Another stable branch update with some usual package updates for you.
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GRUB, LUKS and full disk encryption: 'no such cryptodisk found'
Following grub’s update, new configuration may be needed to be manually applied:
Based on the manual, unlike filesystem UUIDs, UUIDs for encrypted devices must be specified without dash separators. So check /boot/grub/grub.cfg for entries like cryptomount -u 3722dfb2-3b32-414b-bd59-4329fa92b6a9 and try to remove the dash separators. You have to redo that whenever you update a kernel or call update-grub on your own. You can read more about it here
A message “no such cryptodisk found” may appear on the following reboot, but should not prevent you from continuing by typing any key. This happens if you forgot to remove the dashes in /boot/grub/grub.cfg after update-grub got called.
We may add a alpm-hook to grub package to do that monkey job for you automatically. As an alternative you may reinstall grub, as the newer version can handle both cases, including the dashes.
Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention
2023-02-12 - Robin Candau
On February 2nd, the base-devel package group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
If you installed the base-devel package group prior to this date, explicitly re-install it to get the new base-devel package installed on the system:
A solution, regarding to rob215x, is:
VLC would crash immediately when trying to play any video. I opened VLC directly, and changed Preferences > Video > Output from “Automatic” to “VDPAU” and it works now. I found that solution on another thread but I still don’t understand the problem and why VDPAU works.
PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch
2023-01-13 - Pierre Schmitz
The php packages have been updated to the latest version 8.2. In addition to this, a new set of php-legacy packages have been introduced. These will follow the oldest but still actively supported PHP branch. This enables users to install the latest version but also introduces the option to use third party applications that might rely on an older version. Both branches will be kept up to date following our rolling release model. php and php-legacy can be installed at the same time as the latter uses a -legacy suffix for its binaries and configuration files.
In addition to this, the php7 packages have been removed as they reached end of life. The imap extension will no longer be provided as it relies on the c-client library which has been abandoned for many years.
I can no longer print for some reason. In Gnome the wifi printer shows up as normal, but any doc I try to print sits there saying ‘processing’ (in settings > printer)
I tried removing the printer & adding it again, but now ‘failed to add new printer’
EDIT: after several reboots I was able to re-add the printer & can print again. So I guess this isn’t the update, just my regular poltergeist.
I am using KDE with kernel 6.1 and the update went through fine so far.
But after the update I always have to re-enter my passwords.
For example I have 6 email addresses that I download with Evolution. After a reboot the passwords are lost again and I have to re-enter them.
I have identified kwallet-pam as the culprit.
If I downgrade kwallet-pam everything is ok again.
Alternative to a downgrade I can deactivate autologin and the passwords are not lost.
I’m using Manjaro KDE on a laptop with 4k display and scaling 225% on X11. Everything was working fine before the update, after the update Intellij Idea 2022.1.2 scaling is no working, everything is tiny. The rest of the applications work fine. Any idea how to fix this?