6.6.8-2 system is not starting

Hi everybody,

the start (Gnome) with kernel 6.6.8-2 does not work: The screen remains black.

Selecting 6.5.13-7 in the selection menu and the system starts. I have now uninstalled the newer kernel, but am prompted to install the new kernel.

Does anyone have any idea why the above kernel is causing problems?


$ inxi -Fxxyc0
  Host: tom-manjaro Kernel: 6.5.13-7-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1 Desktop: GNOME v: 45.2 tk: GTK v: 3.24.39
    wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z97-A-USB31 v: Rev 1.xx serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3503 date: 04/18/2018
  Info: quad core model: Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Haswell rev: 3 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2738 high: 3800 min/max: 800/3800 cores: 1: 3800 2: 3401
    3: 3401 4: 3401 5: 2500 6: 3407 7: 800 8: 1200 bogomips: 54431
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
    vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 pcie: speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 ports: active: HDMI-A-2 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DVI-D-1, HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df temp: 48.0 C
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: with: Xwayland v: 23.2.3
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: Acer S273HL res: 1920x1080
    dpi: 82 diag: 685mm (27")
  API: EGL v: 1.5 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: 23.1.9-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 570 Series (polaris10
    LLVM 16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.5.13-7-MANJARO) device-ID: 1002:67df
  Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 9
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8ca0
  Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
    vendor: Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0
  Device-3: VIA VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] PCI Multi-Channel Audio
    driver: snd_ice1724 v: kernel bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 1412:1724
  API: ALSA v: k6.5.13-7-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: off with: pipewire-media-session
    status: active
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: 1: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin 2: pulseaudio-jack type: module
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:15a1
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 08:62:66:c5:c6:52
  Local Storage: total: 4.77 TiB used: 277.1 GiB (5.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Patriot model: Burst size: 223.57 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: F90B079A1E0400135665
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRX-00D8PB0
    size: 1.82 TiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: WD-WMC4N0520994
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD30EZRX-00DC0B0
    size: 2.73 TiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: WD-WCC1T0982886
  ID-1: / size: 86.92 GiB used: 53.1 GiB (61.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
  ID-2: /home size: 583.1 GiB used: 224 GiB (38.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 6.77 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/sda6
  System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 48.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1542
  Processes: 299 Uptime: 58m Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.56 GiB
  used: 2.79 GiB (17.9%) Init: systemd v: 254 default: graphical Compilers:
  gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6 Packages: 1897 pm: pacman pkgs: 1890 pm: rpm
  pkgs: 1 pm: flatpak pkgs: 6 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.21 running-in: gnome-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.31

There is nothing wrong with 6.6.8 so without some extra hints - impossible to say.

inxi -Fxxyc0

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 $ inxi -Fxxyc0
  Host: tiger Kernel: 6.6.8-2-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 13.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_wayland
    dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Processes: 466 Uptime: 1h 54m Memory: total: 64 GiB note: est.
  available: 62.62 GiB used: 5.5 GiB (8.8%) Init: systemd v: 255
  default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1965 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.21 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31

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@TJF you can select the 6.6 kernel boot option in your GRUB bootloader but press E for edit. Then look for the line with splash and quiet in it and remove both words. Add 3 instead and start your machine with CTRL+X. This will start your machine to a TTY on which you can login and analyze your system more. It can be a regression with the graphics driver. You can try by installing linux67 to see if a newer kernel already resolves your issue.

Thank you! I’ve installed 6.7.0-4. It is working without problems. Graphics seems to be improved.

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