[Testing Update] 2018-11-24 - Kernels, Nvidia



Hi community,

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

  • We mostly updated our kernels. Also, linux418 is now marked EOL. We recommend to move over to linux419 series.
  • We also updated our Nvidia drivers to 410.78

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

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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 3.16.61
  • linux318 3.18.126 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.164
  • linux49 4.9.139
  • linux414 4.14.83
  • linux417 4.17.19 [EOL]
  • linux418 4.18.20 [EOL]
  • linux419 4.19.4
  • 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)

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

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-18           2018-11-24
                  linux414-rt-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.78-1
                  linux416-rt-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1
                  linux418-rt-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.78-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-18           2018-11-24
                            linux316            3.16.59-1            3.16.61-1
                    linux316-headers            3.16.59-1            3.16.61-1
                            linux318           3.18.125-1           3.18.126-1
                    linux318-headers           3.18.125-1           3.18.126-1
                            linux414            4.14.81-1            4.14.83-1
                    linux414-headers            4.14.81-1            4.14.83-1
                            linux418            4.18.19-1            4.18.20-1
                    linux418-headers            4.18.19-1            4.18.20-1
                            linux419             4.19.2-1             4.19.4-1
                    linux419-headers             4.19.2-1             4.19.4-1
                             linux44            4.4.163-1            4.4.164-1
                     linux44-headers            4.4.163-1            4.4.164-1
                             linux49            4.9.137-1            4.9.139-1
                     linux49-headers            4.9.137-1            4.9.139-1
                         mhwd-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-18           2018-11-24
                             gdm-dev3.28.2.r30.g2742331a-1                    -
                          libgdm-dev3.28.2.r30.g2742331a-1                    -
                  linux316-acpi_call             1.1.0-46             1.1.0-47
                   linux316-bbswitch               0.8-45               0.8-46
                   linux316-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-34     1:15.201.1151-35
                linux316-ndiswrapper              1.61-25              1.61-26
                     linux316-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-2
               linux316-nvidia-340xx            340.107-4            340.107-5
               linux316-nvidia-390xx             390.87-3             390.87-4
                   linux316-nvidiabl              0.88-35              0.88-36
                      linux316-r8168          8.045.08-11          8.045.08-12
                        linux316-spl             0.7.11-1             0.7.11-2
                   linux316-tp_smapi              0.41-45              0.41-46
                linux316-vhba-module          20161009-25          20161009-26
   linux316-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-1             5.2.22-2
    linux316-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-1             5.2.22-2
                        linux316-zfs             0.7.11-1             0.7.11-2
                     linux318-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.78-1
                     linux414-nvidia           1:410.73-4           1:410.78-1
                     linux417-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1
                  linux418-acpi_call             1.1.0-14             1.1.0-15
                   linux418-bbswitch               0.8-14               0.8-15
                   linux418-catalyst     1:15.201.1151-14     1:15.201.1151-15
                linux418-ndiswrapper              1.61-14              1.61-15
                     linux418-nvidia           1:410.73-5           1:410.78-2
               linux418-nvidia-340xx           340.107-14           340.107-15
               linux418-nvidia-390xx            390.87-14            390.87-15
                   linux418-nvidiabl              0.88-14              0.88-15
                      linux418-r8168          8.045.08-14          8.045.08-15
                        linux418-spl             0.7.11-7             0.7.11-8
                   linux418-tp_smapi              0.41-14              0.41-15
                linux418-vhba-module          20161009-14          20161009-15
   linux418-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-3             5.2.22-4
    linux418-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-3             5.2.22-4
                        linux418-zfs             0.7.11-7             0.7.11-8
                  linux419-acpi_call              1.1.0-2              1.1.0-4
                   linux419-bbswitch                0.8-2                0.8-4
