[Stable Update] 2020-11-22 - Kernels, Pamac, Gnome, Jade, OnlyOffice, Xorg-Server

Hello community,

Another stable branch update with some usual updates for you!

Latest release candidate of Nibia is out. Test it now! #stayhome, #staysafe, #stayhealthy

  • Most of our Kernels got renewed
  • Pamac automatically updates appstream-data as needed
  • Some more fixes to our Gnome packages
  • Our inhouse developed Jade-Desktop got some nice updates
  • OnlyOffice is now at 6.0.2
  • We added some more patches to Xorg-Server

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 latest Manjaro Nibia 20.2 release candidate! KDE, XFCE and Gnome

Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.244
  • linux49 4.9.244
  • linux414 4.14.207
  • linux419 4.19.158
  • linux54 5.4.78
  • linux57 5.7.19 [EOL]
  • linux58 5.8.18 [EOL]
  • linux59 5.9.10
  • linux510 5.10-rc4
  • linux54-rt 5.4.77_rt43
  • linux59-rt 5.9.1_rt19

Packages Changes (Tue Nov 17 15:47:17 CET 2020)

  • stable community x86_64: 97 new and 94 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 15 new and 15 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 130 new and 123 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2020-11-18           2020-11-22
                       calindori-git   1.2.r39.ge4aa288-1    1.3.r0.ga9eb355-1
                            corectrl              1.1.1-4              1.1.1-5
                               cpu-x 4.0.1.r66.g790bb88-1 4.0.1.r68.g0cd9a3e-1
                         edid-decode       r474.9ef2c6e-1       r486.474485f-1
gnome-control-center-pop-shell-shortcuts       3.38.1-1.1                    -
     gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell              1.0.2-1              1.0.3-1
                           jadesktop              1.2.3-1              1.2.4-1
                            kalk-git   0.1.r35.gc90941f-1   0.1.r39.g44d7e20-1
                       krecorder-git        r66.f72b615-1        r66.f72b615-2
                   kuserfeedback-git       r704.83982f1-1       r705.1d3f374-1
                        kweather-git    0.3.r1.gc13638d-1    0.3.r2.g7b633ae-1
     libnautilus-extension-typeahead             3.38.1-1             3.38.2-1
               manjaro-arm-installer              1.3.6-1              1.3.6-2
               manjaro-jade-settings           20201029-1           20201120-1
                         mauikit-git  1.2.0.r0.g65adde8-1  1.2.0.r0.g65adde8-2
            microsoft-office-web-jak            1:2.1.0-2            1:2.1.1-2
                  nautilus-typeahead             3.38.1-1             3.38.2-1
           onlyoffice-desktopeditors              6.0.1-1              6.0.2-1
                 plasma-settings-git       r817.4756c30-1       r818.2b3c48e-1
                            popsicle0.1.5.r183.g1a67cff-1  1.3.0.r0.gb9d9332-1
                python-gtkspellcheck              4.0.5-1              4.0.6-1
         python-jade-application-kit              3.5.5-1              3.5.6-2
                    telegram-desktop           2.4.10-0.2           2.4.11-0.1
                            topgrade              5.9.0-1              6.0.0-1
                              ventoy             1.0.28-1             1.0.29-1
                             xplayer              2.2.8-1              2.2.8-2
                             hotspot                    -            1.3.0-1.1
                         libquotient                    -              0.6.2-1
                         neochat-git                    -     r1061.g2c7e7f4-1
                      rustc-demangle                    -           0.1.18-1.1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2020-11-18           2020-11-22
                   amd-ucode 20201113.r1774.2ea8667-1 20201120.r1785.bc9cd0b-1
              linux-firmware 20201113.r1774.2ea8667-1 20201120.r1785.bc9cd0b-1
                            linux414           4.14.206-1           4.14.207-1
                    linux414-headers           4.14.206-1           4.14.207-1
                            linux419           4.19.157-1           4.19.158-1
                    linux419-headers           4.19.157-1           4.19.158-1
                             linux44            4.4.243-1            4.4.244-1
                     linux44-headers            4.4.243-1            4.4.244-1
                             linux49            4.9.243-1            4.9.244-1
                     linux49-headers            4.9.243-1            4.9.244-1
                             linux54             5.4.77-1             5.4.78-1
                     linux54-headers             5.4.77-1             5.4.78-1
                             linux59              5.9.8-2             5.9.10-1
                     linux59-headers              5.9.8-2             5.9.10-1
                     manjaro-release            20.2pre-1             20.2rc-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2020-11-18           2020-11-22
            archlinux-appstream-data         20200720-1.1                    -
                gnome-control-center           3.38.1-1.1             3.38.2-1
              grub-theme-live-common               20.2-9              20.2-10
             grub-theme-live-manjaro               20.2-9              20.2-10
                  grub-theme-manjaro               20.2-9              20.2-10
                  linux414-acpi_call            1.1.0-178            1.1.0-179
                   linux414-bbswitch              0.8-178              0.8-179
                linux414-ndiswrapper              1.63-28              1.63-29
               linux414-nvidia-340xx           340.108-48           340.108-49
               linux414-nvidia-390xx           390.132-56           390.132-57
               linux414-nvidia-418xx           418.113-53           418.113-54
               linux414-nvidia-430xx            430.64-54            430.64-55
               linux414-nvidia-435xx            435.21-64            435.21-65
               linux414-nvidia-440xx           440.100-22           440.100-23
               linux414-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-6          450.80.02-7
               linux414-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-2
                   linux414-nvidiabl             0.88-178             0.88-179
                      linux414-r8168          8.048.03-25          8.048.03-26
                   linux414-tp_smapi              0.43-70              0.43-71
                linux414-vhba-module          20200106-41          20200106-42
    linux414-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-4             6.1.16-5
                        linux414-zfs              0.8.5-6              0.8.5-7
                  linux419-acpi_call            1.1.0-148            1.1.0-149
                   linux419-bbswitch              0.8-148              0.8-149
                linux419-ndiswrapper              1.63-38              1.63-39
               linux419-nvidia-340xx           340.108-68           340.108-69
               linux419-nvidia-390xx           390.132-77           390.132-78
               linux419-nvidia-418xx           418.113-76           418.113-77
               linux419-nvidia-430xx            430.64-76            430.64-77
               linux419-nvidia-435xx            435.21-87            435.21-88
               linux419-nvidia-440xx           440.100-29           440.100-30
               linux419-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-7          450.80.02-8
