[Stable Update] 2022-02-05 - Kernels, LibreOffice, KDE Gear, Nvidia, Calamares, VirtualBox, Pipewire, Mesa, Systemd

A weird bug: if using PipeWire and EasyEffects, every time VLC starts playing a new file, the volume is reset to 100%.

Solution: install pamac install wireplumber

Related bug:

This hopefully fixes the issue: pamac install wireplumber

My laptop sound is no longer recognised after the update. pavucontrol thinks I have no output devices. This used to happen after restoring from hibernation, and a cold boot used to fix it. Now, it seems permanent…

Hi @Lewis2e,

Best would be to create a separate, new Support thread, and provide the necessary information:

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Thank you.

While working through the steps to gather the information needed for a support post, I found the problem (which, I guess, is the point of having that guide! It did its job).

Fixed by installing the package sof-firmware


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I’m seeing the steam blackscreen issue, but the workaround doesn’t seem to be working for me?

steam.sh[9071]: Running Steam on manjarolinux 21.2.3 64-bit
steam.sh[9071]: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
setup.sh[9146]: Steam runtime environment up-to-date!
/home/tbelaire/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/bin/steam-runtime-check-requirements: /home/tbelaire/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/steam-runtime-tools-0/libz.so.1: version `ZLIB_1.2.9' not found (required by /usr/lib/libpng16.so.16)
steam.sh[9071]: steam-runtime-check-requirements failed with an unexpected nonzero exit status. Trying to continue
ERROR: ld.so: object '/lib/libharfbuzz.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64): ignored.
max open descriptors set to 9216

Ah, I investigated Steam shows black screen only since last update but this is a different issue, as the entire UI is black, not just the webview.

This is also affecting some games, such as Loop Hero and Factorio.


Rebooting twice while changing nothing else seemed to fix it?