(Beyond the fact that I had already installed the Breeze theme from git which clashed with Netrunner Artwork package - but that is clear)
I have a laptop with a discrete Nvidia card (yes I know the horrors involved in those) and so far so good - I’ve used the Noveau packages instead of Nvidia simply because they are easier to deal with. Now doing the upgrade on the stationary computer went smooth and perfect (it doesn’t have discrete graphics). But when trying it on my laptop in both octopi and terminal I got this back:
Ok so for those looking here you have to do the -Syu thing BUT you also have to remove all Breeze artwork before that and remove the Maui SDDM theme… otherwise Netrunner-Artwork wont install and that will block the upgrade.
The Breeze things I get because I manually installed them from aur but the Maui SDDM theme got me scratching my head.
Yes, we have already discussed the Netrunner specific packages blocking upgrades as well as them not trying to make changes to an already installed system that would mess with user specific customization made to their systems. The Maui SDDM theme issue is also related to one of the Netrunner specific packages.
The Netrunner team is still fairly new at working with Manjaro as a base, and they still have some things to learn about how pacman works and packaging for it. I don’t see any of this as a major problem, but we do need to be patient as these minor issues are worked out.
What version of the ISO did you use to install?
The reason I ask is that the Netrunner-Artwork package should not be part of this update.
Did you mean to say that the Netrunner-Artwork package is blocking other packages from being installed with an “already exists in file system” error?
It’s never a good idea to use the --force option unless you know what you are doing.
I’m still waiting to find out if ohyran used the older 2014-04 ISO to install with as that would be the only reason for the netrunner specific packages to be included with today’s update, this would also mean that ohyran had skipped an update or two.
Yes its an older ISO and so I’ve done upgrades letting the netrunner-artwork package go through ignored before. And just like mentioned I prefer not to force an upgrade (its easier to reinstall since I got every important file on a second harddrive).
I’m guessing that when testing out something Plasma Next related (themes in this case) I may have tampered with something I shouldn’t have.
Things are fine right now with the laptop except that it wont boot properly (I’m sorta thinking it was the deleting of the Maui SDDM somehow, but I’m not sure why) so I log in in the console and then go for the “startx” thing. Not optimal but I can live with that until I figure it out.
Well reinstalled and similar issues crop up but now there is no login screen - I can get into console, log in, and start x from there though. A bit of a bummer and I think it’ll be easier for now to simply wait a while and see what the devs come up with.
For now playing around with it and not letting any important files touch the harddrive
fresh install, first thing I did was the update you suggested, same issue exactly. No login screen but instead either a textprompt OR blank screen and you have to go into the console and login and startx.
Cheers but it seems to be something with the update as its been working flawlessly before. Some other people have similar issues so hopefully people more intelligent than me will figure it out sooner or later until which I will simply have to go via console for now.
Manjaro is in the process of changing the way they detect drivers, maybe this has something to do with what your experiencing. I don’t have any machines with hybrid graphics and I also refuse to buy anything with them, but that’s just me.
If you haven’t already, could you please post the make and model of laptop you have?
Maybe our forum should have the same kinds of fields for users information that the Manjaro forums have: