Usual Python and Haskell package updates and rebuilds
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 latest Manjaro Nibia 20.2 release candidate! KDE, XFCE and Gnome
Our current supported kernels
linux57 5.7.19 [EOL]
linux58 5.8.18 [EOL]
Packages Changes (Mon Nov 9 22:29:21 CET 2020)
testing community x86_64: 1008 new and 997 removed package(s)
testing core x86_64: 4 new and 4 removed package(s)
testing extra x86_64: 138 new and 138 removed package(s)
testing multilib x86_64: 3 new and 3 removed package(s)
The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors
libtraceevent: /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1 exists in filesystem
PAM and PAMBASE got updated, which might prevent you from login
Due to updates from pambase and pam you might take care about any .pacnew files in /etc/pam.d as for example pam_tally, pam_tally2 and pam_cracklib got deprecated. Read in the ArchWiki about managing those files.
For recovery, it is enough to boot with kernel option “systemd.unit=rescue.target”, then proceed into /etc/pam.d and merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”
System takes a long time to boot
If you’ve got errors like Failed to start Network Manager Wait Online. you can try removing systemd from passwd and group in /etc/nsswitch.conf as described here Update: If you can see the line dbus-daemon: [system] Connection has not authenticated soon enough, closing it (auth_timeout=30000ms, elapsed: 45146ms)
in in your dbus log ( journalctl -b -u dbus ), the new/better workaround is to switch cups from service to socket as described here: systemctl disable org.cups.cupsd.service systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.socket
I think I’ve some font problems
With the update of fontconfig some major rules how fonts get applied changed. Make sure that your system has ttf-dejavu installed. A more in depth explanation can be found here.
Gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell is currently incompatible with wayland
… and causes the system to freeze when the first window is tiled and can render it unbootable. Solution is a hard reset and disabling either pop shell or wayland. If the system becomes unbootable, use a live USB to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable wayland and reboot.
I made an installation of Manjaro 20.2 KDE-rc1 on an usb key for testing that version. Then, I switched to testing branch and I had updates (dolphin, okular, firefox, …). For now, everything is all right. Now I’m waiting that Kde plasma 5.20.3 is available in the testing branch.
Note: Everything is not translated in another language (I tested in French). Some buttons are still in English. I also tested Wayland, but I can’t use some software that I use under Kde plasma (for example: Qtvkbd, xgamma or kgamma, …). So, I will stay yet for a long time under Kde plasma. I don’t like Night Color option in the KDE plasma, it doesn’t work as good as xgamma or kgamma.
I have a last request. Would it possible to have an option (in the installer), as it is the case in the new gnome version, that would allow to install Manjaro KDE 20.2 final version as an OEM installation ? So, I will be able to install it on the computers of my friends and my familly.