Screen freezes in Garuda ultimate edition after leaving it some time

Hey after installing garuda ultimate edition, i went away my computer about 20 minutes and when i came back the screen freezes and all i see is the cursor icon and black background . I turned on the computer from the button and i tried to leave the laptop again for some time to make sure this doesn't happen twice but suddenly the issue happened again any suggestion?

I would expect it would have something to do with your power saving settings.

However, which desktop you are using and if you are using an external monitor might also be a factor.

Please post the output of:

inxi -Fxxxza 

Please do not post pictures of command outputs.

Edit by SGS

  Kernel: 5.9.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen 
  root=UUID=abbb5eac-397e-42b6-bb04-f9556f921caf rw [email protected] 
  quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
  systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 mitigations=off 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Garuda Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 4238AB4 v: ThinkPad T420 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 4238AB4 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO 
  v: 83ET67WW (1.37 ) date: 11/28/2011 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.4 Wh condition: 16.5/47.5 Wh (35%) 
  volts: 12.0/10.8 model: LGC 45N1005 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Unknown 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2520M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 
  microcode: 2F L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 19935 
  Speed: 2175 MHz min/max: 800/2500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2175 
  2: 2254 3: 2255 4: 2182 
  Vulnerabilities: 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: 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 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated 
  vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0126 
  Device-2: Chicony integrated camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-1.6:3 chip ID: 04f2:b221 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel 
  display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") 
  s-diag: 485mm (19.1") 
  Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 131 
  size: 310x174mm (12.2x6.9") diag: 355mm (14") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.2.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:1c20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.10-zen1-1-zen 
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T520 
  driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 5080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1502 
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:0085 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 24.38 GiB (5.2%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-9WS142 
  size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: LVM1 
  scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / raw size: 121.05 GiB size: 121.05 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 24.38 GiB (20.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
  ID-2: /home raw size: 121.05 GiB size: 121.05 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 24.38 GiB (20.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
  ID-3: /var/log raw size: 121.05 GiB size: 121.05 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 24.38 GiB (20.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw size: 121.05 GiB size: 121.05 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 24.38 GiB (20.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 927.1 MiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 927.1 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
  ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 927.1 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
  ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 927.1 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3 
  ID-5: swap-5 type: partition size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 1024 dev: /dev/sda4 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1969 
  Processes: 224 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 2 Memory: 3.62 GiB 
  used: 2.31 GiB (63.7%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
  clang: 11.0.0 Packages: 1953 pacman: 1946 lib: 559 flatpak: 7 
  Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.09

i use my laptop only no other monitor

Try a few simple troubleshooting steps to rule some things out. Disconnect any USB peripheral devices (if you have any attached to your laptop), USB hubs etc. Also, reboot into your bios and if possible disable your Ethernet and Wifi in your bios temporarily.

Then let your laptop sit to go dormant and check if the same thing still happens.

Just a bit of commentary on your hardware. As you a using the minimum recommended ram and this is an older machine I don't think you'll have a very positive experience using Garuda with an old 5400 rpm hard drive.

The price of SSD's has decreased substantially over the last few years. Replacing that old slow spinner drive with an SSD would improve your laptops performance dramatically. Cheap and easy to replace, best bang for your buck to improve your laptops performance.

If you can afford it, that would make your old laptop a lot more usable these days.


i plan to buy an ssd this week also i am gonna add another 4 or 8 gb ram , i believe the ssd will make a huge change .
thank u anyway i will replace my hard drive soon and i am sure garuda linux will run much better