[Stable Update] 2021-01-19 - Kernels, XFCE, Plasma, PulseAudio, Pipewire, Mesa, Firefox, Thunderbird, KDE Apps

I don’t even have a wireless card. I only have a cable to my PC. I do have a wireless network, though, for the phones, tablets and laptop.

But I don’t have or want it for my PC.

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For the missing standard Favorites in the Whisker menu (XFCE) I have a manual fix:

  • Open Edit Menu (right-click),
  • Create a new folder, name it Favorites (german “Favoriten”),
  • Create a new starter named Filemanager (german “Dateiverwaltung”) with the commandline copied from the filemanager entry at the bottom of the list,
  • Open the menu, search for Filemanager (“Dateiverwaltung”),
  • Right-click, Add to Favorites,
  • Repeat Search and Add for the standard Favorites missing,
  • Remove additional Starter and Folder.

That fixed it for me.

Regarding the Powermanagement icon issue see the answer to Reply 31 here in this thread - see /t/stable-update-2021-01-19-kernels-xfce-plasma-pulseaudio-pipewire-mesa-firefox-thunderbird-kde-apps/49391/32.
+++ The developer on xfce-org (see link in above mentioned answer/reply) advised for XFCE4 panel users not to use the tray icon but the panel plugin. I followed the advise - when I added the power manager plugin to the panel, the tray icon was automatically disabled - now I have a battery-shape icon on my desktop, too, the ‘no icon’ icon is gone. To me a battery is even more intuitive than a plain circle with a very small flash in the center. Just need to get used to that additional tray icons appear right hand of the battery. +++ Maybe this setting should be adopted by the Manjaro XFCE default setup? +++
(UI does not allow me to insert a small screenshot or links…)

There’s another thread about the Whisker menu with a fix in this forum: /t/start-menu-disappeared-after-update/49515/3
(Sorry, you’ll have to copy the path yourself to the address bar, the UI doesn’t allow me to insert links.)

D.

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No, that’s an old thing.

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Same problem with Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.
I tried kernels:
5.4.89
4.19.167
4.14.215
4.9.251

Hi @pixel,

AFAIK there never was a mhvd, but rather an mhwd. And it’s still there and present. I used it earlier.

A post was split to a new topic: Spyder: cannot open/save files due to segfault

Hi @Leebut,

  • I recommend booting with a live ISO.
  • When everything is done and it’s booted up, start a terminal.
  • Enter manjaro-chroot -a to enter a chroot for your installation.
  • When inside the chroot environment, install/update the graphics card drivers as neccesary.
  • reboot.

It should be fine now. At least, mine was a few hours ago.

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I just noticed there’s also issue with displaying certain applications icon on system tray.
e.g. Viber installed through flatpak doesn’t show the icon.
EDIT:
You can fix it by running this
flatpak override --user --own-name='org.kde.*' com.viber.Viber

Notes doesn’t change the icon when the icon set is changed.
I think the issue is because Xfce using the old config.
Or some problem with “status tray plugin”

It’s linux54-nvidia (you have an extra hyphen, which I also have in my post, since it is a quote).

Note you need to check if your card works well with the newer drivers. I don’t use nvidia, so I’m not the best person to guide you on that.

It’s mhwd, not mhvd. Why do you want to delete the kernel? Don’t do that.

Again, mhwd. You can first check which drivers are available for your system with mhwd -l and which ones are installed with mhwd -li. See mhwd --help for more info.

try:
sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux

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Hi, just go to “Status Tray Plugin” preferences and enable “Adjust size automatically”. It should fix the battery icon issue.

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Another way to make battery icon on tray smaller on XFCE:

  • Right click on panel -> Panel -> Panel Preferences
  • Select “Items” tab and double click on “Status Tray Plugin”
  • Here you can either turn on “Adjust size automatically” or experiment with a fixed size.

Though this makes pamac icon smaller too. But I can live with that.

Thanks @Mirdarthos,

In the meantime, I discovered that entering TTY2 (CTRL + ALT + F2) allowed me to install the linux54-nvidia package, which installed driver version 460.32.03-3. It also applied it to other installed kernels.

I tried startx before I rebooted. It worked.

It’s odd that I didn’t experience this when the Nvidia issue occurred in the last update.
Anyway, thanks for helping.

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The update broke my system because of this removal of nVidia drivers. I got a black screen after reboot and lightdm would not start. Fortunately I fixed it with the philm’s instructions to install all parts of the nvidia drivers in the first message (after removing some conflicting old nvidia packages).

