[Testing Update] 2019-05-22 - Kernels, XFCE 4.14-pre1, Virtualbox, LibreOffice

with Xfce 4.13.4git-2a9104
there is now a little less flickering at the desktop startup.

Hello everybody,

i noticed some kernel errors after latest testing update:

journalctl -p err:

-- Reboot --
Mai 23 12:39:56 LXKA-10HFQN2 kernel: DMAR: DRHD: handling fault status reg 2
Mai 23 12:39:56 LXKA-10HFQN2 kernel: DMAR: [INTR-REMAP] Request device [f0:1f.0] fault index 3c3d [fault reason 37] Blocked a compatibility format interrupt request
Mai 23 12:40:12 LXKA-10HFQN2 ModemManager[688]: <error> SIM is missing and SIM hot swap is configured, but ports are not opened.
Mai 23 12:40:27 LXKA-10HFQN2 systemd[1]: Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online.
Mai 23 12:45:20 LXKA-10HFQN2 lightdm[1054]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file

inxi -Fz:

System:    Host: some host Kernel: 4.19.45-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude 7390 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 09386V v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.9.3 date: 04/26/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 57.8 Wh condition: 57.8/60.0 Wh (96%) 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8350U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 400/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 728 2: 718 3: 727 4: 748 5: 751 6: 780 7: 726 8: 767 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting tty: N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.4 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-2: Realtek type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio 
           Device-3: Sennheiser Headset [PC 8] type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.45-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM driver: e1000e 
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152 
           IF: enp59s0u1u2 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-2: wwp0s20f0u2i12 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 47.55 GiB (10.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM961 NVMe SED 512GB size: 476.94 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 451.46 GiB used: 47.54 GiB (10.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.96 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.5 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4205 
Info:      Processes: 265 Uptime: 5h 45m Memory: 15.42 GiB used: 2.22 GiB (14.4%) Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.34 

sudo systemctl status --failed:

sudo systemctl --failed
  UNIT                               LOAD   ACTIVE SUB    DESCRIPTION                
● NetworkManager-wait-online.service loaded failed failed Network Manager Wait Online

Tumbler 0.2.4 (used by Thunar) now has max file size limits for thumbnails. 2 Gb for video files and 200 Mb for photo/pdf files according to this commit.

To get back all thumbnails, the user will need to create a local config file per Xfce documentation.

mkdir -p ~/.config/tumbler
cp /etc/xdg/tumbler/tumbler.rc ~/.config/tumbler/

kill tumblerd process then log back in.

The config file will probably get updated so this is what it looks like without file size limits.

# [TypeNameOfPlugin]
# Disabled:    Set to true to avoid loading the plugin. By default all
#              plugins are loaded.
# Priority:    Priority of the plugin if more plugins support the same
#              uri-scheme / mime-type combination.
# Locations:   ;-separated path list the plugin will be used in. If the
#              source file is not a child of one of the locations, the
#              plugin won't be used and another plugin with a lower
#              priority will be tried.
#              Absolute paths, environement variables, ~/ and ~username/
#              are allowed. Leave empty to allow all locations.
# MaxFileSize: Maximum size of the source file the plugin will still
#              try to generate a plugin for. The size is in bytes,
#              0 disabled the check.
# For more information see http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/tumbler

# Image Thumbnailers

# Jpeg thumbnailer (from exif data if possible)

# Supports all type GdkPixbuf supports

# RAW image files using libopenraw

# Video Thumbnailers

# Download cover from omdbapi.com or themoviedb.org if an
# API key is given. This plugin is disabled because it
# sends your (private) movie names over the internet.

# ffmpegthumbnailer plugin

# GStreamer plugin

# Other Thumbnailers

# FreeType thumbnailer

# PDF/PS thumbnailer

# Open document thumbnailer (ODF)

# thumnailers provided by .thumbnailer desktop files

TTY update with Xfce, intel chips, using 4.19 kernel. Smooth as always.

Gotta say, since I switched to testing half a year ago, have had no issues. Of course, this is as close to a vanilla install as you're likely to see, only addition from AUR is chrome. And BTW thanks for the update to mcomix. It's not critical but I enjoy using it to look in archived photo galleries.

