[Stable Update] 2023-09-18 - Kernels, Mesa, Pipewire, Systemd, LibreOffice, KDE, Thunderbird

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Another stable branch update with some usual package updates for you.

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Notable Package Updates:

  • Some Kernels got updated
    • 6.4 and 6.5 kernel series now support several new ASUS laptops and gaming handhelds including Cirrus AMP support
  • Systemd is now at 254.3
  • Mesa got renewed to 23.1.7 which includes fixes for AMD 780m GPUs
  • Phosh and Phoc are now part of upstream packages
  • LibreOffice-Still got updated to 7.5.6 and LibreOffice is at 7.6.1
  • KDE Plasma got updated to 5.27.8
  • KDE Frameworks are now at 5.110.0
    • Some issue with KIO got resolved
  • KDE Gear got updated to 23.08.1
  • Firefox got renewed to 117.0.1
  • Pipewire is now at 0.3.80
  • Thunderbird 115.2.2 got released
  • Usual KDE-git, Haskell and Python updates

Additional Info

Python 3.11 info

:information_source: You will need to rebuild any AUR Python packages that install files to site-packages or link to libpython3.10.so. :information_source:

Print a list of of packages that have files in /usr/lib/python3.10/ :

pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10/

Rebuild them all at once:*

pamac build $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10)

* Note that if any fail to build, you’ll have to rebuild what’s remaining one or a few at a time.

Use rebuild-detector to see if anything else needs to be rebuilt:

checkrebuild
Info about AUR packages

:warning: AUR (Arch User Repository) packages are neither supported by Arch nor Manjaro. Posts about them in Announcement topics are off-topic and will be flagged, moved or removed without warning.

Get our latest daily developer images now from Github: Plasma, GNOME, XFCE. You can get the latest stable releases of Manjaro from CDN77.


Our current supported kernels

  • linux419 4.19.294
  • linux54 5.4.256
  • linux510 5.10.194
  • linux515 5.15.131
  • linux61 6.1.53
  • linux64 6.4.16 [EOL]
  • linux65 6.5.3
  • linux66 6.6.0rc1
  • linux61-rt 6.1.46_rt13
  • linux64-rt 6.4.6_rt8
  • linux65-rt 6.5.2_rt8

Package Changes (Sat Sep 16 12:10:05 CEST 2023)

  • stable core x86_64: 46 new and 44 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 1937 new and 2090 removed package(s)
  • stable kde-unstable x86_64: 251 new and 247 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 35 new and 35 removed package(s)

A list of all changes can be found here.

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)
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Check if your mirror has already synced:

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Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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Please RTFT (Read This Fine Thread) first before reporting the same issues over and over again!

:arrow_right: 2023-09-18

filesystem and bashrc-manjaro pacnews

With the filesystem 2023.09.03-1 and bashrc-manjaro 5.1.016-3 updates there may be pacnews for the following files if you have local modifications:

  • /etc/shells
  • /etc/bash.bashrc

This would be a good time to test @Ste74’s new manjaro-pacnew-checker program. See Check and manage pacnew files for more info.

updates for linux515-r8168 and linux61-6168 drivers fail to load r8168 driver

See this post for how to revert to using r8168 driver or install r8168-dkms driver from AUR
Problem with 6.5 kernel and-r8168 module

:arrow_right: 2023-09-10

LLVM 16 update may break 3rd party MESA drivers

Mesa drivers are affected when there is no matching LLVM version they are complied on. If you use a 3rd party repo like mesanonfree you may want to install llvm15-libs until those get recompiled. See for releases: Releases · mesa-freeworld/mesa-nonfree · GitHub

2023-08-11

Avoid black screen on Ryzen 7 / ThreadRipper / RX7xxx - perhaps others as well

You may be able to avoid black screen if you - prior to rebooting after the update - sync the latest stable kernel - currently - linux64 or linux65 - any of those solves the issue.

sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux65
budgie-desktop >= 10.7.2-6 update requires manual intervention

When upgrading from budgie-desktop 10.7.2-5 to 10.7.2-6, the package mutter43 must be replaced with magpie-wm, which currently depends on mutter. As mutter43 conflicts with mutter, manual intervention is required to complete the upgrade.