               linux419-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-2
                   linux419-nvidiabl             0.88-147             0.88-148
                      linux419-r8168          8.048.03-34          8.048.03-35
                  linux419-rtl8723bu          20200904-13          20200904-14
                   linux419-tp_smapi              0.43-97              0.43-98
                linux419-vhba-module          20200106-62          20200106-63
   linux419-virtualbox-guest-modules             6.1.16-5             6.1.16-6
    linux419-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-5             6.1.16-6
                        linux419-zfs              0.8.5-7              0.8.5-8
                   linux44-acpi_call            1.1.0-174            1.1.0-175
                    linux44-bbswitch              0.8-174              0.8-175
                 linux44-ndiswrapper              1.63-22              1.63-23
                linux44-nvidia-340xx           340.108-39           340.108-40
                linux44-nvidia-390xx           390.132-45           390.132-46
                linux44-nvidia-418xx           418.113-44           418.113-45
                linux44-nvidia-430xx            430.64-43            430.64-44
                linux44-nvidia-435xx            435.21-45            435.21-46
                linux44-nvidia-440xx           440.100-17           440.100-18
                linux44-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-5          450.80.02-6
                linux44-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-2
                    linux44-nvidiabl             0.88-174             0.88-175
                       linux44-r8168          8.048.03-19          8.048.03-20
                    linux44-tp_smapi              0.43-53              0.43-54
                 linux44-vhba-module          20200106-35          20200106-36
     linux44-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-3             6.1.16-4
                         linux44-zfs              0.8.5-5              0.8.5-6
                   linux49-acpi_call            1.1.0-188            1.1.0-189
                    linux49-bbswitch              0.8-188              0.8-189
                 linux49-ndiswrapper              1.63-22              1.63-23
                linux49-nvidia-340xx           340.108-39           340.108-40
                linux49-nvidia-390xx           390.132-46           390.132-47
                linux49-nvidia-418xx           418.113-45           418.113-46
                linux49-nvidia-430xx            430.64-44            430.64-45
                linux49-nvidia-435xx            435.21-51            435.21-52
                linux49-nvidia-440xx           440.100-17           440.100-18
                linux49-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-5          450.80.02-6
                linux49-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-2
                    linux49-nvidiabl             0.88-188             0.88-189
                       linux49-r8168          8.048.03-19          8.048.03-20
                    linux49-tp_smapi              0.43-56              0.43-57
                 linux49-vhba-module          20200106-35          20200106-36
     linux49-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-3             6.1.16-4
                         linux49-zfs              0.8.5-5              0.8.5-6
                   linux54-acpi_call             1.1.0-85             1.1.0-86
                    linux54-bbswitch               0.8-85               0.8-86
                 linux54-ndiswrapper              1.63-41              1.63-42
                linux54-nvidia-340xx           340.108-77           340.108-78
                linux54-nvidia-390xx           390.132-85           390.132-86
                linux54-nvidia-418xx           418.113-85           418.113-86
                linux54-nvidia-430xx            430.64-85            430.64-86
                linux54-nvidia-435xx            435.21-85            435.21-86
                linux54-nvidia-440xx           440.100-31           440.100-32
                linux54-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-7          450.80.02-8
                linux54-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-2
                    linux54-nvidiabl              0.88-85              0.88-86
                       linux54-r8168          8.048.03-37          8.048.03-38
                   linux54-rtl8723bu          20200904-15          20200904-16
                    linux54-tp_smapi              0.43-85              0.43-86
                 linux54-vhba-module          20200106-70          20200106-71
    linux54-virtualbox-guest-modules             6.1.16-5             6.1.16-6
     linux54-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-5             6.1.16-6
                         linux54-zfs              0.8.5-7              0.8.5-8
                   linux59-acpi_call              1.1.0-7              1.1.0-9
                    linux59-bbswitch                0.8-7                0.8-9
                linux59-nvidia-390xx            390.132-1            390.132-5
                linux59-nvidia-450xx          450.80.02-7          450.80.02-9
                linux59-nvidia-455xx          455.45.01-1          455.45.01-3
                       linux59-r8168           8.048.03-7           8.048.03-9
                   linux59-rtl8723bu           20200904-7           20200904-9
                    linux59-tp_smapi               0.43-7               0.43-9
                 linux59-vhba-module           20200106-7           20200106-9
    linux59-virtualbox-guest-modules             6.1.16-6             6.1.16-8
     linux59-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.16-6             6.1.16-8
                         linux59-zfs              0.8.5-7              0.8.5-9
                 manjaro-chrootbuild      r160.g0c1e061-1      r161.g750d948-1
                       manjaro-hello              0.6.6-2              0.6.6-3
              manjaro-tools-base-git      r2925.15406d8-1      r2939.0f896a2-1
               manjaro-tools-iso-git      r2925.15406d8-1      r2939.0f896a2-1
               manjaro-tools-pkg-git      r2925.15406d8-1      r2939.0f896a2-1
              manjaro-tools-yaml-git      r2925.15406d8-1      r2939.0f896a2-1
                        pamac-common             9.5.12-1             9.5.12-2
             qt5-xcb-private-headers             5.15.1-3             5.15.2-1
                               snapd             2.47.1-1               2.48-1
                         xorg-server          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                  xorg-server-common          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                   xorg-server-devel          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                  xorg-server-xephyr          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                   xorg-server-xnest          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                    xorg-server-xvfb          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
                xorg-server-xwayland          1.20.9-3 1.20.9.r21.g5c400cae1-1
  • 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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Check if your mirror has already synced:


