Garuda Disabled Wallpaper error and high CPU after Booted

Hello, I use Garuda Dragonized Gaming edition. I use Garuda for few weeks now and before few days I booted it and I have from that time black wallpaper but I cant right click on it. I really don't know what happened. Also, when I boot Garuda from that time I have to wait about minute because my CPU goes on 100% and nothing responds.

I wanted to send here image but "new users cant send images".

What could cause it? Any help please?

Also if you want more information, I have dual booted Garuda with Windows but each OS I have in different partition.

For more info ask.

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Okay sorry.

System:    Kernel: 5.13.13-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=fb8b5840-cd3d-4ca3-9430-907e12068676  
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 5.22.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81SX v: Legion Y540-15IRH serial: <filter> Chassis:  
type: 10 v: Legion Y540-15IRH serial: <filter>  
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: BHCN41WW  
date: 11/30/2020  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.9 Wh (38.0%) condition: 49.7/57.0 Wh (87.2%) volts: 12.0 min: 11.5  
model: SMP L17M3PG2 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Charging cycles: 498  
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check  
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache: L2: 8 MiB  
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38400  
Speed: 4000 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4000 2: 4003 3: 4000 4: 4001  
5: 4000 6: 4000 7: 4000 8: 4000  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled  
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
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: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01  
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2191 class-ID: 0300  
Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 04f2:b6d9  
class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0  
screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 143 s-size: 682x191mm (26.9x7.5") s-diag: 708mm (27.9")  
Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.6") diag: 551mm (21.7")  
Monitor-2: DP-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")  
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.63.01  
direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403  
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes  
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no  
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:7 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.05 TiB used: 422.29 GiB (39.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA1T0TCK size: 953.87 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 005 P1LN temp: 51.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Samsung model: Flash Drive size: 119.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 652.14 GiB size: 652.14 GiB (100.00%) used: 422.26 GiB (64.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 31.9 MiB (12.5%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 652.14 GiB size: 652.14 GiB (100.00%) used: 422.26 GiB (64.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 652.14 GiB size: 652.14 GiB (100.00%) used: 422.26 GiB (64.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 652.14 GiB size: 652.14 GiB (100.00%) used: 422.26 GiB (64.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 70.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 297 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 3.57 GiB (22.9%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1654 lib: 492
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06

Press the keys ALT-D,ALT-S to bring up the Desktop Settings. From there you should be able to set a wallpaper. In the same window, go to "Mouse Actions"->"Right Button" and select "Standard Menu"

The issue with 100% my be baloo. Check for it next time you see high CPU usage.

If it is that, there are various strategies to tame it but I don't recommend removing it as it is increasingly needed by other applications to provide full functionality.


Thx, but when I press ALT-D or ALT-S nothing happens and high CPU usage I have every time I boot my pc and after waiting few minutes it finally responds and its better but still I just have opened browser and CPU is going hot. Before week it didn't do that.

But only my admin account has this error, now I notice.

Idk like what to do?

Use user account :slight_smile:

But in user account I have to again install all games that I have in admin. That is hundreds of GB. I mean in Steam, Heroic... Also, I have other problems there.

It is not a
"Garuda Disabled Wallpaper error and high CPU after Booted"
error, you learned the hard way.

Why you play games as root?

What will we see on black backgrounds? :smiley:
Or on one sentence error messages?
Nothing, so new users can't post pictures like in telegram or reddit to reduce forum storage space. Sorry about that :slight_smile:


I thought that only when I start them with sudo they have root privileges :smile: okay then I will again install them to new account. Also, what to do when I want to install something and I am not root? Because when I tried it, it wanted pass for new user and after I wrote it, it wrote to me that "new user" isn't root

Do you mean that you are logging into your DE as root?

If your games require root to run something is wrong that you fix. Never run an application as root that doesn't require it. If a game requires root to run, something is broken.


No they doest, I just thought that I am not giving them root. To be clear I use Linux for month :slight_smile:

The problem you are going to find is that once you run something as root, your permissions will be a mess. You probably should reset the permissions of your home directory and if the games are stored outside your home directory, restore those permissions as well.


Thanks for support, you are awesome.

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