First remove mutter43, then immediately perform the upgrade. Do not relog or reboot between these steps.

pacman -Rdd mutter43
pacman -Syu
Manjaro-hello does not start after update

Known issue: "Manjaro Hello" does not start after Update

rm -f ~/.config/autostart/manjaro-hello.desktop
Multiple sink outputs shown in KDE audio controls

Known issue: Bluetooth headset showing multiple entries in KDE after update

2023-07-17

A bug in KDE Frameworks can delete targets of symlinks.

More info here.

Steam cashes on startup with lib32-libgudev installed

The latest lib32-libgudev update does not cooperate with the version of the same package provided by steam, and steam seems to attempt making calls to both leading to the crash.

Details: bug report, arch task, arch forum thread.

  • Workaround #1 (causes steam to avoid making any calls to lib32-libgudev by using a different library altogether)

    • sudo pacman -S lib32-libnm
  • Workaround #2 (forces steam and any other application to always use the new lib32-libgudev)

    • sudo pacman -S lib32-libudev0-shim
  • Workaround #3 (use steam-native-runtime, which doesn’t have the issue)

    • sudo pacman -S steam-native-runtime

2023-07-10

libpamac 11.5.5-1 breaks update function

We are currently working on fixing a reported security vulnerability which gave you root access via pamac-daemon. During that process we broke the update functionality. Hence use sudo pacman -Syu to update to the latest libpamac release (11.5.7-2)

The community repository has been merged into extra and is now empty

The Arch git migration is now complete .

The [community] repository has been merged into [extra] and is now empty.
It may take a bit of time for mirrors to catch up (more details here).

Update your system and handle the pacman

sudo pacman -Syu "pacman>=6.0.2-11"

In order to remove the defunct [community] repo changes must be made to /etc/pacman.conf.
Changes will be provided in a file with the extension .pacnew.
Pacman provides the utility pacdiff to manage these files and will use vim -d for comparison if the environment variable DIFFPROG is not set.

pacdiff -s

If you would like to use a different comparison tool you may prepend the env var:

DIFFPROG=meld pacdiff -s

Then sync with the repositories again:

sudo pacman -Syu

And you can also remove the now unused repository.

sudo pacman -Sc

NOTE: Be aware that this last command will also remove all packages in the pacman cache that are not currently installed: in other words, backup copies of packages that you have uninstalled at some point will no longer be stored on your hard drive.

In most cases, this probably will not cause headaches. To prevent even minor aches and pains, see the Arch Wiki for information on cleaning the cache

Steam fails to launch

A while ago the Steam Runtime developer maintaining the library detection/promotion “greatly encouraged” that the Steam package would (opt)depends on lib32-libnm and friends. The bugs have been opened since alas

In the absence of an updated steam package with updated dependencies,
A workaround is to install lib32-libnm

sudo pacman -Syu lib32-libnm

Steam will not launch - #12 by cscs
FS#79006 : [lib32-libgudev] Recent Update broke steam
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/9805#issuecomment-1626486059

OpenBLAS >= 0.3.23-2 update requires manual intervention

2023-06-14 - Felix Yan

The openblas package prior to version 0.3.23-2 doesn’t ship optimized LAPACK routine and CBLAS/LAPACKE interfaces for compatibility. This decision has been reverted now, and the ability to choose a different default system BLAS/LAPACK implementation while keeping openblas installed is now provided to allow future co-installation of BLIS, ATLAS, etc.

The default BLAS implementation will be used for most packages like NumPy or R. Please install blas-openblas and blas64-openblas to make OpenBLAS the default BLAS implementation, just like the old behavior.

Unfortunately you will get errors on updating if you currently have OpenBLAS installed as the default BLAS implementation:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing openblas (0.3.23-2) breaks dependency 'blas' required by cblas
:: installing openblas (0.3.23-2) breaks dependency 'blas' required by lapack

Please append your preferred default BLAS implementation to the regular -Syu command line to get around it. For example:

sudo pacman -Syu blas-openblas

or

sudo pacman -Syu blas

Arch Linux - News: OpenBLAS >= 0.3.23-2 update requires manual intervention

TeX Live package reorganization

2023-06-18 - Antonio Rojas

Starting from version 2023.66594-9, TeX Live packages have been reorganized to mirror upstream collections. Even though the new texlive-basic replaces the old texlive-core, many of the texlive-core contents (including language specific files) are now split between different packages. To find out which Arch package contains a specific CTAN package, you can use the tlmgr utility, eg.

