Neofetch says i'm using an older kernel even though i have only the latest kernel installed

░▒▓ ~ ▓▒░ pfetch neofetch                                                                                 ░▒▓ ✔ ▓▒░
    ___       houssem@garuda
   (.. |      os     Garuda Linux
   (<> |      host   X540LA 1.0
  / __  \     kernel 6.5.8-zen1-1-zen
 ( /  \ /|    uptime 54m
_/\ __)/_)    pkgs   1303
\/-____\/     memory 2910M / 7837M

░▒▓ ~ ▓▒░ inxi -Fazy                                                                                      ░▒▓ ✔ ▓▒░
  Kernel: 6.5.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=a26b3703-6f2c-40cf-90cb-553a9ee31322 rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet
    splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 btusb.enable_autosuspend=n
    mitigations=off zswap.enabled=1 zswap.compressor=lz4
    zswap.max_pool_percent=20 zswap.zpool=z3fold sysrq_always_enabled=1
  Desktop: GNOME v: 45.1 tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 45.0.1
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X540LA v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X540LA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: X540LA.303 date: 08/31/2018
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.5 Wh (100.0%) condition: 24.5/33.2 Wh (73.9%)
    volts: 10.8 min: 10.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: not charging cycles: 704
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-5005U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell
    gen: core 5 level: v3 note: check built: 2015-18 process: Intel 14nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1895 high: 1896 min/max: 500/1900 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 1895 2: 1895 3: 1896
    4: 1895 bogomips: 15961
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: vulnerable
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown status: Vulnerable
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
  Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and
    usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled,
    PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-8 process: Intel 14nm built: 2014-15 ports: active: DP-1 off: eDP-1
    empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 13d3:5a11
    class-ID: 0e02
  Display: wayland server: v: with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: N/A display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: DP-1 res: 1600x900 size: N/A modes: N/A
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: iris wayland: drv: iris x11:
    drv: iris inactive: gbm
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2)
    device-ID: 8086:1616 memory: 7.47 GiB unified: yes display-ID: :0.0
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0
    class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.5.8-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.85 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 RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000
    bus-ID: 02:00.2 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0f2 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On
    driver: rtl8723be v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.1
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b721
    class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> status:
    discoverable: no active: no pairing: yes class-ID: 7c010c
  Local Storage: total: 704.24 GiB used: 592.86 GiB (84.2%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TeamGroup model: T253256GB
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 227N scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD5000LPCX-80VHAT1 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1A02 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 34.7 GiB size: 34.7 GiB (100.00%) used: 19.22 GiB (55.4%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 528 MiB size: 526.9 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 203.26 GiB size: 203.26 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 153.12 GiB (75.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 34.7 GiB size: 34.7 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 19.22 GiB (55.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 34.7 GiB size: 34.7 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 19.22 GiB (55.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C pch: 40.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 2100
  Processes: 258 Uptime: 1h 1m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 8 GiB
  available: 7.65 GiB used: 3.43 GiB (44.8%) Init: systemd v: 254
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
  Packages: 1322 pm: pacman pkgs: 1303 libs: 361 tools: pamac,paru pm: flatpak
  pkgs: 19 Shell: fish v: 3.6.1 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.31

I have this kernel installed
pacman -Q linux-zen ░▒▓ ✘ 1 ▓▒░
linux-zen 6.6.2.zen1-1

Please use garuda-inxi.
Have you rebooted after the last update?

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yes i have . I deleted garuda stuff

That’s a bit generic, and in any case your system cannot be officially supported.


I see


neofetch --clean


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Just a little popup:

Neofetch AND your inxi say that 6.5.8-zen1-1-zen is used…

yeah and gnome settings

i did . no luck

What did you delete?

Reinstall the kernel and paste the input/output from the terminal into the thread.

3 times the same thing… that’s crazy :thinking:

No, seriously: post the output from

pacman -Qs linux-zen

to check what is actually installed.

░▒▓ ~ ▓▒░ pacman -Qs linux-zen ░▒▓ :heavy_check_mark: ▓▒░
local/linux-zen 6.6.2.zen1-1
The Linux ZEN kernel and modules
local/linux-zen-headers 6.6.2.zen1-1
Headers and scripts for building modules for the Linux ZEN kernel

I don’t need most of the tools anymore I only have garuda-assistant installed

It is easy to remove packages which provide basic functionality if you don’t know what you are doing.


  1. Can you please edit your first post? Replace the inxi with the output of garuda-inxi and format it correctly:
output from garuda-inxi
  1. Try what BluishHumility suggested.

  2. Your wayland doesn’t load a graphics driver btw…^^

Your “GarudaStuffCleaning” seems to have gone well, to sarcastically agree with @BluishHumility

EDIT says: It’s possible that this all has the same cause.
Your now “lonely” Garuda Assistant may have a helpful option: press the big button called Reinstall all packages.
And Snapper is also an easy option.

Have you tried rebooting prior to panicking?

I did . I installed the lts kernel , then updated grub , it’s not showing in the menus

Doesn’t this mean you are using pfetch instead of neofetch?
Their GitHub site seems almost unmaintained.
If you have neofetch installed, check the output of


i used neofetch alone afterwards