Gnome 43 news?

I love it, I love it, I love it! Allan, you know, owns Arch. :wink:

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pamac is upgrading some apps to version 43, including Console and GDM. Console will not launch on shell 42.5 and I am afraid if I restart I will not be able to log in with GDM 43.

I would be afraid of not being able to login after restart also, if I was using Pamac to upgrade packages.

For updating your packages, it is best to run:

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garuda-update is offering the same packages...

Packages (5) fontconfig-2:2.14.1-2 gdm-43.0-1 lib32-fontconfig-2:2.14.1-2 libgdm-43.0-1

Total Download Size: 2.00 MiB
Total Installed Size: 24.35 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 0.33 MiB

As you can see gdm is being upgraded to version 43.

Still, I wouldn't worry about it since GDM starts after Grub. Take the update, reboot, and if you run into any problems just restore the pre-upgrade snapshot.

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Computer rebooted just fine, only "issue", console or blackbox don't launch, I guesss I have to wait until gnome-shell is upgraded to version 43.

Nobody's forcing you to use GNOME, right? If that is true, then the torture is self-inflicted. If it is false, then you need to kick that horses' arse in the dick and go with a different DE/WM.

I feel f or you. I got tired of it a dozen or so iterations ago. I mean, there's just so much pain a person can take on a regular six-month basis. After a certain point, the thought of updates makes one cringe.

Just sayin...


LOL, no comments

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Just got the update for Gnome, but gdm won't show up on boot.

If you have already updated, boot to a previous snapshot and set WaylandEnable=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the after-update snapshot by:

sudo nano /.snapshots/17/snapshot/etc/gdm/custom.conf

replace 17 with your snapshot number from the btrfs assistant.

before writing to the snapshot(which is read-only by default) you would have make it writable:

sudo btrfs property set -ts /.snapshots/17/snapshot ro false

after editing the /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the snapshot, make it read-only( though not necessary):

sudo btrfs property set -ts /.snapshots/17/snapshot ro true

Now boot to the updated snapshot.

Is that a Nvidia-based issue or global? When I started trying out GNOME 43, after i noticed it rolling in, I had literally, out of the box, no issues on AMD RX or Intel UHD. I'd heard at least one other did, but beyond that, I've not heard/seen issues, in fact, Gnome's fixed quite a few of the issues I was having with 42 relating to multi-monitor and DisplayPort that I could finally go back to Gnome from having a hiatus to XFCE for a bit.
And FYI, I block reddit, so links from reddit I can never read. I find their content to be... Not worth the wasted time weeding through the weeds.


I agree, there is so much garbage to sift through it always makes me cringe when it's a top hit for something I'm searching.

Not to drag the thread off-topic, but the Garuda Teddit instance is awesome for turning down the noise for the occasional visit, and takes drop-in URL replacement (change "" to "", and leave the rest of the URL as-is).

So in this case:

It doesn't stop Reddit from being a dumpster fire of bad information, but it's a much more tolerable interface.


The issue still exists if I remove the workaround:

set WaylandEnable=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

So it's a Wayland-issue.

Do you use Wayland on Gnome itself? Does that work?

nope, I had both of them.
But I don't think it will work by using Wayland only, removing Xorg.

Okay, but do you have an Nvidia GPU? I see no garuda-inxi to work with here. :slight_smile:


Maybe not :smiley:


Here's my inxi, thank you for your help!

❯ garuda-inxi 
  Kernel: 6.0.7-1-cachyos arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-cachyos
    root=UUID=974f3ce6-ba35-41c5-a737-23cb1e2b873f rw [email protected]
    lsm=landlock,lockdown,yama,integrity,apparmor,bpf quiet splash
    mitigations=off rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 amd_pstate.epp=1
  Desktop: GNOME v: 43.0 tk: GTK v: 3.24.34 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 43.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Swift SF314-43 v: V1.04
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LN model: Sake_CA v: V1.04 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Insyde v: 1.04 date: 07/28/2021
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 12.5 Wh (24.9%) condition: 50.2/53.2 Wh (94.4%)
    volts: 10.6 min: 11.6 model: COSMX AP20CBL type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: discharging
  Device-1: apple_mfi_fastcharge model: N/A serial: N/A charge: N/A
    status: N/A
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 2 gen: 3 level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7
    (7nm) family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x68 (104) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8608102
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 2x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 566 high: 1397 min/max: 400/4056 scaling:
    driver: amd_pstate_epp governor: powersave cores: 1: 1397 2: 400 3: 400
    4: 400 5: 400 6: 400 7: 1397 8: 400 9: 400 10: 400 11: 400 12: 400
    bogomips: 50358
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
  Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and
    usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled,
    PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Lucienne vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: amdgpu
    v: kernel arch: GCN-5.1 code: Vega-2 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2018-21
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 1002:164c class-ID: 0300 temp: 43.0 C
  Device-2: Quanta HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:3
    chip-ID: 0408:a094 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x683d built: 2019 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x174mm (12.17x6.85") diag: 355mm (14")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (renoir LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.48
    6.0.7-1-cachyos) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.2 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated
    ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Acer Incorporated
    ALI driver: snd_rn_pci_acp3x v: kernel
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x,snd_pci_acp5x,snd_pci_acp6x,snd_acp_pci,snd_rpl_pci_acp6x,snd_sof_amd_renoir
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
    bus-ID: 03:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 03:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.7-1-cachyos running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: MEDIATEK MT7921 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lite-On driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:7961 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: enp3s0f3u1c4i2 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Lite-On Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-4:4 chip-ID: 04ca:3802 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 46.53 GiB (9.8%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: OM8PDP3512B-AA1
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: EDFK0S03
    temp: 55.9 C scheme: GPT
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  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 600 MiB size: 598.8 MiB (99.80%) used: 308 KiB
    (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 64 GiB size: 64 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.1 GiB (12.7%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 64.41 GiB size: 64.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.95
    GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 64.41 GiB size: 64.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 16.95
    GiB (26.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.12 GiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 52.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 44.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 392 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 46 Memory: 7.12 GiB used: 3.32 GiB
  (46.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1411 pm: pacman pkgs: 1377 libs: 358
  tools: gnome-software,pamac,paru pm: flatpak pkgs: 28 pm: snap pkgs: 6
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-11-03
  Last full system update: 2022-11-04
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

maybe an amd equivalent of intel-media-driver may work?

I'm not sure where you're getting the idea you're using anything Intel here, because you're not. AMD CPU, AMD Vega GPU built-in to the CPU.

I'm using an AMD RX 6700 XT with my desktop, and GDM is working in Wayland, but I don't use Wayland actual for my session. Xorg is what I use still due to compatability with things I use still doesn't work with Wayand yet. That said though, I tested it with Wayland and it works fine on amd and intel GPUs.

A log of gdm might be useful to help figure out what's going on if it's not working.

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The new gnome 43.1 update has fixed the issue for me too!

Thanks for your time and help!