[Stable Update i686] 2018-10-22 - Thunderbird, Chromium, Kernels, OpenJDK



Hello i686ers!

This is a fairly limited roll-up set and mainly consists of kernels and some security updates.

There are a load of packages in arch32’s staging repos which are waiting to pounce, so enjoy the smaller update sets while they last. :slight_smile:

Anyone who would like to help out testing the upstream packages, please read the archlinux32 thread for details about how they automate their testing process and how to get involved:


(running this in an archlinux32 VM would be fine, there will hopefully be a way of doing this directly from within manjaro32 in the future)

Available kernels

Series Version PAE
linux316 3.16.59 No
linux318 3.18.124 No
linux44 4.4.162 No
linux49 4.9.135 No
linux414 4.14.78 No
linux419 4.19rc8.1021 Yes


If you find manjaro32 useful please consider donating to, or helping out with, archlinux32. It’s a small team taking on a huge project and any help will no doubt be very much appreciated.

Why aren’t the available packages/package versions the same as x86_64?

archlinux32 packages are based on Arch packages but may need editing to build correctly. Builds of less-popular packages are lower priority.

Manjaro-specific packages may lag behind x86_64 because there aren’t as many packagers. If you notice an important package is lagging please report it; at the moment it’s only me packaging for i686:

I’m only packaging current LTS kernels. Any marked as EOL are dropped. I’ll not be building the mainline kernel.

What about security updates?

I cannot guarantee timely security updates on x32-stable. If this is critical for you I recommend you switch to x32-testing or cherry-pick those packages from x32-testing or x32-unstable as they become available.

Something broke. Isn’t this meant to be stable?

“Stable” means “infrequently changing”, not “everything will work perfectly all the time”. If you want it to mean everything works, you need to help test the things you’re interested in.

What about installer images?

There’s a rapidly ageing image over here:

There’s work being done to fix i686 image building (it broke); a new image should be arrive after this update set.

What about x32-testing and x32-unstable?

These are already available, and I recommend you use x32-testing if you can to make sure testing is done.

x32-unstable should be used by anyone who wants to try and find any issues before they impact other people. If you have multiple/many machines you really should run one of those on x32-unstable.

Full list of changes

Full list of changes is available here.

Any problems?

  • No issues, 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)

0 voters

[Testing Update i686] 2018-10-14 to 21 - Thunderbird, Chromium, Kernels

Known issues and solutions

None - so far.


I used manjaro32 in a netbook and the last update was correct
they are doing a great job
sorry for my bad english


Thanks. No issues. I got a “new” CPU for this machine for 2.5€ - a Pentium D 945 (3.4 Ghz dual core). Will test it this weekend. Not that it will be much better than the one I have currently, but hopefully it will improve multithread/multiprocess handling (I have a 3.4Ghz single-core HT CPU currently). I’m not giving up on this machine yet. I’ll keep it for at least 2/3 more years (my Wife is starting to complain FF is slow).

Thanks for your work.


updated today after 26/9
everything seems OK, thanks :smiley:


Alright! Already tested it. Ran mprime for about 15 min, then compiled q4wine and tested some usecases (several applications). It does get snappier with multi-process handling and, despite having a higher TDP and a lower max temp, it runs noticeably cooler because it doesn’t spike so easily. It was a good buy.

System:    Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.9.135-1-MANJARO i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.5 tk: Qt 5.11.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: N/A model: P4M800P-8237 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG 
           date: 08/05/2008 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Pentium D bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Netburst Presler rev: 5 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 13637 
           Speed: 3408 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3408 2: 3408 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450 AGP] vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:95c6 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: radeon compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1440x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV620 (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.9.135-1-MANJARO LLVM 6.0.1) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.2 
           compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio vendor: Biostar Microtech Intl Corp driver: snd_via82xx 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:11.5 chip ID: 1106:3059 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3450/3470/3550/3570] 
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 1002:aa28 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.135-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR922X Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel bus ID: 00:0a.0 
           chip ID: 168c:0029 
           IF: wlp0s10 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: VIA VT6102/VT6103 [Rhine-II] driver: via-rhine v: N/A port: cc00 bus ID: 00:12.0 
           chip ID: 1106:3065 
           IF: enp0s18 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 154.16 GiB used: 81.57 GiB (52.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Zheino model: CHN 25SATA02M 064 size: 59.62 GiB speed: <unknown> 
           serial: <filter> rev: 6K scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: IC35L060AVVA07-0 size: 57.27 GiB speed: <unknown> 
           serial: <filter> rev: A52A scheme: MBR 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Seagate model: ST340016A size: 37.27 GiB speed: <unknown> serial: <filter> 
           rev: 3.19 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 56.58 GiB used: 37.71 GiB (66.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 48 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 27m Memory: 1.97 GiB used: 891.0 MiB (44.2%) Init: systemd v: 239 Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.0.26

EDIT: actually it got faster even on single process/application load.


Thunderbird 63.0 is available.

Let me know if the package versioning doesn’t upgrade correctly.


My Wife doesn’t use a mail client, but I installed it. I got version 60.2.1 (even in the “about” dialog).


Hmm… might not have hit the mirror yet. Give it a bit.

If you want - I wasn’t asking you specifically to test it. :slight_smile:


thunderbird-60.3.0-0a-i686 appeared, but I got a bad signature/corrupted package.


I have a doubt @jonathon. Will be there more “stable branch” updates or we have to jump to “testing branch” to get latest updates? Thanks!!


Yes, once the SDDM/Qt5 issues in testing are ironed out.



A big shout-out to you and the others working to make the Manjaro32 builds as fully-functional and stable as possible.
I have a netbook machine (Acer AspireOne) that will only accept 32-bit operating systems. As Manjaro is my OS of choice, I certainly appreciate being able to use Manjaro on all my computers, both 64-bit and 32-bit machines.
Know that there are probably others who will not voice their appreciation for your time and effort, but let me say it: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I am a former business application developer and not an deep-dive OS developer, so I wouldn’t be much help to you on that level, but I want to help and support your efforts.