Post fresh install update, freezes system near login after reboot

I will have to update the system at some point anyway, so I wish to make an extensive log of where the issue may present itself, with your help.

My notebook is no powerhouse, thus to prevent the fan from sounding like a jet engine, the decision was made to use a less taxing graphical interface for the 4 gig ram device.

Asus E402Y series

The issue where it presents itself:

I had installed several of the isos (downloaded via torrent), hyperland, cinnamon, xfce and sway.

I attempted with both encrypted and without encrypted disk, because I was not sure where the issue had arisen.

First boot after install seems to work. I had even rebooted again to see if there would be something wrong. No problem to get into the system.

You get prompted to update the system. This is somewhere where the error comes, is my thought.

On occasion the update prompts about a program that could miss its dependencies with the new update, so I removed the program from system. And continued the updating.

After updating the system, upon reboot the following thing arises:

Black Screen with Mouse cursor. (It is stuck and does not move past this point)


You see the login manager where you have to type in the password. (You see no cursor, and cannot interact with it even with the keyboard. There are graphical issues, suggesting not everything is loaded in on the page.)

I don’t even seem to be able to switch to a text only login to issue further commands.

These issues arise with all of the mentioned isos after doing the garuda update, though I can try to be more systemic for detail.

I am on the aforementioned laptop (fresh install, no update) and can try to break the system again to narrow it down. But I do not know how to be thorough enough, as so far to leave a trail of reviewable material.

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Some of the information you have provided is not specific enough to be useful. For example:

What is the exact error? Paste it into the thread so we can see. What package are you removing? What is your specific method for removing it?

Try also installing the LTS kernel with the update, and test if you are able to boot with that.


Presently upon the hyperland Garuda version for the resource considerations.

Made a rresh reboot, refreshed System Specs. (For posterity newbies, the output of System Specs of Garuda Assistant and the command garuda-inxi inside terminal are the same)

The information, prior to doing the update process. I have also refreshed (and added more mirror download locations), and refreshed the keyrings.

  Kernel: 6.5.9-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1 clocksource: tsc
    available: hpet,acpi_pm parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=835f305e-5be5-452c-bb55-694e67b76d0d rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet
    resume=/dev/mapper/luks-bf521837-786d-43dc-a426-83294e7e49d3 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: Hyprland info: waybar vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: VivoBook E14 E402YA_E402YA v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: E402YA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends
    v: E402YA.307 date: 08/06/2020
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.1 Wh (98.8%) condition: 25.4/32.2 Wh (78.8%) power: 1.8 W volts: 7.6
    min: 7.6 model: ASUSTeK E402-40 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: charging cycles: 100
  Info: model: AMD E2-7015 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Puma level: v2
    built: 2014-15 process: GF 28nm family: 0x16 (22) model-id: 0x30 (48) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x7030106
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB
    L2: 1024 KiB desc: 1x1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1226 high: 1454 min/max: 1000/1500 boost: disabled scaling:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 998 2: 1454 bogomips: 5988
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: AMD Mullins [Radeon R2 Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: radeon v: kernel
    alternate: amdgpu arch: GCN-2 code: Sea Islands process: GF/TSMC 16-28nm built: 2013-17 ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9853 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks [] driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
    mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1.4:4 chip-ID: 13d3:5a11 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: wayland server: v: with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2 compositor: Hyprland
    driver: X: loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: radeon
    display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x14c4 built: 2015 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112
    gamma: 1.2 scale: 1 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1366x768 min: 640x480
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 3 device: 0 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits)
    driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM 16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
    surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
  API: EGL Message: EGL data requires eglinfo. Check --recommends.
  Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:9840 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2
    chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.5.9-zen2-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.83 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: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave
    driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: IMC Networks [] driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1
    mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 2-1.1:3 chip-ID: 13d3:3496 class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2 lmp-v: 8 status:
erable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c010c
  Local Storage: total: 58.24 GiB used: 3.84 GiB (6.6%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: BHT model: WR202I0064G E70245F5 size: 58.24 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 00 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 50.78 GiB size: 50.78 GiB (100.00%) used: 3.84 GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-3f4be376-23c9-4f9a-bee0-88d9f8d7999e
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 720 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 50.78 GiB size: 50.78 GiB (100.00%) used: 3.84 GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-3f4be376-23c9-4f9a-bee0-88d9f8d7999e
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 50.78 GiB size: 50.78 GiB (100.00%) used: 3.84 GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-3f4be376-23c9-4f9a-bee0-88d9f8d7999e
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 50.78 GiB size: 50.78 GiB (100.00%) used: 3.84 GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-3f4be376-23c9-4f9a-bee0-88d9f8d7999e
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1
    maj-min: 254:1 mapped: luks-bf521837-786d-43dc-a426-83294e7e49d3
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.26 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 comp: zstd
    avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 2 dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 60.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 61.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 3900
  Processes: 185 Uptime: 15m wakeups: 1 Memory: total: 4 GiB note: est. available: 3.26 GiB
  used: 1.73 GiB (53.2%) Init: systemd v: 254 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 13.2.1 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1200 libs: 354 tools: paru Client: shell wrapper
  v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.30
Garuda (2.6.17-1):
  System install date:     2024-02-27
  Last full system update: 2024-02-27
  Is partially upgraded:   Yes
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            

Will attempt update now and see what results. Will attempt to see where installing the LTS kernel is prompted.

A new and different issue arose.

: : Starting full system upgrade. . .
: : Replace mhwd-db-garuda-git with garuda/mhwd-db-garduda? [Y/n] y
: : Replace mhwd-garuda-git with gardua/mhwd-gadua? [Y/n] y

It stopped progressing. Will retry. This time through setup assistant.

warning: xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland-git: local (1:r322.22e7a65-1) is newer then chaotic-aur (1.3.1.r13.g15fd76cb-1)
resolving dependencies. . .

Prompted for dbus-units:
Chose 1) dbus-broker-units

proceeding installation. Uncertain where to find lts kernel for installation.

You can’t copy and paste from terminal?

Change to xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland

Format terminal output (including your garuda-inxi) as a code block by clicking the preformatted text button (</>) , or put three tildes (~) above and below the text


Have you resolved this dangerous situation yet?


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