Frequent system freezing issue

I am facing out of nowhere system freezing issues, this is going on for quite a while now, I have searched some posts regarding this issue and found that switching to LTS kernal might help, but still making a post about this issue.

Another issue I am facing is that when I am booting up my laptop the bottom panel is so tiny that it is barely visible, I have to enter edit mode to fix it each time I boot up, any solution for these issues? your help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Kernel: 6.9.3-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=cd91162f-2636-4eed-ae3d-288a3fbc2000 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=f195304e-a978-4f67-85e4-377a74796bd3 loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.2.0
wm: kwin_wayland vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A515-51G v: V2.02
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: KBL model: Charmander_KL v: V2.02 serial: <superuser required>
part-nu: 0000000000000000 uuid: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde
v: 2.02 date: 01/03/2019
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 38.7 Wh (97.5%) condition: 39.7/48.9 Wh (81.2%)
volts: 17.0 min: 15.2 model: LG 004B384234314341 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: charging
Info: model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 8 level: v3 note: check built: 2017 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 775 high: 3400 min/max: 400/3400 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 400 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400
5: 400 6: 400 7: 400 8: 3400 bogomips: 28800
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports:
active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: nvidia v: 550.78 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2024-04; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Maxwell code: GMxxx
process: TSMC 28nm built: 2014-2019 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1d10
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Chicony Integrated HD WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b5f7
class-ID: 0e02
Display: wayland server: v: with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris
gpu: i915,nvidia display-ID: 0
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1366x768 size: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
drv: nvidia device: 2 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia
surfaceless: drv: nvidia wayland: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
inactive: device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.1.1-arch1.1
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL
GT2) device-ID: 8086:5917 memory: 3.73 GiB unified: yes display-ID: :1.0
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 8 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.1.1-arch1.1
device-ID: 8086:5917 surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 1
type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 driver: nvidia v: 550.78
device-ID: 10de:1d10 surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 2 type: cpu
name: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe
v: 24.1.1-arch1.1 (LLVM 17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.9.3-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 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: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.1 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 8087:0aa7
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2 lmp-v: 8
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 229.62 GiB (19.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8250G
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: S5Z42105 temp: 36.9 C
scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10SPZX-21Z10T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1A02 scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 224.08 GiB size: 224.08 GiB (100.00%)
used: 117.58 GiB (52.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 224.08 GiB size: 224.08 GiB (100.00%)
used: 117.58 GiB (52.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 224.08 GiB size: 224.08 GiB (100.00%)
used: 117.58 GiB (52.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 224.08 GiB size: 224.08 GiB (100.00%)
used: 117.58 GiB (52.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 7.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Memory: total: 8 GiB available: 7.63 GiB used: 1.71 GiB (22.4%)
Processes: 263 Power: uptime: 1m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 2.99 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1556 libs: 447 tools: octopi,paru,yay
Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: Bash
v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2023-10-22
Last full system update: 2024-06-08
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Failed units:

Try changing to x11 at the bottom of the login screen


can not find any option to do so at the login screen? it only shows virtual keyboard and battery %

Odd, you must have a custom SDDM without that. There is an alternative way to set this in KDE Settings. Go to SDDM settings and hit the “behavior” button on top. The first line of settings there will let you change the type per user.


Done. Thanks! let’s see what happens.

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