[Testing Update] 2021-07-12 - Xorg-Server downgrade, Kernels, Systemd 249, KDE Frameworks 5.84.0

Known issues and solutions

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New issues:

Older Issues

  • OS prober does not run and add other operating systems

    Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view this solution

    To restore, please execute: echo GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false|sudo tee -a /etc/default/grub && sudo update-grub

    For more information, see opening post in [Stable Update] 2021-03-08.

Nvidia card owners

  • We simplified nVidia driver installation. This means we dropped legacy drivers.
    • We recommend to switch over to Nouveau drivers if your card is mentioned here and the feature you need is not in red TO DO here for your particular card.

    • If you however still need proprietary drivers, you may want to execute the following to ensure all parts of the nVidia drivers get installed properly:

      sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
      If proprietary drivers don't fix everything, please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info
      1. try installing kernel 5.4 LTS (Long Term Support)
      2. If that doesn’t fix it, take a full system backup, go to a console using Ctrl+Alt+F2 and:
      • Backup /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually

      • remove all nVidia related drivers and applications:

        pacman --remove nvidia*
      • Note which applications are being removed and keep them handy in a list

      • Install the driver first:

        mhwd --install video-hybrid-XXX-nvidia-prime

        (Where XXX is amd or intel if you have hybrid graphics or the whole thing is video-nvidia if you’re on an nVidia-only system)

      • reboot and see if you at least get a screen.

      • Install all the other applications from your handy list that you still need one by one.

      • Restore /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf if you ever edited that manually

      • If that wouldn’t solve the issue open a new issue here referring to this update and posting at a minimum the full output of:

        inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

      If you however still have issues with your Nvidia card, you may open a new thread in our forum: https://forum.manjaro.org/c/support/Graphic-Cards/33 or look at our tutorial on compiling old Nvidia drivers.

For AMD GPU users having a black screen with kernel 5.10

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Due to a bug in the AMD drivers, please try the following first:


  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /etc/default/grub in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save
  6. Execute sudo update-grub and reboot

For systemd-boot:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/loader/entries/manjarolinux5.10.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Add amdgpu.dc=0 to the end of the line options
  4. Save & reboot

For rEFInd:

  1. Open a terminal or a TTY
  2. Open /boot/refind_linux.conf in your favourite CLI editor (nano vi, emacs`)
  3. Find the line: "Boot using default options" "root=
  4. Add amdgpu.dc=0
  5. Save & reboot

Possible 2 Min delay on shutdown with Gnome

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  • If you got the problem with shutdown delay (about 2min) on Gnome, here is a workaround:
    • Edit /usr/lib/systemd/user/gnome-session-restart-dbus.service in your favourite editor as root and add Slice=-.slice as a line all by itself like this:

      ExecStart=/usr/lib/gnome-session-ctl --restart-dbus
    • Click this link For more information

Touchpad on a ThinkPad stops working

  • Restart again, please.

You get [PKGNAME] warning: directory permissions differ on [Directory name]

followed by:

Filesystem: NNN package MMM

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view this solution
  • The solution:

    sudo chmod MMM DirectoryName

Where obviously MMM is the second number you see (the correct one)

  • The explanation:
    Your package expects the security permissions to be MMM but your system is set to NNN. This is just a warning (today) but to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest and greatest security rules it’s advised to execute the above command.

Systemd error message: .slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups

If you have a similar error message like this:

systemd[1004]: -.slice: Failed to migrate controller cgroups from /user.slice/user-1000.slice/user@1000.service, ignoring: Permission denied

… you may need to add this Grub parameter to your /etc/default/grub file in line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=true. To update your grub menu, call: sudo update-grub. For more information on that issue, see also Arch Forum.

Python 3.9 Requires Rebuilds

Instructions for quickly and easily rebuilding affected AUR packages:

# Install yay
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm yay

# Rebuild AUR python packages
yay -S --noconfirm $(pacman -Qqo "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages")

libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

2020-10-23 - Sébastien Luttringer

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

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1

to perform the upgrade.


OpenVPN connection times out.

Workaround: donwgrade openvpn (2.5.0-1 => 2.4.9-2).
For a proper solution follow this bug report on Arch Linux: FS#68480 : [openvpn] running unprivileged with iproute no longer working

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.

Typical issue:

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[1453]: [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 cups.service
systemctl enable cups.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.

Please RTFT (Read This Fine Thread) first before reporting the same issues over and over again!

We pushed out some more packages …

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-11           2021-07-12
manjaro-gnome-extension-settings-shells        20210323-1           20210712-1
       manjaro-gnome-settings-shells           20210323-1           20210712-1
                                 xed              3.0.2-1            3.0.2-1.1
                            smartgit                    -             21.1.0-1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-11           2021-07-12
                   containers-common             0.40.1-2             0.41.0-2
                            geogebra          6.0.651.0-1          6.0.652.0-1
                             libvirt            1:7.3.0-1            1:7.5.0-1
             libvirt-storage-gluster            1:7.3.0-1            1:7.5.0-1
        libvirt-storage-iscsi-direct            1:7.3.0-1            1:7.5.0-1
                 libvirt-storage-rbd            1:7.3.0-1            1:7.5.0-1
                             mellite              3.5.7-1              3.6.0-1
                              oxipng              4.0.3-1              5.0.0-1
            python-click-help-colors                0.9-1              0.9.1-1
                        python-geopy              2.1.0-1              2.2.0-1
                   python-hypothesis             6.14.1-1             6.14.2-1
                     python-micawber              0.5.3-1              0.5.4-1
                      python-pymupdf            1.18.14-2            1.18.15-1
                            step-cli            0.15.16-1             0.16.1-1
                             you-get           0.4.1527-1           0.4.1536-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository core x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-11           2021-07-12
                            linux514               - 5.14.rc1.d0711.ge73f0f0-1
                    linux514-headers               - 5.14.rc1.d0711.ge73f0f0-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-11           2021-07-12
                            qt5-base    5.15.2+kde+r207-2    5.15.2+kde+r209-1
             qt5-xcb-private-headers    5.15.2+kde+r207-2    5.15.2+kde+r209-1
                  linux514-acpi_call                    -            1.1.0-0.1
                   linux514-bbswitch                    -              0.8-0.1
                linux514-broadcom-wl                    -
                     linux514-nvidia                    -        470.42.01-0.1
                      linux514-r8168                    -         8.049.02-0.1
                  linux514-rtl8723bu                    -         20210519-0.1
                   linux514-tp_smapi                    -             0.43-0.1
                linux514-vhba-module                    -         20210418-0.1
    linux514-virtualbox-host-modules                    -           6.1.22-0.1

