[Unstable Update] March 2024 Edition

Yeah, I was suprised by that sentence too. I edit presets in order to have 2 sets of inirtds and UKIs: one is traditional udev-based, another is systemd-based. Quite handy when I want to test some kernel options or when I’m after some specific issue.

example of mkinitcpio.conf (udev)

HOOKS=(base udev keyboard keymap consolefont autodetect microcode plymouth modconf kms block filesystems resume fsck)

example of mkinitcpio.systemd.conf (systemd)

HOOKS=(base systemd keyboard autodetect sd-vconsole microcode plymouth modconf kms block filesystems fsck)

example of linux67 preset
# mkinitcpio preset file for the '6.7-x86_64' package

#ALL_config="/etc/mkinitcpio.conf"
ALL_kver="/boot/vmlinuz-6.7-x86_64"

PRESETS=('default' 'systemd')

#default_config="/etc/mkinitcpio.conf"
default_image="/boot/initramfs-6.7-x86_64.img"
default_uki="/boot/efi/EFI/Linux/manjaro-6.7-x86_64.efi"
default_options="--cmdline=/etc/cmdline.d/default.conf --splash /sys/firmware/acpi/bgrt/image"

systemd_config="/etc/mkinitcpio.systemd.conf"
systemd_image="/boot/initramfs-6.7-x86_64-systemd.img"
systemd_uki="/boot/efi/EFI/Linux/manjaro-6.7-x86_64-systemd.efi"
systemd_options="--cmdline=/etc/cmdline.d/systemd.conf --splash /sys/firmware/acpi/bgrt/image"
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Oh, we are patients already.
Now sudo mkinitcpio -P generates:

Summary
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux66.preset: 'default'
==> Using default configuration file: '/etc/mkinitcpio.conf'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64 -g /boot/initramfs-6.6-x86_64.img
==> Starting build: '6.6.19-1-MANJARO'
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [microcode]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: '/boot/initramfs-6.6-x86_64.img'
  -> Early uncompressed CPIO image generation successful
==> Initcpio image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux66.preset: 'fallback'
==> Using default configuration file: '/etc/mkinitcpio.conf'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64 -g /boot/initramfs-6.6-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: '6.6.19-1-MANJARO'
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [microcode]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: '/boot/initramfs-6.6-x86_64-fallback.img'
  -> Early uncompressed CPIO image generation successful
==> Initcpio image generation successful

i would like to draw attention to last line of the notice;

This also allows you to drop the microcode initrd lines from your boot configuration as they are now packed together with the main initramfs image.

assuming you are using grub and the new microcode hook, how can you get rid of the microcode initrd line.

addendum;
from my limited research “grub-mkconfig will automatically detect the microcode update and configure GRUB appropriately.” refer; Microcode - ArchWiki. the only way i found that you can mess with it is through GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK and leaving it empty in /etc/default/grub

GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_CUSTOM, GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK

‘GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_CUSTOM’
‘GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK’
List of space-separated early initrd images to be loaded from ‘/boot’. This is for loading things like CPU microcode, firmware, ACPI tables, crypto keys, and so on. These early images will be loaded in the order declared, and all will be loaded before the actual functional initrd image.

‘GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK’ is for your distribution to declare images that are provided by the distribution. It should not be modified without understanding the consequences. They will be loaded first.

‘GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_CUSTOM’ is for your custom created images.

That should be done, by a grub package update.

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Who’s gonna cover our hospital bill? :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve removed the microcode line from my .preset files, generated images, all good.

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8 posts were split to a new topic: What has happened to systemd-timesyncd?

So this lines can be removed safely?:

cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | grep initrd | grep ucode                                                                                                                             
	    initrd	/@/boot/intel-ucode.img /@/boot/amd-ucode.img
		initrd	/@/boot/intel-ucode.img /@/boot/amd-ucode.img
		initrd	/@/boot/intel-ucode.img /@/boot/amd-ucode.img

No, you should not edit grub.cfg manually.

