[Testing Update] 2021-07-19 - Mesa, Breath2 Themes, AMDVLK, KDE-Git

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some usual updates for you.

Check out the latest review of Plasma Beta5 on the Pinephone.

  • Mesa 21.1.5 is out now
  • More updates to our Breath2 theme
  • AMDVLK is at 2021.Q3.1
  • More KDE-Git updates
  • Other regular upstream updates

Get our latest daily developer images now from Github: Plasma, Gnome, XFCE. You get the latest stable releases of Manjaro from CDN77.

Our current supported kernels

  • linux44 4.4.275
  • linux49 4.9.275
  • linux414 4.14.239
  • linux419 4.19.197
  • linux54 5.4.132
  • linux510 5.10.50
  • linux512 5.12.17
  • linux513 5.13.2
  • linux510-rt 5.10.47_rt46
  • linux511-rt 5.11.4_rt11

Package Updates (Mon Jul 19 08:02:47 CEST 2021)

  • testing community x86_64: 79 new and 77 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 1 new and 1 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 29 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 87 new and 87 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 10 new and 10 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                 breath2-icon-themes             1.0.16-1             1.0.17-1
                   breath2-wallpaper             1.0.16-1             1.0.17-1
gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons-ng           0.18.0-1                 19-1
              gtksourceview-pkgbuild                  4-2       4+1+g69f930f-1
                         linux510-rt       5.10.35_rt39-1       5.10.47_rt46-1
               linux510-rt-acpi_call              1.1.0-1             1.1.0-58
                linux510-rt-bbswitch                0.8-1                0.8-2
                 linux510-rt-headers       5.10.35_rt39-1       5.10.47_rt46-1
            linux510-rt-nvidia-390xx            390.143-1            390.143-2
                  linux510-rt-nvidia          470.42.01-1          470.42.01-2
                   linux510-rt-r8168           8.048.03-1           8.048.03-2
               linux510-rt-rtl8723bu           20210519-1           20210519-2
                linux510-rt-tp_smapi               0.43-1               0.43-2
             linux510-rt-vhba-module           20210418-1           20210418-2
 linux510-rt-virtualbox-host-modules             6.1.22-1             6.1.22-2
                     linux510-rt-zfs              2.0.4-1              2.0.4-2
              plasma5-themes-breath2             1.0.16-1             1.0.17-1
       plasma5-themes-breath2-shells             1.0.16-1             1.0.17-1
                  sddm-breath2-theme             1.0.16-1             1.0.17-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                      acpi_call-dkms              1.2.1-4              1.2.1-5
                              acpica           20210331-1           20210604-1
                              clamtk               6.11-1               6.13-1
                              curlie              1.6.0-3              1.6.2-1
                         dns-lexicon              3.6.1-1              3.6.1-2
                        emptyepsilon         2021.03.31-1         2021.06.23-1
                              eslint             7.30.0-1             7.31.0-1
                           filezilla             3.54.1-2             3.55.0-1
                              ghidra              9.2.4-1             10.0.1-1
                            gifsicle               1.92-2               1.93-1
                               gitui             0.16.1-1             0.16.2-1
                              global              6.6.6-1              6.6.7-1
                             gpg-tui              0.7.0-1              0.7.1-1
                              gradle                7.1-1              7.1.1-1
                          gradle-doc                7.1-1              7.1.1-1
                          gradle-src                7.1-1              7.1.1-1
                              grafx2                2.7-3                2.8-1
                           handbrake              1.3.3-6              1.4.0-1
                       handbrake-cli              1.3.3-6              1.4.0-1
                           hyperfine             1.11.0-1             1.11.0-2
                                 inn              2.6.4-2              2.6.4-3
                  interception-tools              0.6.6-1              0.6.7-1
                               istio             1.10.2-1             1.10.3-1
             java-atk-wrapper-common             0.38.0-1             0.38.0-2
            java-atk-wrapper-openjdk             0.38.0-1             0.38.0-2
          java-atk-wrapper-openjdk11             0.38.0-1             0.38.0-2
           java-atk-wrapper-openjdk8             0.38.0-1             0.38.0-2
                            keycloak             14.0.0-2             14.0.0-3
                        libfilezilla             0.28.0-2             0.30.0-1
                                 lxc            1:4.0.9-1           1:4.0.10-1
                               mdcat             0.23.1-1             0.23.2-1
                   modem-manager-gui             0.0.20-1             0.0.20-2
                 nextcloud-app-tasks             0.13.6-2             0.14.0-1
                  nodejs-lts-dubnium            10.24.0-2                    -
                   nodejs-lts-erbium            12.22.0-2            12.22.3-1
                  nodejs-lts-fermium            14.16.0-2            14.17.3-1
                       piping-server              0.8.2-2              0.8.4-1
                            pybind11              2.6.2-2              2.7.0-1
                   python-hypothesis             6.14.2-1             6.14.3-1
                        python-ldap3                2.9-1              2.9.1-1
                    python-pywayland              0.4.4-2              0.4.5-1
                    python-pywlroots             0.14.2-2             0.14.3-1
                     python-tenacity              8.0.0-1              8.0.1-1
                    python-xkbcommon                0.3-2                0.4-1
                   python-xlsxwriter              1.4.3-1              1.4.4-1
                             shutter               0.97-2               0.97-3
                            skaffold             1.27.0-1             1.28.0-1
                           skk-jisyo           20210704-1           20210718-1
                         sweethome3d                6.5-3              6.5.2-1
                    telegram-desktop              2.8.4-3             2.8.11-1
                       ttf-joypixels              6.5.0-1              6.6.0-1
         v2ray-domain-list-community     20210717091509-1     20210718155822-1
                             variety              0.8.5-1              0.8.5-2
                         warzone2100              4.0.1-1              4.1.0-1
                           xournalpp             1.0.20-2              1.1.0-1
                              bottom                    -              0.6.3-2
                                peco                    -             0.5.10-3
                            tealdeer                    -              1.4.1-6

