Garuda breaks after update

OK. Please post what SGS asked:

inxi -Fza

Will do, Have to reboot into garuda.

╭─terry@Garuda in ~ took 503ms
[🔍] × inxi -Fza
System:    Kernel: 5.12.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=3519364a-0880-40f0-8c83-df3ee6d48001 
rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.1 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B460M PRO (MS-7C88) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.50 date: 10/16/2020 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i5-10400 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake family: 6 
model-id: A5 (165) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache: L2: 12 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 69597 
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 4055 4: 3298 5: 2449 
6: 1771 7: 1121 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
Type: mds status: Not affected 
Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc8 class-ID: 0300 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel 
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
Monitor-1: DP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.6") diag: 551mm (21.7") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a3f0 class-ID: 0403 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 

Hope this is ok

If you include terminal outputs in your post please use the proper output format in your post. Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block will provide a readable, raw look.

Ok. Please be aware that garuda install has no networking or internet at present. Had to run command and save to a usb stick to transfer and post from arco install.

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No problem but there are only ~~~ in first and last line.
That must work on arco too :wink:

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Maybe you could try using a live USB.
You could see if timeshift works from there.
Alternatively. you could try to chroot from the live USB and try to execute the restore from terminal after chrooting.


Will try that. Back soon.

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Tried both methods. no joy. Keeps asking me to restore snapshot but timeshift still not responding.

Just a stupid idea... The sudo not working sounds crucial to me here...
Did you happen to use chown lately, and maybe unwillingly changing ownership of files or folders owned by root?


no. First install worked for about 6+ months. Reinstall worked until first update. beginning to think it may be authentication problems as I could not open my arco install in thunar which always worked before.
Me now very confused, out of my limited depth, but loving it.
Many thanks to all.

Timeshift not opening, sudo not working, etc. seems you are not logged into admin account. Are you sure you didn't log into guest account or any other?


Can you log into root?


No. Have autologin enabled and unable to change, same reason authentication failure. User always states terry (me).
Have just been informed that I have reached new user limit. Will post any other answers tomorrow.
Many thanks to all.

How about on a console? i.e. clt-alt-F3


Try post again. :slight_smile:

Live ISO, garuda-chroot, "upd" in terminal, sounds like broken update.


Or if you have sudo and timeshift problems, since you're already root in chroot, you could try directly

reflector --country Germany --latest 5 --age 2 --fastest 5 --protocol https --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist && cat /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist && SKIP_AUTOSNAP=1 pacman -Syu

I am lazy, upd is the same :smiley:


@SGS Tried. Response command not found
@filo Updated but still no sudo, timeshift, network after reboot.
@Catra Tried to sudo and su but no joy. sudo is owned by pid 1000 not 0. Su unable to load groups (I think).
Have to keep skipping back and forward between garuda live, garuda installed and arco.
Many thanks for all you help. Sorry about late reply.

It is inside .bashrc, .zshrc, fish.config since many, many months, on i3wm since start.
But you can catch up on it yourself if you like.

Did you use ext4 or Btrfs?


Give a look at this one.
Try to chroot again and chown root: root for
/etc/sudo.conf and /usr/bin/sudo
Maybe it helps...