Warning after recent update

Curious, not using AMD ucode.

pacman -Qs ucode ?

@ringo “pacman -Qs ucode ?”
[bob@Endeavour ~]$ pacman -Qs ucode
local/intel-ucode 20190918-1
Microcode update files for Intel CPUs

just remove intel-ucode and install amd-ucode and generate your grub.

having both can causing freezes a bit…

sudo pacman -R intel-ucode && sudo pacman -S amd-ucode && sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub.grub.cfg

normally you should have amd-ucode then but i dont know from which iso build you installed…

This is not an AMD computer, why would I want to do that? They are not both running. As for version “endeavouros-2019.10.15-x86_64.iso”
See specs:

[bob@Endeavour ~]$ inxi -Fxzc0
Host: Endeavour Kernel: 5.3.7-arch1-1-ARCH x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 9.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 Distro: EndeavourOS
Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF
v: N/A serial:
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3397 serial: UEFI: Hewlett-Packard
v: K01 v02.99 date: 09/15/2015
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 charge: 95%
status: Discharging
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-3470 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 25554
Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1600/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1597
3: 1597 4: 1596
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 720] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 435.21 bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 720/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.7-arch1-1-ARCH
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000
bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac:
Local Storage: total: 2.73 TiB used: 30.19 GiB (1.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HUS724020ALE641
size: 1.82 TiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08M2NA0
size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 911.81 GiB used: 30.19 GiB (3.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: 29.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 49 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 28%
Processes: 191 Uptime: 1h 19m Memory: 7.72 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (14.8%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.36

is this in pamac ? mayby you have traces in grub, if it was told in pacman was het more clear…

On Intel system you do not need amd-ucode
to make this clear.
We do install both per default, as calamares do not give the option to detect this and make it possible to install only one of them.
Having both installed will not harm.
But at yours it looks like you have uninstalled amd-ucode ?
And so looks like packagekit?
May proceed update via comnandline:
sudo pacman -Syu
To see if it shows the same warning… that could link to a problem with pacman database …

@ringo @joekamprad

I am using pamac / pacman after removing AMD-ucode and the other pkg mgr.
[bob@Endeavour ~]$ sudo pacman -Syu
[sudo] password for bob:
:: Synchronizing package databases…
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
endeavouros is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade…
there is nothing to do

@beardedragon This looks like it was in pamac and it was looking for updates and this came up. Is AMD ucode installed now? Just go into pamac and click on search and click on installed and then in the search box AMD.

I have both Intel and AMD ucode installed on my Intel system and it doesn’t affect anything. Unless this was coming up every time you check for updates then i don’t see it as a problem if your computer is working okay. I could uninstall it as i don’t have an AMD CPU but i do have AMD graphics. I don’t find it is a problem on my system but i will uninstall it and see. I know it can cause problems as @ringo said but on my systems it doesn’t seem to and i have 3 Intel with one being just recently new. If the message is recurring then there is a problem. Otherwise verify if it’s actually installed and uninstall it if you want and see.

We crossed in our replies see above. Marking this with “solution”

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This is interesting. I too have an intel cpu and both intel and amd ucode, but no ill effects that I can tell. I have removed kalu, never installed pamac, and ony use pacman, yay and octopi.

According to:
including amd microcode in base may have been a mistake. I’ll remove amd ucode, rebuild grub, reboot and see what happens.

[bob@Endeavour ~]$ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
[sudo] password for bob:
Generating grub configuration file …
Found theme: /boot/grub/themes/EndeavourOS/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
Found fallback initrd image(s) in /boot: initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-linux
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
Found fallback initrd image(s) in /boot: initramfs-linux-fallback.img
Found Manjaro Linux (18.1.2-pre1) on /dev/sda4
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin

on Telegram atleast one had issues of little freeze, was on a brnk to switch distro, those little freezed cause by both ucode installed , i think he removed intel-ucode and was fixed the little freeze.

I did:

  1. sudo pacman -R amd-ucode
  2. sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  3. reobot

All seems well.

In summary what I understand is:

  1. t’s OK to have both intel and amd ucode installed as long as there are no problems. Just leave it alone.
  2. If problems, remove the one that does not match your hardware.
  3. Calamares does not check, and includes both just to be safe.
  4. Removing the one that you do not need causes no problems.
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