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garuda-inxi output:

  Kernel: 5.16.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=5517fde1-302f-4da8-8c64-ffcf4214d0b7 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
    vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 10ALCTO1WW v: ThinkCentre M83
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: SHARKBAY v: SDK0E50510 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: FBKTDFAUS date: 06/18/2021
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-4790 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 0x28
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3590 high: 3595 min/max: 800/4000 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3592 2: 3592
    3: 3592 4: 3582 5: 3585 6: 3592 7: 3593 8: 3595 bogomips: 57469
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  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
  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
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated
    vendor: Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0412 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
    loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1184x237mm (46.6x9.3")
    s-diag: 1207mm (47.5")
  Monitor-1: HDMI1 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 92
    size: 440x250mm (17.3x9.8") diag: 506mm (19.9")
  Monitor-2: HDMI2 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 92
    size: 440x250mm (17.3x9.8") diag: 506mm (19.9")
  Monitor-3: VGA1 res: 1280x768 hz: 60 dpi: 74
    size: 440x250mm (17.3x9.8") diag: 506mm (19.9")
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2)
    v: 4.5 Mesa 21.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
    vendor: Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0c0c class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
    vendor: Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Focusrite-Novation LaunchKey Mini MK3 type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,usb-storage bus-ID: 3-4:4 chip-ID: 1235:0102
    class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Lenovo ThinkCentre M83
    driver: e1000e v: kernel port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:153a
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2T2R DB WLAN Adapter
    type: USB driver: N/A bus-ID: 3-9:5 chip-ID: 0bda:8812 class-ID: 0000
    serial: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 1.49 TiB used: 24.69 GiB (1.6%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DX001-1CM162
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC62
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD6401AALS-00L3B2 size: 596.17 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 3B01
    scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB
    model: Novation Onboarding Drive size: 192 KiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 0.01
    scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  ID-1: / raw-size: 595.87 GiB size: 595.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.69 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 595.87 GiB size: 595.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.69 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 595.87 GiB size: 595.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.69 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 595.87 GiB size: 595.87 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.69 GiB (4.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.42 GiB used: 768 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 276 Uptime: 10m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.42 GiB
  used: 3.74 GiB (24.2%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1588 lib: 446 Shell: Zsh
  v: 5.8 running-in: terminator inxi: 3.3.12
  System install date:     2022-01-23
  Last full system update: 2022-01-27
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Using TLP:               No
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)

My Issue:
I've always had this problem with any distro/DE I use, but figured I'd try here anyway. When I use multiple monitors (3 monitors in this case) my OS will freeze up at any given time. I have no idea what's causing this, and can't seem to find any helpful information. I'd like this distro/DE setup to be stable enough to use as my daily driver, but I'm at a loss. Also, since having to hard reboot since the last freeze, my top-bar that comes with Garuda KDE is now gone. If anyone can please help me with this issue, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Seems you did not search in forum.
You can fix it with garuda-assistant.

Please read



This might also help for the monitors configuration.
There are some examples, but further details can be also found on the related links for xrandr and Xorg.


I would also recommend while you are experiencing these freezing issues (and trying to figure out a fix), to enable and use REISUB to safely restart your system. This post from a different forum has a very well laid out guide: [Tip] Enable Magic SysRq Key (REISUB) - Kernel & Hardware - EndeavourOS
Once you set it up it should work as long as the kernel is intact to do the commands as they are low-level. (won't work with a complete hardware failure)


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