Google chrome requires new login after booting Garuda Linux

╰─λ garuda-inxi                                                                      (base)
Kernel: 6.5.6-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=d9f335d7-8e5f-4a60-bdd0-de8028a48891 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=80a120f8-e632-448a-bd8f-10a237d24896 loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.8 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Convertible System: HP product: HP Spectre x360 Convertible 15-df1xxx
v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 863E v: 53.36 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
v: F.26 date: 07/09/2021
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 50.7 Wh (69.3%) condition: 73.2/73.2 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 13.0 min: 11.6 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: charging cycles: 158
Device-1: hid-0018:04F3:2992.0005-battery model: ELAN2514:00 04F3:2992
serial: N/A charge: N/A status: N/A
Device-2: hid-17:09:49:77:ca:58-battery model: Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard
serial: N/A charge: N/A status: discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4500 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: performance cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800
7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 bogomips: 62399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: none off: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 535.113.01
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 535.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-09) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Logic3 / SpectraVideo plc PS/2+USB Mouse
driver: hid-generic,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s lanes: 1
mode: 1.0 bus-ID: 1-3:5 chip-ID: 1267:0213 class-ID: 0301
Device-4: Quanta HP Wide Vision FHD Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 0408:5255
class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 507x317mm (19.96x12.48")
s-diag: 598mm (23.54")
Monitor-1: HDMI-1-0 pos: primary res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 76
size: 641x401mm (25.24x15.79") diag: 756mm (29.77") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: eDP-1 size-res: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
drv: nvidia device: 1 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast surfaceless:
drv: nvidia x11: drv: iris inactive: gbm,wayland,device-2
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL
GT2) device-ID: 8086:3e9b memory: 14.89 GiB unified: yes
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.264 layers: 14 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu
name: Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 8086:3e9b surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: discrete-gpu
name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design driver: nvidia
v: 535.113.01 device-ID: 10de:1f91 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 2 type: cpu
name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe
v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM 16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl alternate: snd_hda_intel, snd_soc_skl,
snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0401
Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.5.6-zen2-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.81 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 6f:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 8087:0029
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2
lmp-v: 11 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0000
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
v: 3.0 port: 4060 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A class-ID: 0104
Device-1: md127 maj-min: 9:127 type: mdraid level: N/A status: inactive
size: N/A
Info: report: N/A blocks: 2944 chunk-size: N/A
Components: Online: N/A Spare:
0: nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:5 size: 27.25 GiB state: S
Local Storage: total: 1.4 TiB used: 297.62 GiB (20.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: HBRPEKNX0202AH
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s
lanes: 2 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: HPS1 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:5 vendor: Intel model: HBRPEKNX0202AHO
size: 27.25 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s
lanes: 2 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: HPS2 temp: 48.9 C
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Buffalo model: SSD-PUTA
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 3.2 spd: 10 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-2x1 tech: SSD
serial: <filter> fw-rev: PMAP scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-1: / raw-size: 914.45 GiB size: 914.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 297.62 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 914.45 GiB size: 914.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 297.62 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 914.45 GiB size: 914.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 297.62 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 914.45 GiB size: 914.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 297.62 GiB (32.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.24 GiB used: 25 MiB (0.2%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.77 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C pch: 52.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Processes: 360 Uptime: 2h 3m wakeups: 18337 Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
available: 15.24 GiB used: 5.16 GiB (33.8%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1902 libs: 534 tools: octopi,paru,yay Shell: fish
v: 3.6.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.30
Garuda (2.6.17-1):
System install date:     2023-07-16
Last full system update: 2023-10-11 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

During login, my system will load an old session from several weeks ago, in which I had a couple of file explorers open on my second desktop.

There were also a couple of changes to my Google Chrome installation. The search bar would highlight neon purple when clicked, but this behavior has ceased. I also need to log back into Google Chrome each time I boot the OS.

I have performed many updates using the “garuda-update” routine, but the problem persists.

The opened file explorers were fixed by going to system settings > startup and shutdown > desktop session and switching from “On last logout” to “Start with an empty session”.

This makes booting slightly less annoying, but because of the close temporal association of the persistent file explorer window with the Google Chrome misbehavior, I suspect their problem may have a common cause within my system configuration. It’s kinda like my system has no memory of my most recent activities, but files will still save.

I mostly want to be able to operate my browser such that I am logged in when booting. Needing to enter my unnecessarily long email password twice or thrice a day is a nuisance. I’d also like to remain logged in to receive notifications on Slack from my colleagues.

I will give you a work around until this issue is solved

  1. Go to System Settings

  2. add your Google account there

  3. Go to Chrome browser and sign in again

  4. Close the browser window


Go to Chrome settings > Advanced settings > and Uncheck:

“Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

I had to go to (three dots on the top right of Chrome) settings > (three lines on the left) System > unchecked “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”. KDE saved my information for Google, but after rebooting my device, I had to log in again. The “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed” bit was checked after rebooting.

Perhaps I should consider this a Google Chrome issue and not a Garuda Linux issue?

Not sure it matters, but it looks like my configuration was set to “Classic” not “GTK”, which is what caused chrome’s appearance to change a little.

Yeah that weird , actually chrome run very well in arch and KDE , And garuda just based on this two so it may be from chrome it self , i will try to do more search maybe i can find a solution to that .

From where have you installed chrome?? Because I am writing this from chrome which was installed via chaotic-aur and it works well.


The ‘swoosh’ indicates you need to reboot. Please do so.

Good question!

That indicates you have it set to restore the last session checked in Settings.


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