[Testing Update] 2018-07-23 - Kernels, Nvidia, Vulkan, Pacman-Mirrors

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Hi community,

Welcome to another testing update. So what do we have with this one?

  • we updated most of our kernels
  • pacman-mirrors got some fixes to filter out invalid https servers
  • latest vulkan packages
  • both the nvidia 396 and 390 series got updated to their latest releases.

We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.


If you are curious about the latest state of development for the upcoming Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download a beta-build of Manjaro-Xfce 18.0 including the latest xfce-gtk3 packages aswell as our most recent styling efforts:

Our KDE fans may try our beta-build with the latest KDE v5.13 instead.


Latest information about the intel-cpu-bug risk and our efforts can be found here.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.57
  • linux318 3.18.116 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.143
  • linux49 4.9.114
  • linux414 4.14.57
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.18 [EOL]
  • linux417 4.17.9
  • linux418 4.18-rc5
  • linux414-rt 4.14.52_rt34
  • linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt9

Package Updates (Mon Jul 23 05:36:36 CEST 2018)

Sync Packages

  • testing multilib x86_64: 7 new and 7 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 8 new and 8 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 60 new and 54 removed package(s)

Overlay Packages

  • testing core x86_64: 13 new and 13 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 4 new and 4 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 89 new and 89 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 11 new and 8 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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appimagelauncher 1.0alpha+git20180712.7949d8d-1 1.0alpha+git20180718.c3e1b27-1
                  linux414-rt-nvidia           1:396.24-6           1:396.45-1
            linux414-rt-nvidia-390xx             390.67-2             390.77-1
                  linux416-rt-nvidia           1:396.24-9           1:396.45-1
            linux416-rt-nvidia-390xx             390.67-4             390.77-1
                               pm2ml            2017.11-1            2017.12-1
                           powerpill            2017.11-1             2018.5-1
                        python3-xcpf            2017.12-1               2018-1
   manjaro-kde-minimal-settings-18.0                    -           20180722-1
           manjaro-kde-settings-18.0                    -           20180722-1


:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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                                 0ad                a23-2                a23-3
                             allegro              5.2.4-1              5.2.4-2
                               arcus              3.4.1-1              3.4.1-3
                              arpack              3.6.0-1              3.6.2-1
                                calf             0.90.0-3             0.90.1-1
                             catfish              1.4.5-1              1.4.6-1
                             cryptol    2.5.0.20180515-55    2.5.0.20180515-57
                         deepin-help               15.5-1                    -
                               ditaa               0.10-1             0.11.0-2
                              eslint              5.1.0-1              5.2.0-1
                       gitlab-gitaly            0.111.0-1            0.113.0-1
     haskell-bytestring-tree-builder           0.2.7.1-17            0.2.7.2-1
                    haskell-cracknum                2.0-3                2.1-1
           haskell-hasql-transaction            0.5.2-110            0.5.2-111
                       haskell-hpack            0.28.2-57             0.29.5-1
                     haskell-path-io             1.3.3-53              1.4.0-1
                         haskell-sbv               7.9-33               7.10-1
                           highlight               3.43-1               3.44-1
                       highlight-gui               3.43-1               3.44-1
                             hindent              5.2.6-1              5.2.7-2
                              httpie              0.9.9-1              0.9.9-3
                    kicad-library-3d              4.0.7-1              5.0.0-1
                       kicad-library              4.0.7-1              5.0.0-1
                              laszip              2.2.0-1              3.2.2-1
                        libextractor                1.6-3                1.7-1
                   libringclient 2:20180613.1.85cf38c-1 2:20180718.1.af8399f-1
                      libvirt-python              4.4.0-1              4.5.0-1
                     libvirt-python2              4.4.0-1              4.5.0-1
                                 mpv           1:0.28.2-2           1:0.29.0-1
                                pdal              1.7.2-1              1.7.2-2
                              picard              2.0.0-1              2.0.1-1
                           postgrest          0.4.4.0-210          0.4.4.0-211
                        python-iwlib                1.5-9              1.6.1-4
                    python-reportlab              3.5.0-1              3.5.1-1
                      python-serpent               1.24-1               1.25-1
                       python2-iwlib                1.5-9              1.6.1-4
                   python2-reportlab              3.5.0-1              3.5.1-1
                     python2-serpent               1.24-1               1.25-1
                            qjackctl              0.5.2-2              0.5.3-1
                            qmidinet              0.5.1-1              0.5.2-1
                            qsampler              0.5.1-2              0.5.2-1
                              qsynth              0.5.1-2              0.5.2-1
                                qtox             1.16.2-2             1.16.3-1
                            range-v3              0.3.6-1              0.3.6-2
                     ring-daemon 2:20180630.1.5706680-1 2:20180718.1.af8399f-1
                      ring-gnome 3:20180625.1.8dd3bf1-1 3:20180718.1.af8399f-1
                                rust           1:1.27.1-1           1:1.27.2-1
                           rust-docs           1:1.27.1-1           1:1.27.2-1
                              rustup             1.13.0-2             1.13.0-3
                               smb4k              2.1.0-1              2.1.1-1
                               stack             1.7.1-83             1.7.1-85
                            startdde             3.1.33-1    3.1.33.20180720-1
                               tiled              1.1.5-1              1.1.6-1
                               v2ray               3.31-1             3.31.1-1
                           autorandr                    -                1.6-2
                             freeciv                    -             2.5.11-1
               haskell-infer-license                    -              0.2.0-1
                                pius                    -              2.2.6-1
                            qmidictl                    -              0.5.2-1
                             qxgedit                    -              0.5.2-1
                              solaar                    -             0.9.2-10


