[Testing Update] 2021-11-07 - Kernels, Haskell, Nvidia, Maui, Python, FireFox, Thunderbird, KDE Gear, LibreOffice

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some usual updates for you.

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  • We updated our Kernels. Note that 5.13 series is marked EOL and 5.12 got removed!
  • Nvidia drivers got updated to 470.82.00 and 495.44
  • LibreOffice is now at 7.1.7
  • MauiKit got renewed to 2.1.0
  • KDE Gear is at 21.08.3
  • Firefox got update to 94.0.1
  • Thunderbird is at 91.3.0
  • A lot of Haskell updates got added
  • 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 4.4.291
  • linux49 4.9.289
  • linux414 4.14.254
  • linux419 4.19.216
  • linux54 5.4.158
  • linux510 5.10.78
  • linux513 5.13.19 [EOL]
  • linux514 5.14.17
  • linux515 5.15.1
  • linux510-rt 5.10.73_rt54
  • linux515-rt 5.15_rt17

Package Updates (Sun Nov 7 18:23:21 CET 2021)

  • testing community x86_64: 1550 new and 1529 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 38 new and 38 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 686 new and 828 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 384 new and 384 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 11 new and 9 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes can be found here.

  • 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

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New issues:

  • freetype2 update might result in font characters becoming squares. Don’t worry, a relogin to your UI should fix it. We recommend to do the update in a TTY. Affected UIs so far: Gnome, Phosh, Cinnamon.

  • Compiz packages like compiz-easy-patch got dropped from our repositories. Due to protobuf update you may need to rebuild that package locally on your end. Compiz-easy-patch removed from repos

  • :information_source: Announcement for PipeWire users:

    Re-enable any per-user enabled `pipewire-media-session.service` manually

    You should re-enable any per-user pipewire-media-session.service manually to establish a new service alias for pipewire-session-manager.service added with 0.3.38.

     systemctl --user enable pipewire-media-session
    

    See the PipeWire Release Notes for more info


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: Graphics & Display - Manjaro Linux Forum 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:

For GRUB:

  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:

      [Service]
      Type=notify
      Slice=-.slice
      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.

Arch Linux - News: libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

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.

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

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Thank you very much!
Everything went smooth!

Great job!

Edit: I think that is time to install kernel 5.15 :grinning:

I’ve installed it since a few days in Unstable, no issue so far.

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Just an observation and not sure if its deliberate. Running laptop with nvidia hybrid graphics, got switched to the latest 495 hybrid drivers which work fine. I can switch to the 470 drivers but there’s no 470 hybrid drivers available

What does MHWD tells you?

Install sof-firmware can solve the sound problem, but my ethernet cannot be detected

This issue is with kernel > 5.14-10, from 5.14-14 to all 5.15

Can confirm,there is no video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-470xx-prime for example

$ mhwd -l
> 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1c8c) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee            2021.11.04               false            PCI
          video-nvidia            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-470xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-390xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


> 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:591b) Display controller Intel Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee            2021.11.04               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

EDIT: typing mhwd -la show no 470 prime driver either.

$ mhwd -la
 All PCI configs:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   network-broadcom-wl            2018.10.07               false            PCI
       network-slmodem            2013.12.07                true            PCI
     network-rt3562sta            2013.12.07                true            PCI
         network-r8168            2016.04.20                true            PCI
      video-openchrome            2020.01.18                true            PCI
          video-nvidia            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-amd-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-470xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-390xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
              video-s3            2020.01.18                true            PCI
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime            2021.11.04               false            PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee            2021.11.04               false            PCI
       video-rendition            2020.01.18                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI
          video-voodoo            2017.03.12                true            PCI
          video-sisusb            2020.01.18                true            PCI
  video-virtualmachine            2021.07.26                true            PCI


Warning: No USB configs found!
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also this point

sudo mhwd -l
> 0000:07:00.0 (0300:10de:13c2) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          video-nvidia            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-470xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-390xx            2021.11.04               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI


sudo mhwd -li
Warning: No installed PCI configs!
Warning: No installed USB configs!

nvidia-smi
Mon Nov  8 06:56:34 2021       
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 495.44       Driver Version: 495.44       CUDA Version: 11.5     |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  NVIDIA GeForce ...  Off  | 00000000:07:00.0  On |                  N/A |
|  0%   48C    P0    46W / 201W |    442MiB /  4034MiB |      1%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
                                                                               
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|=============================================================================|
|    0   N/A  N/A       571      G   /usr/lib/Xorg                     195MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      3469      G   xfwm4                               2MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      5725      G   ...b/thunderbird/thunderbird       74MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A     12219      G   /usr/lib/firefox/firefox          161MiB |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

i have seen in update line symlink about 470 series , this is drivers 495 nvidia working
==> missing in mhwd -li ( video-nvidia driver installed )

i apply this

sudo mhwd -i pci nvidia-linux -f

mhwd -l is ok now

 sudo mhwd -li
> Installed PCI configs:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          video-nvidia            2021.11.04               false            PCI

Think it’s just because it’s a new release though I can’t say it’s not just issues I’ve caused with my system from before updating, except I update from an almost fresh install. (new to Linux).
Running 5.15 with Nvidia 495 drivers with Wayland in Gnome runs great with a 3070TI. Honestly the best Linux experience I’ve had so far.

Except for one large issue. Going into suspend breaks certain features of the GUI; the screen is black except for a white square to enter the password, logging in the UI is black except for outlines of menus as you hover over them. I’ve just disabled suspend as a bandaid. Might be related to the UEFI splash screen showing up for a second after logging in from a shutdown state for the first time.

A small issue is that full-screen steam games, not Minecraft are capped at half the screens refresh rate (72 in my case). Once out of full screen it works fine, guess it’s got something to do with vsync.

Hi all,

libreoffice-fresh

  • disappeared from my apps (but seem to be installed)
  • after reinstall crashes when I try to open a document

[gnome + kernel 5.14]

Thanks

No issues with libreoffice-fresh on cinnamon. Have you tried opening it through the cli to see what errors it throws?

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Hi all,
after the upgrade the X11 doesn’t started.

I removed video-nvidia drivers with:
# sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia

Restarted the PC and the X11 started.

Via the GUI I reinstalled the working kernels and auto installed the Nvidia drivers and everything was OK.

Hoping that this can be useful

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When I start libreoffice with CLI I get:
/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/libtklo.so: undefined symbol: _ZNKsvcl6Window19HasActiveChildFrameEv

Does the Undefined symbol: _ZN11LanguageTagC1ERKS_ - English - Ask LibreOffice solution is not fix the issue you met?
pamac reinstall ...

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Reinstalling didn’t work. Removing and (re)installing it, seems to work :+1: :white_check_mark:

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@AlanP, which bug fix do you await from the 5.23.3 or just need to refresh a number?

Kernel 5.15 seems to have broken rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git from the AUR.

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.15.1-1-MANJARO (x86_64)
Warning, `dkms install --no-depmod -m rtl88xxau -v r1164.b8167e6 -k 5.15.1-1-MANJARO’ returned 10

Not a big deal since other kernels work fine. Guess we’ll have to wait for the developer to fix it.

@alven: I only want to say that a new release of Kde plasma 5.23 is planned for tomorrow. For now, Kde plasma 5.23 is not available in the stable branch. So, I guess that Manjaro Team is waiting the 5.23.3 version for provide it in the stable branch (and in the testing branch before). I remember that was the case for previous versions.

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