$ tlmgr info euler | grep collection
collection:  collection-latexrecommended

which means the euler CTAN package is contained in texlive-latexrecommended. You may also use pacman -F to query for specific files.

A new metapackage texlive-meta is available to install all subpackages (except for language specific ones), and the new texlive-doc package provides the full documentation for offline use.

Arch Linux - News: TeX Live package reorganization

Pamac GUI theme does not match theme for Xfce

pamac-gtk 11.0.1 uses Gtk 4 that is not supported by Xfce
user can replace pamac-gtk with pamac-gtk3

sudo pacman -S pamac-gtk3
Black screen after login with SDDM 0.20

Check ~/.profile for any commands that don’t execute properly (but return non-zero exit code instead). May include ~/.bash_profile and .zprofile too. Downgrading to SDDM 0.19 also restores desktop after login.

The issue has been reported upstream.

2023-06-04

DKMS is currently broken as our kernels got compiled against an older gcc

Since the last stable update provided an older toolchain our kernels and binaries got compiled against GCC 12.2.0-1. A similar issue was already posted at Arch years ago: [SOLVED] Kernel 5.5.2 is built with the wrong version of gcc / [testing] Repo Forum / Arch Linux Forums. Therefore users of DKMS have to wait for kernel updates compiled against the new toolchain or downgrade to the older one.

Update (2023-06-05): We pushed a rebuild of all regular kernels against the new toolchain to all branches. Real-Time Kernels we still have to check.

Many applications (firefox, thunderbird, telegram, etc) slow to start on desktops other than Gnome

There is a bug with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (more details here).

Workaround for gtk-based desktops (including Xfce)
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk
Workaround for KDE
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-kde
Workaround for Lxqt
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-lxqt
Workaround for desktops using hyprland
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland
Workaround for desktops using wlroots
sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-wlr

If you have a lot of pip/AUR packages to upgrade to Python 3.11, read this.

If you installed python311 from the AUR, you need to uninstall it before running this update.

2023-05-07

All initramfs builds fail with ERROR: Hook ‘zfs’ cannot be found

There was an issue with zfs-utils 2.1.11-1 package having the initcipio files wrongly installed. Please update to zfs-utils 2.1.11-1.1 and re-run mkinitcpio -P. If you have an already unbootable system, you may recover by using an install media and chroot into it to complete the update.

2023-04-11

xf86-input-libinput 1.3.0 DPI and mouse acceleration issue on KDE Plasma X11

A bug report was opened on 468217 – xf86-input-libinput 1.3.0 DPI and mouse acceleration issue on KDE Plasma X11 and a temporary fis is also mentioned on Mouse acceleration - ArchWiki

Widgets on Plasma desktop are lost after update

2023-03-31

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.

For more details:

Info about recent NVIDIA packaging changes

[Testing Update] 2023-03-25 - Kernels, Firefox, Deepin, GNOME, NVIDIA, Wine - #42 by philm

Possible kernel fs block code regression in 6.2.3 umounting usb drives

With kernel 6.2.3 when you simply plug in a usb external drive, mount it and umount it, then the journal has a kernel Oops. A bug report, that includes the journal output was submitted at. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217174 Discussion can be found here: Re: Possible kernel fs block code regression in 6.2.3 umounting usb drives — Linux Stable Kernel Updates

kernel 5.15.99+ Black/empty screen during boot with i915 Intel gfx. No ways to do anything

Seems there is a regression introduced with 5.15.99 kernel update: [i915]drm:add_taint_for_CI [i915]] CI tainted:0x9 by intel_gt_init+0xae/0x2d0 [i915] (#8284) · Issues · drm / intel · GitLab. My thoughts here: [Testing Update] 2023-03-11 - Kernels, Mesa 22.3.7, Phosh, LibreOffice 7.4.6 - #31 by philm

NVIDIA 530.41.03-1 high refresh rate problems

FS#77975 - [nvidia] 530.41.03-1 high refresh rate problems

2023-02-12

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:

pacman -Syu base-devel

Arch Linux - News: Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention

2023-02-03

vlc player crashes while playing videos

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.

2023-01-24

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.

Arch Linux - News: PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch

Xfce. All fine. There was a pacnew for /etc/shells which I merged, since I never changed this config file.

