[Testing Update] 2018-03-10 - Kernels, Systemd, KDE Apps & Plasma, Vulkan, Browsers


#1

Hi community,

welcome to another testing update of Manjaro. We added the latest KDE, worked on Systemd, renewed most of our kernels and some browsers plus added the latest Vulkan stack. Additionally we added regular upstream updates as usual.

Here is the list of changes in more details:

Our effort and all the needed information about the new security risk can be found here.

So please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Users of our 32-bit Distro should read this.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.55
  • linux318 3.18.98 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.50
  • linux44 4.4.120
  • linux49 4.9.86
  • linux414 4.14.25
  • linux415 4.15.8
  • linux416 4.16-rc4
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.14.24_rt19
  • linux-RT 4.14.24_rt19

Package Updates (Sat Mar 10 10:55:50 CET 2018)

  • testing community x86_64: 616 new and 587 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 18 new and 18 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 441 new and 440 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 10 new and 10 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all changes can be found here.


  • 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)

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[Testing Update] 2018-03-11 - Haskell, Foomatic-DB, Vulkan, Rebuilds
#2

Video playback freezes in VLC 3 while the sound continues playing.

  • Click Tools —> Preferences
  • Click All under “Show Setttings” at the bottom left.
  • Scroll down to Video Codecs and expand it.
  • Click FFmpeg, then disable Direct Rendering.

#3

Stable update?


#4

I corrected the text …


#5

As VLC now got updated my UI look well

blurry text, oversized buttons - is there a way to make it look “good” or normal again?


#6

Does vlc-nightly have the same issue on your setup?


#7

Yes also vlc-nightlydoes (still) have that UI issue. It always had so far - but the stable version just got it introduced.

vlc-nightly


Looks pretty much the same - but I promise its vlc-nightly just installed it when you asked.

It feels like a scaling thing - though my screen is “only” 1920x1080 and I have no scaling factor in gnome-shell active.


#8

No Issue: linux415+nvidia+zfs+cinnamon


#9

This messages (amongst other error messages) flash by at reboot or shutdown after the update:
mrt 10 12:49:06 kernel: scsi 6:0:0:1: Failed to get diagnostic page 0x1
mrt 10 12:49:06 kernel: scsi 6:0:0:1: Failed to bind enclosure -19
mrt 10 12:50:07 kdeinit5[579]: QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running
mrt 10 12:50:07 systemd-coredump[1011]: Process 995 (kdeconnectd) of user 1000 dumped core.


#10

I have “sd-umount” and “shutdown” related messages when i shutdown pc, since systemd 238.x. Downgrading helps.


#11

VLC 3.0 is crashing when invoked using primusrun on an optimus laptop.

$ primusrun vlc
VLC media player 3.0.1 Vetinari (revision 3.0.1-0-gec0f700fcc)
[00005598188c13f0] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
../include/vlc_xlib.h:46:vlc_xlib_init: Xlib not initialized for threads.
This process is probably using LibVLC incorrectly.
Pass "--no-xlib" to libvlc_new() to fix this.
[00005598189bfe50] qt interface error: Xlib not initialized for threads
../include/vlc_xlib.h:46:vlc_xlib_init: Xlib not initialized for threads.
This process is probably using LibVLC incorrectly.
Pass "--no-xlib" to libvlc_new() to fix this.
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: Xlib not initialized for threads
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: initializing xlib for multi-threading failed
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: cannot initialize OSFactory
[00005598188c4f60] main playlist: playlist is empty
[00005598189bfe50] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 3.0.1 Vetinari

Other apps launching fine with primusrun.

VLC launching fine with intel gpu (ie no primusrun).

VLC interface looks fine in KDE.


#12

Ruby installs 2 new dependecies. Also there was a “change” in ffmpeg? ffmpeg2.8 is in AUR now.


#13

@philm concerning the scaling issue with vlc and vlc-nightly it can be fixed by setting the QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 in terminal and than run vlc from there.

How can I set that variable global though? Or into gnome starter if no other way?


#14

Not for me, it is still in the extra repository.

ffmpeg got a rebuild, because there is a new x265 version. But nothing more.


#15

Something messed up my XFCE.
All icons are changed. If I try to change icons in configurations, don’t change

Docky don’t load:

[sergio@sergio-pc ~]$ docky

Unhandled Exception:
System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘System.Console’ threw an exception. —> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘System.ConsoleDriver’ threw an exception. —> System.Exception: Magic number is wrong: 542
at System.TermInfoReader.ReadHeader (System.Byte[] buffer, System.Int32& position) [0x00028] in :0
at System.TermInfoReader…ctor (System.String term, System.String filename) [0x0005f] in :0
at System.TermInfoDriver…ctor (System.String term) [0x00055] in :0
at System.ConsoleDriver.CreateTermInfoDriver (System.String term) [0x00000] in :0
at System.ConsoleDriver…cctor () [0x0004d] in :0
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at System.Console.SetupStreams (System.Text.Encoding inputEncoding, System.Text.Encoding outputEncoding) [0x00007] in :0
at System.Console…cctor () [0x0008e] in :0
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at Docky.Services.Logging.ConsoleLog.Log (Docky.Services.LogLevel level, System.String message) [0x00077] in :0
at Docky.Services.Logging.LogBase.Write (Docky.Services.LogLevel level, System.String msg, System.Object[] args) [0x000a4] in :0
at Docky.Services.Log.Info (System.String msg, System.Object[] args) [0x00000] in :0
at Docky.Docky.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00006] in <0faedfbca2bb4d6cab76118a44980a93>:0
[ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘System.Console’ threw an exception. —> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘System.ConsoleDriver’ threw an exception. —> System.Exception: Magic number is wrong: 542
at System.TermInfoReader.ReadHeader (System.Byte[] buffer, System.Int32& position) [0x00028] in :0
at System.TermInfoReader…ctor (System.String term, System.String filename) [0x0005f] in :0
at System.TermInfoDriver…ctor (System.String term) [0x00055] in :0
at System.ConsoleDriver.CreateTermInfoDriver (System.String term) [0x00000] in :0
at System.ConsoleDriver…cctor () [0x0004d] in :0
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at System.Console.SetupStreams (System.Text.Encoding inputEncoding, System.Text.Encoding outputEncoding) [0x00007] in :0
at System.Console…cctor () [0x0008e] in :0
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at Docky.Services.Logging.ConsoleLog.Log (Docky.Services.LogLevel level, System.String message) [0x00077] in :0
at Docky.Services.Logging.LogBase.Write (Docky.Services.LogLevel level, System.String msg, System.Object[] args) [0x000a4] in :0
at Docky.Services.Log.Info (System.String msg, System.Object[] args) [0x00000] in :0
at Docky.Docky.Main (System.String[] args) [0x00006] in <0faedfbca2bb4d6cab76118a44980a93>:0


#16

Ahh, sorry. I meant in “Orphaned”, not AUR.


#17

Yes, you are right because it was a dependency of vlc. But the new vlc 3 doesn’t depend on it. So it is now orphand on your system. You might want to remove it.

Since there is no other package depending on ffmpeg2.8, it might get removed form the official repositories soon. Then it will be actually an AUR package.


#18

Gotcha, thanks for the heads-up.


#19

In your .bashrc for current user, or in /etc/environment for all users.

export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0

#20

.bashrc would only apply to stuff run from the terminal - right?
Does /etc/environment apply to gui (gnome-shell) as well?