[Stable Update] 2020-12-30 - Kernels, KDE, Cinnamon, LibreOffice, Python 3.9, Mesa 20.3.1

If you want to rebuild your virtualenv’s to Python 3.9, you can use this script which shall be run before upgrading.


Yes, I wanted to clean the cache of downloaded programs.

The right one is paccache -rvk3.


Huge update with 1,8GB, but no problems on my computers.

Thanks to the manjaro-team and happy new year :grinning:

System:    Kernel: 5.10.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 766511G v: ThinkPad T61 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 766511G serial: <filter> BIOS: LENOVO v: 7LETC1WW (2.21 ) date: 07/01/2008 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.0 Wh condition: 48.0/71.3 Wh (67%) 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo T7100 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 2 MiB 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1801 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA G86M [Quadro NVS 140M] driver: nouveau v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1440x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: NV86 v: 3.3 Mesa 20.3.1 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.2-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network driver: e1000e 
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network driver: iwl4965 
           IF: wls3 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 33.19 GiB (14.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDHII240G size: 223.57 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 211.7 GiB used: 33.19 GiB (15.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.36 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 47.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 61.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 
Info:      Processes: 189 Uptime: 3m Memory: 3.78 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (36.0%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.2.01 


How would I go around starting the indexing through kinfocenter? The only thing the GUI (kinfocenter) tells me, is “File Indexer not running” (even after pressing the button “Start File Indexer”).

This is huge! But the net upgrade is negative :wink: Wow! Thanks mantainers!

After update my external monitor screen stays black.
usb-c cable is used to connect Dell XPS to monitor.

inxi -Fxxxz
System:    Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.2 tk: GTK 3.24.24 
           wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9570 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 07GHH0 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.16.2 date: 04/21/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 75.8 Wh condition: 75.8/97.0 Wh (78%) volts: 12.6/11.4 model: SMP DELL GPM0365 type: Li-ion 
           serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i9-8950HK bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check rev: A L2 cache: 12 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 69629 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 801 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 
           9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 801 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] driver: nvidia v: 450.80.02 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c8c 
           Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-12:5 chip ID: 0c45:671d 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell driver: intel resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip ID: 8086:a348 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.16-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Bigfoot Networks driver: ath10k_pci 
           v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 3b:00.0 chip ID: 168c:003e 
           IF: wlp59s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-4:3 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 122.89 GiB (12.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Toshiba model: KXG50ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
           serial: <filter> rev: AADA4105 temp: 28.9 C 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 937.6 GiB used: 122.89 GiB (13.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
           mapped: luks-c8a7d716-b5e6-4dfa-a804-3273dc7b8c77 
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 440 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2501 fan-2: 2496 
Info:      Processes: 331 Uptime: 1h 23m wakeups: 21 Memory: 30.99 GiB used: 6.44 GiB (20.8%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: 
           gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1359 pacman: 1345 flatpak: 14 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.2.01

mhwd --listinstalled
> Installed PCI configs:
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

Laptop specific topic started:

Apart from the nvidia driver, the update went smoothly.
I got the error: nvidia-utils and nvidia-455xx-utils are in conflict

Uninstalling nvidia-455xx-utils through pamac fixed it for me.

What you need to look up and learn about:

  • for editing root files: sudoedit and SUDO_EDITOR
  • for dealing with pacnew/pacsave files: pacdiff and DIFFPROG

As already mentioned, meld is a good choice for DIFFPROG.
Use kate (or any text editor you like) for SUDO_EDITOR.

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I installed this update and kernel 5.10. I got stuck at boot so I reinstalled my proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers from TTY. Now I can boot and the login screen looks fine but my desktop environment (KDE Plasma) has a blue overlay that starts a couple seconds after login.

Does anyone know how to fix this or would it be better to create a whole forum post for this? The problem gets worse if my mouse gets closer to the top-left corner of my displays.