I used meld:
sudo -H DIFFPROG=meld pacdiff

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KDE / Nvidia / X11 - lost transparency and performance, i guess something is wrong with compositor although it’s process kwin_x11 looks running fine.


:ballot_box_with_check: Solved

It was caused by using Color depth 30 bit with Nvidia, previously X11 worked perfectly fine, but some programs was bugged out…Now it’s completely unusable mess, i assume due to some upstream changes in kwin_x11.

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I marked “no issue”, but there is a thing actually, just not that important: gnome-logs stopped displaying the journal. Opens and says “no results”. Kjournald can access the journal.
The relevant error in the terminal is

** (gnome-logs:4395): WARNING **: 14:34:08.522: Error retrieving the sender timestamps: Cannot assign requested address

Seems like the systemd 254 update is to blame. First result in google is the puri.sm forum and the solution is supposed to be

sudo usermod -aG systemd-journal USERNAME

and restart, but it did not work for me on a XFCE system. There is an issue without a solution on the gnome-logs tracker.

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Calamares 3.2.62-5 need attention

This is fixed with rebuilds.

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Following this update 6.1 and 5.15 did not load the r8168 driver (which I believe was default when I installed) and my wired ethernet would not work. switched to the r8169 and now it is working fine.

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I have the same problem. How Can I solve this?
Thank you

Welcome! :vulcan_salute:

Read the post again that you are replying to. The answer is right there. :wink:

Remove the r8168 driver from your system by way of the Manjaro Settings Manager, make sure r8169 is not blacklisted anymore under /etc/modprobe.d, and reboot your system.

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Should probably be added to Known issues and solutions.

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Oh! I see. Thank you! :sweat_smile:

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Hey,

started to get this:

Sep 18 16:57:25 XXX systemd-vconsole-setup[463]: setfont: ERROR setfont.c:434 kfont_load_font: Unable to find file: ter-116n
Sep 18 16:57:25 XXX systemd-vconsole-setup[449]: /usr/bin/setfont failed with exit status 66.
Sep 18 16:57:25 XXX systemd-vconsole-setup[449]: Setting source virtual console failed, ignoring remaining ones
Sep 18 16:57:25 XXX systemd[1]: systemd-vconsole-setup.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Sep 18 16:57:25 XXX systemd[1]: systemd-vconsole-setup.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Anyone an idea? Thx


Moderator edit: In the future, please use proper formatting: [HowTo] Post command output and file content as formatted text

You have a font configured which doesn’t seem to be installed (anymore):

$ pacman -Qo /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ter-116n.psf.gz 
/usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ter-116n.psf.gz is owned by terminus-font 4.49.1-6

So either install terminus-font or remove ter-116n as a configured font (from /etc/vconsole.conf or kernel commandline, whatever you were using there).

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So far so good, the update went well, no issues to report.

6 posts were split to a new topic: No network after update

After the update my mouse is constantly freezing, doesn’t seem like the system is freezing since I can hit the start menu button on keyboard during a mouse freeze and that works. Not sure where to look to fix, any suggestions are welcome.

EDIT: Turns out it was my KVM Switch acting up.

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After update plymouth does not start anymore. “Resolved” by removing splash from CMDLINE

systemd[1]: Failed to start Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen.

As I can no longer comment on the older topics I am posting here.

Recently (IIRC at the latest the 2023-08-29 update) I am having delay issues with my Bluetooth headphones. Watching YouTube videos in either Chromium or Firefox or local files in VLC experience the same issue. It’s <1s off and is very noticeable if somebody speaks and thus I am no longer able to watch anything with somebody talking in it. It does not occur when I use the built speaker. Restarting the system/video, seeking in the video does not affect it. Same with turning the phones off/on, removing and re-registering them.

Something that might be related to it that there’s a delay from when the headphone indicate they are connected until the audio starts. That delay got much bigger recently as well so it seems it desyncs during the actual connect.

I am running the 6.5 kernel but also have the same issue using the 6.1 LTS one.

The issue does not happen when using a live system generated from the manjaro-kde-22.1.3-230529-linux61.iso.

:package: Rebuilds for the r8168 modules are incoming that should fix the issues folks were having.

:information_source: If you already removed r8168 and r8169 is working for you, then there’s nothing to do.

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