[Testing Update] 2020-12-07 - BREAKAGE EXPECTED - Kernels, Mesa 20.3, Python 3.9, Pamac 10

I hesitated with the update and waited till today, because I have hybrid graphics with optimus-manager.

I did the update today, then recompiled optimus-manager-git, rebooted and everything seems to be OK.
It’s possible I will find some breakages later, but so far, the system boots correctly, everything loads, Steam works, I can switch between GPU modes, Steam is showing correct drivers (intel, noveau or Nvidia - depending on the GPU mode).

So far so good.

I had some info about the lack of the folder:

grep: /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf: No such file or directory

but that’s expected on a proper optimus-manager install. This didn’t create any problems so seems like it worked well anyway.

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I had same or similar issue on unstable (xfce) posted journal there. It was light-locker related. No fix was found by me. Wound up removing light-locker and installed xfce-4 screensaver and enabled lock screen with that. No issues with screensaver. This was on a notebook with external monitor as Primary (lid in down position, HDMI connection)


What I reported initially.

Poedit works again with todays update

something seems to be wrong with wofi_

Process 8196 (wofi) of user 60458 dumped core.

                                              Stack trace of thread 8201:
                                              #0  0x00007f026fb9da85 __strlen_avx2 (libc.so.6 + 0x162a85)
                                              #1  0x00007f026facab43 __strdup (libc.so.6 + 0x8fb43)
                                              #2  0x0000560274efb655 wofi_read_cache (wofi + 0xe655)
                                              #3  0x0000560274efe06d wofi_drun_init (wofi + 0x1106d)
                                              #4  0x0000560274efacf4 n/a (wofi + 0xdcf4)
                                              #5  0x0000560274efaee0 n/a (wofi + 0xdee0)
                                              #6  0x00007f026fc0d3e9 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x93e9)
                                              #7  0x00007f026fb3b293 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0x100293)


I can rollback to pre “BREAKAGE EXPECTED” state if you provide a new update for Nvidia to test the update process. Currently main issue is that the driver is not replaced properly only the lib32 driver is replaced.

After updating and reboot, the display-manager failed to start.

Solution: Removing all nvidia related packages and reinstalling with mhwd with the new config: video-nvidia.

I can rollback to pre “BREAKAGE EXPECTED” state if you provide a new update for Nvidia to test the update process.

You can just use an old ISO in a VM.

There will be a totally new testing update in 7 minutes


New testing update here