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                               gnupg             2.2.28-2             2.2.29-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                       manjaro-hello              0.6.7-1              0.6.7-2

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                              amdvlk          2021.Q2.5-1          2021.Q3.1-1
                                 ant            1.10.10-1            1.10.11-1
                             ant-doc            1.10.10-1            1.10.11-1
                               hwloc              2.4.1-1              2.5.0-1
                              kismet         2020_12_R3-5         2021_06_R1-1
                   libva-mesa-driver             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                                mesa             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                          mesa-vdpau             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                              mtools           1:4.0.32-1           1:4.0.33-1
                         opencl-mesa             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                       python-pep517             0.10.0-2             0.11.0-1
                   python-setuptools           1:57.2.0-1           1:57.3.0-1
                   python-virtualenv             20.5.0-1             20.6.0-1
                      python2-pep517             0.10.0-2             0.11.0-1
                  python2-virtualenv             20.5.0-1             20.6.0-1
                      vulkan-headers          1:1.2.183-1          1:1.2.184-1
                   vulkan-icd-loader            1.2.183-1            1.2.184-1
                        vulkan-intel             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                  vulkan-mesa-layers             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                       vulkan-radeon             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                       vulkan-swrast             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                        vulkan-tools            1.2.182-1            1.2.184-1
            vulkan-validation-layers            1.2.182-1            1.2.184-1
                        python-tomli                    -              1.0.4-1

:: Different overlay package(s) in repository kde-unstable x86_64

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                           alligator  21.06.r6.ga92562e-1  21.06.r7.g9384b0b-1
                           angelfish 21.06.r18.g1b2d7ed-1 21.06.r19.g5a2a9d6-1
                            index-fm 1.2.2.r97.g3b785c5-1 1.2.2.r98.g6efbb91-1
                                kalk  21.06.r6.g01bce47-1  21.06.r7.gbcb599b-1
                              kclock 21.06.r17.g8536da1-1 21.06.r18.gcc14ad5-1
                           krecorder  21.06.r3.g3976840-1  21.06.r4.g3d6b068-1
                            kweather 21.06.r35.gce3bb20-1 21.06.r36.g8994711-1
                            maui-pix 1.2.2.r58.g2ddca71-1 1.2.2.r59.g5d0378f-1
                    plasma-phonebook  21.06.r5.g75158f9-1  21.06.r6.gf632a3d-1
                     plasma-settings  21.06.r7.g14efd89-1  21.06.r9.ge10e1e1-1
                               vvave 1.2.2.r52.gc075331-1 1.2.2.r53.g4cdfbe5-1

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

                             PACKAGE           2021-07-17           2021-07-19
                        lib32-amdvlk          2021.Q2.5-1          2021.Q3.1-1
             lib32-libva-mesa-driver             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                          lib32-mesa             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                    lib32-mesa-vdpau             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                   lib32-opencl-mesa             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
             lib32-vulkan-icd-loader            1.2.182-1            1.2.184-1
                  lib32-vulkan-intel             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
            lib32-vulkan-mesa-layers             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
                 lib32-vulkan-radeon             21.1.4-1             21.1.5-1
      lib32-vulkan-validation-layers            1.2.182-1            1.2.184-1

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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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

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info

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

Please click the ► at the beginning of this line to view more info
  • 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!

  1. Stuck when shutting down the computer, with kernel 5.13 on Surface Pro 6, fixed if I change to Linux 5.12.14-arch1-1-surface

  2. The start menu is sometimes slow with my touchpad.

That is not how the install media works.

The Display Configuration still has these out-of-place icons for display orientation in Breath2.

The Display Configuration still has these out-of-place icons for display orientation in Breath2.

This has not been fixed for months. But now:


Although I still love the original photo with mountains and the sun.

:exploding_head: Artifacting in settings window fixed!!!