Can't Boot Snapshot From Grub

Having some odd issues since kernel 6.6.9 for starters the cant boot from snaps from grub i slightly reported before. But, in kde have been having some random long hangs. You can move windows around and sort of type if its terminal other windows you can scroll but the moment you go to hit return to run a command or click a application from the dock it will hang during this the seconds in my clock freeze an while you can still move windows you have to wait 4-9 minutes then you have about 5 seconds to do something before it hangs again.

I thought it was due to the kernel so I rolled back to 6.6.8 zen an it was fine for about a day then this evening it happened again restarts dont fix the issue an powering down takes about 10+ minutes.

So I’m trying to go back to any other snapshot to see if it works but all fail with the error below. I also took some imaged from the journal output. I’m sorry its a bit messy.

  Kernel: 6.6.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=2c314f01-6930-43e5-ae20-9cbddce1a512 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    nvidia-drm.modeset=1 rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
    dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-PRO v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4802
    date: 06/15/2023
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
    level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701030
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4287 high: 4300 min/max: 2200/4426 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 4291 2: 4297
    3: 4299 4: 4299 5: 4296 6: 4297 7: 4245 8: 4281 9: 4300 10: 4300 11: 4299
    12: 4299 13: 4296 14: 4300 15: 4272 16: 4226 bogomips: 115198
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 980] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia
    v: 545.29.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+ status: current
    (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Maxwell code: GMxxx
    process: TSMC 28nm built: 2014-2019 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    ports: active: none off: DP-2 empty: DP-1, DP-3, DVI-I-1, HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13c0 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.10 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3440x1440 s-dpi: 109 s-size: 802x333mm (31.57x13.11")
    s-diag: 868mm (34.19")
  Monitor-1: DP-2 note: disabled model: LG (GoldStar) ULTRAGEAR
    serial: <filter> built: 2020 res: 3440x1440 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2
    size: 800x335mm (31.5x13.19") diag: 867mm (34.1") modes: max: 3440x1440
    min: 640x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
    drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
    inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 545.29.06
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980/PCIe/SSE2
    memory: 3.91 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.274 layers: 15 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
    name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06
    device-ID: 10de:13c0 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
    (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.3.2-arch1.2 (LLVM
    16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbb class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0c:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Texas Instruments PCM2900C Audio CODEC
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 08bb:29c0 class-ID: 0300
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.8-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-6:5 chip-ID: 8087:07dc
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0
    lmp-v: 6 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0104
  Local Storage: total: 4.68 TiB used: 2.86 TiB (61.1%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:5 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD BLACK SN770 2TB size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 731100WD temp: 41.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: HP model: SSD EX920 1TB
    size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 32A0T2IA temp: 38.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: OCZ model: VERTEX3 size: 111.79 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 2.22 scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD20EZAZ-00L9GB0 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 1.64 TiB size: 1.64 TiB (100.00%) used: 758.43 GiB (45.1%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p13 maj-min: 259:12
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 498 MiB size: 497 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 346.1 MiB (69.6%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:6
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.64 TiB size: 1.64 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 758.43 GiB (45.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p13 maj-min: 259:12
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.64 TiB size: 1.64 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 758.43 GiB (45.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p13 maj-min: 259:12
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.64 TiB size: 1.64 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 758.43 GiB (45.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p13 maj-min: 259:12
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 9.79 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:9
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.52 GiB used: 166 MiB (1.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 33.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 774 fan-2: 1800 fan-3: 750 fan-4: 730 fan-5: 0
    fan-6: 0 fan-7: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 19%
  Processes: 483 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 16 GiB
  available: 15.52 GiB used: 5.01 GiB (32.3%) Init: systemd v: 255
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 alt: 12
  clang: 16.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2386 libs: 614
  tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: fish v: 3.7.0 running-in: konsole
  inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.22-1):
  System install date:     2023-10-09
  Last full system update: 2024-01-03
  Is partially upgraded:   Yes
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units:            fancontrol.service

The system hangs seem to have fixed themselves after leaving the system on all night without letting it go to lock screen, or shut off the display. I quickly shut off baloo file indexer, which I think is the problem.

I however, still cannot boot a snapshot from the grub menu.

It might be helpful to review the journal entry that is mentioned here, plus if we could get a look at that log there may be clues in it.

It’s tricky to get logs from the TTY or the rescue shell, but if you can mount a disk and copy the logs to it then you can grab them from a “normal” booted system. Please, no more pictures of the terminal.

It’s a really odd issue, since your system boots fine except for the snapshots. It may be a long shot, but perhaps reinstalling the bootloader is in order.

sudo grub-install

Then regenerate the configuration file:

sudo update-grub

Finally, reinstall something to generate pre- and post-transaction snapshots.

sudo pacman -S linux-zen

Try booting the new “pre linux-zen” snapshot from Grub.


hmm no luck i’ll figure out how to save that rdsostrport.txt and add it here as soon as i can

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