Edit: unfortunately I’m not allowed to either add a picture or add a link to a picture.
Edit2: falling back to the older kernel version (5.9) does not fix this issue. It looks like more of an issue with KDE Plasma then with the actual graphics drivers as the login screen is not affected & the issue disappears for a second when switching themes before appearing again.
Edit3: I disabled all Plasma desktop effects and the problem has gone away. I will try and investigate which effect caused the issue.

Thanx for the info.

after update, starting protonvpn I get this:

sudo protonvpn c --cc ch
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/bin/protonvpn”, line 5, in
from protonvpn_cli.cli import main
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘protonvpn_cli’

what should I do?

My Nvidia card is 920M. Why in Manjaro offer at most 390x series. For example iin Ubuntu I can install even 455x series?

Wait a week; it won’t do any harm.

For serious work, use something more stable/reliable than Manjaro (e.g. Ubuntu LTS).
Arch is at the most bleeding leading edge.
Manjaro is almost Arch, but aims to keep you from bleeding.
Occasionally (like now) the edge is still a bit too sharp.

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The update went well but on KDE Plasma the icons in the taskbar got smaller, does someone know a fix?

Changing permissions to 755 on /root/ doesn’t sound like a good idea…

Extensive experience shows that Ubuntu updates can generate more breakage than Manjaro (many reasons, one being the management of rc packages).
If one wants a stable up to date install, the good combo is Debian + backports for specific packages + Flatpak if need is.


I just upgraded to linux510 (sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux510 rmc) but did not see a new Nvidia package for this kernel. Is Nvidia driver 390.138 supported for this kernel?

If not for which kernels does the following change log entry apply?

Nvidia legacy driver got updated to 390.138

Read the OP. :wink:

I bow to your greater experience. :wink:

I used Ubuntu LTS for 6 years. It was reliable for 3 years at a stretch. By then it was so old I wanted to upgrade, but it couldn’t be upgraded in place and I had to completely re-install. This was a pain, as I do a huge amount of customization just to be comfortable, and it took a few weeks to remember all the tweaks and do them again. At the end of the 2nd 3 year stretch, I switched to Manjaro. (Now that I’ve retired from most of my serious work, I have a little more patience for tricky upgrades…)

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Hey community,

Thx for the feedback so far. Here some answers!

Thx for reminding me. I’ve pushed the update.

You can delete that file. Double check if you have /var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-nvidia/MHWDCONFIG.

If you look at the package changes Pamac is at version 10.0.3-4. So check if your Mirrors have synced yet.

Please open a new thread in our hardware section (Laptop) so we can help. Doing it here it will be lost …

You can ignore those warning: proc: Bad value for 'hidepid' · Issue #16896 · systemd/systemd · GitHub

@The_Quantum_Alpha thx for your tutorial on AMD graphics. I’ll add it to second post: [Stable Update] 2020-12-30 - Kernels, KDE, Cinnamon, LibreOffice, Python 3.9, Mesa 20.3.1

@D.Dave Thx for the info on .slice. Will add it to the second post: [Stable Update] 2020-12-30 - Kernels, KDE, Cinnamon, LibreOffice, Python 3.9, Mesa 20.3.1

Which Nvidia drivers did you had before the update. Maybe check in /var/log/pacman.log.

Did you check if linux510-nvidia was installed? Please run: sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

We dropped Python 3.8 support from Manjaro with this update. Open a new thread in our Software Section to help you out. However there is a python38 package in the AUR.

Try to boot another kernel like linux54 and post a new thread about your problem in our Kernel Section.

The issue with Bluetooth and Kernel 5.10 should be fixed in our testing branch. Please switch and confirm.

Please open a new thread in our Hardware Section (Laptop) to help you out with your Hybrid card setup.

You can still install the 455xx driver if your card supports it. Simply uninstall nvidia-390xx drivers and manually install nvidia thru mhwd:

sudo mhwd -r -i pci video-nvidia-390xx
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia

Also provide us your hardware id of your graphics card, so we may add it to the 455xx driver: hwinfo --gfx