Known issues and solutions

For TL3s and up: This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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nvidia-450xx-utils and nvidia-440xx-utils are in conflict

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  • If you get the following error message:

    resolving dependencies...
    looking for conflicting packages...
    :: nvidia-450xx-utils and nvidia-440xx-utils are in conflict (nvidia-libgl). Remove nvidia-440xx-utils? [y/N] y
    error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
    :: unable to satisfy dependency 'nvidia-440xx-utils=440.100' required by linux54-nvidia-440xx
    :: removing nvidia-440xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-440xx-utils=440.100' required by linux58-nvidia-440xx

Warning: do not reboot until this procedure tells you to starting from the next step!

  • Please note the exact nVidia driver you have running by executing:

    mhwd --listinstalled
  • Please note the kernel(s) you’ve got installed and remove anything 440-related, including CUDA by executing:

    pamac remove nvidia-440xx-utils linuxZZ-nvidia-440xx cuda nvtop

    where ZZ is/are the kernel version(s) you’re running.

  • Repeat for all the kernel versions you have

    How do I know which kernel versions I have?
    • execute ls /boot/linux*
    • any nulber after linux before the - (minus sign) are the kernel(s) you have installed
  • If you would have any other old nVidia drivers that you don’t need any more because your card is supported by the 450 series get rid of them as well.

  • now install the same family of 450 driver you had for the 440 driver, by executing:

    mhwd --install pci Your450Family

    where Your450Family is obviously one of video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-440xx-prime OR video-nvidia-440xx that you noted above

  • And finally:

    sudo reboot

If this would not have solved your issue, please open a new issue here and state that you followed this procedure already.

