[Testing Update] 2021-02-24 - Kernels, Plasma 5.21.1, Frameworks 5.79, Firefox, Thunderbird, Python

No issues so far on cinnamon :+1::+1:

New KDE crashed during loading but then I remembered I was using kwin-lowlatency from aur. Changed that for the standard version and all was well.

Kde-Plasma5.21.1,no problems. Everything is running well so far.
System monitor is available for me. runs.

Kernel 5.11.1-1 ,just installed, so far all good.
No problems detected yet.

Looks like everything here went smooth :slight_smile:

Seems good.

Installed the new plasma-system-monitor and plasma-firewall, cool additions.

On a side note, the new KDE application menu is garbage to me. Why did they do that?!! Very unhappy for that. If there is a way of having the old one back… I would be pleased.

//EDIT: seems like I have a solution, will read and report Plasma 5.21 : KDE Community

If you prefer the old Kickoff app launcher however, it is only few clicks away in KDE’s software store.

//EDIT2: installed ocs-url, and then clicked install on the KDE Store page for Legacy Kickofff application menu, and I could switch to the old application menu. Perfect.


Only issues I’ve noticed so far have been cosmetic.

Having all the appearance settings under a sub-menu is nice, but the lack of the section title looks like something’s missing:

The screen orientation example icons have turned into blank file icons:

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It doesn’t even have an empty category for me, in French, it took me 3 minutes to find it:

It is above everything, very top left…

Kernel 5.11.1-1 does not report temperature, fanspeed, clocks etc. for my 6800XT GPU. Rc 7 and current 5.10.18-1 do. Switched Kernel so all is well for now.
New Powerdevil 5.21.1 seems to be blocking shutdowns/restarts for me since the process cannot be stopped. Switching back to 5.20.5 resolved that problem.
Otherwise all is well.

Installation all went well. Only thing that I noticed was that the Icon-Only icons became large again after this update. I believe that in the 5.20 update they were made smaller and had padding around them which looked quite clean but that seems to have disappeared for me now.

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update went well with no issues on plasma(and related) stacks.

only issue i did find was pipewire-media-session crashing. logs;


kernel: pipewire-media-[1244]: segfault at 10 ip 000055d40e54603b sp 00007ffe5060c700 error 4 in pipewire-media-session[55d40e532000+29000]
kernel: Code: 51 48 8d 5c 24 30 48 8d 15 c6 68 01 00 41 89 4c 24 10 31 c0 be 40 00 00 00 48 89 df ff 15 a5 db 02 00 49 8b 45 10 48 8b 50 38 <48> 8b 42 10 48 85 c0 74 1f 48 8b 40 10 48 85 c0 74 16 48 8b 7a 18
kernel: audit: type=1701 audit(1614220831.882:108): auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=3 pid=1244 comm=“pipewire-media-” exe="/usr/bin/pipewire-media-session" sig=11 res=1

systemd[1]: Started Process Core Dump (PID 1253/UID 0).
audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg=‘unit=systemd-coredump@0-1253-0 comm=“systemd” exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success’
kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1614220832.069:109): prog-id=15 op=LOAD
kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1614220832.069:110): prog-id=16 op=LOAD
kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1614220832.069:111): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg=‘unit=systemd-coredump@0-1253-0 comm=“systemd” exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success’
systemd-coredump[1254]: Process 1244 (pipewire-media-) of user 1000 dumped core.

   Stack trace of thread 1244:
   #0  0x000055d40e54603b n/a (pipewire-media-session + 0x2003b)
   #1  0x000055d40e544a6b n/a (pipewire-media-session + 0x1ea6b)
   #2  0x00007fb132adedf4 n/a (libpipewire-module-protocol-native.so + 0x16df4)
   #3  0x00007fb132ad8aa2 n/a (libpipewire-module-protocol-native.so + 0x10aa2)
   #4  0x00007fb132ad8ff8 n/a (libpipewire-module-protocol-native.so + 0x10ff8)
   #5  0x00007fb13bbccd9b n/a (libspa-support.so + 0x6d9b)
   #6  0x00007fb13bb415ab pw_main_loop_run (libpipewire-0.3.so.0 + 0x425ab)
   #7  0x000055d40e5327dc n/a (pipewire-media-session + 0xc7dc)
   #8  0x00007fb13b804b25 __libc_start_main (libc.so.6 + 0x27b25)
   #9  0x000055d40e532c5e n/a (pipewire-media-session + 0xcc5e)
   Stack trace of thread 1252:
   #0  0x00007fb13b8dc39e epoll_wait (libc.so.6 + 0xff39e)
   #1  0x00007fb13bbd61f1 n/a (libspa-support.so + 0x101f1)
   #2  0x00007fb13bbccd04 n/a (libspa-support.so + 0x6d04)
   #3  0x00007fb13bb27f50 n/a (libpipewire-0.3.so.0 + 0x28f50)
   #4  0x00007fb13b9b3299 start_thread (libpthread.so.0 + 0x9299)
   #5  0x00007fb13b8dc053 __clone (libc.so.6 + 0xff053)

My update is failing due to the new rEFInd package it looks like:

looking for conflicting packages…
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing refind (0.13.0-1) breaks dependency ‘refind-efi’ required by refind-theme-maia

Will the ISOs be updated to OSDN ever since or after now all ISOs will be placed in Github?

I still have monitor icons on my side. I’m not using default icon theme though. Your icons seem not broken, it is not a monitor icon, but seems like a real icon (paper sheet with one corner folded), representing the orientation.

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It shows for me. It is called the same as the other one (localization are not made for the name Legacy Application Launcher), preview image help to see which one is which.

Question is how did you install it (and is it properly installed?) and how do you try to switch to it?

Never mind, it suddenly showed up.

Had weird locale errors not setting on CTYPE and LC_ALL.

Ran $ sudo locale-gen and the problem was fixed.

Bootparamter, - temporary workaround:

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Anyone Testing over Gnome and Nvidia graphics?