If I do nothing a fast message is in the top left corner but then the screen goes blank and the black light just blinks.
I tried multiple snap shots For example i try one on 4/20/2023 Post Sweet-theme-git
I am not sure which kernel option to try, I have zen, lts, hardened. and fallback.img for all 3
If I try the roll back I get the error stated before but the screen goes blank. I plugged in an external monitor incase my screen is some how bad. it does not get a signal. I can hear my fan changing speed like something is happening but even after an hour nothing changes screen is black
ctrl alt f does nothing if i hit the power button
I can get to a grub command line
does that help?
The only change I did since I rebooted last was an update and removing the ffmpeg 4.2 and installing a different version of ffmpeg. But I have rebooted multiple times since the 4:20 snap shot I am currently using.
Completed update including AUR. Rebooted and check upd again. Computer seems to be fine. While I was in tty as root, I did notice that my root drive was 96.4% full. I deleted a few files that I didn't need got it to 95.5% full. When I couldn't get online I tried to log in as different user that did nothing.
Not sure what the issue was but I will cleaned up some disk space to be safe.
TY for everyone's help, all great advice.
So steps to resolve were.
Choose advance option from GRUB
Choose a Recovery Kernel option
At command line typed "startx"
A desktop environment loaded
Used snapper GUI to restore previous version
Ran update (no changes made)
That is very interesting as I have also been having an issue with my storage filling up but only on one of my machines (primary use old laptop). I did have hourly @home snapshots running (keeping 24 of them) and that has been fine for months up until about 5 or 7 days ago when I noticed this problem started happening and disabled it as it very much exacerbates the issue. I know it's something in the @home subvolume as deleting @home snapshots clears up the free space. I haven't reported the issue properly yet as I've been busy. I first wanted to reply here as we seem to have the same issue so may figure out to as what we have in common. @Mantion Please post your garuda-inxi. Also, do you use Brave Browser?
If anyone wants me to create a separate topic on this issue sooner than later I will.
Now that you mentioned Brave, if I'm not mistaken all Chromium/Electron stuff (e.g. also Codium/VSCode) keep a crapload of caches where they don't belong, it wouldn't surprise me if they end up in the backups.
Other huge directories in home include caches of paru, go, and rust.
otherwise I don't use Firedragon. This happens with me just using Brave. I see my mouse cursor tracking lag sometimes as well now and I wonder if it's related as that problem seemed to start at the same time.
Head scratching time: upgraded, rebooted, noticed a little more CPU and disk activity than usual.
It was a flurry of rm -rf wiping all the old crashrecovery profiles as if it heard me.
But profile-sync-daemon is 2022-09-10 and there's nothing in last days upgrades to explain it.
The only thing that comes to my mind is that earlier today I had (for the first time) a "spontaneous" crash and logout likely due to an out-of-memory that messed up the browser profile (Firedragon kept complaining it's already running when it actually wasn't, and psd-resync was failed). Also, this prompted me to inspect psd.conf where I noticed I had added luakit to the browsers array just because, so I stopped psd.service and removed it from the list. I doubt that was preventing the cleanup though, I used to have crashrecovery backups older than when I installed luakit.