Blender system crash

I have problem with blender crashing itself and system, whenever I use certain tool.
I don't know if anyone here is familiar with blender guru, but I'm doing his doughnut tutorial, and everything goes fine up until I use the 'selection' tool, then not only blender freezes for few seconds but after that whole system stops working, black/blank screen appears and nothing works. Is this to do with low memory? My laptop is more than 10 years old...

Kernel: 5.18.10-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=97716fdd-4214-4947-a28d-b2e6aa27badf rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L670D v: PSK3NE-01Q00FPL
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: NALAE v: 1.00 serial: <superuser required>
BIOS: TOSHIBA v: 1.10 date: 04/26/2010
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 0% condition: 14.6/48.6 Wh (30.1%) volts: 4.5 min: 10.8
model: TOSHIBA PA3817U-1BRS type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: N/A
Info: model: AMD Phenom II P820 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: K10 built: 2007-14
process: AMD 32-65nm family: 0x10 (16) model-id: 5 stepping: 3
microcode: 0x10000C8
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 3 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-3x64 KiB; i-3x64 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 3x512 KiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1800 min/max: 800/1800 boost: disabled scaling:
driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 1800 2: 1800 3: 1800
bogomips: 10772
Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a 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: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: AMD RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v] vendor: Toshiba
driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu arch: TeraScale
process: TSMC 55-65nm built: 2005-13 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:9553 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Chicony CNF9055 Toshiba Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 2-5:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b1d6 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: radeon display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.65x9.37")
s-diag: 485mm (19.11")
Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS res: 1600x900 hz: 60 size: N/A modes:
max: 1600x900 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV710 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.18.10-zen1-1-zen LLVM 14.0.6)
v: 3.3 Mesa 22.1.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1002:4383 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]
vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aa38
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.55 running: yes
Device-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Askey
driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4727 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Toshiba
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 74.26 GiB (15.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM000-1EJ162
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: SM36
scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 74.26 GiB (15.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 74.26 GiB (15.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 74.26 GiB (15.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 74.26 GiB (15.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.83 GiB used: 1.17 GiB (30.7%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 66.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 216 Uptime: 1h 10m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.83 GiB
used: 2.22 GiB (58.1%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 alt: 11 clang: 14.0.6 Packages:
pacman: 2052 lib: 564 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
System install date:     2022-06-15
Last full system update: 2022-07-17 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Timeshift
Failed units:

First reboot, than check the minimum requirement for Garuda .
I am sorry to say, your hardware is to weak for Garuda.
And this plus Blender kill your system.



Ah, ok, thank you :smiling_face_with_tear: I guess it's go back to win then, or maybe other linux?

I have Spiral Linux on an old, low-resource machine and it runs great. I chose the Cinnamon spin, smooth and nice.

Is this the wrong link by mistake? Don't get me wrong, I love the donut! :yum: :doughnut:


MX Linux, work here on anno 2002 PC (768 Kb RAM) but the problem is Blender or modern browser.

doughnut=donut :wink:


With my old os, win7, blender used to work but only 2.8 ver? or 2.9, definitely not the 3.0 one, so far didn't had much problem with garuda, but I'm using it only month or so., so maybe problems will show up later, if I try to use more programs. Anyway I guess I'll check other linux distributions or try to save for new laptop, or go back to win :scream:

I would check if your machine will take more ram blender will work with that cpu but will be slow.The more you do with blender unfortunately the better hardware you need(trust me) :smiley:


Mind you, Garuda, especially Dragonized, is one of the heaviest Linux distros out there but it doesn't even compare with Win 10/11.


Yes, I was thinking of buying more ram, but then again it's 11 years old laptop not sure if it makes sense even, it's probably better to buy new one


I was sticking with win7 all this time, not a big fan of microsoft new policies with their os, I tried garuda mainly because I really like the way it looks :sweat_smile: and all this little effects, for me it's kinda refreshing from this all typical/boring windows looks/layouts, but it seems I need to go back to that :sob:

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