Garuda freezes on every first Start up

Hi guys,
I have a very annoying problem with my Garuda installation. Every first time I start garuda it suddenly freezes on the loading start screen. Grub and co is working fine but when it loads the desktop it just freezes and wont unfreeze. The weird thing is when I then proceed to reboot my laptop forcefully via the power button that the bug wont appear. I dont know why my Garuda keeps freezing at the first start up. Shutting the device normally down doesnt have any problems so I dont know what to do. Can someone please help me?

Intel i5-7200U (4) @ 3.1GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8GB Ram

Just post your garuda-inxi as text.

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CPU: dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (-MT MCP-)
speed/min/max: 3081/400/3100 MHz Kernel: 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen x86_64 Up: 23m
Mem: 3407.6/7824.3 MiB (43.6%) Storage: 238.47 GiB (40.7% used) Procs: 245
Shell: fish inxi: 3.3.11

Is that what you got i n terminal?


Idk why its showing so less.

Post in- and output

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post yr inxi -Faz then?
if you are that behind with your updates

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Sorry idk why the image quality is so bad

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╭─[email protected] in ~ took 543ms
[🔍] × inxi -faz
Info: model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
stepping: 9 microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3100 high: 3101 min/max: 400/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3101 2: 3101 3: 3100
4: 3101 bogomips: 21599
Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon
art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid
cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est
f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window
hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm
lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx
pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36
pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2
sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust
tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt
xsaves xtopology xtpr
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
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

Ok I will try. Last time it failed. Maybe now it works

inxi -Faz
big F :slight_smile:

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Oh btw while its updating I came across these errors. Are they critical?

Warnung: garuda-settings-manager-git: Lokale Version (1.0.0.r1.g15c4106-3) ist neuer als chaotic-aur (1.0.0.r1.g15c4106-1)
Warnung: garuda-settings-manager-kcm-git: Lokale Version (1.0.0.r1.g15c4106-3) ist neuer als chaotic-aur (1.0.0.r1.g15c4106-1)
:: quazip durch extra/quazip-qt5 ersetzen? [J/n] n
Abhängigkeiten werden aufgelöst …
Warnung: Kann "" nicht auflösen (eine Abhängigkeit von "ffmpeg4.4")
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:: Das folgende Paket kann aufgrund nicht auflösbarer Abhängigkeiten nicht aktualisiert werden:

:: Möchten Sie das oben genannte Paket bei dieser Aktualisierung überspringen? [j/N] j
Nach in Konflikt stehenden Paketen wird gesucht …
Warnung: Abhängigkeits-Zyklus entdeckt:
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Warnung: ruby-reline wird vor seiner Abhängigkeit ruby-irb installiert werden


sudo pacman -Syu garuda-update

We need garuda-inxi, min. inxi -Faz

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Welp the update made evrything just worse. Now I cant enter my normal enviroment anymore. Im curreny using a 2 month old back up from time shift to access my laptop. Only thing left is now to restore this time shift to current. And I have absoulutly no idea how to do it.

Update: I managed to restore this back up thus fixing the errors. When I have time I will reinstall Garuda completely but for now I will try updating as less as possible.

wait, that's actually worse. this is a rolling release and the best practice, as much as it may seem weird at first, is to update very often -- as soon as there are updates available unless you are busy doing something and don't want to take chances or distract yourself at the moment.
worse case, there are snapshots to revert a botched update.

Means I will get in the near future the latest packages currently available. I think that something in my current configuration is messing these things up. So a fresh install should do the trick.

Uh, I see. Second misunderstanding today... looks like I better go to sleep earlier than usual.

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NP like you had a point with your comment and it is important to keep this info up that arch is a rolling release. Just sometimes it can get messy and a fresh install is all its gonna need. :smile:

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