Almost everything went smoothly. The update from XFCE 4.14 to 4.16 caused the XFCE panel “Sensor plugin” to take 10 times the vertical space. Even after setting it to 1 line, it’s huge for no reason. Here’s a screenshot showing the issue right now:
After installing updates and rebooting, I got the “Failed to start Load Kernel Modles” error.
I am still stuck there. I didn’t have another kernel installed.
Full disclosure - I’m not an expert and fairly limited at this, so my attempt at a solution may be wrong.
I tried chroot from a live Manjaro USB. My first thought was to reinstall my kernel and install a second kernel. When I try to do either with sudo mhwd-kernel -i while in chroot, I receive the following error -> “no targets specified” (I got into chroot with sudo manjaro-chroot -a, Manjaro is the only OS installed on my system).
I tried following some online instructions for restoring the bootloader, but that did not fix the problem.
Does anyone have any ideas? If so, please tell me specifically what to try or what information you need (and how I should get it).
I would say that you need to fsck your drives from time to time anyway. And the root filesystem should be scanned every boot for the best, it doesn’t take long, don’t worry.
Also, In my experience, I encounter invalid or garbage inodes across the system quite often. One day I found some qt5 library damaged which caused quite a problem. fsck fixed that in a moment though. I guess it’s my hard-drive fault anyway.
I was using xfce4 screensaver with the default settings. Following the update, when the saver came on due to inactivity, as opposed to setting lock explicitly, there were TWO login dialogs in sequence, the second of which would not accept any input characters. That is, once I logged into the first, there was a second lockscreen which was not allowing input. I had to REISUB to get back into my computer, at which point I uninstalled the screensaver and set locking to only happen when done explicitly. That works.
Update went almost perfectly, except it flushed out favourites and some of the icons became default (show desktop, power icon and logout icon) I have Manjaro XFCE with Gnome installed as an alternative.