[Stable Update] 2022-12-24 - Kernels, XFCE, Systemd, Thunderbird, KDE-Git


I was awake while the issue was ongoing and saw various versions of the mirror package become recommended by pamac-manager and all this on the Friday before the holiday. So, I was reassured when, a day later, the stable patch notes mentioned the issue. Remember that Log4Shell and SolarWinds came out during the holidays.

Hi, all went well…as usual (silly me) I skipped an update…I really should have to stop doing that…
Anyway…firefox did’nt start up. I tried the console (as I usually do in these moments) and got nothing…
After a reboot, I fired up Top and nodiced mandb was running, possibly to set itself up for work.
After mandb was done, Firefox came alive…
Maybe a glitch? Maybe my impatience?
:rose: Melissa :butterfly:

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Strange: branche stable in pacman-mirrors.conf is commented out ( with one(!!) # ) at least since September 2019. So i keep it commented out?

I can’t remember probs with branches so i keep it commented out!

Quote from a backup ( November 2022 )

## Branch Pacman should use (stable, testing, unstable)
# Branch = stable

## Generation method
## 1) rank   - rank mirrors depending on their access time
## 2) random - randomly generate the output mirrorlist
# Method = rank

Info ( after update 24.12.22 )

Generated on 2022-12-24 12:55:1671882920

#################### inxi -Fxzc0 ########################

  Kernel: 6.0.15-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81RS v: Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO
    v: BYCN39WW date: 05/28/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 65.0 Wh (99.5%) condition: 65.3/62.0 Wh (105.3%) volts: 17.2 min: 15.4
    model: LGC L19L4PD2 status: full
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-1065G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ice Lake rev: 5 cache:
    L1: 320 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1431 high: 1500 min/max: 400/3900 cores: 1: 1500 2: 1500 3: 1348 4: 1500
    5: 1300 6: 1300 7: 1500 8: 1500 bogomips: 23968
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-11
    bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX250] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia v: 525.60.11 arch: Pascal
    bus-ID: 2b:00.0
  Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-5:5
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
    dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: N/A
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: Mesa Intel Iris Plus Graphics (ICL GT2)
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-icl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.15-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152 bus-ID: 2-1.4:4
  IF: enp0s13f0u1u4 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: pan1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:8
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 1.86 TiB used: 411.51 GiB (21.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA1T0TCK size: 953.87 GiB temp: 53.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EARX-00N0YB0 size: 931.51 GiB
  ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 2.0 size: 14.54 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 57.85 GiB used: 43.9 GiB (75.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 259.5 MiB used: 114.2 MiB (44.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 271 Uptime: 37m Memory: 15.19 GiB used: 3.03 GiB (19.9%) Init: systemd Compilers:
  gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1966 Client: Unknown Client: wrapper-2.0 inxi: 3.3.24

… schöne Weihnachten und Danke für Manjaro !!!


Just a minor issue. During the update I was asked to choose a provider for clap-host and given the choice between qtractor and reaper. No idea what clap-host is or which I should have gone for, so I just took the default (qtractor) and hoped for the best.

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I found a strange “solution” install kernel60 and now kernel515 PLUS kernel60 have sound. I don’t know why but it is working!

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Why only four days since the previous Stable Update?


Can’t upgrade using

sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && pamac update --no-aur

could not satisfy dependencies:
- removing lib32-libelf breaks dependency 'lib32-libelf' required by lib32-gstreamer

edit: solution

sudo pacman-mirrors --geoip && sudo pacman -Syu

This is a surprise gift for Christmas bro :slight_smile: :gift: :christmas_tree:

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Who cares @winnie it’s stable(r) for Plasma. So enjoy :wink: :v:


mine isn’t commented.

(I have accidentally deleted this very message, so reposting) Could someone please report if the audio issue is fixed in 5.15 LTS kernel?


for me it’s not,
i went back to 6.0

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Linux trickeries no doubt…

Merry Christmas :santa::christmas_tree:
Switched to 6.1 Kernel
And keep as fallback 5.15
I know we shouldn’t post working things but no issues so far with 6.1 :vulcan_salute:


How do I fix this error?

[manjaro@manjaro tmp]$ sudo pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 sublime-text is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: scrot: ignoring package upgrade (1.6-2 => 1.7-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing db (6.2.32-1) breaks dependency 'db=5.3.28' required by lib32-db

thanks, removing lib32-db was the solution


Switching open tabs in Kate has become terribly slow.
edit: fixed after another reboot.