[Testing Update] 2018-11-15 - Kernels



Hi community,

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

  • We updated most of our kernels

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

The Iconic Spitfire: Now Quad-Core!


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Manjaro v18.0.1 Preview2 released!

If you are curious about the latest Manjaro-Illyria 18.0.1 release, you now have the opportunity to download XFCE Edition with the latest 4.13 packages, aswell as our most recent styling efforts. Our KDE fans may try our KDE Edition with the latest KDE v5.14 instead. And our GNOME fans may try our Gnome Edition with the latest GNOME v3.30.

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.59
  • linux318 3.18.125 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.163
  • linux49 4.9.137
  • linux414 4.14.81
  • linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
  • linux418 4.18.19
  • linux419 4.19.2
  • linux414-rt 4.14.78_rt47
  • linux416-rt 4.16.18_rt11
  • linux418-rt 4.18.16_rt9

Sync Package Updates (Tue Nov 13 07:29:01 CET 2018)

  • testing core x86_64: 8 new and 8 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 66 new and 66 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-13           2018-11-15
                            linux414            4.14.80-1            4.14.81-1
                    linux414-headers            4.14.80-1            4.14.81-1
                            linux418            4.18.18-1            4.18.19-1
                    linux418-headers            4.18.18-1            4.18.19-1
                            linux419             4.19.1-1             4.19.2-1
                    linux419-headers             4.19.1-1             4.19.2-1
                             linux49            4.9.136-1            4.9.137-1
                     linux49-headers            4.9.136-1            4.9.137-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-13           2018-11-15
                  linux414-acpi_call             1.1.0-65             1.1.0-66
                   linux414-bbswitch               0.8-65               0.8-66
                   linux414-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-65     1:15.201.1151-66
                linux414-ndiswrapper              1.61-65              1.61-66
                     linux414-nvidia           1:410.73-3           1:410.73-4
               linux414-nvidia-340xx           340.107-24           340.107-25
               linux414-nvidia-390xx            390.87-10            390.87-11
                   linux414-nvidiabl              0.88-65              0.88-66
                      linux414-r8168          8.045.08-53          8.045.08-54
                        linux414-spl             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
                   linux414-tp_smapi              0.41-65              0.41-66
                linux414-vhba-module          20161009-65          20161009-66
   linux414-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
    linux414-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
                        linux414-zfs             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
                  linux418-acpi_call             1.1.0-13             1.1.0-14
                   linux418-bbswitch               0.8-13               0.8-14
                   linux418-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-13     1:15.201.1151-14
                linux418-ndiswrapper              1.61-13              1.61-14
                     linux418-nvidia           1:410.73-4           1:410.73-5
               linux418-nvidia-340xx           340.107-13           340.107-14
               linux418-nvidia-390xx            390.87-13            390.87-14
                   linux418-nvidiabl              0.88-13              0.88-14
                      linux418-r8168          8.045.08-13          8.045.08-14
                        linux418-spl             0.7.11-6             0.7.11-7
                   linux418-tp_smapi              0.41-13              0.41-14
                linux418-vhba-module          20161009-13          20161009-14
   linux418-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
    linux418-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
                        linux418-zfs             0.7.11-6             0.7.11-7
                  linux419-acpi_call              1.1.0-1              1.1.0-2
                   linux419-bbswitch                0.8-1                0.8-2
                   linux419-catalyst      1:15.201.1151-1      1:15.201.1151-2
                linux419-ndiswrapper               1.61-1               1.61-2
                     linux419-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.73-2
               linux419-nvidia-340xx            340.107-1            340.107-2
               linux419-nvidia-390xx             390.87-1             390.87-2
                   linux419-nvidiabl               0.88-1               0.88-2
                      linux419-r8168           8.045.08-1           8.045.08-2
                        linux419-spl             0.7.11-1             0.7.11-2
                   linux419-tp_smapi               0.41-1               0.41-2
                linux419-vhba-module           20161009-1           20161009-2
   linux419-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-1             5.2.22-2
    linux419-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-1             5.2.22-2
                        linux419-zfs             0.7.11-1             0.7.11-2
                   linux49-acpi_call            1.1.0-102            1.1.0-103
                    linux49-bbswitch              0.8-102              0.8-103
                    linux49-catalyst    1:15.201.1151-102    1:15.201.1151-103
                 linux49-ndiswrapper             1.61-100             1.61-101
                      linux49-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.73-3
                linux49-nvidia-340xx           340.107-21           340.107-22
                linux49-nvidia-390xx            390.87-10            390.87-11
                    linux49-nvidiabl             0.88-102             0.88-103
                       linux49-r8168          8.045.08-42          8.045.08-43
                         linux49-spl             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
                    linux49-tp_smapi             0.41-102             0.41-103
                 linux49-vhba-module         20161009-100         20161009-101
    linux49-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
     linux49-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
                         linux49-zfs             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
  • 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)

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Known issues and solutions

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Items from previous update sets

I can’t open Nemo with elevated privileges (as root)

Workaround found: Use the dbus-x11 package instead of the regular dbus package. This package is available in the official repositories and provides dbus compiled without the --without-x option.

