[Stable Update] 2018-12-23 - Kernels, Cinnamon, XFCE, Nvidia, Pamac, Firmware, Brave




Thanks Manjaro Team!! :christmas_tree:

Feliz Navidad desde España


@ philm
Mein Notebook lässt sich mit dem Kernel 4.20 nicht herunterfahren.
Das Display bleibt schwarz und ich kann nichts machen, nicht ins tty wechseln oder sonst etwas.
Ich muss es hart ausschalten (Netzkabel ziehen).

Wenn ich es neu starte, ins tty wechsel und shutdown eingebe, bleibt es bei

[ OK ] Stopped LVM2 metadata daemon.


Ich weiß Kernel 4.20 ist ja gerade erst veröffentlicht worden, ich wollte trotzdem darauf hinweisen.

Host: xxx-pc Kernel: 4.20.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: LXQt 0.13.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: N70SV v: 1.0
Mobo: ASUS model: N70SV v: 1.0 serial:
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 206 date: 05/08/2009
Topology: Single Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8700
bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 3072 KiB
Speed: 1599 MHz min/max: 1600/2533 MHz
Core speed (MHz): 1: 1599
Device-1: NVIDIA G96M [GeForce GT 130M] driver: nvidia
v: 340.107
Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.3 driver: nvidia


I realise this is me being deeply selfish, but just for me at least i welcome this. My Tower has suffered multiple freezes with all variants of 4.19 that used mq-deadline [ie, 4.19.5+], & none using 4.14 with its bfq-sq. Also 4.19.0 - 4.19.4 [cfq] were ok for me. I’ve abandoned 4.19 in favour of 4.14, specifically due to the scheduler, & intended to reassess once 4.20 came… hence i like your news.


You can disable multi-queue and select any scheduler on any kernel, e.g. via kernel boot options.



First: Merry Christmas to all!

Checking Kernel 4.20

No Problems on two Xfce Systems so far.

Quad core Intel Core i5-4570
Kernel: 4.20.0-1-MANJARO x86_64
Cedar [Radeon HD 7350/8350 / R5 220]
Display Server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: ati,radeon
Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN

Quad core AMD A8-3520M APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Kernel: 4.20.0-1-MANJARO x86_64
Display Server: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: ati,radeon
Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN


Yes i know*, but it was fastest / easiest* for me just to revert to 4.14.

*in that i know many others have mentioned this via creating custom udev files[??], but that’s not something i’ve yet researched & taught myself. It’s on the list…


Feliz Navidad y prospero año Linux!!!:fireworks::fireworks::fireworks:


Well, after this update my bluetooth mouse no longer freezes a couple of minutes after resume from suspend. You have a happy bunny here!!


Happy to say the icon issue with Cinnamon and two monitors is now fixed.

No other issues as far as I can tell due to this update.


Warning: linux-firmware: local (20181214.8aa9e3e-1) is newer than core (20181026.1cb4e51-1)

Should I downgrade? And why it wasn’t done automatically by default? Please, consider downgrading by default for the beginner. Manjaro has been user friendly so far. Please keep it that way.


If it works for you keep it as is
If not then downgrade using

sudo pacman -Syyuu


I know that, but I want Manjaro to keep being friendly with beginners. It will be easier if they provide a message box with yes or no buttons like what they did with adding the required PGP keys when installing a package from AUR.


That sounds like a feature request for Pamac:


Insert some “Blaze it” joke here.


I ran the previous two updates together (using TTY) and afterward my laptop was taking a long while to reboot (can’t remember the message in the log, but it was fairly generic). But after this latest update, that issue is resolved!


Bwomp bwomp bwomp bwomp.


It seems the 4.19.12 kernel update this time has issues. On my ASUS ROG STRIC GL702ZC it’s giving me a blank screen upon startup (it’s just the monitor that’s blank, the system itself is working, just unusable without being able to see anything). Force updating linux-firmware to a more recent version doesn’t solve the problem.

The 4.18.20 kernel (EOL) is still fine, and the new 4.20 kernel (possibly coupled with forcing an update to a recent version of linux-firmware) is also working.

So it’s advised that one should install a backup kernel just in case.



A similar theft happened in a town near where I live with a street sign for “Stoner Lane”.


It would look good in a dorm room. :thinking: