Testers needed for the XFCE 20.0 release

The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Only a few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience.

With this release we ship Xfce 4.14 and have mostly focused on polishing the user experience with the desktop and window manager. Also we have switched to a new theme called Matcha. A new feature Display-Profiles allows you to store one or more profiles for your preferred display configuration. We also have implemented auto-application of profiles when new displays are connected.

Pamac 9.4 series received a few updates. Enhancing our package management we have enabled snap and flatpak support by default. You can now install snaps or flatpaks very easily with Pamac in UI and terminal to make more use of an even much larger selection of latest Linux applications.

Kernel 5.6 is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved and polished.

We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Lysia.

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Congratulations on this release! Downloading and will be testing it today on bare metal :slight_smile:

Hi! How about including Plank by default in the XFCE iso to offer a gnome-like usage experience on older pcs?
Thank you

Asus prime b450 with amd ryzen 7 2700

Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-K v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends 
           v: 2006 date: 11/13/2019 
CPU:       Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ family: 17 (23) model-id: 8 stepping: 2 
           microcode: 800820D L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 108823 
           Speed: 2414 MHz min/max: 1550/3400 MHz boost: disabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2272 2: 1357 3: 1358 4: 3140 5: 1356 
           6: 3397 7: 1354 8: 1354 9: 1359 10: 3400 11: 1357 12: 2728 13: 1358 14: 1358 15: 2347 16: 1359 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF106 [GeForce GTS 450] vendor: CardExpert driver: nvidia v: 390.132 bus ID: 08:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:0dc4 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.132 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GF106 High Definition Audio vendor: CardExpert driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:0be9 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 0a:00.3 chip ID: 1022:1457 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.34-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 
           bus ID: 07:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: rtl8192cu bus ID: 3-4:3 chip ID: 0bda:8176 
           serial: <filter> 
           IF: wlp9s0f3u4 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.19 TiB used: 486.85 GiB (14.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Vi550 S3 SSD size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> rev: J1.3 scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD130 size: 2.73 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: ACF0 scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO size: 7.46 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 5.00 scheme: MBR 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Gigabyte model: GP-GSTFS31120GNTD size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 61.3 scheme: MBR 
           ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Samsung model: SSD 830 Series size: 119.24 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 3B1Q scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 119.23 GiB size: 116.86 GiB (98.01%) used: 15.10 GiB (12.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde1 
           ID-2: /home raw size: 111.79 GiB size: 109.53 GiB (97.98%) used: 30.14 GiB (27.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 53 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 35% 
Info:      Processes: 367 Uptime: 2m Memory: 15.64 GiB used: 1.74 GiB (11.1%) Init: systemd v: 244 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37 

I wrote ISO with UnetBootin within Windows, maybe it was not good, I am now
writing it with SUSE Studio Image writer on Manjaro (has been good earlier) so I will try to boot again
from USB.

A question: are users on the testing branch already testing this release or are there differences?

It was ISO not correctly on USB, it booted now ok, proceeding to install :slight_smile:

Everything seems to work fine except my Realtek USB Wifi, which resets a connection all the time...

(Realtek RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: rtl8192cu bus ID: 3-4:3 chip ID: 0bda:8176)

The ISO is based on our stable branch. All our RCs are based on that branch. Users from the testng branch might got the packages provided by this ISO earlier. More or less are testers of an ISO check if there is no regression for installing Manjaro with given media.

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UnetBootin doesn't work. Either use Etcher or Suse Studio ImageWriter.

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update: wifi works ok after unpluging usb card and pluging it again...

Very fast boot speed to desktop, like 6 sec from grub, great! :slight_smile:

Wonderful work as usual. Congratulations!!!

There's only a visual aspect I found strange. Notifications have a white background so white icons disappear, like the volume when changing thought keyboard. It can be fixed changing the icon theme to a dark one but that will make them disappear in the notification tray.

Volume icon not shown when Gnome Icon Theme is set.

Been running XFCE flavor for a few months, nice system, no complaints . . . bare metal MacPro '12 . . . using one of the Matcha-dark-sea themes I believe . . . .

We might need to tweak that once more. Take a Screenshot and report the issue upstream.

Hi
Iso wrote on usb-flash drive 8G with dd . Does not boot on Gygabyte4 AMD.
Works fine on Laptop Lenovo:

Laptop:

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -b
System:
  Host: manjaro Kernel: 5.6.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80TG v: Lenovo V110-15IAP 
  serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo V110-15IAP v: NO DPK serial: <root required> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 1MCN34WW date: 11/21/2016 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 7.5 Wh condition: 18.2/22.6 Wh (81%) 
CPU:
  Dual Core: Intel Celeron N3350 type: MCP speed: 796 MHz 
  min/max: 800/2400 MHz 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 500 driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 500 (APL 2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.4 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 
  Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 230.99 GiB used: 70.3 MiB (0.0%) 
Info:
  Processes: 163 Uptime: 1m Memory: 3.43 GiB used: 580.4 MiB (16.5%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.37 
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ cat /etc/*release
Manjaro Linux
DISTRIB_ID=ManjaroLinux
DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.0-rc3
DISTRIB_CODENAME=Lysia
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Manjaro Linux"
Manjaro Linux
NAME="Manjaro Linux"
ID=manjaro
ID_LIKE=arch
PRETTY_NAME="Manjaro Linux"
ANSI_COLOR="1;32"
HOME_URL="https://www.manjaro.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://www.manjaro.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.manjaro.org/"
LOGO=manjarolinux
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ 

Desktop (not with live session):

[steph@steph-Tour ~]$ inxi -b
System:
  Host: steph-Tour Kernel: 5.4.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-A55M-S2HP serial: <root required> 
  BIOS: Award v: F2 date: 07/13/2011 
CPU:
  Dual Core: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics type: MCP 
  speed: 1280 MHz min/max: 800/2500 MHz 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] driver: nvidia v: 390.132 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.132 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.51 TiB used: 53.46 GiB (3.5%) 
Info:
  Processes: 156 Uptime: 24m Memory: 3.84 GiB used: 1007.7 MiB (25.6%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.37 

I think someone already reported the issue:
https://github.com/vinceliuice/Matcha-gtk-theme/issues/116

Hello!

Here are my specs:


System:
  Host: **** Kernel: 5.6.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A v: N/A serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: B75M-D3V v: x.x serial: <root required> 
  BIOS: American Megatrends v: FC date: 10/23/2013 
CPU:
  Quad Core: Intel Core i5-2500K type: MCP speed: 1687 MHz 
  min/max: 1600/3700 MHz 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics 
  driver: i915 v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.4 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 7.00 GiB (3.1%) 
Info:
  Processes: 178 Uptime: 6m Memory: 6.73 GiB used: 1.61 GiB (23.9%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.37 

Installation was smooth.

Issues:
1. VLC - there is a line in the top area

It does not happen when forcing the style to gtk2:

2. VLC - the video flickers when changing the volume or when moving the window and releasing it

Steps:

  • Launch VLC
  • Load any video
  • Change the volume or move the window and releasing it

The video will flicker whenever the volume is changed.

3 - qBittorrent - the icons are dark - they don't really stand-out

Will return with more results after further testing :slight_smile:

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I have noticed this change recently. I think it's due to Matcha icon theme (the default in Manjaro XFCE); if this is the case, there is little Manjaro developers can do. Still, pretty annoying. Hope it gets fixed soon.

We can check if we can adjust some. I remember that this issue comes and goes...

Now that I got your attention :wink:, just for clarification, the icon of the pop-up volume notification is like this:

1

when it should be darker, like the brightness one:

2

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