I have been using Gruda for a while and have had many problems, but dont know how to address them

Hi everyone
I have fallen in love with GARUDA, very easy to use for a person like me who dont know any coding what so ever. I have faced many issues in the past but didnt know how to ask for the help so would just re-install the whole garuda. This takes alot of time and then again i have to re-install all the apps that i use from the ADD-REMOVE and log in to the emails thru thunderbird. Long story short, I recently upgraded the system using the welcome menu on the start and when i rebooted the system it would stuck on the first screen after we select the GRUDA (3 sec later) i dont exactly remember but it is stuck on LOADING something. so i had to use the snapper to go back and reset the system and then again i updated the system, still the same problem. So i freshly installed the system again and as it updated after the install the same thing happened. I dont even know where to look for the logs and how to paste them here. Please help me solve the issue.

Ignoring the template is not going to get you very far.


I am sorry if i have missed something, Just created the account, i did read the forum to look for the problems i have faced today but those were year back issues (2021) and also as i mentioned i am pretty new to this, how do i go about this ?

There was a post template that you read and deleted, this would be a good starting point, absolutely no knowledge required since it's all written in there :wink:


Oh, yes i did delete the post. do you think i should read the post again and try the solutions given in the post ? or do you want me to run something into my system ?

The template asked you to post the output of


here as it helps solving problems. So, open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run this command copy the output and paste it here. If you want the output to appear in a file instead of terminal use the command.

garuda-inxi >> FileNameOfYourChoice

this will save the output of the command garuda-inxi into the file FileNameOfYourChoice the path of this file will be the path were your terminal is currently running which if you have just fired and not changed would be home or ~ (both are the same things)

It would also be helpful if you could take some screenshots/photos of the problem and post it here.

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Thank you,
i have posted the out put of the INXI, i do not have any screenshot but if i upgrade the system and reboot the error will appear and then i can take a photo and upload it here if you need me to.
please let me know if you need me to upload the photo where the system stops.

Hi @FlyingMetal, welcome to the community.

Try switching to a different kernel and see if the problem goes away. There are many different kernels you can try; the LTS kernel is a good place to start.

First bring the system fully up to date:


Install the kernel and headers:

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

Then reboot, and on the Grub menu (the menu before you get to the login screen) choose advanced boot options and find the entry for your new kernel.


I got the 2 advanced options, before it was just one, which one should i go into ?
1 garuda linux
2 garuda linux (on/dev/sda2)
I am trying to upload an image but it says "sorry new users cant upload images"
Let me know which one to choose.
Thank you :+1:

One of the menu options should say something like "advanced boot options". Look inside and find the LTS kernel (it will say LTS on it).

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Thank you,
It worked with the LTS, that means there is some problem with the zen kernel. Now the problem is i need to manually change it every time i shut down the PC. Is there a way to remove the zen kernel and make LTS kernel the default one that way the grub would pick it up by itself ?

You can remove a kernel just like any other package.

sudo pacman -Rsu linux-zen linux-zen-headers

My advice would be to keep it though. Likely an update will come down sooner or later with a fix for whatever broke it on your system. As you have experienced, having a backup kernel to boot to can be handy.


You can also auto-select the LTS-kernel. Run
sudo garuda-boot-options
in terminal and select the LTS-Kernel.


Thank you,
When i installed garuda yesterday, i did select 2 kernels to install from garuda setup assistant
2 Hardened.
From where the zen kernal was installed? ( For my knowledge).
I can keep the kernels.
I will try leonavis suggestions for grub to auto-select the kernel. Can we revert the settings again ? As you say the update would fix it in near future. So just want to make the grub as it is now.

Yes. Just use boot-options once more in that case.

Linux-Zen is Garuda's standard-kernel, I think it's installed by default.


Thank you leonavis.
Got the boot options.

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