[Stable Update] 2020-08-16 - Kernels, Plasma, KDE Framework, Systemd, Pamac, VirtualBox, Firefox

All good with kde/5.8/nvidia
Great work!!!

Got one, created with Ventoy → [HowTo] Write Manjaro ISO to USB - bootable USB - no wasted space - Tutorials - Manjaro Linux Forum ! :wink:

Same here, before 5.8 release it was stuck in startup with this error.
Now you see the error but the laptop starts up normally (not setting the backlight correctly).

After scratching my head and wondering ‘why the heck is yay -Syu saying there is nothing to do’ when Philip has said there’s a stable branch update, and the mirrors I’m using are up to date according to mirror-check… (and then finding out after doing a mirror refresh that something was obviously broken) … no issues to report … did the update, did update-grub Et Al. … rebooted, everything seems to be working so far! :slight_smile:

screenfetch before
 ██████████████████  ████████     pfeerick@asus-h55d
 ██████████████████  ████████     OS: Manjaro 20.0.3 Lysia
 ██████████████████  ████████     Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.7.9-1-MANJARO
 ██████████████████  ████████     Uptime: 27m
 ████████            ████████     Packages: 1653
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Shell: zsh 5.8
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Resolution: 1920x1080
 ████████  ████████  ████████     DE: KDE 5.72.0 / Plasma 5.19.3
 ████████  ████████  ████████     WM: KWin
 ████████  ████████  ████████     GTK Theme: Breeze [GTK2/3]
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Icon Theme: breeze
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Disk: 3.2T / 3.8T (84%)
 ████████  ████████  ████████     CPU: Intel Core i5 650 @ 4x 3.201GHz
 ████████  ████████  ████████     GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
                                  RAM: 2561MiB / 11915MiB
screenfetch after
 ██████████████████  ████████     pfeerick@asus-h55d
 ██████████████████  ████████     OS: Manjaro 20.1 Mikah
 ██████████████████  ████████     Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.7.14-1-MANJARO
 ██████████████████  ████████     Uptime: 1m
 ████████            ████████     Packages: 1649
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Shell: zsh 5.8
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Resolution: 1920x1080
 ████████  ████████  ████████     DE: KDE 5.73.0 / Plasma 5.19.4
 ████████  ████████  ████████     WM: KWin
 ████████  ████████  ████████     GTK Theme: Breeze [GTK2/3]
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Icon Theme: breeze
 ████████  ████████  ████████     Disk: 3.2T / 3.8T (84%)
 ████████  ████████  ████████     CPU: Intel Core i5 650 @ 4x 3.201GHz
 ████████  ████████  ████████     GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
                                  RAM: 1048MiB / 11915MiB

Update went well. Running Gnome…Updating XFCE now.
Any idea when we will get LibreOffice 7?

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After it’s tested it will be moved to stable like every other package however, if you want to get it before that this post explains a few options to do so.

Hello good day, thanks for the update.

BTW I successfully install the update but, I got a small problem, the brightness level is not retained between reboots. After adjusting the brightness level then after reboot on startup the brightness level will go back to around 5 or 10 percent only.

Does anybody experience this or know how to fix it?

P.S. My DE is KDE Plasma

Update installed successfully yesterday. Proceeded to install and boot into kernel 5.8 today, no issues as of writing this.

The only question I have is re: “Boot hole”: I’m not using Secure Boot at all, do I have to mess with GRUB?

linux-latest is currently a metapackage for kernel 5.7. Shouldn’t it point to kernel 5.8? That’s the latest stable kernel.

version Kernel 5.8 has just started
there missing some drivers wifi and firmware

stay on 5.7


Ta… reverting to 5.7.

I’m having the same issue. My conky scripts were already in the correct version.

conky-lua-nv (10.1Kb) removed conky (4.9Mb). conky-lua-nv only has those 4 files that Loacoon mentioned above. If I remove conky-lua-nv and reinstall conky, then it throws run-time errors.

Probably… I seem to remember there some some criteria that needed to be met before kernels would be added as part of linux-latest probably that the kernel be sufficiently tested by the Manjaro crew and all the drivers be available. Since linux58 is currently sat at 5.8.0-2 on my list, it lookes like the 'kernel.org stable 5.8.1` isn’t in in the stable branch yet.

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All good!

Just came to Manjaro from Ubuntu. And for me and for my Hardware its best I think.

I love it and update goes well

Thanks Manjaro team for this Distro


WARNING: If you try to install video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-440xx-prime on an Optimus laptop, you got a black screen!!!
I had to revert to video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-430xx-bumblebee to get my display back…

That is something that could be made “sticky” the time that the 450 driver is available (I’ve heard it doen’t have this problem, but I haven’t try, because I rather stay on “stable”).
Otherwise, the rest of the update was trouble free on 2 computers (Gnome & Cinnamon), thanks to the Manjaro team.

Update went well. Running KDE


Hello, a newbie here :sweat_smile:
How much data did it take for the entire update can you brief me on that?

It depends on what you have installed. You can do pacman -Syu and check yourself and cancel.

I haven’t installed Manjaro yet.
Just trying to gather knowledge about everything I can so that I am totally sure before going for the OS change!

If your system is working, at point 4, you can simply use:

sudo pacman -Syyu
sudo grub-install --recheck --no-rs-codes


sudo update-grub

Then reboot.
1 e 2 are advisable, too.

A chroot is needed if after reboot you get a grub error and your system doesn’t start anymore.
But if you want to follow the longer procedure, it’s up to you, it doesn’t hurt.

However, since I’m quite a newbie, I chose the shortest way (I updated one of the two my Manjaro systems). I’m of the view that the fewer commands you give, the harder it is to make mistakes. :grin:
Good luck!