My desktop is unresponsive

Kernel: 6.9.2-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=40042d21-bffb-4f3f-8fb7-56a45719377a rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.2.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7B86 v: 5.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: B550 GAMING GEN3 (MS-7B86) v: 5.0
serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American
Megatrends LLC. v: P.60 date: 10/23/2023
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Mouse
serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA50000F
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2027 high: 4236 min/max: 400/4267 scaling:
driver: amd-pstate-epp governor: performance cores: 1: 4236 2: 3391 3: 400
4: 400 5: 400 6: 3351 7: 4223 8: 400 9: 400 10: 400 11: 3391 12: 3336
bogomips: 86234
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: XFX
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-2,DP-3,Writeback-1 bus-ID: 12:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:73ff class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1185x285mm (46.65x11.22")
s-diag: 1219mm (47.98")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 pos: primary,right
model: Sceptre P30 serial: <filter> built: 2022 res: 2560x1080 dpi: 94
gamma: 1.2 size: 690x291mm (27.17x11.46") diag: 749mm (29.5") modes:
max: 2560x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 pos: left model: Acer R240HY
serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.0-arch1.1
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 (radeonsi navi23
LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.57 6.9.2-zen1-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:73ff
memory: 7.81 GiB unified: no
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 7 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
Radeon RX 6600 (RADV NAVI23) driver: mesa radv v: 24.1.0-arch1.1
device-ID: 1002:73ff surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.0-arch1.1 (LLVM
17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 12:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 30:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
class-ID: 0403
Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 30:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
class-ID: 0403
Device-4: Kingston HyperX Cloud Core Wireless
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-9:3 chip-ID: 0951:173f class-ID: 0300
Device-5: Kingston HyperX SoloCast
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-2.1:4 chip-ID: 0951:170f class-ID: 0300
API: ALSA v: k6.9.2-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: 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
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 2a:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp42s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
Local Storage: total: 931.52 GiB used: 323.54 GiB (34.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Fanxiang model: S101 500GB
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 415A scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: N/A serial: <filter> fw-rev: 1H15
scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 464.84 GiB size: 464.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 323.51 GiB (69.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 26.9 MiB (28.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-3: /home raw-size: 464.84 GiB size: 464.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 323.51 GiB (69.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 464.84 GiB size: 464.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 323.51 GiB (69.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 464.84 GiB size: 464.84 GiB (100.00%)
used: 323.51 GiB (69.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.23 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 85.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 50.0 C
mem: 58.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.24 GiB used: 3.67 GiB (11.7%)
Processes: 305 Power: uptime: 5m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.48 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1438 libs: 461 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.1 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2024-05-30
Last full system update: 2024-05-31
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

The breeze theme saved but it’s still frozen. Yes, I do know I need a new cpu cooler.

Please edit your previous post and put your garuda-inxi in a code block.

You really should fix that urgently.
Is your Windows running stable at these temperatures?

The user-created widgets are saved in the path I told you. If you delete the content, they won’t load anymore and plasma should work. The question is whether the widget was the cause at all.

What is the name of this ram widget and where did you download it?

Can you upload a screenshot of your broken desktop?


I fully agree.

Best case, you are greatly reducing the lifespan of your computer’s components. Worst case, you are about to suffer catastrophic failures of your most important components in the immediate future.

You really need to address your system temps ASAP.


I’m trying to find an AM4 bracket for my old cpu cooler. Also the cpu is sorta temporary, but that doesn’t excuse it and I still need to fix it.

I downloaded the ram widget from the search bar. Pretty sure I searched up memory usage to find it. When I was trying to switch the style of the widget it crashed. I was able to customize it before that. Also it says new users can’t upload images which also pisses me off so if you wanted my screen you could friend me on discord. jollyjeffy11

The memory usage widget is a KDE widget and not user-generated.

Please open Dolphin and go to /home/username/.config/.
Replace the username with the old account name you used to install the widget.

There you open the file plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc with an editor, copy the entire content to and share the generated link here.

Hope I did it right.

This is the relevant section in your file, you have to delete the lines with the asterisk at the front:


* [Containments][363][Applets][398]
* immutability=1
* plugin=org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor.memory

* [Containments][363][Applets][398][Configuration]
* CurrentPreset=org.kde.plasma.systemmonitor
* PreloadWeight=95
* popupHeight=164
* popupWidth=140

* [Containments][363][Applets][398][Configuration][Appearance]
* chartFace=org.kde.ksysguard.applicationstable
* title=Memory Usage

* [Containments][363][Applets][398][Configuration][ConfigDialog]
* DialogHeight=480
* DialogWidth=640

* [Containments][363][Applets][398][Configuration][SensorColors]
* memory/physical/used=110,89,145

* [Containments][363][Applets][398][Configuration][Sensors]
* highPrioritySensorIds=["memory/physical/used"]
* lowPrioritySensorIds=["memory/physical/total"]
* totalSensors=["memory/physical/usedPercent"]


Then save and close the editor → reboot and pray.

So I get rid of the current text with this?

Open the file plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc with an editor, look for the lines that I marked with an asterisk at the beginning and delete them.

Still not working, every line you gave me was already there in the same words. Please keep in mine that because I’m a new user I don’t have all the messages in the world. This is all really frustrating for me, but dealing with someone’s frustrating problem must be even worse. Takes a lot to help as much as you are, thank you.

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I believe the suggestion is to delete those lines. @nepti was identifying the lines so you would know which ones to delete. The final config would look like this:



These limitations are in place to help safeguard against spam accounts. They go away after you read a few topics. No worries though, I have manually changed your account to TL1 so you do not need to be frustrated by these limitations anymore.

That CPU is blazing hot. You might want to consider switching to the powersave governor for now, to take the curse off a bit until your new CPU cooler is installed.


So I just reinstalled Garuda. I also reinstalled my cpu cool (Stock AM4) because I realized it wasn’t making contact with the cpu. Now it sits at about 50-60 degrees celcius. Before I was considering thermal throttling. I already love the community and appreciate the support and help. I also love the os itself. I’m pretty new to linux but very experienced and knowledged about computers in general and hope that I can also help the community with their own problems.

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No worries, glad to hear you resolved the issue. I have marked your comment as the solution.

Good for you for at least attempting to fix it before going for the reinstall, that is a good way to learn. Nice job repairing the cooler as well, and welcome to the community. :wave:


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