Warning: directory permissions differ on /var/lib/dhcpcd/

followed by:

filesystem: 700 package: 755

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  • The solution:

    sudo chmod 755 /var/lib/dhcpcd/
  • The explanation:
    The DHCP Daemon expects the security permissions to be 755 but your system is set to 700. This is just a warning (today) but to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest and greatest security rules it’s advised to execute the above command.

virtualbox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

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  • The solution:
  1. You need to add your user back into the virtualbox user group

    sudo usermod --append --groups vboxusers $USER

    (Change $USER to the correct user name if not for yourself)

  2. Upgrade the VirtualBox extension pack to the latest version by executing:

    pamac build virtualbox-ext-oracle

PAM and PAMBASE got updated, which might prevent you from login

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Due to updates from pambase and pam you might take care about any .pacnew files in /etc/pam.d as for example pam_tally, pam_tally2 and pam_cracklib got deprecated. Read in the ArchWiki about managing those files.

Typical issue:

For recovery, it is enough to boot with kernel option “systemd.unit=rescue.target”, then proceed into /etc/pam.d and merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”

Bad font rendering after freetype2 upgrade

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There were some changes in the freetype2 version 2.10.3 which enable subpixel rendering.
This might look ugly without enabling lcdfilter at the same time.

You can create a symlink in /etc/fonts/conf.d/ to enable “lcddefault” as filter.

sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/11-lcdfilter-default.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Older Issues

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System takes a long time to boot

If you’ve got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here
Update: If you can see the line
dbus-daemon[1453]: [system] Connection has not authenticated soon enough, closing it (auth_timeout=30000ms, elapsed: 45146ms)
in in your dbus log ( journalctl -b -u dbus ), the new/better workaround is to switch cups from service to socket as described here:
systemctl disable org.cups.cupsd.service
systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.socket

I think I’ve some font problems

With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.

Gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell is currently incompatible with wayland

… and causes the system to freeze when the first window is tiled and can render it unbootable. Solution is a hard reset and disabling either pop shell or wayland. If the system becomes unbootable, use a live USB to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable wayland and reboot.

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Updated fine like an hour ago. :+1:

Are you sure, that it’s testing update? I’m on stable branch and downloading this update too.


Same here! Came to forum to see why I was getting a new kernel outside of a Stable update. :confused:


Perhaps this is a fast tracked security update hitting both channels?

can confirm. I am on stable and still got the update :slight_smile:

I have made the update on three computers:
1 * KDE and 2 * XFCE
All went fine.


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I’m unable to upgrade qt5-xcb-private-headers

:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "qt5-base=5.15.2", a dependency of "qt5-xcb-private-headers"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N] 
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: unable to satisfy dependency 'qt5-base=5.15.2' required by qt5-xcb-private-headers

Kernel 5.9.10 show me in stable branch.

So please post about problems in the current stable announcement

Or just add a vote if there were no problems.

Are your mirrors up to date?


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I’m was using https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch

But I’ve also tried these mirrors with the same problem:

(I don’t particularly like running pacman-mirrors as it is only measuring ping time and not actual download speed.)

How can I check the update status of mirrors? If this status check could be scripted I could build a script that makes sure to never upgrade from a mirror that is in a half upgraded state.

I checked the package and qt5-base that I have installed, it is indeed at 5.15.1-3 instead of the required 5.15.2.


update ok, no problems but a (GNOME) question.

This got an update:
nautilus-typeahead 3.38.1 --> 3.38.2

This not:
Files (nautilus) 3.38.1

distrowatchcom reports: Latest Packages: nautilus 3.38.2

Does this mean that nautilus-typeahead 3.38.2 is in sync with nautilus 3.38.2?

Great update! Now Kernel 5.9 finally works on my laptop :smile:

I found Manjaro Repository, Status of mirrors: https://repo.manjaro.org/

All the mirrors I tested above are listed as “Up to date”.

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No, this script download pacman db file core for test file

exists ! pacman-mirrors use same api as <repo.manjaro.org> for test if mirror is updated, run it without parameter :wink:

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I see, thanks for clarifying.
I take it that it is not a mirror issue then?

(I’ve had much better luck with speed by picking mirrors manually than letting pacman-mirros pick them for me, I travel a lot a need to change mirrors often depending on the region I’m in.)

Just for brevity I ran pacman-mirror interactive mode checking all mirrors from Northeren Europe, it picked https://manjaro.moson.org which I tried before and that one does not have the newer version of qt5-base.

I also found “Discover Software”: Package - qt5-base - Discover Packages On Manjaro Linux

qt5-base is listed as being version 5.14.1-3 here so this page is not updated.

Great job !
linux59-nvidia-390xx finally released. :smile:

I fixed it by now.