:: Different sync package(s) in repository extra x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-11           2021-07-12
                             digikam              7.3.0-1              7.3.0-2
                              mtools           1:4.0.31-1           1:4.0.32-1


Switched from Stable to Testing without issues (disabled all extentions before the switch. After the switch was done, I turned on the extensions again) All extentions work as expected:

  1. gnome-shell-extension-appindicator
  2. Dash to Panel
  3. Pamac Update Indicator
  4. User Themes
  5. Tilling Assistant

welcome to the testing branch, not so bad as they say, is it! you’ll soon see why ppl experience less issues than they do in the stable branch. you get granular “relatively” frequent updates reasonably tested in the “unstable” branch. it is usually those mammoth updates that ruins the stable branch.

A small observation testing only has GNOME-Shell 1: 40.2-1. All other Branches have GNOME-Shell 1: 40.3-1. Otherwise thanks for your hard work and deduction.

4 posts were split to a new topic: Sound quality issues with BlueTooth devices


The kio upgrade from 5.82.0-1 to 5.84.0-1 (and kio-extras from 21.04.1-2 to 21.04.3-1) broke my Plasmashell/Desktop.

After rebooting i was shown a black screen with only the Cursor visible.

I was able to fix it by changing to TTY (Ctrl + Alt + F2) and downgrading it manually.

After another reboot it worked just fine again.

It was quite a hassle to find out what was causing the problem :slight_smile:

Hope that helps

Greetings, Lukas

(First Post on this Website, i hope this belongs right here, sorry if not!) I was googling my A** off to find an solution, but found nothing, because this update is so new. And this was the only thread i found regarding it)


Except for the blur on xwayland windows when scaling is on and screen sharing not working in Firefox, everything is very smooth so far. I don’t game or do any intensive graphics stuff as a web developer so I can’t speak about those things.

So far so good though with my nvidia + wayland + gnome setup👌🏻

AMDGPU driver here. No such problem with the newest xorg-server.


This update is working great with x11 and nvidia in KDE. With new xwayland however, mpv player still can’t use gpu renderer and KDE menu is also showing some glitch. Blender cycles is fast though and I haven’t tested any games on it yet. Well, it’s a good start. :smiley:

in wayland, libreoffice scales inverse witch plasma wayland. For example with 1, all is " well", but if you put 120 of scale, libreoffice is more little than before, so I think it has to be a bug.

If you put GTK 3 SAL libreoffice make the scale well

scale 115 vs scale 100

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Seems like Testing didn’t get its treats.


the push of the new nvidia-utils fixed my mkinitcpio errors and performance problems.

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Interesting: The “Kernel” applet in Manjaro Settings also offers a 5.14 kernel marked as “Experimental”.
Indeed, it is already possible to install this kernel on Manjaro Testing. The kernel, despite its “Experimental” state, is capable to start and run.

$ uname -r

So far, I did not observe any issues here, and I was even able to get the legacy Nvidia driver 390 to run on kernel 5.14.

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Code OSS from the testing branch isn’t up to date while in the stable branch it is.



not only one package :thinking:

mbn versions --testing --stable -v
:: Compare versions stable / testing
mercurial                            5.8.1-1                      5.8-2                                   1
mutter                               40.3-1                       40.2.1-1                                1
perl-file-basedir                    0.09-1                       0.08-6                                  1
polari                               40.1-1                       40.0-1                                  1
qt5-base                             5.15.2+kde+r210-1            5.15.2+kde+r209-1                       1
qt5-xcb-private-headers              5.15.2+kde+r210-1            5.15.2+kde+r209-1                       1
muffin                               5.0.1-3                      5.0.1-2                                 1
nlopt                                2.7.0-2                      2.7.0-1                                 1
octave                               6.3.0-1                      6.2.0-1                                 1
code                                 1.58.0-1                     1.56.2-3                                1
fastfetch                            r407.588a68a-1               r406.0f916bb-1                          1
popsicle                             1.3.0.r42.gb889d40-1         1.3.0.r41.ged43b8d-1                    1
python-pillow                        8.3.1-1                      8.3.0-1                                 1
python-pwntools                      4.6.0-1                      4.5.1-1                                 1
python-pypandoc                      1.6.1-1                      1.6-1                                   1
python-rich                          10.6.0-1                     10.5.0-1                                1
rust-analyzer                        20210712-1                   20210705-1                              1
gnome-shell-extensions               40.3-1                       40.2-1                                  1
gnome-shell                          1:40.3-1                     1:40.2-1                                1

EDIT: Fixed


oh THAT’S why encryptpad wouldn’t build.

Any ETA to have the remaining packages up to date?

For a quick fix, to get the latest packages, I switched shortly to stable branch and than reverted back to test branch (because updates are more incremental).