Garuda stops booting after taking update

Pretty new Garuda/Arch user. I've been working with it for a bit over a month. I went a few days (~ week) without taking updates.

I went to do so, after installing the updates it hangs up with a blank screen with just a blinking cursor. After letting it sit for 6 hours thinking it would work itself out, I hit 'ctrl-alt-delete' and I see the 'watchdog time out' thing (I never got a picture of what it said specifically). It restarts and then it hangs up saying it's loading the Ram Disk. I've let it sit for a few hours hoping it would work itself out but to no avail.

I've just been restoring to the last good snap shot. Anything I should try? Should I try applying individual patches and updates? Should I wait until there is a larger update which might overwrite what may be hanging up my system? Thank you for any help and let me know if there are other things I need to dig into or read up on that could help.

My Garuda-inxi from the snapshot before I stopped being able to boot.

System:
Kernel: 5.19.13-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=0f81bc0d-8f5f-4647-a6bb-7ffc445612f0 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=00336908-7353-4291-b22c-3f74eef8c60d loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-A II v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3202
date: 06/16/2021
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA50000C
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3551 high: 3600 min/max: 1400/4268 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3017 2: 3600
3: 3600 4: 3600 5: 3600 6: 3600 7: 3600 8: 3600 9: 3600 10: 3600 11: 3600
12: 3600 bogomips: 86238
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 470.141.03 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free:
series: 470.xx+ status: legacy-active (EOL~2023/24) arch: Fermi 2
code: GF119/GK208 process: TSMC 28nm built: 2010-16 pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:128b class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3200x1080 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 883x292mm (34.76x11.50")
s-diag: 930mm (36.62")
Monitor-1: HDMI-0 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94
size: 521x293mm (20.51x11.54") diag: 598mm (23.53") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: VGA-0 pos: right res: 1280x1024 hz: 60 dpi: 96
size: 338x270mm (13.31x10.63") diag: 433mm (17.03") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
470.141.03 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 1-3:2 v: kernel pcie: chip-ID: 0d8c:0014
class-ID: 0300 gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 09:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
class-ID: 0403
Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 09:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
class-ID: 0403
Device-4: C-Media Audio Adapter (Unitek Y-247A) type: USB
driver: cmedia_hs100b,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound API: ALSA v: k5.19.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 4.55 TiB used: 92.32 GiB (2.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000DM004-2CV104
size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 5425 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-9YN162
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC62
scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 3.62 TiB size: 3.62 TiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB (2.5%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 3.62 TiB size: 3.62 TiB (100.00%) used: 92.32 GiB
(2.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 3.62 TiB size: 3.62 TiB (100.00%) used: 92.32
GiB (2.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 3.62 TiB size: 3.62 TiB (100.00%) used: 92.32
GiB (2.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.42 GiB used: 1024 KiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.96 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 60 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 51%
Info:
Processes: 335 Uptime: 24m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.42 GiB used: 7.43 GiB
(48.2%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1997 libs: 547
tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.8-1):
System install date:     2022-09-16
Last full system update: 2022-10-11
Is partially upgraded:   Yes
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Welcome :slight_smile:
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Try with the linux-lts kernel, like here:

Due to this (pinned comment):
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nvidia-470xx-dkms

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Thanks! The LTS Kernal did it. I didn't realize I did not install it. Is there a way to make it default Kernal without removing the Zen one?

Use garuda-boot-options

Hint

How to search for solutions the right way | Garuda Linux wiki

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