[Stable Update] 2021-08-27 - Kernels, Cutefish, NetworkManager, Gnome, Pamac, Mesa, Browsers, Xorg-Server, LibreOffice

Install worked.

But reporting a warning for “failed to start” that has always been there.

But reporting a warning for "failed to start" that has always been there:

inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.10.60-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=4d464d76-9602-468d-b8a8-37cc84ee3a5b rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-722G v: V1.11 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Acer model: Aspire E5-722G v: V1.11 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde 
  v: 1.11 date: 03/10/2016 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.5 Wh (54.6%) condition: 35.7/37.0 Wh (96.4%) 
  volts: 16.3 min: 14.8 model: SANYO type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Charging 
  Info: Quad Core model: AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics bits: 64 
  type: MCP arch: Puma family: 16 (22) model-id: 30 (48) stepping: 1 
  microcode: 7030105 cache: L2: 2 MiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 17572 
  Speed: 998 MHz min/max: 1000/2200 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 998 2: 998 3: 998 4: 999 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 
  mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: AMD Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
  driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus-ID: 00:01.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:9851 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / Radeon 
  520 Mobile] 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu 
  bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6660 class-ID: 0380 
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 2-1.2:4 chip-ID: 1bcf:2c81 class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
  loaded: ati,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") 
  s-diag: 485mm (19.1") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 5.10.60-1-MANJARO LLVM 12.0.1) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.1 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:9840 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.60-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 
  bus-ID: 02:00.1 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp2s0f1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Lite-On Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2-1.1:3 chip-ID: 04ca:3015 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running 
  rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 13.52 GiB (1.5%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 30 GiB size: 30 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.39 GiB (28.0%) 
  fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) 
  used: 37.5 MiB (39.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 40 GiB size: 40 GiB (100.00%) used: 5.09 GiB (12.7%) 
  fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8 
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 30 GiB size: 30 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 8.39 GiB (28.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 10 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: 38.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  GPU: device: radeon temp: 37.0 C device: radeon temp: 39.0 C 
  Processes: 230 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 1 Memory: 6.74 GiB 
  used: 890.8 MiB (12.9%) Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1034 lib: 286 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.06 ```

I’m on KDE and I have a Radeon RX 6800 and after this update I couldn’t get to the desktop. My monitors would turn off.
I was on Kernel 5.10 LTS and after updating to 5.13 everything went back to normal.


xbacklight used to work on my laptop. Now I get:

No outputs have backlight property

The function keys still work for dimming the display, but there seems to be no software way to do it anymore. Any help greatly appreciated.

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This update upgraded PulseAudio from 14.2 to 15.0


With this PA has made absolute volume feature of bluetooth audio enabled by default. It messed up all my bt speakers that don’t support absolute volume.

Documented solution:

This feature can be disabled by passing avrcp_absolute_volume=false to module-bluetooth-discover in the default.pa configuration file.

default.pa can be found at /etc/pulse/default.pa


I have an issue with copy paste on KDE. Most of the time when I try to paste, the information go to the paste-bin but i can’t paste it back to another window… I have to select the texte and use right click instead of ctrl-c but sometime it work’s ok… do you have any suggestion on what to do to figure out the culprit?

after a few reboot the issue disapeared!

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A post was split to a new topic: Similar (or even better) functionality with Redshift and Redshifter

I use KDE, 2 devices updated without issues, but on the 3rd, Latte Dock did not appear anymore after the reboot. To fix the issue, it was simple. Backup the config files from the home user folder, delete them, then Latte Dock successfully launches with the default configuration and you can reimport the saved settings/configuration.

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With this update, all my screens got renamed.

eDP1 => eDP-1
DP1-1 => DP-1-1

and so on.
I still have not found out why. Driver?

What is the output of the command in terminal:

for p in /sys/class/drm/*/status; do con=${p%/status}; echo -n "${con#*/card?-}: "; cat $p; done

Linux kernel defined which name of monitor-connection in your device.

Same issue here with i915.

Checked Xorg logfile. It seems like the modesetting driver is used as fallback. Usually it’s i915.

In gnome edition the Dock is too much up/away from the screen’s edge… It should be closer to the edge of the screen.

My laptop slows down to a crawl. Have narrowed it down to extra/xorg-server, extra/xorg-server-common. Downgraded and for now those are added to the no updates blacklist.

Any pointers appreciated.

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Can this be changed back to i915 without rolling back before the update??

I just updated. For reasons i don’t know, the systemd service for wpa_supplicant was disabled :thinking: . Wifi went limp after i rebooted, completely missing from the taskbar. To fix this, i just enabled it again: sudo systemctl enable wpa_supplicant. Then, i rebooted and continued on my merry day.

Has anyone had any solution to the no audio since the last update?
The “rm ~/.config/pulse/*.tdb ~/.config/pulse/cookie” doesn’t do anything for me.
Funny thing, it detects any other audio device but my onboard sound device which I’m using

I experienced a big performance change, much slower, running either GTK benchmark, GKTperf or the GPU Drawing benchmark in Hardinfo. Downgrading xorg-server from 1.20.13-3 to 1.20.13-1 restored performance.

I also have severe performance issues since installing the latest upgrade. It’s so bad the laptop is unusable, but they can be avoided by disabling the compositor or setting the backend to XRender. :frowning:

Running KDE with kernel 5.13.12-1-MANJARO on an Intel Core i7-8550U with integrated GPU.

Same problem here. xbacklight not working, neither work the function keys.
Also I am not able to hot plug the hdmi cable for the secondary display, but I have to logout and login back. The secondary screen position and resolution have changed as well!

Manjaro Openbox user here!
xbacklight not working, neither work the function keys.
Also I am not able to hot plug the hdmi cable for the secondary display, but I have to logout and login back. The secondary screen position and resolution have changed as well.