Hi. Im new to Garuda Linux and so far i am impressed with it.
I searched on the Forum as well as on duckduckgo to have a fix for my problem and i couldnt solve it.
Problem: I use Garuda Dragonized (Latest ISO with latest updates) and when i log in the entire PC locks/freezes hard right at the moment i arrive at the desktop (after typing in password + enter). keep in mind this doesnt happen everytime i log in, but instead it seems to be random, (especially at a reboot?). once everything freezes my keyboard doesnt register anything like TTY or anything. even pressing NUMLOCK doesnt do anything.
now this wouldnt be so bad but it screws the entire KDE sweetified layout up. after this crash the latte dock didnt show up at all. so i tried BTRFS Snapshot to revert this but it still remained the same:
screenshot: Screenshot-4 — ImgBB
(notice how the buttons that are usually on the left are now suddenly on the right. clicking on design-> "sweetified plasma" does not restore it)
reinstall the entire system from scratch:
while this solution works it only works for a certain time. every reboot is russian roulette so im free of this problem until i have to reboot AND the problems start showing up again.
i did some digging with journalctl command
but i couldnt find much except these lines:
i dont have such problems with other distros. i really want to keep using garuda so maybe there is hope someone knows whats up
Do not perform any system modifications other than updating your system after a fresh install to see if this problem is still occurring with a virgin install. If the freezes still occur, then start eliminating variables.
Have you checked your resource usage with htop or similar to see if anything is out of the ordinary. Disable Baloo after a fresh install if it is using a lot of resources.
Test at least three or four alternate kernels.
Install the linux-firmware-git package and then reboot.
Remove all peripheral devices, especially any wireless Bluetooth ones you are using. Try replacing them with old school versions if you have any kicking around.
Try disabling all your network devices in the bios if possible. You could also try blacklisting your network drivers and manually modprobing them when needed after startup.
Try disabling the compositor before you reboot.
Run a check on all your drives health using smartmon.
Run a check on your ram.
Try removing Latte from the autostart and start it manually once successfully in the desktop.
You will find a lot more suggestions if you search for "freeze", "lock up", "hard shut down", "hard lockup" or similar terms on the forum.
Report on every single fix you attempt in detail, otherwise a solution is very unlikely to be found.
Generally on our forum we choose the person who made the suggestion, not the implementation as the marked solution. As @Kayo suggested both updating the bios and installing the LTS kernel, he should rightly be credited with the solve. I will switch the solution to @Kayo 's post in recognition of the fact he indeed pointed you in the right direction.
Nice job everyone in getting things fixed up here.
good thing to point out. in any case yesterday when i found his solution worked i marked @Kayo s post as the solution, maybe it didnt work. to be more clear with i edited my previous post to point out clearly that his solution worked