To replace dbus with dbus-x11 package, simply install dbus-x11 with your favorite package manager: dbus will be replaced by dbus-x11.

Pamac: “Failed to commit transaction - Transaction not prepared” at the end

So far, it has only been a false alarm: updates are applied successfully.

AMD-Ucode introduction

Unless you’ve already done this previously, All users of AMD-APUs/CPUs should install this update like this:

sudo pacman -Syyu
sudo pacman -S amd-ucode
sudo pacman -R intel-ucode
sudo update-grub

Step 3 is optional.

Rebuilding fontconfig cache: failed to write cache

Please ignore this message. Upstream already works on a solution. More about the issue here.

LibreOffice has no window decoration in KDE

New line export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3_kde5, once merged into existing /etc/profile.d/libreoffice-fresh.sh , fixes a moderately longterm issue. If it doesn’t work for you, you may use gtk instead of gtk3_kde5 as UI framework.

Installing glibc (2.28-4) breaks the dependency “glibc=2.27” required by lib32-glibc

Install the update either:

  • from terminal: sudo pacman -Syu or;
  • with Octopi instead of Pamac.

Something using Perl/Python/glibc broke

Rebuilds needed!

  • If it’s an AUR package, try to reinstall it from AUR. It most likely needs to be rebuilt.
  • If it’s a repo package, please report and check back regularly for updates.

I’ve lost a Thunderbird addon/feature

Thunderbird 60 disables incompatible addons by default. There’s an about:config switch should you want to force-enable the addon, but many addons simply will not work with the newer Quantum-based Thunderbird.

Read more about Thunderbird 60 here: Thunderbird 60

Firefox - WebGL not working anymore

You may try the following solution:

Open about:config and set security.sandbox.content.read_path_whitelist to /sys/.

libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update may require manual intervention

This should normally be automatically fixed via manjaro-system update.

The libutf8proc package prior to version 2.1.1-3 had an incorrect soname link. This has been fixed in 2.1.1-3, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2

to perform the upgrade.

Pamac: “Invalid or corrupted package.”

If you receive an “Invalid or corrupted package.” error message with Pamac and if the details contains an output similar to the following:

Synchronizing package databases...
Starting full system upgrade...

Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Downloading manjaro-system-20180716-1-any.pkg.tar.xz...
Checking keyring...
Checking integrity...
Loading packages files...
Checking file conflicts...
Checking available disk space...
Upgrading manjaro-system (20180702-1 -> 20180716-1)...
==> Fix libutf8proc upgrade ...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) libutf8proc-2.1.1-4

Total Download Size:   0.05 MiB
Total Installed Size:  0.32 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
:: Retrieving packages...
downloading libutf8proc-2.1.1-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz...
checking keyring...
checking package integrity...
loading package files...
checking for file conflicts...
checking available disk space...
:: Processing package changes...
upgrading libutf8proc...
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Running post-transaction hooks...
Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
Warning: lock file missing /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
Starting full system upgrade...
Resolving dependencies...
Checking inter-conflicts...
Error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/local/libutf8proc-2.1.1-2/files: No such file or directory
Warning: could not fully load metadata for package libutf8proc-2.1.1-2

Failed to prepare transaction:
invalid or corrupted package

Try the following steps: close Pamac window first, then launch it again and start the update procedure again. It should continue from where it left off.

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.


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.


ok for 4.19.2
*** more testing required for support Btfrfs & f2fs & Libata & ACPI(CA) ***

@philm have you tested BFQ ?


For me this update had only two new kernels. No problem under and after reboot.


can update r8168 module? new version in arch 2018-08-09 8.0046


do you really need to use r8168? For example I removed it using Manjaro Settings Manager so my system now uses the kernel’s standard r8169 module instead (which supports most hardware the r8168 module does too). doing the change via MSM also makes sure the blacklist entry for r8169 is removed at the same time.


It is not uncommon for certain cards to prefer one or the other thanks to the manufacturer.


It keeps rocking, thanks.


I am using the module r8168, how to remove it? I didn’t found an option in Manjaro Settings Manager. And how to know if my hardware prefer it?


You may want to open a new topic for this in one of the other forum sections (Newbie Corner?) since you are asking for help. “inxi -N” will tell you what hardware you have.


works like a charm, thanks for tip.


“inxi -N” shows me:

Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8168

so I think this is the right module. Right?


Yes. It’s the same one as I have.


I added latest Mesa and Palemoon to this package set …


bfq-mq is still not loading with 4.19.2-1 on my hdd system. And booting with bfq in udev rules results in very slow boot to desktop or worse (black screen). This is just a curiosity for now (although people with mixed SSD/HDD systems might disagree), but should become more of a concern if it’s true that 4.21 will get rid of all sq schedulers.

Here is the initial report:

[Stable Update] 2018-12-02 - Kernels, Plasma, Mesa, Cinnamon, Gnome, Deepin, XFCE, Vulkan

I use mq-deadline for SSDs and kyber for HDDs.


If you’re happy with the system responsiveness when using kyber. Some people use deadline/mq-deadline on hdd also.


When are we getting RC1 of 4.20? It has a fix for my thinkpad…


Get it from here.