[Unstable Update] 2023-02-17 - Plasma 5.27 LTS, GNOME, Python

Why? More info, please?

Either way, that has nothing to do with the NVIDIA driver.

I tested VirutalBox on Intel11th CPU. If I removed this kernel parameter, then I still get the same issue as before:

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Thanks for the info. I’ll mention that in the next update post (probably Testing Updates). No need for a new Unstable Updates post probably until GNOME 44 is available.

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Best solution for me:

I created a new KVM/QEMU to setup a small NAS with separate Kernel 6.1 LTS and ZFS that directly access my external physical disks as pass-through disks via PCI without virtual.

  • Host: Kernel 6.2 is now running on my PC without ZFS.
  • Guest: Kernel 6.1 LTS is running on my KVM with ZFS on the same PC.

Both communicate via a local NFS share (Speed ~31Gb/s). NFS preserves all file permissions :+1:, Samba does not.

They plan to have a proper fix for this in the 2.1.10 release, see this comment on that issue.

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:warning: Please make a backup and test grub 2.06.r456.g65bc45963-1.
There should be no issues on EFI systems. The main thing is making sure it still works with Legacy BIOS.

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I have no issue with it now.

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no issues here, using Legacy mode.

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Looks good with legacy mode and sorted out .pacnew.
edit: reinstalled GRUB via chroot , no issues.

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Nullo problemo - efi
sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck --verbose

Not exactly legacy, but UEFI and CSM (due to graphics card).
No problems so far.

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Seems to be a slight oddity with full disk encryption with the grub 2.06.r456.g65bc45963-1 update.

Both my boot and root are encrypted. When I originally installed Manjaro, I used the default encryption setup in Calamares

I get this error after grub prompts me for my disk key:

error: no such cryptodisk found.
Press any key to continue...

But it continues to boot fine after.
Including some system details.

inxi -Fxzc0
  Kernel: 6.2.8-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.2.1 Desktop: GNOME v: 43.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X670E PG Lightning
    serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC.
    v: 1.18.AS04 date: 02/16/2023
  Info: 12-core model: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Zen 4 rev: 2 cache: L1: 768 KiB
    L2: 12 MiB L3: 64 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3212 high: 4700 min/max: 3000/5733
    boost: enabled cores: 1: 4700 2: 3000 3: 4700 4: 3000
    5: 3000 6: 3000 7: 3000 8: 3000 9: 3000 10: 3000 11: 3000
    12: 3000 13: 3000 14: 4700 15: 3000 16: 3000 17: 3000
    18: 3000 19: 3000 20: 3000 21: 3000 22: 3000 23: 3000
    24: 3000 bogomips: 225272
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2
    sse4a ssse3 svm
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 [Radeon RX 7900 XT/7900 XTX]
    vendor: XFX driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-3
    bus-ID: 03:00.0
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX
    470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] vendor: Sapphire
    driver: vfio-pci v: N/A arch: GCN-4 bus-ID: 04:00.0
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation 1080P Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:5
  Display: server: X.Org v: 23.1 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.0
    driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
    dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu resolution: 2560x1440~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.7 renderer: AMD Radeon RX
    7900 XT (gfx1100 LLVM 15.0.7 DRM 3.49 6.2.8-1-MANJARO)
    direct-render: Yes
  Device-1: AMD driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 1-3.3:6
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 /
    570/580/590] vendor: Sapphire driver: vfio-pci
    bus-ID: 04:00.1
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASRock
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 1b:00.6
  Device-4: SteelSeries ApS Arctis 7 type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Device-5: Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone
    type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
    bus-ID: 1-4:3
  Device-6: Sunplus Innovation 1080P Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:5
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.2.8-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.67 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASRock
    driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 11:00.0
  IF: enp17s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 1.93 TiB (52.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000P5SSD8
    size: 931.51 GiB temp: 41.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT2000MX500SSD1
    size: 1.82 TiB
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Crucial model: CT1000MX500SSD1
    size: 931.51 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 915.52 GiB used: 459.7 GiB (50.2%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: luks-d20ac551-a64c-451a-8849-4c7f7927e453
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 440 KiB (0.1%)
    fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu
    temp: 44.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
  Processes: 487 Uptime: 4m Memory: 31.06 GiB
  used: 2.96 GiB (9.5%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1
  clang: 15.0.7 Packages: 1609 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 inxi: 3.3.25
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet cryptdevice=UUID=d20ac551-a64c-451a-8849-4c7f7927e453:luks-d20ac551-a64c-451a-8849-4c7f7927e453 root=/dev/mapper/luks-d20ac551-a64c-451a-8849-4c7f7927e453 splash apparmor=1 security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 sysrq_always_enabled=1 iommu=pt"

# If you want to enable the save default function, uncomment the following
# line, and set GRUB_DEFAULT to saved.

# Uncomment to disable submenus in boot menu

# Preload both GPT and MBR modules so that they are not missed
GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="part_gpt part_msdos"

# Uncomment to enable booting from LUKS encrypted devices

# Uncomment to use basic console

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command 'videoinfo'

# Uncomment to allow the kernel use the same resolution used by grub

# Uncomment if you want GRUB to pass to the Linux kernel the old parameter
# format "root=/dev/xxx" instead of "root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/xxx"

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment this option to enable os-prober execution in the grub-mkconfig command

# Uncomment and set to the desired menu colors.  Used by normal and wallpaper
# modes only.  Entries specified as foreground/background.

