[Stable Update] 2023-08-11 - Kernels, Plasma, Nvidia, Firefox, Thunderbird, Pamac, Pipewire, Mesa

You are aware that amd is driven by kernel?

And in that sentiment - regressions in kernel sources has nothing to do with Manjaro as distribution.

My system is in some aspects similiar to yours and besides the hickup with the amd-ucode - also not a Manjaro issue per se - it is working as expected

 $ inxi -CG
  Info: 12-core model: AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX s bits: 64
    type: MT MCP cache: L2: 6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2001 min/max: 1800/7015 cores: 1: 4100 2: 1800 3: 1800
    4: 1800 5: 1800 6: 1800 7: 1800 8: 1800 9: 1800 10: 1800 11: 1800 12: 1800
    13: 1800 14: 1800 15: 1800 16: 1800 17: 1800 18: 2042 19: 1800 20: 1800
    21: 1800 22: 1800 23: 1800 24: 4100
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 [Radeon RX 7900 XT/7900 XTX] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: with: Xwayland v: 23.1.2
    compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: modesetting,radeon dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu
    resolution: 5120x1440
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.1.5 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (gfx1100
    LLVM 15.0.7 DRM 3.52 6.4.10-1-MANJARO)

Well it is not booting so its bricked. Though i admit I could be less salty about it, but since i move to a metered 4g connection soon until my Fiber arrives downloading 5gb to have to reinstall makes me feel a bit uneasy.

Is this of any use for you?

Nvidia Flickering issue also still exist (while the changelogs telling us another story) with the newest nvidia driver on Turing and Pascal GPU’s, related to high refresh TFT’s.

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After a few weeks of not updating, I updated a couple days ago and then again today… and noticed something has changed in the pamac GUI… I can no longer click the > in the lower right corner to watch the download, verify, install progress… neither during or post completion.

I understand from reading previous stable threads that there was a shift to GTK4, that a pamac-gtk3 is available, and may even be a pamac-qt on the horizon… is the issue I’m experiencing restricted to the new GTK4 version, and perhaps replacing it with gtk3 would restore the functionality?

$ pacman -Qs pamac
local/libpamac 11.6.0-0.3
    Library for Pamac package manager based on libalpm
local/libpamac-flatpak-plugin 11.6.0-0.3
    Flatpak plugin for Pamac
local/libpamac-snap-plugin 11.6.0-0.3
    Snap plugin for Pamac
local/pamac-cli 11.6.0-0.1
    A CLI Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR support
local/pamac-gtk 11.6.0-0.1
    A Package Manager based on libalpm with AUR and Appstream support (GTK4)
local/pamac-tray-icon-plasma 0.1.3-1
    Pamac tray icon for Plasma users

Yes, I also used my second SSD to test out how to update without chroot. use mhwd-kernel to install 6.4, then run pacman and then reboot. That makes a manjaro reboot without issue.

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It is something on your end, probably connected to theming or KDE.
The same version on my XFCE has the arrow.

You can interact with it … so no, its not ‘bricked’.

I have the arrow with pamac-gtk under KDE-Plasma, it’s just never clickable.

Proceeded to test my own theory and replaced pamac-gtk with pamac-gtk3

$ sudo pacman -S pamac-gtk3
[sudo] password for <userid>: 
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
:: pamac-gtk3 and pamac-gtk are in conflict. Remove pamac-gtk? [y/N] y

Packages (2) pamac-gtk-11.6.0-0.1 [removal]  pamac-gtk3-10.6.0-0.1

Total Download Size:   0.19 MiB
Total Installed Size:  0.57 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.03 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y

Uninstalled the current orphans with pamac-gtk3 and had no issues clicking the > during the process or post completion. The only time the > was unclickable with pamac-gtk3 was when no operation had been performed yet, or was underway, which makes sense… nothing to see yet.

I think it is only clickable on longer operations. And you first has to hit Apply and then the arrow becomes active. And after the transaction is finished not anymore. As i said, that is on pamac-gtk by me (the default gtk4 variant).

Audio from VLC, Brave, Firefox and test, Through DP-HDMI warbly breaking scratchy.

EDIT: Changed device to analogue and back to digital works normally.


I’ve got one CPU showing as 100% usage with an I/O wait. I can stop MariaDB and it goes away, not a real solution.

It’s not hurting performance, just annoying.

I’m using the default kernel, KDE Plasma, AMD CPU and GPU

    0[||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||                                               37.4%] Tasks: 94, 642 thr, 117 kthr; 3 running
    1[|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||32.5%] Load average: 1.08 1.27 1.04 
    2[||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||                                           39.4%] Uptime: 01:25:43
    3[||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||                                             36.9%] Disk IO: 19.2% read: 322KiB/s write: 0KiB/s
  Mem[|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||                                                2.34G/15.6G]
  Swp[                                                                                  0K/29.8G]
top - 15:45:25 up  1:28,  2 users,  load average: 2.02, 1.56, 1.19
Tasks: 220 total,   1 running, 219 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 23.1 us,  4.4 sy,  0.0 ni, 52.7 id, 18.1 wa,  1.4 hi,  0.3 si,  0.0 st 
MiB Mem :  15947.8 total,  10641.1 free,   2860.6 used,   2826.4 buff/cache     
MiB Swap:  30517.0 total,  30517.0 free,      0.0 used.  13087.2 avail Mem 
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New error showed up in journal for my AMD Laptop (Manjaro KDE).

$ journalctl -p 3 -xb:
kernel: amd_gpio AMDI0030:00: Invalid config param 0013

I can confirm this issue, for me its the following error:

amd_gpio AMDI0030:00: Invalid config param 0014

A patch is already available:


Post the update up/down keys are not working in Grub. Neither does the ‘enter’ key. Is anyone facing this issue? Luckily enough Manjaro is pre-selected on Grub for me and when the timer runs out it starts up. But I’m unable to use the keys to choose any other OS listed in Grub.

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As you can read on the conversation on the Patch it will be applied on 6.6.
So it’s the choice of the manjaro Team to apply it on the current Kernels.


I know, never said anything else :slight_smile:

Thunderbird rescans messages every time I change an IMAP folder leading to very slow operation

I access several email accounts via IMAP in TB and some of the folders have many (>10k) messages. After upgrading to TB 115.1 with this update, every time I change a folder all the messages in the message list get re-scanned, it takes like 10 seconds or more to load before I can access a message, depending on the number of messages. I am using the new “vertical view” supernova layout.

Downgrading to the previous version (115.0.1) fixes this and restores the previous behaviour where the message list was cached after being scanned once.

Has anyone else seen this? I have searched on the Thunderbird forums but could not find anything related.

This update upgraded catfish to 4.18.0-1 but in the process lost a functionality. The Catfish Advanced Preference: “Close the search window after opening a file” no longer works.
I’m not sure if this the correct way to post, however, I could not find a post button anywhere on this web page.