Micro freezes in system, persists after fresh install

Yesterday, I shut down my PC as usual. This morning, I decided to change the SDDM wallpaper using KDE Settings ( i started with Garuda KDE and installed Hyprland after the fact). This caused my sddm screen to become massively zoomed in, the login-panel took up 70% of the screen. After logging in, i noticed that my pc would freeze for about a second every few seconds. Some forum posts suggested that it might be because of CPU temps, but those were in the range of 35-45°C at idle.

I then rebooted into the installer image, where everything was fine. Thinking that the issue would be fixed, I installed Garuda Hyprland, and after rebooting, i ran the HyprDots installer to get basic settings. I am now logged in and the system still freezes. Interestingly, the sound is fine while the freeze happens, so it might be a graphics related problem, but I don’t know much about that.

I run Garuda as dual-boot with windows and confirmed that the freezes do not happen in windows, even under heavy load.

Here’s my inxi:

System:
  Kernel: 6.9.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=03e022e6-b28c-4b84-9261-a722e7d4520a rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet resume=UUID=63def8cc-f1cb-4fc1-8821-deac766481c5 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: Hyprland v: 0.41.2 with: waybar tools: avail: swaylock vt: 1
    dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING-CF
    serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American
    Megatrends LLC. v: F60 date: 02/24/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 95% condition: N/A volts: 4.1 min: N/A
    model: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse type: N/A
    serial: <filter> status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
    level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
    model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: N/A
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2901 high: 3800 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2200 2: 3547
    3: 3800 4: 2200 5: 3800 6: 2200 7: 2200 8: 2200 9: 2200 10: 3600 11: 3800
    12: 2879 13: 2200 14: 3800 15: 3600 16: 2200 bogomips: 121596
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 [Radeon RX 7900 XT/7900 XTX/7900M]
    vendor: Sapphire NITRO+ driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-3 code: Navi-3x
    process: TSMC n5 (5nm) built: 2022+ pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    ports: active: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 empty: HDMI-A-2,Writeback-1
    bus-ID: 0c:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:744c class-ID: 0300
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: Hyprland v: 0.41.2 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: amdgpu d-rect: 8000x2880 display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: DP-1 pos: bottom-l res: 5120x1440 size: N/A modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: top-right res: 320x240 size: N/A modes: N/A
  Monitor-3: HDMI-A-1 pos: top-center res: 2560x1440 size: N/A modes: N/A
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi wayland: drv: radeonsi x11:
    drv: radeonsi inactive: gbm
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.2-arch1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (radeonsi
    navi31 LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.57 6.9.6-zen1-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:744c
    memory: 23.44 GiB unified: no
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 4 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
    Radeon RX 7900 XTX (RADV NAVI31) driver: mesa radv v: 24.1.2-arch1.1
    device-ID: 1002:744c surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 1 type: cpu
    name: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe
    v: 24.1.2-arch1.1 (LLVM 17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
    surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 31 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab30
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0e:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Valve VR Radio driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,usbhid type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-4.3.2:8
    chip-ID: 28de:2102 class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
  Device-4: Valve VR Radio & HMD Mic
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-4.3.3:9 chip-ID: 28de:2102 class-ID: 0102
    serial: <filter>
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.6-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: igb v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Mellanox MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3] driver: mlx4_core v: 4.0-0
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s port: N/A
    bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 15b3:1003 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 21.83 TiB used: 11.09 TiB (50.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD BLACK SN850X 4000GB size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 624331WD temp: 52.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 4B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Seagate model: ST16000NE000-2RW103
    size: 14.55 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: EV02 scheme: GPT
  ID-6: /dev/sde maj-min: 8:64 vendor: Crucial model: CT2000BX500SSD1
    size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 061 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%) used: 22.52 GiB (1.3%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sde2 maj-min: 8:66
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sde1 maj-min: 8:65
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 22.52 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sde2 maj-min: 8:66
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 22.52 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sde2 maj-min: 8:66
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%)
    used: 22.52 GiB (1.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sde2 maj-min: 8:66
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 62.74 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 69.01 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sde3 maj-min: 8:67
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 56.0 C
    mem: 66.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 659
Info:
  Memory: total: 64 GiB note: est. available: 62.74 GiB used: 4.59 GiB (7.3%)
  Processes: 364 Power: uptime: 22m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 25.08 GiB
    services: power-profiles-daemon,upowerd Init: systemd v: 256
    default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1530 libs: 412 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
    gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: kitty
    inxi: 3.3.35
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
  System install date:     2024-06-29
  Last full system update: 2024-06-29
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units:            

If there is anything else required, I’ll add it to the post.
EDIT:
added sddm image


(before hyprdots, it was the default from garuda, but zoomed in to a similar size)

Thanks for the help

Multiple DEs aren’t supported , it often causes some kind of weird problems :eyes:

Is the problem of freezing even before installing dot files ??
BTW, can you please give the full name of the ISO file of Hyprland that you used to install it ? :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi,

the freezing issue appeared even before installing Hyprdots.
I used this iso: garuda-hyprland-linux-zen-240428, which I downloaded today from here

If needed, I can re-install and not install Hyprdots and only upgrade packages to see if that makes any difference

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small update:

i disconnected my main monitor and am currently using the secondary. For the last 50 minute, there have been no freezes, which leads me to believe that the issue lies with either my GPU (as I now only use the HDMI) or my monitor.