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Same problem here using Kernel: 6.1.66-1-MANJARO. No problem if I boot using Kernel: 5.10.203-1-MANJARO.

inxi -F

  Host: macmini51 Kernel: 5.10.203-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: Macmini5,1 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1 v: Macmini5,1
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple v: date: 06/13/2019
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core i5-2415M bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
    L2: 512 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2124 min/max: 800/2900 cores: 1: 1840 2: 1916 3: 2183
    4: 2559
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    driver: i915 v: kernel
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    dri: crocus gpu: i915 resolution: 1360x768~60Hz
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    driver: snd_hda_intel
  API: ALSA v: k5.10.203-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active
  Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
  IF: enp2s0f0 state: down mac: 3c:07:54:67:10:09
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n driver: wl
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 7c:c3:a1:73:03:cd
  Device-1: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller driver: btusb type: USB
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: 7C:C3:A1:73:03:CE bt-v: 4.0
  Local Storage: total: 239.41 GiB used: 25.63 GiB (10.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Timetec model: SATA 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sdb model: General USB Flash Disk size: 961 MiB type: USB
  ID-1: / size: 78.57 GiB used: 25.59 GiB (32.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 196.9 MiB used: 23.3 MiB (11.9%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 50.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Processes: 211 Uptime: 13m Memory: total: 8 GiB available: 7.68 GiB
  used: 1.4 GiB (18.2%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.31

Wifi problems will be addressed with 6.1.67 and 6.6.6 kernels. The discussion can be followed here: [Regression] 6.1.66, 6.6.5 - wifi: cfg80211: fix CQM for non-range use


You can add MEDIATEK MT7921K Wi-Fi 6E 80MHz driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:0608 class-ID: 0280 to the busted wifi drivers…

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6.1.65-2 and 6.5.4-3 ship with a potential fix: [PATCH] wifi: nl80211: fix deadlock in nl80211_set_cqm_rssi (6.6.x) Upstream however decided to revert the offending patch as stated already. Anyway, test and give feedback.

If the DE was Gnome, icon and other themes could no longer be compatible due to the recent update to Gnome 45, which requires new themes, addons, widgets, etc, to be 100% compatible going forward; no more gtk-3.0/gtk-4.0 themes.

In my case (chipset Mediatek MT7922) updating the kernel (mt7921e driver) to version 6.1.65-2 helped (which I can confirm after a quick test).

After a direct reboot I got the error

mt7921e: {address} driver itself failed
mt7921e: probe from {address} failed with error -5 

but powering the laptop on and off fixed it.

Checking mine I have “read access only”:

sudo ls -SAhl /etc/sudoers.d/
total 4.0K
-r–r----- 1 root root 21 Jul 14 00:45 10-installer

No problems using sudo or switching to root

Sure, a different problem could result in the same symptoms. Don’t see how that’s relevant given that I’ve already debugged it and provided the solution.

I do not think that you said “no problems”

When installing or updating a new version of sudo or some packages, a problem would occur that new files are not allowed to be written to /etc/sudoers.d/, because this directory is fully read-only.

If you did, please don’t blame Arch based distros when a new update fails in the future. :wink:

Thanks Philm. Great. I am running on the 5 LTS kernel but have 2 6 LTS kernels on the machine. Going to be an updated kernel issued, a patch or?? Machine is in a production environment with a Mediatek MT 7921 wireless card. Both the 6 kernels are broken. Hanging shutdown.

The proposed patch seems to work for at least one user. However, upstream decided to revert that offending patch with 6.6.6 and 6.1.67. You can check if the updated kernel already fixes it or wait for the upstream solution …

@ivoshm can you do some couple of more tests, like on/off of wifi during a session, several reboots, several normal shutdowns and power ons? Discussion here: [PATCH] wifi: nl80211: fix deadlock in nl80211_set_cqm_rssi (6.6.x)

So regarding this update, should I wait until there is a fix? Did nothing until now, reading this thread first to see potential issues people are having…

@ARSManiac a fix is applied to 6.1 and 6.6 kernel series. You can install 5.15 series on your system, to be sure to have a backup kernel and do the update and test. This would help to find a solution faster.

I have Kernel 5.15 LTS and 6.1 LTS installed, thanks!
So regarding those issues a fix was already applied, thanks for the info, I will update later then!

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I’ve just download and install Kernel 6.6.5-3 from ‘’‘Release 6.6.5-3 · manjaro-kernels/linux66 · GitHub’‘’ and seems to work fine, I can switch on and off wifi, connect to a vpn vía openvpn without problem, no hangs, no freezes, shutdown ok, reboot ok…


Simply illustrating that your previous assumption was incorrect. Consider it an informational note as a courtesy, which in response to your comment, was relevant. Cheers.

Hi @philm
The fix applied to 6.6 Kernel Series (Linux 6.6.5-3-MANJARO) have fixed the Wifi and System Hang up issue, Thank you so much !!!


Hello, any updates on the PGP error for tensorflow-opt-cuda? Should i just delete the package and the reinstall it?

Now works normal and I don’t have more hangs and freeze, I download the last fixes Kernel 6.6.5-3. Thanks :smiley:

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