In love but disappointed by my first experience

Bonjour,
I downloaded garuda-dr460nized-linux-zen-220428.iso some time ago. I admired the beauty, originality and user-friendliness of the OS and managed to install it without any problem on my Asus R753U, but the full system update was only partial due to an "unsolvable" conflict... Result: the computer had to be shut down using the button.
I just downloaded the garuda-dr460nized-linux-zen-220717.iso version. And there, no more conflict but the installation stucks at 79% while configuring hardware.
It is with regret that I give up, waiting impatiently for this problem to be solved and for it to be possible to enjoy this OS "out of the box".

  • Notes: I had a lot of trouble to register because the many confirmation mails were not arriving in my usual mailbox ([email protected]). I had to provide a gmail address!
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Thanks to the Garuda team who does a wonderful job.
Regards

If you're having problems with Hardware configuration, boot using open source drivers when you launch the ISO and install the drivers later with the setup assistant.

Also please: 1. send the error message you had when you tried updating (we can't read your mind)
And 2. Send your garuda-inxi as requested in the template. The template is meant to be used, not ignored.

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Hello TNE, thank you for your answer.
I have of course tried with the free as well as with the non-free drivers, but the outcome is the same.

(we can't read your mind)

...All in good time!

Send your garuda-inxi as requested in the template.

What do you exactly mean? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Here is the error message while updating the system:

:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: kvantum-theme-sweet-git: ignoring package upgrade (r254.b9dae16-1 => r269.6e058fc-1)
:: Replace kwayland-server with extra/kwin? [Y/n] y
:: Replace lib32-sdl with multilib/lib32-sdl12-compat? [Y/n] y
:: Replace qemu with extra/qemu-desktop? [Y/n] y
:: Replace qemu-arch-extra with extra/qemu-emulators-full? [Y/n] y
:: Replace sdl with community/sdl12-compat? [Y/n] y
:: Replace wxgtk-common with extra/wxwidgets-common? [Y/n] y
:: Replace wxgtk3 with extra/wxwidgets-gtk3? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: wireplumber and pipewire-media-session are in conflict
Press enter to exit

Tip.
To use the "big" letter Y just press Enter on keyboard.
[y/N] Enter take the N
[y/n] Here you must type y or n.

Please try

garuda-update

in termial.

If you got errors, please, post them. Always post input and output from terminal.
Also it may useful to post

garuda-inxi
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Enter garuda-inxi in a terminal and copy here the relevant output.

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@SGS

╭─[email protected] in ~ as 🧙 
╰─λ garuda-update
:: Synchronizing package databases...
garuda is up to date
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
chaotic-aur is up to date

--> Refreshing mirrorlists using rate-mirrors, please be patient..
:: Synchronizing package databases...
garuda                                 75.3 KiB  49.0 KiB/s 00:02 [------------------------------------] 100%
core                                  157.0 KiB   135 KiB/s 00:01 [------------------------------------] 100%
extra                                1715.3 KiB   181 KiB/s 00:09 [------------------------------------] 100%
community                               6.7 MiB   302 KiB/s 00:23 [------------------------------------] 100%
multilib                              170.8 KiB   112 KiB/s 00:02 [------------------------------------] 100%
chaotic-aur                          1973.4 KiB   258 KiB/s 00:08 [------------------------------------] 100%
spawn pacman -Su sweet-theme-full-git --ignore sweet-kde-git,sweet-cursor-theme-git,kvantum-theme-sweet-git,sweet-gtk-theme-dark,plasma5-theme-sweet-git
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: kvantum-theme-sweet-git: ignoring package upgrade (r254.b9dae16-1 => r269.6e058fc-1)
:: Replace kwayland-server with extra/kwin? [Y/n] y
:: Replace lib32-sdl with multilib/lib32-sdl12-compat? [Y/n] y
:: Replace qemu with extra/qemu-desktop? [Y/n] y
:: Replace qemu-arch-extra with extra/qemu-emulators-full? [Y/n] y
:: Replace sdl with community/sdl12-compat? [Y/n] y
:: Replace wxgtk-common with extra/wxwidgets-common? [Y/n] y
:: Replace wxgtk3 with extra/wxwidgets-gtk3? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: wireplumber and pipewire-media-session are in conflict

