[Stable Update] 2020-02-06 - Kernels, Calamares, LibreOffice, Nvidia, KDE-Git, Qt

Hello community,

here is another Stable Update.

We will soon start pre-orderings for our new Manjaro Laptop by Tuxedo

Some feature-updates:

  • Most of the Kernels got updated
  • LibreOffice is now at 6.4
  • Palemoon browser got a minor fix to display youtube correctly.
  • Mesa got updated to 19.3.3
  • Nvidia driver got renewed to 440.59
  • Qt is now at 5.14.1. Please give us feedback if some is broken, especially in KDE!
  • The issue with flatpaks and their internet connection got resolved
  • Latest Firefox-dev release plus updates to KDE-git
  • The usual upstream fixes

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our current 19.0-pre4 ISOs and give us the needed feedback. You might also want to give our latest spin with NX-Desktop a try ...

As always we appreciate your input and feedback for the updates.

Upstream notice

Arch updated their default compression to zstd. We adopted to the same standard. More and more packages will have the zst extension from now on. If you get for what ever reason an error with ZSTD not supported as archive format you can do this:

wget https://pkgbuild.com/~eschwartz/repo/x86_64-extracted/pacman-static
chmod +x pacman-static
sudo ./pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux316 3.16.81
  • linux44 4.4.212
  • linux49 4.9.212
  • linux414 4.14.169
  • linux419 4.19.101
  • linux53 5.3.18 [EOL]
  • linux54 5.4.17
  • linux55 5.5.2
  • linux419-rt 4.19.94_rt39
  • linux54-rt 5.4.10_rt5

Package Changes (Wed Feb 5 08:04:31 CET 2020)

  • stable community x86_64: 727 new and 704 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 34 new and 34 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 490 new and 488 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 15 new and 16 removed package(s)

A detailed package list of all changes made to this update-set 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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Known issues and solutions

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Older issues

several flatpaks have issues to get a secure connection

This is a known bug and related to p11-kit update to 0.23.19. With 0.23.20-1 that issue is fixed. Please update to that version as soon our mirrors synced.

wpa_supplicant update broke Wifi for Broadcom

By enabling new features in revision 4 of v2.9 by Arch a connection with a Broadcom Wifi card was not possible anymore. This is a known bug. Either try to downgrade to revision 3 or upgrade to revision 5.

sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/w/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-2%3A2.9-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/w/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-2%3A2.9-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

(From Arch Linux) rsync compatibility

(2020-01-15, by Christian Hesse)
(This is relevant on Manjaro, as Manjaro imports rsync package directly from Arch Linux.)

Our rsync package was shipped with bundled zlib to provide compatibility with the old-style --compress option up to version 3.1.0. Version 3.1.1 was released on 2014-06-22 and is shipped by all major distributions now.

So we decided to finally drop the bundled library and ship a package with system zlib . This also fixes security issues, actual ones and in future. Go and blame those running old versions if you encounter errors with rsync 3.1.3-3 .

Source: https://www.archlinux.org/news/rsync-compatibility/

Weird font glitches (see screenshots below).

If you have weird glitches like below...



... have you tried turning it off and on again?

More seriously, so far, people that reported to have such issue noticed that the problem goes away at next boot.

Installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency of a package

If you run into an issue because of xorgproto please DON'T follow the Arch suggestion as Manjaro uses the xorgproto-transfer package to make this automatic. If you have an issue, please report and wait for an update from us!

AUR Rebuilds required after updating python 3.7 to 3.8

Packages that depend on python from the AUR will need to be rebuilt after everything else has been updated. You can rebuild some of them with the following:

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm expac yay
yay -S --rebuildtree $(pacman -Qmq $(expac %N python))

You can find other packages that need to be rebuilt by looking at the folders/files in


To find out what package owns a folder/file in that, you can use the following:

pacman -Qo folder_or_filename

If no package owns a file, it can probably be ignored.

System Settings and kinfocenter crash when entering Night Color settings randomly

Remove entire [NightColor] section of ~/.config/kwinrc
No solution yet ─ please edit as soon as a workaround is found.

xfce4-power-manager does not open / upower fails

Install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with upower 0.99.11-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

xfce4-terminal / guake / gnome-terminal does not open

Update to vte3 0.58.2-1 or install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with vte3 0.58.1-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

Replace linux52 with community/linux-latest ?

linux52 is EOL and has been removed from the repositories. It will be replaced by a metapackage which will from now on keep you on a maintained kernel.

If you want to keep the old kernel and modules then include them in your pacman.conf's IgnorePkg.

Pamac-Qt is not compatible to 9.0 API of Pamac

Pamac Qt 0.3 pre-RC: Towards the release, needs help in testing


the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here

Hopefully not overpriced like their other offerings... besides that, amazing job Manjaro!


Not working here:

"error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing nvidia-440xx-utils (440.59-1) breaks dependency 'nvidia-440xx-utils=440.44' required by linux53-nvidia-440xx"

It doesn't install anything.

Thx for reporting. Should be available shortly also for linux53 kernel. However, you might want to switch to another kernel series as we will drop that series with one of the next updates.

Please add a note that this is yet another bri.ck from the dead CPU vendor.


I had the same thing happening to me about the time you posted that.

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing nvidia-440xx-utils (440.59-1) breaks dependency 'nvidia-440xx-utils=440.44' required by linux53-nvidia-440xx"

This is now solved.
Look in the edit history if it ever crops up again

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Hello, I'm having issues since several previous updates. Detailed description here: Some recent update broke VLC open files from Samba share

In short again: after some update, I cannot open media files located on samba share (on my NAS) directly with VLC. Instead it shows me a notification from "kioexec" and tries to copy file locally before launch. I tried installing kio-fuse package, but it didn't help, only made worse: now no notification is shown by VLC is stuck until media file is silently (!) copied on local machine.

Some people on Reddit told me that it's a bug (?) and it has been fixed recently so it needs to be merged into Manjaro.


Update went well, but after it I cannot run my poker game, OMG:

$ pokerth 
pokerth: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_thread.so.1.71.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Any ideas?

it's an AUR package not compiled again since 2019. Contact the maintainer... Or if you did not get it from the AUR, remove the package you have and get it from there as the last comment was:

blacktav commented on 2019-10-29 17:52
Thanks to xx55tt we are back on the road
Release 11 requires latest boost

We had an update of boost. Seems you have to rebuild your application when you had installed it from the AUR.

Thanks that resolved the problem! :slight_smile:

I got a downgrade warning

$ pacman -Syyuuw  --noconfirm
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: ruby-domain_name: downgrading from version 1:0.5.20180417-1 to version 0.5.20190701-2
resolving dependencies...

Is it ok to go on?

I suppose it is...
Seems version numbering has changed there?

Everything installed fine but wifi is still broken on 5.5 with 3168NGW wireless card.

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I've had that once too: just go ahead or it'll keep nagging you about it...


Updated via terminal
Could not reboot through KDE
rebooted with $ sudo reboot
Back on track.

Any explanation for this (just for the sake of knowledge)?

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Using nvidia? fyi this also happens on winten.


Could be that.


Hi all,
The package file-5.38-3 looks corrupted.
No way to upgrade it.

Sorry. I had an issue with the pamac cache.

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