[Testing Update] 2024-02-28 - Kernels, Systemd, Calamares, NVIDIA, Maui, NetworkManager

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Additional Info

Info about AUR packages

:warning: AUR (Arch User Repository) packages are neither supported by Arch nor Manjaro. Posts about them in Announcements topics are off-topic and will be flagged, moved or removed without warning.

For help with AUR packages, please create a new topic in AUR and a helpful volunteer may be able to assist you.

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

Our current supported kernels

  • linux419 4.19.307
  • linux54 5.4.269
  • linux510 5.10.210
  • linux515 5.15.149
  • linux61 6.1.79
  • linux66 6.6.18
  • linux67 6.7.6
  • linux68 6.8.0-rc6
  • linux61-rt 6.1.77_rt24
  • linux66-rt 6.6.15_rt22
  • linux67-rt 6.7_rt6

Package Changes (Wed Feb 28 03:11:05 CET 2024)

  • testing core x86_64: 22 new and 22 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 578 new and 581 removed package(s)
  • testing kde-unstable x86_64: 180 new and 180 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 10 new and 10 removed package(s)

A list of all package changes can be found here

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gnome-keyring: ssh component is not included

ssh component is not included (#3) · Issues · Arch Linux / Packaging / Packages / gnome-keyring · GitLab


polkit update might remove your local modified config

With polkit 124-1 there were changes made to etc/pam.d/polkit-1. So check if you made local changes to the file. See also: ropid comments on Today's update moved polkit-1 to polkit-1.pacsave without providing a new config

bashrc-manjaro is now merged into bash

Yes, replace bashrc-manjaro with bash

pacman and pacman-contrib changes

pacman-contrib is now split out from pacman. If you have anything installed that depends on pacman-contrib, update with:

sudo pacman -Syu pacman-contrib


Making dbus-broker our default D-Bus daemon

2024-01-09 - Jan Alexander Steffens

We are making dbus-broker our default implementation of D-Bus, for improved performance, reliability and integration with systemd.

For the foreseeable future we will still support the use of dbus-daemon, the previous implementation. Pacman will ask you whether to install dbus-broker-units or dbus-daemon-units. We recommend picking the default.

For a more detailed rationale, please see our RFC 25.

Arch Linux - News: Making dbus-broker our default D-Bus daemon


Nvidia 545 drivers might have issues

:information_source: Due to various issues including non working backlights on some machines, the NVIDIA 545 series feature branch drivers have been downgraded to the 535 series production branch drivers.

If you are having no issues with the 545 series, there is nothing to do. If you are, you can downgrade to the 535 series with pamac update --enable-downgrade or sudo pacman -Syuu.

So far we know about these issues the Nvidia 545 driver series has:

If you experience similar or new issues please run sudo usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh and post either in an already given post or create a new one, including your generated nvidia-bug-report.log.gz for Nvidia to fix the issue: Linux - NVIDIA Developer Forums

Changes in JDK / JRE 21 packages may require manual intervention

2023-11-02 - Frederik Schwan

We are introducing a change in JDK/JRE packages of our distro. This is triggered from the way a JRE is build in modern versions of Java (>9). We are introducing this change in Java 21.

To sum it up instead of having JDK and JRE packages coexist in the same system we will be making them conflict. The JDK variant package includes the runtime environment to execute Java applications so if one needs compilation and runtime of Java they need only the JDK package in the future. If, on the other hand, they need just runtime of Java then JRE (or jre-headless) will work.

This will (potentially) require a manual user action during upgrade:

  • If you have both JDK and JRE installed you can manually install the JDK with pacman -Sy jdk-openjdk && pacman -Su and this removes the JRE related packages.
  • If you have both JRE and JRE-headless you will need to choose one of them and install it manually since they would conflict each other now.
  • If you only have one of the JDK/JRE/JRE-headless pacman should resolve dependencies normally and no action is needed.

At the moment this is only valid for the upcoming JDK 21 release.

Arch Linux - News: Incoming changes in JDK / JRE 21 packages may require manual intervention

Previous testing threads:

2 posts were split to a new topic: Error when trying to watch a video file in Stremio

all is ok for kernel 6.7.6 + nvidia 550.54.14
video avc1 1080p x 60 fps is ok
steam + opengl ok
and resume xfce screen ( wait few minutes to see login appears ) , no more restart ligtdm

there is also some option with current drive nvidia

for HDMI 10 bits can be test with hdmi_deepcolor=1

I want to try the deepcolor mode. Do you know how it can be activated and how I can verify that it is in use?

I tried to use the kernel parameter “nvidia-modeset.hdmi_deepcolor=1” in grub to activate it, but have the impression that this does not work. I use two Eizo ColorEdge CS2731 monitors connected via displayport and believe that they should be able to display 10 bit colors.


I used

sudo cat /sys/module/nvidia_modset/parameters/hdmi_deepcolor

and got ‘Y’, indicating that the deepcolor mode is actually activated. But this does not seem to have any visible effect…

Second Update:

I found a testpattern that shows that deepcolor mode actually works

Testpattern Spears_Munsil_Quantizatiion_Test

Use vlc-player to view the video

10-bit color should just work out of the box on DisplayPort connections. That parameter is for HDMI connections (hence the name).

See Chapter 33. Configuring Depth 30 Displays