Seventh update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.7 available!

system_software_updateThis is our seventh update-pack for 0.8.7 series.

With this we updated Cinnamon, Gambas, Mozilla apps, java and virtualbox. From our side we worked on thus, which is now a beta software, pamac and octopi, plus manjaroiso.

With this update we also release new install medias everybody can test.

Current supported kernels:

  • Linux34 3.4.67 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.7
  • Linux38 3.8.13.11 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.17 – it gets better with each update …
  • Linux311 3.11.6 – current stable release by Linus. AMD users should check out the new power support

Key-Updates:

  • updated toolchain
  • firefox 24.0.1
  • thunderbird 24.0.1
  • gambas 3.5.0
  • virtualbox 4.3.0
  • cinnamon 2.0.6
  • java 7.u45_2.4.3

Changes in Detail:

  • community i686: 299 new and 283 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 298 new and 282 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 45 new and 45 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 45 new and 45 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 370 new and 364 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 370 new and 364 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 15 new and 15 removed package(s)

Update instructions:

Update your system as usual with pamac, octopi or pacman:

sudo pacman -Syu

Notice: You might have to wait until your mirror has synced.
Please check: http://repo.manjaro.org

Talk about this Update:

You can talk about this update-pack in our forum.


This update seems to break Gnome on i686. More info see here: Arch-Bugtracker: #37528
To solve this issue for now you have to downgrade some packages and add them to your pacman ignore list in your /etc/pacman.conf.
We are working on a solution.

sudo pacman -U http://seblu.net/a/arm/2013/09/11/extra/os/i686/pulseaudio-4.0-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz http://seblu.net/a/arm/2013/09/11/extra/os/i686/libpulse-4.0-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz http://seblu.net/a/arm/2013/09/11/extra/os/i686/libgnomekbd-3.6.0-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

Tip: KDE 4.11 includes a reworked OpenGL 2 compositor. OpenGL 3.1 got introduced. By default OpenGL 2 with the fallback to OpenGL 1 is used. If the hardware doesn’t support OpenGL 3.1 it automatically falls back to OpenGL 2 or OpenGL 1. When running kwin_gles KDE defaults to OpenGL ES 3.0 if present otherwise OpenGL ES 2.0 is used. Catalyst Legacy seems to have issues with this change. Here is a workaround to get it working:

#!/bin/bash
export $(dbus-launch)
export KWIN_DIRECT_GL=1
export KWIN_COMPOSE=O2
kwin --replace &

Save it as a script and place it into your ~/.config/autostart dir. It is also possible to disable compositing till upstream fixes the bug.