# Uncomment one of them for the gfx desired, a image background or a gfxtheme

# Uncomment to get a beep at GRUB start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

# Uncomment to ensure that the root filesystem is mounted read-only so that
# systemd-fsck can run the check automatically. We use 'fsck' by default, which
# needs 'rw' as boot parameter, to avoid delay in boot-time. 'fsck' needs to be
# removed from 'mkinitcpio.conf' to make 'systemd-fsck' work.
# See also Arch-Wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fsck#Boot_time_checking
# vim:set ft=sh
# The following modules are loaded before any boot hooks are
# run.  Advanced users may wish to specify all system modules
# in this array.  For instance:
#     MODULES=(usbhid xhci_hcd)
MODULES=(vendor-reset vfio_pci vfio vfio_iommu_type1)

# This setting includes any additional binaries a given user may
# wish into the CPIO image.  This is run last, so it may be used to
# override the actual binaries included by a given hook
# BINARIES are dependency parsed, so you may safely ignore libraries

# This setting is similar to BINARIES above, however, files are added
# as-is and are not parsed in any way.  This is useful for config files.

# This is the most important setting in this file.  The HOOKS control the
# modules and scripts added to the image, and what happens at boot time.
# Order is important, and it is recommended that you do not change the
# order in which HOOKS are added.  Run 'mkinitcpio -H <hook name>' for
# help on a given hook.
# 'base' is _required_ unless you know precisely what you are doing.
# 'udev' is _required_ in order to automatically load modules
# 'filesystems' is _required_ unless you specify your fs modules in MODULES
# Examples:
##   This setup specifies all modules in the MODULES setting above.
##   No RAID, lvm2, or encrypted root is needed.
#    HOOKS=(base)
##   This setup will autodetect all modules for your system and should
##   work as a sane default
#    HOOKS=(base udev autodetect modconf block filesystems fsck)
##   This setup will generate a 'full' image which supports most systems.
##   No autodetection is done.
#    HOOKS=(base udev modconf block filesystems fsck)
##   This setup assembles a mdadm array with an encrypted root file system.
##   Note: See 'mkinitcpio -H mdadm_udev' for more information on RAID devices.
#    HOOKS=(base udev modconf keyboard keymap consolefont block mdadm_udev encrypt filesystems fsck)
##   This setup loads an lvm2 volume group.
#    HOOKS=(base udev modconf block lvm2 filesystems fsck)
##   NOTE: If you have /usr on a separate partition, you MUST include the
#    usr, and fsck hooks.
HOOKS=(base udev autodetect modconf keyboard keymap plymouth encrypt block filesystems fsck)

# Use this to compress the initramfs image. By default, gzip compression
# is used. Use 'cat' to create an uncompressed image.

# Additional options for the compressor

# Decompress kernel modules during initramfs creation.
# Enable to speedup boot process, disable to save RAM
# during early userspace. Switch (yes/no).

Decided to post here in case others are in the same boat. Will update this post as I find a solution.

Starting my research journey here: [SOLVED] error: no such cryptodisk found / Newbie Corner / Arch Linux Forums


Added cryptodisk to grub preload modules in /etc/default/grub

GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="cryptodisk part_gpt part_msdos"

Updated grub config and rebuild initramfs

sudo update-grub
sudo mkinitcpio -P

This alone did not fix the error, I then reinstalled grub.

sudo grub-install

Error gone and everything boots as normal.


With grub 2.06.r456.g65bc45963-2 I reverted a change to also support installs with in-proper grub updates. Here the background:

A normal user will install grub only once. This happens when our installer Calamares does it for you. If you update the grub package via pamac or pacman you won’t update grub itself in your master boot record (MBR) or UEFI. This means you may still run an outdated grub on your system to boot your OS. Some grub updates however have security fixes which need to call grub-install. However, that most of you have different installs and there is now standard way like Asahi-LInux may do on their end calling grub-install is more riskier to break your bootability than not installing grub in your MBR.

Wait a minute, if I update grub I actually don’t? Yep, that is the case here. But why is it now a potential issue if the grub package gets updated? Well with a certain commit late 2022 the application fwsetup got a flag added to test for a function your UEFI firmware may or may not have. Those who have the support were fine, others not. Also the initial support called that application on legacy BIOS systems. That was fixed by upstream.

The background story of this can be found here: FS#75701 : grub 2:2.06.r322.gd9b4638c5-1 issue and here Re: [Regression] efi: Don't display a uefi-firmware entry if it's not su.

For me it is better to not call fwsetup at all and have a potential grub menu entry to enter the UEFI firmware from the grub menu, which potentially may fail in rare cases, than causing infinite bootloops into the UEFI firmware and not being able to boot Linux or any OS at all …

To be secure read our wiki on how to reinstall grub as needed: GRUB/Restore the GRUB Bootloader - Manjaro


@philm After reading the bug reports and discussions, I have tried installing it on my EFI machine, and it doesn’t have this problem where choosing UEFI settings via the grub selector causes a bootloop. Thank you for applying the fix, and I completely agree about not calling fwsetup.

If one follows the protocol of not changing any settings other than in /etc/default/grub, even calling grub-install and grub-mkconfig via pamac should be fine, should you one day decide to push it, but in rare cases where people use custom.cfg for grub menus and specific fw paths for multiboot, it might create conflicts with os_prober (it didn’t in my case).

So if I am understanding this right, security has been sacrificed for the sake of stability? If someone has been using Manjaro for years without knowing this, they could be open to tons of CVEs that they believe had been patched on their system.

not really :
version Grub r322 was a grub-dev , with a change on script grub result ,
if you apply Grub-install , you have to update-grub in one time , and be prepared to restore grub with live USB iso manjaro in this case.

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FYI, there is a minor issue with systemd 253.2-1 that will need to be dealt with manually for now if it affects you until Arch decides to change the default hooks in mkinitcpio:

FS#78052 - [mkinitcpio][systemd] 253.2-1 not setting console font

Perhaps Calamares could store the exact grub-install command used during installation into a config file on the installed system. That command could be run as a post-install hook any time the “grub” package receives an update.