[Testing Update] 2020-02-25 - Kernels, Pamac 9.4-rc1, Firefox-Dev, Cinnamon, Calamares

Hello community,

here is another Testing Update.

We recently added much more designs to our Manjaro Merch Shop!

Some feature-updates:

  • Some Kernels got updated
  • Firefox-Dev is on its sixth beta of 74 series
  • Additional packages for Cinnamon
  • Pamac 9.4 has its first release candidate. We still need translation updates!
  • Updates to our Calamares installer
  • A lot of python and haskell updates

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our current 19.0-rc2 ISOs and give us the needed feedback. You might also want to give our latest spin with NX-Desktop a try ...

As always we appreciate your input and feedback for the updates.

Upstream notice

Arch updated their default compression to zstd. We adopted to the same standard. More and more packages will have the zst extension from now on. If you get for what ever reason an error with ZSTD not supported as archive format you can do this:

wget https://pkgbuild.com/~eschwartz/repo/x86_64-extracted/pacman-static
chmod +x pacman-static
sudo ./pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux316 3.16.82
  • linux44 4.4.214
  • linux49 4.9.214
  • linux414 4.14.171
  • linux419 4.19.106
  • linux54 5.4.22
  • linux55 5.5.6
  • linux56 5.6-rc3
  • linux419-rt 4.19.103_rt42
  • linux54-rt 5.4.19_rt11

Package Changes (Tue Feb 25 08:06:49 CET 2020)

  • testing community x86_64: 526 new and 510 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 12 new and 12 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 151 new and 162 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 13 new and 11 removed package(s)

A detailed package change can be found here

  • 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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khotkeys identified as an orphaned package

Don't remove this package, it's an Arch Linux commit error that has been identified and will be fixed

Optical Disc Drives not recognised with Kernel 5.6rc3

use any older kernel branch for now, reported here by @theboomboomcars

Older issues

Weird font glitches (see screenshots below).

If you have weird glitches like below...



... have you tried turning it off and on again?

More seriously, so far, people that reported to have such issue noticed that the problem goes away at next boot.

Installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency of a package

If you run into an issue because of xorgproto please DON'T follow the Arch suggestion as Manjaro uses the xorgproto-transfer package to make this automatic. If you have an issue, please report and wait for an update from us!

AUR Rebuilds required after updating python 3.7 to 3.8

Packages that depend on python from the AUR will need to be rebuilt after everything else has been updated. You can rebuild some of them with the following:

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm expac yay
yay -S --rebuildtree $(pacman -Qmq $(expac %N python))

You can find other packages that need to be rebuilt by looking at the folders/files in


To find out what package owns a folder/file in that, you can use the following:

pacman -Qo folder_or_filename

If no package owns a file, it can probably be ignored.

System Settings and kinfocenter crash when entering Night Color settings randomly

Remove entire [NightColor] section of ~/.config/kwinrc
No solution yet ─ please edit as soon as a workaround is found.

xfce4-power-manager does not open / upower fails

Install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with upower 0.99.11-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

xfce4-terminal / guake / gnome-terminal does not open

Update to vte3 0.58.2-1 or install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with vte3 0.58.1-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.

Replace linux52 with community/linux-latest ?

linux52 is EOL and has been removed from the repositories. It will be replaced by a metapackage which will from now on keep you on a maintained kernel.

If you want to keep the old kernel and modules then include them in your pacman.conf's IgnorePkg.

Pamac-Qt is not compatible to 9.0 API of Pamac

Pamac Qt 0.3 pre-RC: Towards the release, needs help in testing


the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here

Link is not attached to Manjaro Merch Shop.

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Thx. Link is fixed now.

:: There are 7 providers available for lib32-opencl-driver:
:: Repository multilib
   1) lib32-opencl-mesa  2) lib32-opencl-nvidia-340xx  3) lib32-opencl-nvidia-390xx  4) lib32-opencl-nvidia-418xx  5) lib32-opencl-nvidia-430xx
   6) lib32-opencl-nvidia-435xx  7) lib32-opencl-nvidia-440xx

Enter a number (default=1):

What need to choose?
I have nvidia+intel card on notebook

depends on which dedicated nvidia card is in that optimus laptop, I have model that uses 340.xx series.

I think need choose lib32-opencl-mesa. Intel card by default. Not sure.

Is the linux56-r8168 package going to be built?

::WARNING https://gitlab.manjaro.org 'HTTP Error 502: Bad Gateway'
::WARNING https://gitlab.manjaro.org 'HTTP Error 502: Bad Gateway'


Extra modules for linux56 are kinda being neglected right now : /

Cries in linux56 asus-wmi fixes

just about to do my first reboot after these updates to see if 5.6 finally boots to the desktop.

Since there was no XOrg update.. :wink:

  • Kernel: 5.5.6-1-MANJARO x86_64
  • X.Org 1.20.7 and driver: nvidia v: 340.108.2 with package linux55-nvidia-340xx
  • Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2

are looking good.

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All ok, expect kernel 5.5.6+nvidia 440.359 still bug exists refcount_t: underflow; use-after-free, nv_drm_atomic_helper_disable_all. From devtalk.nvidia: fixit https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8de679abc8ae81463d3fec495a21a6ca0a65bade#diff-4b72d79074d15bfc203b0655cccd9a6b which was a bug in the kernel and was fixed in 5.6-rc1 so I'll try kernel 5.6rc3 to see if still there. (also in 5.6 exist)

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Finally got linux55 with Nvidia 340xx driver.

Booted with 5.6 kernel without issue.

No problem yet on Gnome testing.
some python-zipp is orphan now.

Pamac 9.4 has its first release candidate. We still need translation updates!

Where can I go helping translations? Transifex service or a different ?

Here you go! https://www.transifex.com/manjarolinux/manjaro-pamac

Thank you for helping out!

Hey, I lost on font configuring in GTK Application Style. I don't since when.

Since Plasma 5.18, GTK apps use the same font settings as QT/KDE apps.

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