                   linux419-catalyst      1:15.201.1151-2      1:15.201.1151-4
                linux419-ndiswrapper               1.61-2               1.61-4
                     linux419-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.78-3
               linux419-nvidia-340xx            340.107-2            340.107-4
               linux419-nvidia-390xx             390.87-2             390.87-4
                   linux419-nvidiabl               0.88-2               0.88-4
                      linux419-r8168           8.045.08-2           8.045.08-4
                        linux419-spl             0.7.11-2             0.7.11-4
                   linux419-tp_smapi               0.41-2               0.41-4
                linux419-vhba-module           20161009-2           20161009-4
   linux419-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-4
    linux419-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-4
                        linux419-zfs             0.7.11-2             0.7.11-4
                   linux44-acpi_call            1.1.0-115            1.1.0-116
                    linux44-bbswitch              0.8-115              0.8-116
                    linux44-catalyst    1:15.201.1151-115    1:15.201.1151-116
                 linux44-ndiswrapper              1.61-83              1.61-84
                      linux44-nvidia           1:410.73-2           1:410.78-2
                linux44-nvidia-340xx           340.107-20           340.107-21
                linux44-nvidia-390xx             390.87-9            390.87-10
                    linux44-nvidiabl             0.88-115             0.88-116
                       linux44-r8168          8.045.08-37          8.045.08-38
                         linux44-spl             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
                    linux44-tp_smapi             0.41-115             0.41-116
                 linux44-vhba-module          20161009-83          20161009-84
    linux44-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
     linux44-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-2             5.2.22-3
                         linux44-zfs             0.7.11-5             0.7.11-6
                   linux49-acpi_call            1.1.0-103            1.1.0-104
                    linux49-bbswitch              0.8-103              0.8-104
                    linux49-catalyst    1:15.201.1151-103    1:15.201.1151-104
                 linux49-ndiswrapper             1.61-101             1.61-102
                      linux49-nvidia           1:410.73-3           1:410.78-2
                linux49-nvidia-340xx           340.107-22           340.107-23
                linux49-nvidia-390xx            390.87-11            390.87-12
                    linux49-nvidiabl             0.88-103             0.88-104
                       linux49-r8168          8.045.08-43          8.045.08-44
                         linux49-spl             0.7.11-6             0.7.11-7
                    linux49-tp_smapi             0.41-103             0.41-104
                 linux49-vhba-module         20161009-101         20161009-102
    linux49-virtualbox-guest-modules             5.2.22-3             5.2.22-4
     linux49-virtualbox-host-modules             5.2.22-3             5.2.22-4
                         linux49-zfs             0.7.11-6             0.7.11-7
                        nvidia-utils           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1
                       opencl-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2018-11-18           2018-11-24
                  lib32-nvidia-utils           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1
                 lib32-opencl-nvidia           1:410.73-1           1:410.78-1
  • 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)

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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.


Just in case you missed it: Nvidia driver v415.18 already got release.

Anyway, about this update: everything seems to work as before so far. Good.


@Bleuzen: I already know about the update :wink:


These issues still remains for me with kernel 4.19.4, no issues when reverting back to kernel 4.18.xx: [Unstable Update] 2018-11-16 - Kernels, Systemd, Gnome, Deepin, Palemoon


Please open a new thread within our hardware section. Doing a quick search on the matter will give a lot of information in that regard. If it works for you on lower kernels than v4.19, then stay on those for now. It might depend on the additional drivers you may use for your graphics card. Part of the driver is included in the kernel. With each new version of the kernel that may change. Without the proper information which exact AMD hardware is used, we can’t help. More details are needed.


Thanks @philm! Will do.


Here is a full list of all updates in queue per branch.


Checks diff between Testing and Unstable
Oh god…


Great! These kernels fixed the performance issues with STIBP code. I thought it was my computer. Boot times are back to normal for me on 4.19.


Seems like things are running a little snappier again for me here as well.



$ uname -r
$ grep stibp /proc/cpuinfo 
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm epb pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp


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