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@oberon preparing the future Linux Mint Manjaro Edition? lol

Checking file conflicts...
Checking available disk space...
Installing mint-themes (1.7.8-1)...
Upgrading manjaro-cinnamon-settings (20181128-1 -> 20190523-1)...
Running post-transaction hooks...

Personally, I do not care much about that additional "bloat", but I wouldn't be very surprised if there is like one on two people screaming that Manjaro is forcing them to install unwanted GTK themes. :smile:

For curiosity, was there any reason to actually make it a hard dependency of manjaro-cinnamon-settings instead of merely an optional dependency?

My lightdm drops to a blank screen for a second, after entering password, then comes back for a second before the desktop comes on. Curious. This was a problem in MX Linux when they had "slim" installed. It causes a double login but slim is not installed.

git version of zfs builds no problem.

Version 0.8 is now ready. We will see.

Yes, I updated the cinnamon-settings package for what is coming :wink:
We always have the default themes of an edition as a dependency of the settings package because the package actually doesn't do much without them... People who don't want Manjaro styling and/or absolutely want to remove the default theme can always remove the settings package of course. :sunglasses:

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This should have been fixed with an earlier update of 6.0.6 already, yes!

Hi, curious, i do not have this problem. Only blinking at startup. At the version before, i could see the last screenshot of my desktop, and heavy flickering of all colors. This is now gone. Only 2 minor blinks. The taskbar is still a bit of a construction area.. means blinking.. but so far.. this is only cosmetic (;

After this update, applications that rellied on python all failed to start, throwing a permission error.

Those were : qutebrowser, streamlink, youtube-dl.

The cause was that a PKG-INFO file was readable only by root, and these app need to read it.

The file in question :


The fix is

sudo chmod +r /usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/wxPython-4.0.5-py3.7.egg-info/PKG-INFO


It didn't affect me personally, because I do not have wxPython. However, for fun, I did install python-wxpython 4.0.5-3 intentionally just to see what it would do on my system and indeed, it broke youtube-dl completely (somehow, Cinnamon Settings seemed not to be affected).

Very good catch. It was reported to Arch Linux and got fixed on their site with version 4.0.5-3. Here's the ticket: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/62712

Several files in python-wxpython 4.0.5-2 are readable only by the owner (root), thus rendering the package unusable. Not only that, since /usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/wxPython-4.0.5-py3.7.egg-info/PKG-INFO is also only readable by root, apps that don't even use wxpython, e.g. community/synapse, fails to start.

Closed by Filipe Laíns (FFY00)
Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 19:47 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: python-wxpython 4.0.5-3

@philm @oberon It is a pretty critical problem, because it means that merely having python-wxpython 4.0.5-2 on your system can break programs that relies on Python even if they do not use
wxPython at all, which means that potentially a lot of programs can be affected. IMO by that alone, the current Testing environment is not ready yet to be on Stable; we need python-wxpython 4.0.5-3 on Testing before.


Host: Manjaro-Unstable Kernel: 5.1.4-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.4git-2a9104
Distro: Manjaro Linux

What is missing here?

I believe this ISO has unstable branch enabled by default so all you packages are up to date

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It is not fair to make hyperlinks that revert to the comments, instead of the original URL.

## /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf

## Branch Pacman should use (stable, testing, unstable)
Branch = unstable

## Generation method
## 1) rank   - rank mirrors depending on their access time
## 2) random - randomly generate the output mirrorlist
# Method = rank

## Define protocols and priority
##   separated by comma 'https,http' or 'http,https'
## ATM available protocols are: http, https, ftp
## Not specifying a protocol will ban the protocol from being used
## If a mirror has more than one protocol defined only the first is written to the mirrorlist
## Empty means all in reversed alphabetic order
# Protocols =

## When set to False - all certificates are accepted.
## Use only if you fully trust all ssl-enabled mirrors.
# SSLVerify = True

I moved to unstable and Xfce is looking good and nice

Yeah, it's the macha sea theme.

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Thunar (xfce) is crashing when ejecting USB stick properly.

(thunar:1578): thunar-WARNING **: 10:20:32.968: Content type loading failed for C143-1420: Fehler beim Holen der Informationen für Datei »/run/media/jan/C143-1420«: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden

Tried with linux419 and 51. Two different USB sticks, same result.

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