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

Anyone know how to fix VMWARE Network failed issue after upgrading?

Just attempted to run today’s mass update and…
Ooof! That was rough.

latest nVidia 455 drivers (+ CUDA)
latest 5.10 kernel.

Rebooted after the update had completed and received the following message(s), followed by a black screen w/ blinking cursor:
[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.

Fortunately my first-ever use of Timeshift has brought me back to life again, and obviously not feeling so eager to retry the update.

This week have project deliverables, so don’t have much time to troubleshoot… unless the solution is known/simple.


Updated through the GUI package manager. Restarted, got to GRUB (I have a separate Windows drive), selected Manjaro, cannot get past my Gigabyte logo - hangs there indefinitely. Went to advanced options in GRUB, only have kernel 5.9 to select from. Not sure where to go from here.

Graphics card is NVIDIA GTX 770.

Thanks!!! That took care of the problem. Have a Happy New Year!!! :grinning:

Thanks for the reply. I updated terminator and that solved the problem. Have a Happy New Year.

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Updated a Threadripper workstation and core i9 Dell XPS 9700, both subject to conflicts with nvidia packaging changes but resolved following the advice within the thread.
The 9700 runs quite hot on AC under linux 5.10 compared to 5.9, temperatures approximately 20C higher requiring the intervention of fans. Manually switching the kernel governor to powersave has successfully reduced the temperatures. Unfortunately I’m stuck on 5.10 to enable soundwire audio and AX500 wifi support; the latter Ath11k driver crashing when attempting to connect to any 5Ghz network so currently relegated to 2.4Ghz only.

Oh come on … its not hard.
Theres even utilities for it like pacdiff … which you should probably know about on any arch-based system.


Did the update and it went well for most of the stuff but not for “Pelican” (static website generator) with uses python. It doesn’t work anymore. It was working well under 3.8.
3.9 wouldn’t even recognize my virtual environment. I did a:

checkrebuild -v (rebuild-detector)

No problem there. Now, Pelican dies by not finding the pelican theme (which is there).

  1. How to I roll back 3.9 to 3.8?
  2. What will be needed to recompile under 3.8?

Thank you

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Don’t roll back python to 3.8 since the world is using 3.9. If you really need python3.8, consider setting up a conda environment, or build python38 from AUR.

Grub Customizer was removed during upgrade. For some reason it conflicts with the new version of GRUB.

It has been that way for a while.
PS - grub-customizer is considered broken/dangerous/incompatible.

If you must use it (please dont) then you will have to use another package like grub-vanilla

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Installed linux510 before upgrade and rebooted. Everything went fine! Thanks a bunch.

Thanks for the info.
What’s wrong with Grub Customizer? Been using it for many years without any problems.

Sourcing /etc/mhwd-x86_64.conf
Has lib32 support: true                                                                                                                
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/graphic_drivers/hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime/MHWDCONFIG                                                     
Processing classid: 0300                                                                                                               
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300                                                                                            
:: Synchronizing package databases...                                                                                                  
warning: nvidia-prime-1.0-4 is up to date -- skipping                                                                                  
warning: lib32-nvidia-utils-455.45.01-3 is up to date -- skipping                                                                      
core is up to date                                                                                                                    
extra is up to date                                                                                                                   
community is up to date                                                                                                               
multilib is up to date                                                                                                                
resolving dependencies...                                                                                                              
looking for conflicting packages...                                                                                                    
:: nvidia-utils and nvidia-455xx-utils are in conflict (nvidia-libgl). Remove nvidia-455xx-utils? [y/N] error: unresolvable package co
nflicts detected                                                                                                                       
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)                                                                        
:: nvidia-utils and nvidia-455xx-utils are in conflict                                                                                 
Error: pacman failed!                                                                                                                  
Error: script failed!

I faced the same problem.
Just uninstall nvidia-455xx-utils and install nvidia-utils via Pamac.
After that, install the driver via Manjaro Settings Manager.

Kernel 5-10 refuses to boot; stuck at black screen after grub selection at “NVME” prompt

@Pcwolf Do you have a LTS Kernel as fallback (5.4)? Try that.

Possible to go into TTY? crtl + alt + F2?

5.4 is a must :wink:

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With the mentioned command I installed the Nvidia drivers.

yep, if you have newer hardware too (for troubleshooting like booting into the system, if it doesn’t work with the stable kernel)

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