kernels, Nvidia, Deepin, Cinnamon, Pamac, Browsers, Thunderbird, Wine



When trying to update on my laptop via TTY the combination Ctrl-Alt-F2 F3 etc … does not work to enter. I have updated via pamac perfectly.

  Host: atreides-pc Kernel: 4.19.8-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Gnome 3.30.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP G62 Notebook PC 
  v: 0497100000252710001020000 serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 143A v: 60.21 serial: <root required> 
  BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: F.0A date: 06/14/2010 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3 M 350 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 933/2266 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1372 2: 1398 
  3: 1433 4: 1453 
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Device-2: AMD Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470] driver: radeon 
  v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.3 driver: radeon 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.6 


[hardware specific issue, AMD R7 APU] [with workaround]

I got a black screen with this update (from TTY) after reboot. The monitor was on, but no image. I couldn’t switch to TTY either, so I thought it was probably a VGA driver issue.
I am using amdgpu instead of the default radeon driver for Vulkan support. GRUB kernel parameters from Arch Wiki:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet rd.udev.log-priority=3 radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1 amdgpu.dpm=1 amdgpu.dc=1”

After another reboot GRUB menu did not show up, so I guessed it was a VGA driver issue, since the system did boot up. Another reboot and with Ctrl pressing GRUB showed up, as it should.
I edited the kernel parameters a few times. Turns out:

With this update “amdgpu.dc=1” kernel parameter will result in a fault.

I don’t need this parameter now, so I am fine without it.

inxi -Fxzc0
System:    Host:xxx Kernel: 4.19.8-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: N/A 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: A88XM-E v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0801 
           date: 07/15/2014 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Steamroller rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 24933 
           Speed: 1836 MHz min/max: 1400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1714 2: 1982 3: 1408 4: 1408 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:01.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.3 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD KAVERI (DRM 3.27.0 4.19.8-2-MANJARO LLVM 7.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:01.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.8-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8168 v: 8.045.08-NAPI 
           port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.96 TiB used: 281.80 GiB (9.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1 size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD130 size: 2.73 TiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 113.57 GiB used: 72.35 GiB (63.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 20.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 10 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 54m Memory: 6.74 GiB used: 1.02 GiB (15.1%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash 
           v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.28 


Got a warning about plymouth:

plymouth: local version (1:0.8.8-3) is newer than extra (0.9.4.r36.g0cd0613-1)

Any advice about that? Keep the newer version or downgrade? Not sure what to do here and I am always extra careful with any packages used for the boot process.


What I can safely say is that 0.9.4.r36.g0cd0613-1 is the latest version in testing branch being built only on 7/12/18 - I’m pretty sure that also applies for stable branch.

So what you see is a false report from the epoch (the preceding 1). But that was done on purpose, once upon a time, and whether or not that is still relevant I have precisely no knowledge.


Everything went well as unexpected expected. No problem yet to come across.


On deepin the WiFi icon animation will now continually scan for a connection and the overlay will say “obtaining IP address” even though WiFi is connected and working fine. This issue doesn’t happen at startup and only seems to happen after waking up from suspension.


Thanks for the reply. Is there a command to regenerate with mhwd-gpu or how did you fix it?
… found it in the meantime using the nvidia x server settings. Display is fixed now, but KDE Display Settings are still somewhat confused.


Everything went fine, good job!!!:grin:
OS: Manjaro 18.0.0 Illyria
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.19.8-2-MANJARO
Uptime: 19m
Packages: 1167
Shell: bash 4.4.23
Resolution: 1366x768
DE: KDE 5.52.0 / Plasma 5.14.4
WM: KWin
WM Theme: Breath
GTK Theme: Breath [GTK2/3]
Icon Theme: maia
Font: Noto Sans Regular
CPU: AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics @ 4x 2.2GHz
GPU: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0, 4.19.8-2-MANJARO, LLVM 7.0.0)
RAM: 1266MiB / 3401MiB


No problem with KDE kernel 4.19.
Just curious that how long it usually take for upstream update being push from Arch stable to Manjaro stable? I’m really looking forward to receiving QGIS 3.4 update, which has been pushed to Arch stable on 11 Dec.


It highly varies. In average, it takes around seven days, but it can sometime takes two days, or sometime it can take 14+ days.

With the current situation, I guess you’ll have to be a bit patient.


Thank you for the info. Just updated without any issues, latest plymouth version is now installed. Due to the strange version numbering I sort of downgraded to the latest version.


I have a strange issue with Cinnamon icons after the update.

Icons for almost every program except for Chrome and Notepadqq (as far as I can tell) do not show up on the taskbar when I open the program. The icon is instead a blue gear with a white center. They show up on the Cinnamon panel, but as for the actual programs that are running they don’t show up.

Even weirder, I have two computers running Manjaro Cinnamon. The one having the icon issue was updated today. The one that isn’t was updated a few days ago.

The first one with the blue gear is firefox, the next is Xed. They should look like their panel launchers to the left.

Edit: Default Icon theme: Papirus-Adapta-Nokto-Maia-which is default for new Manjaro Cinnamon installs. I can temporary fix it by going to theme and switching icon theme, but by next restart it reverts back to using gears. Changing to a Papirus-Adapta-Maia does not help on restart, problem is again temporarily fixed by switching back to Nokto.

Edit2: Vibrancy-Colors icons have the same issue too. Instead of a gear it is just a blank on startup.

Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?


Seems identical to what I had on Testing. This bug only appeared on my desktop computer that has two screens; it was fine on my laptop and VMs.

This should be fixed with Cinnamon 4.0.6 (or later), but as a temporary workaround, you can try to downgrade Muffin to 4.0.3 if you still have the old package in your cache. This is what I did personally.

From what I understand, this is an issue that is caused by a change in Muffin and it has been fixed with some changes in the code of the Windows list applet.


@Frog I think you hit the nail on the head. The one that doesn’t have the issue is the laptop. The other is a desktop with 2 screens.


Having a good experience with this update, while my friend is having their work get delayed by windows updates. I could probably install, and update linux in the amount of time it is taking them to update windows.


It seems like the update button will soon be a Linux exclusive, with every other OS auto updating, and in windows case, rebooting in the middle of someone’s work. Linux updates in the BG, and you choose when to restart, and where, and what to update :).


What to upgrade is not for arch systems as partial upgrades aren’t supported


Update on 11 Systems without Problems.
1 System is booting in Emergency Mode only.

Which Information is needed to know what the Problem is?



The only thing I use from Arch is google-chrome and I get notified through pamac aur, a partial update.


Aur is not official
And don’t ever install aur packages without fully updating or it might break your system