Since he recommends switching to nouveau, how can I test these drivers? In the Manjaro Configuration the only available drivers for my card (GTX 1050) are video-nvidia (proprietary), video-linux, video-modesetting and video-vesa.

I know this, maybe I wasn’t clear, this is what happened:

  • I get a notification: There’s ONE update available and it’s for Google Chrome
  • I Click apply
  • I get the small window notification in pamac saying it needs to remove some python stuff and install some new python stuff. I think it’s dependencies stuff, so I click OK.
  • Pamac starts downloading but instead of downloading only chrome and python as it said it downloads 1.5Gb of updates.

I welcome the updates, and I always update when I have a notification, the issue I’m reporting is that pamac failed to inform on what was about to happen, since it let me think it was updating only chrome.

I saved pamac log.

After some use I encountered a problem: Lutris wasn’t recognizing my card as compatible with Vulkan, winetrick wasn’t starting. I had to create a new .wine to have winetricks work and then I had to reinstall everything vulkan related from pamac and it started working again. I’m using AMD RX580 with amdgpu driver.

Also I had to register again on the forum to post my initial post as my account was deleted for some reason.

Yes, the forum had trouble and the data was lost, so the forum had to be restarted.

I’m glad everything’s working again. I know there was a WINE update, so that might explain you Lutris problems. (Although I tested and had none, but I only have 1 game on there that I very rarely play.)

and @mbb
It appeared that proper install of free driver, removing all old 340 related packages and only after that update did the trick. Now I will make backup and compile 340.
Thank you very much.

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somehow it seems tclx isn’t backward compatible… did somebody experience this as well?

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing tcl (8.6.11-1) breaks dependency ‘tcl=8.6.10’ required by tclx
error installing repo packages

Yes the teamviewer tray item crashing the tray in XFCE 4.16 is known:

A fix has already been provided. It should appear in the next release of xfce4-panel. The tray will not crash, but the teamviewer icon will not appear (apparently there is a problem on teamviewer’s end).

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I have two SSD hard drives that is controlled by a Kinwin switch, and I can power each one separately. I installed the first Manjaro SSD on 04/12/2020. I also remember a few updates ago after the update the pamac was not launching at all. Then someone suggested to do the following and it fixed the issue.
pamac remove -o
pamac clean --keep 3
pamac-manager
I did the same thing again, but the 30 second delay still remains.
Anyway, here’s the journal on SSD2 (30 second delay to launch)

-- Journal begins at Sun 2020-04-12 08:39:32 CDT, ends at Wed 2021-01-20 08:20:20 >
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: microcode: microcode updated early to revision 0x2>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: Linux version 5.4.89-1-MANJARO (builduser@LEGION) >
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 root=>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: KERNEL supported cpus:
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel:   Intel GenuineIntel
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel:   AMD AuthenticAMD
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel:   Hygon HygonGenuine
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel:   Centaur CentaurHauls
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel:   zhaoxin   Shanghai  
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x87 floa>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x002: 'SSE regi>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x004: 'AVX regi>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: x86/fpu: xstate_offset[2]:  576, xstate_sizes[2]: >
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: x86/fpu: Enabled xstate features 0x7, context size>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009d>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000000009d800-0x000000000009f>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000e0000-0x00000000000ff>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000ce8c2>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ce8c3000-0x00000000ce8c9>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ce8ca000-0x00000000cf15c>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cf15d000-0x00000000cf397>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cf398000-0x00000000df086>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df087000-0x00000000df11e>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df11f000-0x00000000df168>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df169000-0x00000000df224>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df225000-0x00000000df7fe>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df7ff000-0x00000000df7ff>
Jan 20 08:07:22 Man-500 kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000f8000000-0x00000000fbfff>
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Here’s the journal on SSD1 - Installation date 12/11/2020 (Pamac launches immediately)

-- Journal begins at Sat 2020-12-26 11:16:04 CST, ends at Wed 2021-01-20 08>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: microcode: microcode updated early to revisi>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: Linux version 5.4.89-1-MANJARO (builduser@LE>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: KERNEL supported cpus:
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel:   Intel GenuineIntel
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel:   AMD AuthenticAMD
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel:   Hygon HygonGenuine
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel:   Centaur CentaurHauls
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel:   zhaoxin   Shanghai  
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x8>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x002: 'SS>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x004: 'AV>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: x86/fpu: xstate_offset[2]:  576, xstate_size>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: x86/fpu: Enabled xstate features 0x7, contex>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000000009d800-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000e0000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ce8c3000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ce8ca000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cf15d000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cf398000-0x0000000>
Jan 20 08:01:16 Man-fh kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000df087000-0x0000000>