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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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                            linux318           3.18.115-1           3.18.116-1
                    linux318-headers           3.18.115-1           3.18.116-1
                            linux414            4.14.56-1            4.14.57-1
                    linux414-headers            4.14.56-1            4.14.57-1
                            linux417             4.17.7-1             4.17.9-1
                    linux417-headers             4.17.7-1             4.17.9-1
                             linux44            4.4.141-1            4.4.143-1
                     linux44-headers            4.4.141-1            4.4.143-1
                             linux49            4.9.113-1            4.9.114-1
                     linux49-headers            4.9.113-1            4.9.114-1
                         mhwd-nvidia           1:396.24-1           1:396.45-1
                   mhwd-nvidia-390xx             390.67-1             390.77-1
                      pacman-mirrors             4.11.2-1             4.11.3-2


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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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                 calamares-git 3.2.2.r4852.73faaeae2-1 3.2.2.r4865.627161258-1
                     linux316-nvidia           1:396.24-4           1:396.45-1
               linux316-nvidia-390xx             390.67-2             390.77-1
                  linux318-acpi_call             1.1.0-59             1.1.0-60
                   linux318-bbswitch               0.8-59               0.8-60
                linux318-broadcom-wl      6.30.223.271-35      6.30.223.271-36
                   linux318-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-49     1:15.201.1151-50
                linux318-ndiswrapper              1.61-35              1.61-36
                     linux318-nvidia           1:396.24-6           1:396.45-2
               linux318-nvidia-304xx         1:304.137-24         1:304.137-25
               linux318-nvidia-340xx            340.107-2            340.107-3
               linux318-nvidia-390xx             390.67-2             390.77-2
                   linux318-nvidiabl              0.88-49              0.88-50
                      linux318-r8168          8.045.08-14          8.045.08-15
                  linux318-rt3562sta        2.4.1.1_r4-35        2.4.1.1_r4-36
                        linux318-spl              0.7.9-5              0.7.9-6
                   linux318-tp_smapi              0.41-59              0.41-60
                linux318-vhba-module          20161009-35          20161009-36
   linux318-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
    linux318-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
                        linux318-zfs              0.7.9-5              0.7.9-6
                      linux41-nvidia           1:396.24-3           1:396.45-1
                linux41-nvidia-390xx             390.67-1             390.77-1
                  linux414-acpi_call             1.1.0-49             1.1.0-50
                   linux414-bbswitch               0.8-49               0.8-50
                linux414-broadcom-wl      6.30.223.271-49      6.30.223.271-50
                   linux414-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-49     1:15.201.1151-50
                linux414-ndiswrapper              1.61-49              1.61-50
                     linux414-nvidia          1:396.24-14           1:396.45-2
               linux414-nvidia-304xx         1:304.137-49         1:304.137-50
               linux414-nvidia-340xx            340.107-8            340.107-9
               linux414-nvidia-390xx             390.67-8             390.77-2
                   linux414-nvidiabl              0.88-49              0.88-50
                      linux414-r8168          8.045.08-37          8.045.08-38
                  linux414-rt3562sta        2.4.1.1_r4-49        2.4.1.1_r4-50
