I failed to restart a fresh Dragonized KDE

Hi everyone.
I have been using Garuda gnome since a year now. Today I thought of trying out KDE dragonized and I installed.
It installed and I succefully logged back in. I tweaked a littlebit in dock, panel and icons. I updated the system but when i restart it doesn' t bootup. It loads grub bootloader and thereafter it only shows:

Loading Linux Kernel-Zen
Loading initial ramdisk

I reinstalled again but same problem.
Any idea?

Can you provide your inxi -Faz using the live USB?

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Have you tried booting into a snapshot? Or are they also inaccessible?

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Yeah just now but I am not sure what happened previously.

I dont know how to do that. I just booted up using snapshot.

A snapshot is ok, of course.
Open a terminal, enter inxi -Faz copy the results and paste theme here, with
~~~
before and after (to make a text block)

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Please post full ISO name too.

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Kernel: 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=7d65090b-4b71-401f-9fc2-472c05d27556 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 81EC v: 61.61 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde v: F.49 date: 06/26/2020
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 28.1 Wh (94.9%) condition: 29.6/41.4 Wh (71.5%)
volts: 17.1 min: 14.8 model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: Charging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 500 min/max: 400/2800 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: powersave cores: 1: 500 2: 500 3: 500 4: 500 bogomips: 19200
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
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: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 /
Radeon 520 Mobile]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6660 class-ID: 0380
Device-3: Chicony HP TrueVision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:8 chip-ID: 04f2:b56c class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5")
diag: 389mm (15.3")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b008 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 12.94 GiB (5.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Faspeed model: K5-256G
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 232P scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 12.94 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 12.94 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 12.94 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 12.94 GiB (5.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.66 GiB used: 3.8 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C pch: 32.5 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: radeon
temp: 31.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 210 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.66 GiB
used: 2.67 GiB (34.9%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1145 lib: 294 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11~~~

Again!!

I updated and its same.

Do you have any way to disable in the BIOS the AMD GPU?
There are often kernel regressions there. E.g. (today, 5.16):
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215492

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Out of curiosity, when you do the install from USB which video drivers do you select from the USB boot menu? Standard non-NVIDIA or Proprietary NVIDIA drivers?

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I did not selected nvidia drivers.

I dont think i can because it is an old model.

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To rule out a kernel problem, you could try installing the linux-lts kernel

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Can I install it from Garuda assistant?

Yes, but I always go for the terminal:
sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers

Otherwise Garuda Settings Manager - > Kernels - > push Refresh - > select kernel to install

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Please :slight_smile:

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I will clean install and will follow your instruction and will inform you.

Heartly thank you for your support.:heart:

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Its the latest garuda dragonized edition not blackarch not gaming edition. Only garuda dragonized.

:slightly_smiling_face:

That doesn't help, the last one will be the second to last one tomorrow.

There are developer versions that resourceful people download, and sometimes they are not bug-free.
So only the full ISO name helps here.

garuda-sway-linux-zen-220101.iso
or
garuda-dr460nized-linux-zen-220114.iso

:smiley:

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