Black screen with mouse cursor after last update (Jan 30th)

Heyya everyone.
One more time, kudos for this nice distro, still my favourite so far.

So I am not sure if this is the reason, I did update yesterday, and had, on next reboot, a black screen with mouse pointer upon each next reboot.
I did try to boot from snapshot from last 3 days, same result.

I can boot live USB, and been able to chroot to mount my disk partition, however, I am not sure how to generate an update on this installed version to see if this update can fix the issue.
I am still learning on how this works.

This is a 5 days old garuda-inxi:

Kernel: 5.16.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=4e5512a1-b030-42f6-9f37-ac0d156114ea rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: U36JC v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: U36JC v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
BIOS: American Megatrends v: U36JC.206 date: 02/25/2011
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.6 Wh (69.7%) condition: 65.4/81.2 Wh (80.5%)
volts: 15.0 min: 14.4 model: ASUSTek U36-58 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: Discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i5 M 480 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Westmere
family: 6 model-id: 0x25 (37) stepping: 5 microcode: 0x7
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2679 high: 2782 min/max: 1199/2667 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2555 2: 2721
3: 2658 4: 2782 bogomips: 21280
Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce 310M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a70 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Chicony Asus Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-1.2:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b1b9 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: intel,nouveau unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 120
size: 290x160mm (11.4x6.3") diag: 331mm (13")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3b56
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0be3 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: AzureWave AW-NB037H 802.11bgn driver: ath9k v: kernel
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:002b class-ID: 0280
IF: wls1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK U6V/U31J laptop driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 9000
bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: ens5 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-1.1:3 chip-ID: 0cf3:3005 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 19.94 GiB (8.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 Series
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 9B0Q scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 53.94 GiB size: 53.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 14.51 GiB (26.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
ID-2: /home raw-size: 19.53 GiB size: 19.53 GiB (100.00%)
used: 5.43 GiB (27.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 53.94 GiB size: 53.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 14.51 GiB (26.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 53.94 GiB size: 53.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 14.51 GiB (26.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 42.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 229 Uptime: 24m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.55 GiB
used: 1.48 GiB (19.5%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1520 lib: 365 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12
System install date:     2022-01-07
Last full system update: 2022-01-26
Is partially upgraded:   No
EFI variables are not supported on this system.
Using TLP:               No
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected

Ok, possibly some disk usage?

/mnt/broken/@/etc/resolv.conf shows 97% usage on df.


after chroot.

At least search for black screen in forum.

Hi SGS, I did read most of black screen posts on the forum.
I did run garuda-update, which was successful. However, there is no change on the reboot result.

After new update, there were still many packages updated, and freeding up some space, it now seems that I am back in and logged.
I also get the hotfix message that I am now applying.
So far so good.

That will be written in the first post.
Post also the links.

And than

Where you update?
From chroot?


is the solution.

We always mark here the solution and not the implementation.

Next time read


Thanks for the reminder!

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