                        linux414-spl             0.7.9-13             0.7.9-14
                   linux414-tp_smapi              0.41-49              0.41-50
                linux414-vhba-module          20161009-49          20161009-50
   linux414-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
    linux414-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
                        linux414-zfs             0.7.9-13             0.7.9-14
                     linux415-nvidia           1:396.24-3           1:396.45-1
               linux415-nvidia-390xx             390.67-1             390.77-1
                     linux416-nvidia           1:396.24-9           1:396.45-1
               linux416-nvidia-390xx             390.67-3             390.77-1
                  linux417-acpi_call              1.1.0-6              1.1.0-7
                   linux417-bbswitch                0.8-6                0.8-7
                linux417-broadcom-wl       6.30.223.271-6       6.30.223.271-7
                   linux417-catalyst      1:15.201.1151-6      1:15.201.1151-7
                linux417-ndiswrapper               1.61-6               1.61-7
                     linux417-nvidia           1:396.24-6           1:396.45-2
               linux417-nvidia-304xx          1:304.137-6          1:304.137-7
               linux417-nvidia-340xx            340.107-6            340.107-7
               linux417-nvidia-390xx             390.67-6             390.77-2
                   linux417-nvidiabl               0.88-6               0.88-7
                      linux417-r8168           8.045.08-6           8.045.08-7
                        linux417-spl              0.7.9-6              0.7.9-7
                   linux417-tp_smapi               0.41-6               0.41-7
                linux417-vhba-module           20161009-6           20161009-7
   linux417-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
    linux417-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
                        linux417-zfs              0.7.9-6              0.7.9-7
                     linux418-nvidia         1:396.24-0.4         1:396.45-0.4
                      linux44-nvidia           1:396.24-9           1:396.45-1
                linux44-nvidia-390xx             390.67-5             390.77-1
                   linux49-acpi_call             1.1.0-86             1.1.0-87
                    linux49-bbswitch               0.8-86               0.8-87
                 linux49-broadcom-wl      6.30.223.271-86      6.30.223.271-87
                    linux49-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-86     1:15.201.1151-87
                 linux49-ndiswrapper              1.61-84              1.61-85
                      linux49-nvidia          1:396.24-11           1:396.45-2
                linux49-nvidia-304xx         1:304.137-45         1:304.137-46
                linux49-nvidia-340xx            340.107-5            340.107-6
                linux49-nvidia-390xx             390.67-5             390.77-2
                    linux49-nvidiabl              0.88-86              0.88-87
                       linux49-r8168          8.045.08-26          8.045.08-27
                   linux49-rt3562sta        2.4.1.1_r4-84        2.4.1.1_r4-85
                         linux49-spl             0.7.9-10             0.7.9-11
                    linux49-tp_smapi              0.41-86              0.41-87
                 linux49-vhba-module          20161009-84          20161009-85
    linux49-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
     linux49-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.16-1             5.2.16-2
                         linux49-zfs             0.7.9-10             0.7.9-11
                     nautilus-legacy           3.26.3.1-1             3.26.4-1
                  nvidia-390xx-utils             390.67-1             390.77-1
                        nvidia-utils           1:396.24-2           1:396.45-1
                       opencl-nvidia           1:396.24-1           1:396.45-1
                 opencl-nvidia-390xx             390.67-1             390.77-1


