[Testing Update] 2024-04-19 - Kernels, Plasma, Firefox, Thunderbird, PipeWire, NVIDIA

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Notable Package Updates

A list of all package changes can be found here

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Our current supported kernels

  • linux419 4.19.312
  • linux54 5.4.274
  • linux510 5.10.215
  • linux515 5.15.156
  • linux61 6.1.87
  • linux66 6.6.28
  • linux68 6.8.7
  • linux69 6.9.0-rc4
  • linux61-rt 6.1.83_rt28
  • linux66-rt 6.6.23_rt28
  • linux67-rt 6.7_rt6

Package Changes (Fri Apr 19 09:05:14 CEST 2024)

  • testing core x86_64: 27 new and 31 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 686 new and 864 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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Known issues and solutions

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:arrow_right: 2024-04-19


Konsole font rendering issue

if you use manjaro-zsh-config on Plasma 6,
please check your Font settings in Konsole:

Konsole: Open Settings → Edit Current Profile → Appearance,
click Select Font and select MesloLGS NF Regular.


Plasma 6 issues with Manjaro themes & tools

Prepare for a Plasma 6 release (#2) · Issues · Release plan / KDE · GitLab

DKMS fails for v4l2loopback on 6.8 kernel

DKMS fails for v4l2loopback on 6.8 kernel (#2) · Issues · Arch Linux / Packaging / Packages / v4l2loopback · GitLab

New version of kvantum does not support QT5 theme

Install new package kvantum-qt5 for QT5 theme support
required for manjaro-settings-manager and audacious

pamac install kvantum-qt5

If Theme shows wrong colors:

cd $HOME; ln -s .profile .xprofile

Manjaro-settings-manager has light theme instead of dark

issues with auto-mount of ntfs filesystem using Kernel 6.8

The kernel changed default ntfs driver from FUSE one to ntfs3.
These two are not fully compatible, mainly as far as mount options go. If you have custom mount options in the fstab (or any other application, such as VeraCrypt) they need to be changed.

Mount fails with: Device or resource busy
DMesg reports: Can't open blockdev

Migrate your mount options. For me the changes were:

  • allow_otherumask=000
  • default_permissions → [drop]
  • user_id=1000uid=1000
  • group_id=1000gid=1000


gnome-keyring: ssh component is not included

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

Previous testing threads:

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Since chromium 124 it no longer works with --ozone-platform-hint=auto (or --ozone-platform-hint=wayland) on Wayland KDE. (Browser opens but it’s completely transparent)

Can confirm on two separate laptops with brave 1.65.114-1 and Microsoft-edge-stable-bin 124.0.2478.51-1.

A workaround is to either use Xwayland or force Wayland mode by using --ozone-platform=wayland (so only --ozone-platform-hint is broken)

EDIT: I also found a relevant Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1c63fgz/latest_update_of_chrome_on_wayland/

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I had this problem on my system and found that going to chrome://flags, searching for ‘ozone’, and then setting the ‘Preferred ozone platform’ flag to ‘Default’ and restarting Chrome made it work.

I’m running the Gnome desktop


Works flawlessly. Any reason to not include nvidia-settings 550.76? Feels weird to mix driver 550.76 with settings app from 550.67.

NVIDIA has not tagged nvidia-settings 550.76. Lately they haven’t been for minor updates.