[Stable Update] 2020-05-19 - Kernels, Calamares, KDE Framework, MSM, Wine

Hello. Gnome version here. The update went fine. I followed the instructions for "qgnomeplatform" and then checked my orphans:

chrome-gnome-shell                10.1-3               extra      27,1 kB
cython                            0.29.17-1            community  8,9 MB
gnome-shell-extension-gamemode    4.r5.g03d73fb-1      community  24,7 kB
gnome-shell-extension-openweather 1.0.r243.g1c9dd03-1  community  558,0 kB
kvantum-theme-matchama            20191118-1           community  2,4 MB
liburing                          0.6-1                community  52,2 kB
manjaro-base-skel                 20171029-3           extra      17,4 kB
manjaro-gdm-branding              20200425-1           community  3,9 kB
manjaro-gnome-extension-settings  20200426-1           community  1,5 kB
manjaro-gnome-settings            20200512-1           community  26,1 kB
matcha-gtk-theme                  20200510-1           community  18,2 MB
python-pytest                     5.4.2-1              community  2,8 MB
qt5-styleplugins            community  1,3 MB
qt5ct                             0.41-2               community  949,4 kB
ttf-hack                          3.003-2              extra      1,3 MB
xcursor-breeze                    5.11.5-1             community  5,5 MB

Should all of these be orphans? The breeze-cursor theme ? Gnome Shell Extensions ?

What instructions where? If you're going to use QGNOMEPlatform instead of Qt5Ct, then you no longer need qt5ct & qt5-styleplugins. None of the others are related.

It looks like you uninstalled manjaro-gnome-assets as a lot of those packages are dependencies of it. To check, run the following:

pacman -Si manjaro-gnome-assets

You can mark packages you want to be explicitly installed by using:

sudo pacman -D --asexplicit package-name

Or, you can reinstall manjaro-gnome-assets, of course.

Here are the instructions at the end of the pacman.log for QGNOMEPlatform

[2020-05-20T01:00:09+0300] [ALPM] running 'manjaro-gnome-messages.hook'...
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ESC[1;1mESC[1;32m==>ESC[1;0mESC[1;1m Printing support installedESC[1;0m
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ESC[1;1mESC[1;32m==>ESC[1;0mESC[1;1m We have switched into qgnomeplatform instead qt5ct so now 
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> qt5ct
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> qt5-styleplugins
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     are marked as orphans. If you want you can continue to use this two packages but
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     if you want use qgnomeplatform engine you need to modify your /etc/environment 
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     with this changes:
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     remove or comment this:
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=qt5ct
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     add:
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=1
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gnome
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     -> QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=kvantum
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]     This is allESC[1;0m
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM] running 'update-desktop-database.hook'...
[2020-05-20T01:00:10+0300] [ALPM] running 'update-mime-database.hook'...

I removed manjaro-gnome-assets at:

[2020-05-15T01:02:00+0300] [ALPM] removed manjaro-gnome-assets (20200425-1)

because it was marked as orphan.

Also manjaro-gnome-settings is installed and got upgraded:

[2020-05-20T00:59:46+0300] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-gnome-settings (20200426-1 -> 20200512-1)
[2020-05-20T00:59:46+0300] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-settings-manager (0.5.6-8 -> 0.5.6-9)
[2020-05-20T00:59:46+0300] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-settings-manager-notifier (0.5.6-8 -> 0.5.6-9)


@Ste74 Was this expected behavior?

Um... sanity?

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Globally flawless here too (KDE plasma), except a minor glitch in kinfocenter. Some menus/icons disappeared (see screenshot (there are others problems on this screenshot but not for this thread)).


Presumably an upstream problem, coz my Arch is now also doing this... btw.


The mouse scroll not working on the desktop is not a bug, but a change in behaviour.

It was changed a while ago and announced at https://pointieststick.com/ . Now you need to scroll the mouse on the virtual desktops at the bottom left of your screen. They are using the mouse scroll for something else but I don't remember what. Maybe some better informed person can chime in.

I think it is. it only happens when "Folder View" is selected (in Desktop, it works fine).
We can choose any action for "Vertical-Scroll" in "Mouse Actions", all are ignored.
Other users have already noticed this problem.

Thank you for the updates but how ever after update my Notifications are off the grid..!! KDE 5.18 :upside_down_face:

Ah, when I read the article there were no comments yet, but I'm glad to hear I can safely upgrade!

Famous concatenated menu.
This also happens here. Nothing severe.


No issue here. KDE linux54 + move to kernel 5.6 post update.

Today I received the notification, that I can upgrade intel-ucode from 20191115-3 to 20200508-1. My question is, if undervolting of CPU/GPU is still possible after this upgrade? I know, Intel wants to lock this feature due to Plundervolt. Until now, I used intel-undervolt to restrict CPU/GPU to -110mV and I don't want to lose the additional performance.

in manjaro Kde, after the update, trying to start a script or Htop from the menu, results in this error: impossible to find the program "Konsole", but from the terminal the programs start normally.

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Thanks to the Manjaro Team for another great update. All went fine on my Manjaro KDE machine (Linux 4.19). Just a minor issue: latte dock animations (show/hide and parabolic zoom) are noticeably slower after the update. Could this be related to the issue mentioned by @muvori?

Hello everyone,

Everything went just fine.

I also edited /etc/environment as follows:


Changing this file leads to a warning message in the Qt5 Settings application stating

Please remove the QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE environment variable (current value: kvantum).

I really am a real noob :smile:

Was searching for orphan packages after the update and the changes. Turns out the Qt5 settings application is obsolete now.

I know I probably should have first understand what I am changing before applying the change.


After update (Manjaro KDE) the programs that open with the console as a "htop" do not work.

After update on a Manjaro Gnome install on Macbook Vbox guest, kernel changed to the real time kernel. I changed it back to LTS on a reboot.

After rebooting, my mouse started to behave very weirdly (scroll button was ignored, clicking anywhere selected everything between an arbitrary point, like the start of the line, to the pointer). Firefox was almost unusable (clicking to get a new tab opens a new firefox instance instead, clicking on a bookmarks' folder also starts a new firefox instance but with all bookmarks opening in the same time, clicking on any link opens a new instance) (to get here I got through 7 or 8 firefox windows). Arrows up and left do not work in the terminal any longer (they print A or B).

Now I'm writing this, it seems to work correctly again, but what was this??

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