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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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                                 feh               2.27-1             2.27.1-1
                             freeciv             2.5.11-1                    -
                                sdl2              2.0.8-8              2.0.8-9
                 vulkan-extra-layers       1.1.73.0-1 1.1.79+10184+7ae1b7c06-1
                      vulkan-headers           1:1.1.80-1           1:1.1.80-2
                   vulkan-icd-loader        1.1.73.0-1 1.1.80+2940+da58202e9-1
                        vulkan-trace       1.1.73.0-1 1.1.79+10184+7ae1b7c06-1
            vulkan-validation-layers         1.1.73.0-1 1.1.79+7729+3bd8e348-1
                        vulkan-tools                  - 1.1.79+6811+b7c389c9-1


:: Different overlay package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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            lib32-nvidia-390xx-utils             390.67-1             390.77-1
                  lib32-nvidia-utils           1:396.24-2           1:396.45-1
                 lib32-opencl-nvidia           1:396.24-1           1:396.45-1
           lib32-opencl-nvidia-390xx             390.67-1             390.77-1


:: Different sync package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-07-22           2018-07-23
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                     lib32-e2fsprogs             1.44.2-1             1.44.3-1
                          lib32-rust             1.27.1-1             1.27.2-1
                          lib32-sdl2              2.0.8-1              2.0.8-9
             lib32-vulkan-icd-loader        1.1.73.0-1 1.1.80+2940+da58202e9-1
      lib32-vulkan-validation-layers         1.1.73.0-1 1.1.79+7729+3bd8e348-1
                        wine-staging               3.12-1               3.13-1
                   wine-staging-nine               3.12-1               3.13-1

  • 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)

0 voters

Check if your mirror has already synced:


Ready for Stable ?!?

  • We are ready to move this to our stable branch
  • I still see some issues (post about them)

0 voters


#2

Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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Items from previous update sets

Issues with folder view widget in KDE v5.13

KDE introduced a new setting for icon sizes. Now you’re able to define also the size for your panel. If you have a high-DPI display, you may want to increase the value. This will fix the display issue with given widget.

icon-kde-513

Pulseaudio changes

With this update we have a /etc/pulse/default.pa.pacnew. It may be necessary to merge (some lines related to “GSettings” in /etc/pulse/default.pa ) if ‘default.pa’ has been customised.

File conflict engrampa.tap

thunar-archive-plugin: /usr/lib/xfce4/thunar-archive-plugin/engrampa.tap exists in filesystem (owned by engrampa-thunar-plugin)

thunar-archive-plugin has added native support for the Engrampa archive manager. engrampa-thunar-plugin is no longer needed. Remove engrampa-thunar-plugin to continue with the update.


Kernel 4.9 issues

Seems on rare conditions you may face a faulty boot with linux49. It results in messages similar like this: <module> likely not compiled with -mcmodel=kernel. Also you will land in the emergency console.

We recommend to install at least another kernel as backup. You may follow this post to recover. v4.9.107-2 is known to be working.


:: alpm-octopi-utils: installing “pacman” (5.1.0-2) breaks the dependency with «pacman <5.1»

Make sure your mirrors are up-to-date. All package management tools should be compatible with pacman 5.1


:: ffmpeg2.8: installing x265 (2.8-1) breaks dependency ‘libx265.so=151-64’

ffmpeg2.8 is no longer in the repos. Remove it, and if you need it, rebuild/reinstall it from the AUR.


gcc54 and gcc5 are in conflict

For those using CUDA, if this error comes up, run the update from terminal
sudo pacman -Syyu
and type YES to replace gcc5 with gcc54


Extension “Workspace to Dock” is bugged

Be careful like there is a bug if you use the Extension “Workspace to Dock”. You need to update/install this version in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ for not have desktop freeze after reboot : https://github.com/passingthru67/workspaces-to-dock/archive/master.zip

Thanks for nabd who have solved this issue : [Testing Update] 2018-05-11 - Kernels, GCC8, Gnome 3.28.2, Cinnamon, KDE Apps 18.04.1, LibreOffice


I see a lot of pacnew files

Well, there is no manual intervention needed for pacnew files coming from filesystem package. The best thing you can do is, do nothing.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever merge the pacnew file for /etc/{passwd,shadow,gshadow,group}, unless you want to make the new comments match aesthetically with your in-use user accounts database. The only practical difference that merging can ever cause is to accidentally delete users or mangle the whole file’s syntax and render your computer maybe unbootable.

