[Testing Update] 2021-03-15 - KDE Frameworks, Gnome, Grub, VHBA-Modules, Python, Haskell

I experiment some trouble with Compiz since this Testing update.
Unable to open compig-config and I can’t select desktop with the panel plugin .
compiz-xfce-autostart-setup is blocked after “Load plugin animation”

[steph@Tour ~]$ compiz-xfce-autostart-setup 
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: ccp
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to load plugin: ccp
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: composite
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: composite
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: opengl
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: opengl
Compiz (opengl) - Info: GLX_EXT_buffer_age is supported
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: decor
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: decor
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: resize
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: resize
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: place
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: place
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: move
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: move
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: compiztoolbox
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: compiztoolbox
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: staticswitcher
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: staticswitcher
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: expo
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: expo
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: grid
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: grid
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: regex
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: regex
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: animation
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: animation

I did clean ~/cache/compiz-config-1 with no effect.

I am curious if the Nvidia driver 390 will be ported to kernel 5.12 as well. If yes, I’ll surely give it a try :slight_smile:

Unfortunately, this package currently fails to compile:

==> Starting build()...
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.12.0-1-MANJARO/build'
  CC [M]  /home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.o
/home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c: In function 'nv_drm_update_drm_driver_features':
/home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c:767:38: error: 'drm_gem_dumb_destroy' undeclared (first use in this function); did you mean 'drm_mode_destroy'?
  767 |     nv_drm_driver.dumb_destroy     = drm_gem_dumb_destroy;
      |                                      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      |                                      drm_mode_destroy
/home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c:767:38: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
make[2]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:271: /home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1851: /home/gerd/Downloads/nvidia-390xx/5.12/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141-no-compat32/kernel] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.12.0-1-MANJARO/build'
make: *** [Makefile:81: modules] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Well, I’m using Nvidia 460 and so far so good.

can confirm and created a bug report: 434478 – kdeinit5 crashes when spectacle shows a notification

My graphics card, unfortunately, is too old to be supported by Nvidia 460.

However, I now managed to build the linux512-nvidia390xx package successfully and so I am able to run a 5.12 kernel. In the repo, there is linux512 5.12.rc3.d0314.g1e28eed-1 available which reports the following version in uname -r:


So far, no visible problems, only one error in the dmesg output:

[   13.224696] pool-evolution-[830]: segfault at 0 ip 00007feec2859709 sp 00007fee937fc800 error 4 in libc-2.33.so[7feec27f4000+14c000]

This seems to be related to the evolution e-mail program, and not the kernel itself. I just rebooted, and was not able to reproduce this issue.

You should inform yourself better and maybe read the PKGBUILD before you start telling such nonsense!

We’ll deal with requests immediately :wink:

There is now a patch for the kernel 5.12 and the extramodule nvidia390 is now available in unstable and testing.

Please test and briefly report whether it works.


Wow, that was really quick! Thanks a lot for your efforts. With the additional kernel-5.12.patch and the updated kernel-5.11.patch, the package builds flawlessly.

Just installed the newly-built package and rebooted. So far, no problems. Thank you once again, that is really great work!

Weirdly I never noticed a popup for Spectacle, but by reading the bug report I tested a different shortcut (not print screen key alone) to take a screenshot, I pressed Shift+Print Screen and it actually worked. It might have stuttered like 0.3 seconds to show the popups though.

//EDIT: clicking the notification icon itself afterwards though, creates a crash of the notification program, but the panel reloads itself after that.

Great! There’s nvidia-dkms which needs a fix to become usable with 5.12 as well. Could you please look into it?

nvidia-dkms is only for the 460 driver.

Yeah I know I mean now it fails to build for linux512 when that is being updated. No failure when being built for 5.11 and 5.10.

nvidia-dkms isn’t patched for kernel 5.12 yet, because we generally do not patch the dkms.
So please use the normal extra-module.

I’m seeing this error from KIO 5.80.0 and above:

/usr/bin/plasma_session: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libKF5KIOCore.so.5: undefined symbol: _ZN4KJob14percentChangedEPS_mNS_14QPrivateSignalE

SDDM loads to a default theme that shows another error with libKF5KIOCore.so.5 (in the kio package), then KDE Plasma doesn’t load at all, with the error above.

Reverting to KIO 5.79.0-1 resolves the issue for me, but I couldn’t find anything after searching the internet that points to the cause so this one has me a bit confused.


The version of the gtk3 package in this update breaks the Mailspring-Libre package. See AUR comments here: .aur.archlinux.org/packages/mailspring-libre

A new version is up in the Arch repos which fixes the issue caused (gtk3-1:3.24.27-4). Would be great if we could get that pulled down in the next testing update.

Just pushed it to the testing branch.

video-modesetting displays different than video-linux

compiz was rebuilt and rolled out about the time you posted. you should be able to update to and it should be working for you

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