[Testing Update] 2022-02-21 - Kernels, Toolchain, Plasma 5.24.1, KDE FW 5.91.0, Mesa 21.3.6, Wine 7.2, Gnome 41.4, Linux-FW, Gstreamer 1.20.0, Nvidia, Pipewire

Hello community,

Another testing branch update with some usual updates for you.


Checkout our latest Manjaro Hardware!

  • Most of our Kernels got updated
  • This brings the new Toolchain a lot of people had waited for. Please report any issues with it.
  • Nvidia driver got renewed to 510.54
  • Plasma got it’s first point-release for 5.24 series
  • KDE Frameworks is now at 5.91.0
  • Mesa got updated to 21.3.6
  • Wine 7.2. brings more theming fixes
  • Gnome got updated to 41.4
  • Linux-Firmware got renewed
  • Gstreamer is now at 1.20.0
  • Pipewire is at 0.3.47

:information_source: You may need to rebuild any AUR packages that install files to site-packages … :information_source:

You may need to rebuild any Python packages you’ve installed from the AUR. To get a list of them, you can run:

pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9

And to rebuild them all at once with an AUR helper such as yay, you can do:

yay -S $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.9) --answerclean All

But if any of the packages don’t work with Python 3.10 yet, this might fail halfway through and you’ll have to do rebuild the remaining ones one or a few at a time.

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 4.4.302 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.302
  • linux414 4.14.267
  • linux419 4.19.229
  • linux54 5.4.180
  • linux510 5.10.101
  • linux515 5.15.24
  • linux516 5.16.10
  • linux517 5.17-rc5
  • linux515-rt 5.15.21_rt30
  • linux516-rt 5.16.2_rt19

Package Updates (Mon Feb 21 17:02:34 CET 2022)

  • testing community x86_64: 1538 new and 1517 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 72 new and 72 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 618 new and 771 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 357 new and 357 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 28 new and 25 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes may 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

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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New issues:

Python packages from PIP and AUR - how to upgrade them - detailed instructions

Read this post.

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.

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

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

New warnings when building the fallback initcpio - Possibly missing firmware for module: bfa, qed, qla1280, qla2xxx

That’s due to the recent changes to the linux-firmware package. Note these are warnings, not errors. You only need those firmwares if you have Mellanox Spectrum switches, Marvell devices, Qualcomm SoCs, Cavium LiquidIO server adapters, QLogic devices and Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb ethernet adapters. if you have that hardware you can install linux-firmware-qlogic to get rid of those warnings. If you do not have that hardware you can safely ignore those warnings.

pamac install linux-firmware-qlogic

Older Issues

OS prober does not run and add other operating systems*

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

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
  • 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
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Touchpad on a ThinkPad stops working

Restart again, please.

$PKGNAME warning: directory permissions differ on $Directoryname

followed by:

Filesystem: NNN package MMM

  • 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: downgrade 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!


Nice update.
So far:

  • BTRFS autodefrag mess seems to have been fixed see comment below
  • KMail crash on encrypted messages fixed
  • KMail crash when typing inside the recipient’s textbox fixed
  • nvidia driver got the shutdown hook as standard in the package! That’s awesome, finally! :smiley:
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After the first reboot, everything seemed fine in wayland session of plasma. I changed to the new default dark breeze theme and rebooted. As I have autologin I was presented with a blank screen with the breeze mouse pointer. journalctl is showing kwin-wayland coredump. I’ve disabled autologin and X11 session is working OK, but same coredump happens when I try a wayland session.

Prior to this update I was on the stable branch with 510 nvidia drivers and wayland was working really well.

Some games e.g. “Dues Ex” from Steam were broken by this update:

ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
        libcrypt.so.1 => not found
        libcrypt.so.1 => not found

glibc 2.35-2 removed the deprecated libs libcrypt.so.1, that is why some games do not launch.

Solution: (I did not try, but I believe)

  • Install libxcrypt-compat from AUR

Some games e.g. Dota 2 does not launch.

ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
GameAction [AppID 570, ActionID 5] : LaunchApp changed task to WaitingGameWindow with ""
GameAction [AppID 570, ActionID 5] : LaunchApp changed task to Completed with ""
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/zesko/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.


  • Select some game → Click “properties” → Set -gl in “Launch options”
    But not perfect solution

BTRFS autodefrag mess seems to have been fixed, stress-testing right now

OK, not really: there still are neverending defragmentation tasks on compressed subvolumes.
Everything is fine for subvolumes mounted with compress=none.

At least, the performance on subvolumes actually needing defragmentation (DB storage, VM disks, etc.), which are usually mounted NOT compressed, is now back at its nominal value.

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You are correct. lib32-libxcrypt-compat may also be needed for 32-bit games.


it seems that the settings to choose opengl version has disappeared

The same problem is with VNCViewer and VNCServer from AUR (RealVNC). Your solution with libxcrypt-compat from AUR fixes this. Thx!

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5 posts were split to a new topic: Teams from Microsoft ceases to launch

The two OpenGL compositor backends were merged in Plasma 5.24.


After session locked, I am getting this:

The screen locker is broken and unlocking is not possible anymore.
In order to unlock switch to a virtual terminal (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F2) log in and execute the command:

loginctl unlock-session 2

Then log out of the virtual session by pressing Ctrl+D, and switch back to the running session (Ctrl+Alt+F1).


When going into settings into the screen locking section under windows behaviour, settings just crashes. So, at least through settings, I am not even able to deactivate screen locking.

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After update restart the machine, it should solve it, this often shows when you do not restart with nvidia drivers after updating them

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Already had restarted before, also do not have nvidia but intel graphic card.

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Hm, then that is something else than I thought it is, my bad

no problem, thanks anyway!

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Yakuake tray icon doesn’t follows my icon pack anymore and uses default Breeze icon

I’ve got a bug on plasma-pstate plugin where CPU governor switcher glitches out and i can’t change my governor setting. It’s probably a new issue on the plugin with the new version of Plasma though, not a Manjaro’s issue.

After the update i noticed one strange issue:

None of my virtual-machines (virt-manager using libvirt/qemu/kvm) (guest systems: ubuntu, debian, garuda) with shared folders from host-system using virtiofs are booting up anymore.
Boot process stuck with “raising network interfaces”.
I tried to downgrade qemu (6.2.0-3 → 6.2.0-2) but that did not solve the problem.

After commenting out the lines concerning the shared virtiofs-folders in /etc/fstab on the guest side normal boot behavior can be restored (no problem with normal network connections).
Is there anyone with an idea why virtiofs has stopped working after this update?

The issue is fixed with the qemu 6.2.0-4 packages. This testing snap just missed them. I’m pushing them to testing now.


Thanks for your fast reaction :+1: - the issue is fixed, indeed :smile: