[Stable Update] 2022-06-12 - Kernels, Systemd 251, GNOME 42.2, KDE Gear 20.04.2, NVIDIA, Mesa, Pulseaudio, Pipewire, LibreOffice

The Bookmarks dropdown menu in firefox is fully transparent now for some reason, which renders it unreadable if a light themed website happens to be open. It doesn’t seem to be firefox theme related since it happens independently from any chosen theme.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Try Menu > Help > Troubleshoot mode to see if the problem still occurs. It could be a plugin.
I do not have this transp bookmark issue.

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There the issue disappeared. I noticed, that also the whole layout of firefox changed (Tabs are now above the address bar, not below it etc.) so I decided to give firefox a refresh of my profile. Now, everything is fine again, it seems, my profile was a little “old”.


Moving up to the 5.18.3 kernel (on my host machine) seems to be what caused my VirtualBox problems (for my guest machines, both Linux with an older kernel and Windows). Switching to the 5.15.46 kernel let me launch my VMs again. With that said, I also did a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling things while trying to figure this out.

Edited to add: I read comments on the VirtualBox forum saying that we’ll need to wait for 6.1.35 to work with the 5.18 kernel, and the current issues might actually start with any kernel version higher than 5.17.11.

For VirtualBox issues you can also look here:

In this thread solutions / work arounds are discussed / explained.

Downgrading libvirt & libvirt-python to 1:8.3.0-1 resolves it for now.

EDIT: Fixed with gnome-boxes 42.1-1.0

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While I was installing virtualbox, i was offered to update,
Well, I did


But after restarting, error said, my system had a corrupted file system, and was asked to do fsck, i did, and selected default option for everything, which I shouldn’t have done.

Now, I’m unable to login, stuck in a login loop.

And while the update was going on I got this message, fixed that by following on screen instructions.

When I try to login, I enter password, hit enter, then I am back to that screen after few moments of black screen with boot messages.

I got this error in my home laptop and also office laptop after update it.

** /sys/firmware/efi/efivars: unknown filesystem type ‘efivarfs’**

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Thanks for the feedback. I tried to downgrade, but I only have the current version in cache.

Use this sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && sudo pacman-Syyu Downloads of pkgs are very slow otherwise

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Pamac (GUI) won’t check for Flatpak Updates, since the second last Manjaro (stable) release.

I have to use: sudo flatpak update --system

I have to use this command to update my Flatpaks, because the GUI is buggy.

I just found this out, from a Flatpak installed game…:

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VirtualBox Issues

The update caused some issues with VirtualBox for two of my machines (Manjaro is the host, hosting several VMs).


  • Guest OS behaved unstable
  • Visual artifacts where visible inside the VM
  • Applications inside the VM crashed randomly
  • Possibly more


  • Downgrade your kernel to version 5.4.197-1 (you can use mhwd-kernel command or GUI tool)
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I also have the beep when shutting down from KDE. But if I logout and then shutdown from SDDM, the beep does not happen.
Is this issue present on a clean install?

Updated when the release came out, so far so good until today:

warning: cannot resolve "qt5-styleplugins", a dependency of "manjaro-xfce-settings"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

I did a mirrorlist refresh, checked that the mirror is up to date, but still broken. I guess i’ll have to wait.

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made a fresh install yesterday 21.2.6 and this morning same error as you described. However tried this in a clone and it worked for me. FYI i use papirus theme perhaps you have another. Hope it works out.

sudo pacman -Rns manjaro-xfce-minimal-settings
sudo pacman -S qt6ct
sudo pacman -S papirus-icon-theme

Regarding akonadi and kontact,

I followed the solution posted above by manually adding the logfile and manually starting akonadictl.

This allowed kontact to start but I found that my data in kontact seemed off, different elements of the application seemed to be displaying different states in time.

I also noticed that the mysql logfile ~/.local/share/akonadi/db_data/mysql.err

Had two entries that started after the first boot post update:

2022-06-15 23:52:36 5 [ERROR] Incorrect definition of table mysql.column_stats: expected column 'hist_type' at position 9 to have type enum('SINGLE_PREC_HB','DOUBLE_PREC_HB','JSON_HB'), found type enum('SINGLE_PREC_HB','DOUBLE_PREC_HB').
2022-06-15 23:52:36 5 [ERROR] Incorrect definition of table mysql.column_stats: expected column 'histogram' at position 10 to have type longblob, found type varbinary(255).

These two entries are repeating many many times a second to the point I am concerned with the logfile size as it has ballooned to around 200mb in ten minutes. Should I be concerned about this or is the logfile managed in this case?

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You need to mysql_upgrade the akonadi database files in your $HOME (for every user on your system using akonadi).