Issues with Desktop/Applications

Whenever after using the application if I close it , the application closes successfully but the application image will get struck on the screen . At first I thought this is due to over ram usage but when I checked the ram usage ,more than 70 percent of the ram is free.My system is up to date and everytime it get struck I have to logout and login again. This is not good as the work iam doing will stop .Attaching screenshot for reference.

NOTE: Struck in the sense just the wallpaper of my os is replaced by the app image and everything is working fine like launching applications and everything. Some may get it like Struck means os got frozen.
output of inxi -Fza

System:    Kernel: 5.12.15-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=0fc89abe-9b55-4710-b3ef-36589fce7c87 
rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.3 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 Pavilion Laptop 14-ce0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId 
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: HP model: 84B9 v: 02.15 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.23 date: 12/25/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 27.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 27.7/27.7 Wh (100.0%) volts: 12.8 min: 11.4 
model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check 
family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache: L2: 6 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28800 
Speed: 3401 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3401 2: 3401 3: 3401 4: 3401 
5: 3400 6: 3400 7: 3400 8: 3400 
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 and seccomp 
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 UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300 
Device-2: Quanta HP Wide Vision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:4 
chip-ID: 0408:5300 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.12 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel 
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: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.4 direct render: Yes 
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: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.31 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4040 
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280 
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:5 
chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 5 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 25.2 GiB (10.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 4B6Q scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 46.85 GiB size: 46.85 GiB (100.00%) used: 25.17 GiB (53.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 38 MiB (39.6%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-3: /home raw-size: 46.85 GiB size: 46.85 GiB (100.00%) used: 25.17 GiB (53.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 46.85 GiB size: 46.85 GiB (100.00%) used: 25.17 GiB (53.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 46.85 GiB size: 46.85 GiB (100.00%) used: 25.17 GiB (53.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.65 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (16.7%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 304 Uptime: 2d 22h 56m wakeups: 11 Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 5.01 GiB (65.6%)
Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages:
pacman: 1269 lib: 327 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.05

Does it happen "always" (with all applications) or sometimes?
In the latter case, have you checked if the compositor is running?
In both cases, when did this behaviour start? If after the latest update, you could consider to rollback to the latest working snapshot...


It happens sometimes with all applications.
Compositor is running.

inxi -Gxx | grep compositor
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.12 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel

At first it happened rarely but recently it's happening everyday.

I'm sorry, maybe it's out of my reach...
It will probably help to understand the state of the system at those precise moments, logs, etc., but I wouldn't know how to help you.
To make sure that it is not a configuration problem I think you could simply create a new user and see if it suffers from the same issue.


You should also try changing compositor settings to find a better combination for your system.


Aren't Kaby Lake supposed to be a real pisser of a processor to deal with?

Yeah I tried but finally completely disabling The compositor seems to work. I should use the system more with the compositor turned off. Will see if the issue still exists.

So what are u suggesting?

Pardon me--I was thinking about Skylake(?) CPUs, I believe. I kept seeing recurring problems in the Arch forums.

This suggests something other than a single software glitch, but is it a pre-failure hardware problem? Have you checked SMART status? Anything that goes from "rarely" to "everyday" doesn't sound like software to me.

As always--I may be wrong. :upside_down_face:


Just a thought how much ram have you given your Igpu in the bios

Yep! but my ssd is working fine and it's in good condition.Here is the smart test reault:

|SMART status: good
|Model: |Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB|
|Serial number: |S4BFNF1M832424K|
|Firmware revision: |RVT04B6Q|
|Temperature: |37° C / 99° F|
|Bad sectors: |none|
|Powered on for: |3783:00:00|
|Power cycles: |2,327|
|Self tests: |Success|
|Overall assessment: |Healthy|

Okay, you can cross that off the list. What other hardware do you have that could go from rarely to everyday? Because I cannot think other than this is hardware related, according to your description. Other than an awkward timer setting. Or...a usage outside of the norm? Are you crypto-mining, for example? :wink:


Nah ! I think the problem is with the compositor after disabling it completely my os lacks all transparency effects and animations but it's working without getting stuck. so now if i want compositor turned on and system should work without stuck , what should I do? I know Compositor is ther culprit here, but system looks like trash without visual treat.

It's just 128mb for intel uhd 620 which came by default

Try uping the mem to 256mb or higher then try with compositor, its unlikely but worth a try.
And if you not done it yet do a mem test on your memory