More advice in this regard you may find here.


Nvidia drivers and Fermi support

With the current Nvidia driver release v396.24, support for the old Fermi cards got dropped. Please switch either over to Nouveau driver or downgrade to v390xx driver series.

Bumblebee users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee

Normal users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-390xx

To switch to opensource drivers do:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux


Changes made to Glibc

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.


Changes made to PAM

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after such change. Defaults provided by pambase package do not need any modifications.

Check grep -rn 'pam_unix[2_]' /etc/pam.d, if no output, you need to do nothing.


Samba units renamed

Note: In samba 4.8.0-1, the units were renamed from smbd.service and nmbd.service to smb.service and nmb.service.

To provide basic file sharing through SMB start/enable smb.service and/or nmb.service services. See the smbd(8) and nmbd(8) man pages for details, as the nmb.service service may not always be required.


Directory permissions differ

Directory permissions differ on /var/lib/samba/private/
filesystem: 755 package: 700

sudo chmod 700 /var/lib/samba/private/


Samba - Error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID.

Currently there seems to be an issue when using group = sambashare with Samba 4.8.1-1, which is used by default in thesmb.conf provided by Manjaro. Changing it to group = +sambashare or force group = +sambashare resolves this. However, we might fill out a bug report, to see why that is currently needed.

Commenting/removing group = sambashare is also a viable solution.


Long delay for starting Desktop Environment

There’s a bug which is exhausting the entropy pool. This is refilled over time through e.g. disk activity and mouse movement. You can increase the fill rate with a software solution:

sudo pacman -S haveged
sudo systemctl enable haveged
sudo systemctl start haveged

An alternative method if activating the haveged service is not something you want to do is to press the shift key 8-10 times in succession.


#3

Does the Nvidia 396.xx contain the vulkan patches?
https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver


#4

Can it be that there is an opencl performance regression with the latest nvidia 396.45?

I typically do opencl performance testing with darktable. My script is doing five runs of darktable in a row. With the old nvidia 396.25 I get the following results:

DT benchmark WITH opencl SRW
run 1: 6,674785 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 6,067 secs (9,089 CPU)
run 2: 6,489536 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 6,048 secs (9,160 CPU)
run 3: 6,500393 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 6,060 secs (9,153 CPU)
run 4: 6,484160 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 6,036 secs (9,174 CPU)
run 5: 6,505824 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 6,064 secs (9,190 CPU)

But with the new nvidia 396.45 I get:

DT benchmark WITH opencl SRW
run 1: 7,679824 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 7,296 secs (18,749 CPU)
run 2: 7,626075 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 7,236 secs (18,436 CPU)
run 3: 7,594367 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 7,210 secs (18,399 CPU)
run 4: 7,630289 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 7,240 secs (18,596 CPU)
run 5: 7,680326 [dev_process_export] pixel pipeline processing took 7,278 secs (18,521 CPU)

That is a 20 % performance decrease. Can somebody confirm that?

I was not able to roll back to the old nvidia version. The results shown for 396.25 are two month old.


#5

In Deepin the font size/display has increased in some apps and the menu bar (Firefox, Thunderbird, Inkscape, Geany). But it suits my weak eyesight :wink: .
Blender, for example, dos not change.

Everything else is fine, thx. :slight_smile:

Fixed
I have set the display scaling from 1.5 to 1.25, now everything is the same as before.


#6

Can you update python to 3.7?


#7

False alarm!

I managed to downgrade nvidia and tested 396.25 and 396.45 with kernel 4.16.18 (4.17 did not boot with the downgraded nvidia packages). The opencl performance is the same with both nvidia drivers: 7,2 s


#8

KDE

warning: manjaro-kde-settings: local (20180716-1) is newer than community (20180413-1)

Not sure what to do? Would appreciate guidance.


#9

sudo pacman -Syyuu

it will downgrade the mismatched Manjaro 18 KDE settings on Manjaro 17 to the right version for Manjaro 17 again


#10

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