A long awaited upgrade is now available to all Chakra users! A total of 1140 packages have moved in our stable repositories and most significantly the linux kernel, the xorg server and the graphics drivers. Plasma, Applications and Frameworks packages by KDE have also been updated to the latest versions available.
In regards to the graphics drivers, some significant changes have been introduced, please read below to learn how they affect you and what are the possible options.
1. We have enabled support for libglvnd
This affects you if you have Chakra installed on a hybrid nvidia graphics system. You should now use bumblebee for the proprietary nvidia drivers and PRIME for the FOSS nouveau drivers.
If you are using bumblebee with the nvidia drivers, make sure your card is properly turned off after rebooting, by running
$ optirun --status
2. We have dropped support for catalyst
This affects you if you have Chakra installed on an ATI/AMD graphics system and were using the proprietary drivers. Please follow the instructions on how to remove it and switch to the FOSS drivers.
Manual Intervention possibly needed
It is possible that you might come across some conflicts regarding the mesa package during this upgrade. In this case, please update mesa separately before trying to perform the upgrade:
$ sudo pacman -Sy mesa $ sudo pacman -Syu
New package versions available now
- linux 4.12.4
- xorg-server 1.19.3
- mesa 17.1.5
- xf86-video-intel 2.99.917+770+gcb6ba2d
- xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.15
- xf86-video-amdgpu 1.3.0
- xf86-video-ati 7.9.0
- nvidia 384.59
- nvidia-340xx 340.102
- nvidia-304xx 304.135
It should be safe to answer yes to any package replacement question by Pacman. If in doubt or if you face another issue in relation to this update, please ask or report it below and we would be happy to help.
Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade. To be sure, please use the mirror status page to check when your mirror last synchronized with our main server.