@filo

╭─[email protected] in ~ as 🧙 took 2m2s
[🔴] × garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.17.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=fr tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_TALON quiet
systemd.show_status=1 driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1
radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X756UX v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X756UX v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: X756UX.304 date: 04/17/2019
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 27.1 Wh (96.8%) condition: 28.0/38.0 Wh (73.7%)
volts: 7.6 min: 7.6 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: not charging cycles: 35
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xBA
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: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3062 high: 3100 min/max: 400/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3100 2: 3050 3: 3098
4: 3000 bogomips: 20799
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 status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915
v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nouveau v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max:
gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:139a
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Realtek USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 0bda:57de class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x1735 built: 2014 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 128 gamma: 1.2 size: 381x214mm (15x8.43") diag: 437mm (17.2")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.2
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
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: k5.17.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.50 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: AzureWave driver: ath9k v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: IMC Networks type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:7
chip-ID: 13d3:3472 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.26 TiB used: 240.89 GiB (18.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 022 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: HGST (Hitachi)
model: HTS 541010A9E680 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: JA0O scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB model: USB DISK 3.0
size: 116.05 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: PMAP scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 type: USB model: Multiple Card Reader
size: 14.84 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.66 GiB used: 207.2 MiB (2.6%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C pch: 38.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau
temp: 40.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2300
Info:
Processes: 205 Uptime: 1h 22m wakeups: 3287 Memory: 7.66 GiB
used: 4.96 GiB (64.8%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1712 lib: 508 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.2-1):
System install date:     2022-07-25
Last full system update: 2022-07-25
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service

I'd first focus on the installed system rather than on why the new iso is stuck at HW detection, since if we're able to fully update your current system you won't need the new iso anymore (this is a rolling release).
This conflict is very strange, because it should be detected and solved by garuda-update removing the latter:

Maybe this is an old system (not updated since a while). It might help seeing the garuda-inxi of the installed system, not only the one from the live USB. Anyway, garuda-update should self-update as first step, that's why it is strange.
To cut it short, we could resolve the conflict manually with:

sudo pacman -Rdd pipewire-media-session && garuda-update
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It's so old, I removed the hotfix for the conflict, actually, since it happened before 2022 >.>

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Bonjour,
... I finally managed to do an installation with a complete system update. To do this, I had to use the oldest (May 28, 2022) of the downloaded isos, because with the most recent one, it was not working as said above. And this took several hours and three successive steps during which the update improved without being completely successful.
Strange indeed!.
3 months... So old? :thinking:

Thank you all for your patience and good guidance.

O dear, system failed to shutdown. Had to use the laptop button (see picture). At reboot, Octopi freezes while trying to install Gimp, could even not send this message from Firedragon which "is already running" but doesn't display its window.
Linuxian for more than 10 years, maybe I'm a bad Garuda user. I am so sorry...

How old is the ISO? ok

5.18.14-zen1

It is never good to press the power button (hard reset).
There is still the way via TTY or "REISUB".

Your laptop doesn't seem to be the strongest, are you sure it was frozen?

Use only pacman to install software.
Did you never update your system?
Use garuda-update or just update in terminal before install new software.

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Can you try installing the XFCE spin, to test if it is the kernel which is causing issues on your system?

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This guy wouldn't do that:

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Before choosing Garuda, I tried and installed MX Linux, Pop!_OS latest versions, both working perfectly. But I lIKE Garuda the best. I think like you that it is a kernel problem that does not support one of the hardware components of my laptop (ASUS R756U).

Most definitely, you sohuld try some other kernels.
Look at this (old) thread. Most likely a different root cause (old kernels) but some similarities.

Normaly it's worth trying to go bit "back" with the linux-lts kernel and a bit "ahead" (especially in case of very new HW) with linux-mainline or even linux-next

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This "guy" leaved the session using the power off button. Then, pressed the "escape" button to see the shutting down process log at 11h00 PM, hardly reset after I got home at 19h00 AM , screen still showing the messages of the picture above. What else could I do?

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Why go far when the good is so close :smiley: :wink:

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The system is really disturbed because it doesn't let me create/save the script in /usr/local/bin/magic.sh, even in administrator mode (create new file grayed) and it's suddenly very slow.
Too bad, I'll come back later or try with another laptop... Thanks.

You destroyed the system by self.

Just use latest ISO.

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