Garuda will not update on 2 different machines

Hey guys,

I'm slightly embarrassed that I'm only active on the forum whenever I have technical issues but I have contributed money ever since I made Garuda my primary OS on 2 PCs.

I wouldn't fret about this particular problem if it were unique to one machine. However, it is a cause for concern since it's happening, independently, on 2 different PCs of mine for a couple of weeks now. The problem is simple: I cannot update the OS. I get a message on the console after attempting "garuda-update" that there's "Nothing to install / update". I tried it on my other PC before writing this and got the same message.

I pasted the text from the most recent update attempt on my main PC followed by the garuda-inxi. I tried adding the same for my other PC but it exceeded the character limit. I can also post it if that helps. Thank you guys in advance and please be patient with me if I made any forum formatting errors. Also, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas or a happy holiday if Christmas isn't your thing!

╭─[email protected] in ~ took 1s
╰─λ garuda-update
[sudo] password for tempest:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
garuda is up to date
core is up to date
extra                                1732.0 KiB  3.14 MiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%
community                               7.2 MiB  10.4 MiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%
multilib is up to date
chaotic-aur                             2.2 MiB  2.49 MiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%

--> Refreshing mirrorlists using rate-mirrors, please be patient..
:: Synchronizing package databases...
garuda downloading...
core downloading...
extra downloading...
community downloading...
multilib downloading...
chaotic-aur downloading...
spawn pacman -Su
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: bottles: local (1:2022.5.28-5) is newer than chaotic-aur (2022.12.14-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (3) geoip-database-20221227-1  python-xcffib-1.0.0-1  whois-5.5.15-1

Total Download Size:   3.32 MiB
Total Installed Size:  9.75 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.01 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages...
whois-5.5.15-1-x86_64                  73.6 KiB   207 KiB/s 00:00 [------------------------------------] 100%
python-xcffib-1.0.0-1-any             182.7 KiB   389 KiB/s 00:00 [------------------------------------] 100%
geoip-database-20221227-1-any           3.1 MiB  4.23 MiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%
Total (3/3)                             3.3 MiB  4.24 MiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking keys in keyring                                     [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking package integrity                                   [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) loading package files                                        [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking for file conflicts                                  [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking available disk space                                [------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running pre-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Performing snapper pre snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 344
:: Processing package changes...
(1/3) upgrading geoip-database                                     [------------------------------------] 100%
(2/3) upgrading python-xcffib                                      [------------------------------------] 100%
(3/3) upgrading whois                                              [------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/7) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/7) Refreshing PackageKit...
(3/7) Foreign/AUR package notification
backintime 1.3.2-2
backintime-cli 1.3.2-2
balena-etcher 1.7.9-1
itch 1:1.26.0-2
kvantum-theme-layan-git r62.b4c023f-1
rootactions-servicemenu 2.7.3-1
(4/7) Orphaned package notification...
gtk-engine-murrine 0.98.2-4
kvantum-theme-materia 20220823-1
(5/7) Checking for .pacnew and .pacsave files...
.pac* files found:
Please check and merge
(6/7) Performing snapper post snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 345
(7/7) Syncing all file systems...

Checking for plugin updates
Nothing to install / update
grep: /usr/lib/modules/6.1.1-arch1-1/modules.dep: No such file or directory
Kernel: 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=285dc42e-3e8b-4156-b54a-00cb7a9ca722 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING v: Rev 1.xx
serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 4901
date: 07/25/2022
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 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: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120A
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 2x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3707 high: 4362 min/max: 2200/4950 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3700 2: 3589
3: 3586 4: 3586 5: 3593 6: 3700 7: 3700 8: 3700 9: 3700 10: 3580 11: 3700
12: 3594 13: 3700 14: 3592 15: 3593 16: 3700 17: 4316 18: 4362 19: 3700
20: 3700 21: 3593 22: 3700 23: 3700 24: 3587 bogomips: 177272
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
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
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
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
Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-2,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DP-3 bus-ID: 0b:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:73bf class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.00x11.22")
s-diag: 1055mm (41.54")
Monitor-1: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 pos: primary,right
model: Sceptre L27 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 81 gamma: 1.2
size: 600x330mm (23.62x12.99") diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 pos: left model: Sceptre L27
serial: <filter> built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 81 gamma: 1.2
size: 600x330mm (23.62x12.99") diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (navi21
LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.48 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 1-2:6 pcie: chip-ID: 03f0:078b gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s class-ID: 0300
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0b:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0e:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: HP HyperX SoloCast type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Device-4: C-Media Hifi Audio type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:11 chip-ID: 0d8c:0158
class-ID: 0300
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.12-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: 0.3.63 running: yes
Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb v: kernel
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-1: ASUSTek ASUS USB-BT500 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 0b05:190e class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 12.74 TiB used: 8.66 TiB (68.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Smart Modular Tech.
model: SHGP31-1000GM-2 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 41062C20 temp: 45.9 C scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Smart Modular Tech.
model: SHGP31-1000GM-2 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 41062C20 temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST8000NE001-2M7101
size: 7.28 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: EN01 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000NE001
size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: SN07 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 806.12 GiB (86.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 806.12 GiB (86.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 806.12 GiB (86.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 806.12 GiB (86.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.27 GiB used: 2.94 GiB (9.4%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: 30.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 57.0 C
mem: 56.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2142 case-1: 998 case-2: 745 case-3: 741
gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Power: 12v: 10.19 5v: N/A 3.3v: N/A vbat: 3.23 gpu: amdgpu watts: 23.00
Processes: 550 Uptime: 6d 21h 57m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.27 GiB
used: 16.26 GiB (52.0%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 11 clang: 14.0.6 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 2131 libs: 532 tools: octopi,pamac,paru,yay Shell: fish
v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.12-1):
System install date:     2022-06-17
Last full system update: 2022-12-28 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            shadow.service

You should definitely edit these notes.
If necessary, search here in the forum for 'meld pacdiff'.

You are fine.

Reboot -> ↻

Please post output from

mhwd-kernel -li

Long terminal logs you can post via PrivateBin

All information without guarantee.


Thank you for the response. I'll poke around on the forum for meld pacdiff.

The message saying that my last update was on 2022-12-28 is inaccurate as I have not been able to update my system for several weeks now. Pasted below is the output from the mhwd-kernel -li command you instructed me to use. I'm going to try switching my kernel to lts and attempt another update.

╭─[email protected] in ~
╰─λ mhwd-kernel -li
Currently running: 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen (linux-zen)
The following kernels are installed in your system:
error: No package owns /usr/lib/modules/6.0.12-zen1-1-zen/modules.builtin
local/linux-lts 5.15.85-1
local/linux-hardened 6.0.15.hardened1-1
local/linux-zen 6.1.1.zen1-1
local/linux-mainline 6.2rc1-1

╭─[email protected] in ~ took 169ms

I dunno what to tell you honestly, you literally sent a successful update log in your original post. :eyes:

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I had also seen it that way.

That message refers to the plugins.


:grimacing: Welp, thank you all again for helping me. Sorry if this was a total non-issue :man_facepalming:

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