~TLDR~ I reinstalled Garuda, ran update, rebooted, and it hangs at " Booting 'Garuda Linux': Loading Linux linux-zen... Loading inital ramdisk..." Now I don't know what to do.
So I started having an issue with games having become a slideshow after installing emacs. I know it was emacs, but I don't know why it was effecting my games. After narrowing it down to emacs, I confirmed it by snapping back to before the install. Games ran beautifully again.
So, I decided to do a little testing and see that it actually was emacs. Installed emacs again, and no I'm not using the version that comes in the setup assistant because I can't find out what version it is, and the whole point is to run doom emacs, which apparently only runs on up to v28.x.x, so I've tried several different versions, and received the same results everytime....install emacs, go to Steam and run a game, game runs like a slideshow. Snap back to before emacs, run game...runs perfectly. I'm not skilled enough to figure out why, though. Eventually, though, after doing this a few times the games just started running like sh*t even after snapping back.
So I decided to reinstall, because I don't even know how to condense all that into a logical query, and it just got worse. Reinstalled fine, but after updating, and installing everything I wanted from the setup assistant, I did a reboot, and it goes into the boot menu, I just let it auto-do it's thing, but it hangs at the black screen (right between boot menu and login screen) that says
Booting 'Garuda Linux' Loading Linux linux-zen ... Loading initial ramdisk ... _
...and it just sits there. I just wanted to spend an evening playing games after a long week at work.
I would've included the garuda-inxi, but I can't get back into the OS. I can, but I know from experience now (because I've reinstalled it about 8 times today, all with the same result) that if I reboot and try to boot from an earlier image that it's going to break the grub, because it updated along with everything else. Unless there's a way to fix it once I'm in. I don't know what to do. Any ideas? TIA.