Hiccups / Freezing on Latest Update?

Hello everyone,

Recently I’ve been having an issue after updating Garuda Linux using garuda-update. The system freezes intermittently where I can not move my mouse or input anything for like 3 seconds and then the system resumes normal function.

Also video freezes, the whole system freezes for those 3 seconds and comes back to normal.

I’ve already downgraded the kernel to 6.5.3-zen1-1-zen and it did not fix it. Also tried downgrading to 6.4 but could no longer boot so I had to restore a snapshot.

I’ve also noticed that I’m not the only one facing this issue as it seems like some Manjaro users are also facing the same problem: Input events lost randomly - #10 by jazztickets - Support - Manjaro Linux Forum

Here is my garuda-inxi:

Kernel: 6.5.3-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=5461bf16-07fb-45ec-be4c-8688b0841fad rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=bc391a50-8c7e-4049-b2a0-9b7fa35f9af3 loglevel=3
amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff 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: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7A38 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: B350M BAZOOKA (MS-7A38) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.N2
date: 05/11/2022
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming
Mouse serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
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: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3658 high: 3907 min/max: 2200/4426 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3600 2: 3690
3: 3907 4: 3637 5: 3600 6: 3600 7: 3655 8: 3808 9: 3600 10: 3600 11: 3599
12: 3600 bogomips: 86401
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: AMD Navi 22 [Radeon RX 6700/6700 XT/6750 XT / 6800M/6850M XT]
vendor: XFX Speedster QICK 319 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-1 empty: DP-2,DP-3,HDMI-A-1
bus-ID: 2b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.1
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: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 model: Gigabyte M27Q
serial: <filter> built: 2020 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2
size: 596x335mm (23.46x13.19") diag: 801mm (31.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (navi22 LLVM
16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.5.3-zen1-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:73df memory: 11.72 GiB
unified: no
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.264 layers: 9 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
Radeon RX 6700 XT (RADV NAVI22) driver: mesa radv v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 1002:73df surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 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: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 2b:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.5.3-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api 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: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp37s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: vmnet1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: vmnet8 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) driver: btusb
v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-7:2
chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0 lmp-v: 6
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Local Storage: total: 1.64 TiB used: 763.18 GiB (45.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TeamGroup model: T2531TB
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0A0 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Crucial model: CT275MX300SSD1
size: 256.17 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: R021 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS500G2B0B
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 90WD scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 58.59 GiB size: 58.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.27 GiB (73.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-3: /home raw-size: 953.87 GiB size: 953.87 GiB (100.00%)
used: 298.77 GiB (31.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 58.59 GiB size: 58.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.27 GiB (73.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 58.59 GiB size: 58.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.27 GiB (73.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.27 GiB used: 15.5 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: 37.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 40.0 C
mem: 36.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1176 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0
gpu: amdgpu fan: 1078
Power: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: 3.33 vbat: 3.30 gpu: amdgpu watts: 10.00
Processes: 412 Uptime: 10m wakeups: 3 Memory: total: 32 GiB
available: 31.27 GiB used: 5.35 GiB (17.1%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1469 libs: 436 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:     2023-04-18
Last full system update: 2023-10-11
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

It seems like it mostly happens when switching windows, especially switching to the terminal and trying to type after it makes it freeze almost every time.

Also tried booting with an older ISO of garuda using USB boot and the issues do seem to not appear anymore.

Thank you for all the help

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From the sounds of the information you linked, I would test if using the LTS kernel helps you too.


I tried to downgrade the kernel and I got stuck while booting.

Had to restore a snapshot to make it work again :confused:

Also have to add that on Wayland this does not happen. Only on X11.

Also, when using X11 it says that the max refresh rate of my screen is 165hz instead of 170hz (Running an M27Q from Gigabyte). On wayland it reports the correct max refresh rate.

Have you installed and tested the LTS kernel as @Kayo suggested? Your answer was unclear.


I am probably missing something so I apologize in advance.

Ive tried sudo downgrade linux-zen linux-zen-headers to the latest LTS and as I’ve stated before, I am unable to boot into Garuda after a reboot (gets stuck on loading initial ramdisk) and have to restore a snapshot.

So I am unsure on what to do :confused:

As a fix meanwhile Ive been running wayland instead of Xorg.

Thank you all for the help

This is how you install the linux-lts kernel.

sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers

Do it in a terminal, then please reboot.


I will try it tonight.

Thank you for the help :slight_smile:


It does not happen on the LTS kernel. Works fine using X11 and LTS Kernel.

I think I will keep on using Wayland with the latest zen kernel as it seems wayyyy smoother. Didn’t even know my computer could run this smooth :smiley:

Thank you everyone for the help!

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