[Unstable Update] 2020-09-13 - Kernels, Qt 5.15.1, Browser, Pamac

I appear to have run into some mkinitcpio trouble with the latest kernel images. The vmlinuzs aren’t copied into /boot for some reason? See:

error ouput

==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux54.preset: ‘default’
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64.img
==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64' ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux54.preset: 'fallback' -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect ==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64’
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux58.preset: ‘default’
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.8-x86_64.img
==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: /boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64' ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux58.preset: 'fallback' -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.8-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect ==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: /boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64’

I checked pacman.log, 90-mkinitcpio-install.hook did indeed run before attempting to build the images. cryptsetup, mkinitcpio, linux54, linux58, and sudo were all updated with this run. Trying to reinstall them isn’t helping…

see in testing

@philm, @schinfo ,@oberon can you recheck mkinitcpio ?

thx for your tip … rename or copy from /boot/vmlinuz-linux58 to /boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64

Lmfao! Thanks for the tip @Lila-Kuh & @freggel.doe here.

The font issue I reported on KDE-Dev has been fixed upstream, and is also resolved on Manjaro KDE-Dev.

(overlay) sndio package seems to have been dropped from repositories and the versioning schema changed, leading to:

warning: sndio: local (20180120-1) is newer than community (1.7.0-3)

Installed version seems quite old as well.

Name            : sndio
Version         : 20180120-1
Packager        : Bernhard Landauer <oberon@manjaro.org>
Build Date      : Sa 20 Jan 2018 10:36:45 CET
Install Reason  : Installed as a dependency for another package

It’s listed as an optional dependency of libquicktime on my system.

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I have the same issue. How to resolve this properly?

If the package is a real orphan and not marked explicitly installed, then why not do an -Rns on it?

ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention

2020-10-01 - Jan Alexander Steffens

The ghostpcl and ghostxps packages prior to version 9.53.2-2 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 9.53.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

ghostpcl: /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9 exists in filesystem
ghostxps: /usr/lib/libgxps.so.9 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9,/usr/lib/libgxps.so.9

to perform the upgrade.


It’s not an “issue” per se, I just enabled downgrading for this one package afterwards and thus updated to the latest available version:

$ sudo pacman -Suu sndio

It’s not an orphan becaus it’s an optional dependency for another package.


It was on my system as libquicktime wasn’t installed. Actually, I took the opportunity to clean up all the real orphans on my system and regained 500MB of disk space :slightly_smiling_face:

Curiously, python2 was also removed per the wiki -Qtd command (versus -Qttd)…that was a bit odd considering that’s optional for a few installed packages but nonetheless didn’t cause issues for me after removal.

KDE-Dev unstable, the kicker > Leave > Shut Down sequence initiates the count-down timer, but does not shut down. However, krunner > systemctl poweroff does shut down.


Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.80
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.75.0
Qt Version: 5.15.1
Kernel Version: 5.8.13-3-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
Memory: 3.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics

$ inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.8.13-3-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=5d6d64f6-19a9-4612-a6bb-4a61c7d62775 rw udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.80 tk: Qt 5.15.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8440p v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 172A v: KBC Version 30.30 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68CCU Ver. F.0E date: 08/23/2010 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.5 Wh condition: 34.5/56.6 Wh (61%) volts: 12.5/11.1 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7 M 620 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Nehalem family: 6 model-id: 25 (37) stepping: 5 microcode: 7 
  L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21294 
  Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 1199/2667 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1463 2: 1463 3: 1463 4: 1463 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0046 
  Device-2: Chicony type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.5:5 
  chip ID: 04f2:b15e 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") 
  s-diag: 485mm (19.1") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 20.1.8 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:3b56 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.13-3-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5020 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:10ea 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: 5000 bus ID: 43:00.0 chip ID: 8086:4238 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 10.43 GiB (4.5%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK2556GSY size: 232.89 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm 
  serial: <filter> rev: 3C scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / raw size: 116.09 GiB size: 113.77 GiB (98.00%) 
  used: 10.43 GiB (9.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 189 Uptime: 3h 06m Memory: 3.64 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (31.4%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1049 lib: 294 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05 

I updated to nvidia 455. The package, nvidia-455xx-utils, doesn’t include /usr/bin/nvidia-settings, am I missing something here?

That does seem to be the case. Neither pacman -F, nor the PKGBUILD appears to indicate that it is part of nvidia-455xx-utils.

It’s now included. And a new orphan removed: python-sip
ty @philm :innocent:

Gnome 3.38
Manything is working but some extensions not yet updated:
(Sensor Perception) <-- working again! after update.

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I installed the Gnome 3.38 from the unstable branch (and all other updates from that bracch)/

I am using the nouveau driver which has been working fine for months.

Now Gnome crashes on startup and I can not run an X session.

dmesg shows the following error:

direct firmware load for nouveau/nv84_xuc00f failed with error -2

Checking some more, the problem seems to be with gnome-shell/mutter 3.38.1

After downgrading both of those to the 3.36.6 versions, I am able to run the Gnome desktop again along with the various 3.38 gnome applications

NOTE: I still get the error about failed firmware load but it doesn’t seem to matter.

Bluetooth audio seems to be broken with “pulseaudio-modules-bt” after the latest update (it does work with “pulseaudio-bluetooth” though)

edit needs rebuilt against pulseaudio 13.99.2


Me too.
Would this help?: sudo usermod -a -G systemd-journal [username]
Besides: on Gnome 3.38 the close-gadget of some progs react very slow…