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Issues In September 2021 Release

Aditya Shakya


Due to a bug in installer scripts, users are facing few issues on September ISO. Support for flatpak caused issues with gtk applications such as thunar and plank.


  1. Unable to adjust display brightness
  2. Launching Thunar and plank takes a long time
  3. Lightdm greeter crashes / lags / shows error


You can try these methods to fix issues with the new ISO.

Install drivers#

Use lspci to get the information about available graphics card(s) on your system, and install the appropriate drivers.

$ lspci -k | grep -P 'VGA|3D|Display'03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Picasso (rev c2)

In that case, Install xf86-video-amdgpu package and reboot the system.

Remove Flatpak#

Remove flatpak package to resolve the issue with gtk applications.

$ sudo pacman -Rnscv flatpak

This operation will also remove pamac-all as flatpak is one of its dependencies. You can install pamac-aur if you want a Graphical package manager.

Install Sddm#

Due to the removal of drivers from the installed system, lightdm's webkit greeter crashes and fails to load the default theme. Also, It's a bit slow on older machines. To fix this issue, Install sddm and archcraft-sddm-theme-default

$ sudo pacman -S sddm archcraft-sddm-theme-default

Copy sddm config file, Use archcraft as the theme name

$ sudo cp /usr/lib/sddm/sddm.conf.d/default.conf /etc/sddm.conf.d/default.conf

Enable sddm service and reboot the computer

$ sudo systemctl enable -f sddm-plymouth.service

All the issues above will be fixed ASAP and a new ISO will be uploaded soon.