You right I noticed changes will be reverted back after doing sudo update-grub
I restored from a snapshot.
So as I sad early it needs to be done by a package update of grub

yes can be removed although not from grub.cfg. to begin with make sure you have microcode hook in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf for early loading of the microcode.

to remove microcode initrd line, add following line in /etc/default/grub

GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK=""

rebuild grub.conf using;

$ sudo update-grub

BTW looks like plasma-6(6.0.1) has hit arch-stable. i’m anxious as some of us to nose dive this soon, though i dont intend to not update for long.

to keep other updates from coming excluding plasma 6 and KF-6 and kde-apps, do you think having following package groups ignored will be sufficient for the time being.

/etc/pacman.conf;

IgnoreGroup = kf6 plasma kde-applications
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Okay until now it’s not a option on Arch Linux grub package nor Manjaro.
So I will wait until there will be a updated grub package.

Added a Patch at Arch Linux:

Well I read that after sumiting a patch ^^ops:

List of space-separated early initrd images to be loaded from ‘/boot’. This is for loading things like CPU microcode, firmware, ACPI tables, crypto keys, and so on. These early images will be loaded in the order declared, and all will be loaded before the actual functional initrd image.

‘GRUB_EARLY_INITRD_LINUX_STOCK’ is for your distribution to declare images that are provided by the distribution. It should not be modified without understanding the consequences. They will be loaded first.

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I would switch to the testing branch for now instead of putting yourself in an unsupported, partial upgrade state.

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I let plasma six update my unstable branch system, but reverted to testing after my custom shortcut keys didn’t work, the X11 desktop was slow with lots of video glitches, the desktop stopped responding sometimes, and I’m not ready to switch to Wayland (which was faster and perhaps less buggy, but missing features I depend upon, like the key state widget and window shading). Plasma six worked fine in a virtual machine, but it couldn’t keep up with the modifications I like that depend on plasma five.

I deleted .cache but the screen glitches continued. Resetting shortcuts is not a big deal, but I’ll wait 'til my favorite widgets are ported and window shading works in wayland…

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For you and for everyone else: You’ll probably have to ditch all those modifications and IMHO all the plasma configs and start fresh.

Unable to realize why I have to install the VLC media player with the current updates only. Prefer to get rid of this package, but I saw no option to reject it’s installation.
I interrupted the packages upgrade procedure.

Log excerpt:

:: Starting full system upgrade...
...
Package (208)                      Old Version      New Version      Net Change  Download Size
...
extra/vlc                                           3.0.20-7          59.97 MiB      11.70 MiB
extra/xdg-desktop-portal-kde       5.27.10-1        6.0.1-1            0.31 MiB       0.37 MiB
...
Full log
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace baloo5 with extra/baloo? [Y/n]
:: Replace breeze with extra/breeze5? [Y/n]
:: Replace ksysguard with extra/plasma-systemmonitor? [Y/n]
:: Replace kuserfeedback5 with extra/kuserfeedback? [Y/n]
:: Replace oxygen with extra/oxygen5? [Y/n]
:: Replace plasma-integration with extra/plasma5-integration? [Y/n]
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
warning: dependency cycle detected:
warning: phonon-qt6-vlc will be installed before its phonon-qt6 dependency
warning: dependency cycle detected:
warning: xdg-desktop-portal-kde will be installed before its plasma-workspace dependency

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Perhaps it’s a dependency mistake: to install independent unwanted player bloatware with no reason just in packages updates session.

Why not? :wink:

❯ pacman -Sii vlc | grep 'Required By'
Required By     : deepin-music  deepin-voice-note  elisa  kaffeine  kasts  phonon-qt5-vlc  phonon-qt6-vlc
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phonon-qt6-vlc is the only package that provides phonon-qt6-backend required by phonon-qt6, so there is no way around it at the moment. And it depends on vlc.

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It’s due to Arch maintainers laziness, instead of providing separated libvlc like other distros, they prefer to ship the whole vlc as dependency.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/21934.html

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khotkeys(5) was discontinued.
This wont be changing.
So you need to set your shortcuts again. Thats all there is to it.

I also experience visual glitches on moving windows, but thats all it appears to be.

Dont know about the rest. I’m pretty sure window shading is present on X11.

Oops, listed kglobalaccel instead of khotkeys before @Aragorn pointed it out.
one of them is gone :sweat_smile:

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One advice after applying a major upgrade in Plasma, don’t forget to remove ~/.cache folder, and sometimes it’s better to create new user to get rid of some hard to reproduce bugs.