For some things it seems a very similar problem. Even my wi-fi card disconnects often, which had never happened to me before changing mobos and CPUs. So, the solution is to change DE? Does this mutter-781835-workaround still exist? There is no trace of it
I have the exact same CPU and motherboard and there is absolutely no issue with Manjaro and this hardware, I play a lot of WINE games on Steam, watch a lot of HD medias, and spend too much time on my browser, I virtually never crash (and the computer can stay up to a week sometimes before I reboot it).
I had an issue though when I bought this hardware, I had inconsistent crashes and system failures. unexplainable.
Long story short, this issue was with the RAM. The default values in the XMP profile were theoretically correct, but I had to increase just a little the tRC value in the Bios to have perfect stability. This issue was replicable with multiple Corsair 3200 memory kits (I had multiple same RAM, CPU and motherboard in hands in the past year), today I have a Crucial 3200 memory kit and the default values in the XMP profile are all the same than the Corsair one, BUT the tRC is a little higher which made this memory kit work out of the box compared to the Corsair one. I would recommend to simply check what memory you have what are the values currently applied to it, and maybe just by configuring one value you could get out of trouble soon.
Don’t get you hopes up, but this could simply be it. To quickly confirm an issue with the RAM, just do a ‘Large FFT’ test with Mprime (for 10 minutes to up to how much time you have to waste waiting to see if errors come, it was relatively quick in my various cases) and it should spit errors if it detects RAM related issues, then from there you know issue may simply be what I’m talking about, and reconfiguring properly your RAM timings would fix it (Load XMP profile, then modify the tRC by increasing its value a little).
PS: and by the way, I use the default Bios settings only with the Power supply idle control on TYPICAL, and XMP profile loaded [and modified if default values are too tight], no messing around with other setting to have it stable (and now I even have the memory overclocked and other advanced settings but I used the computer without any ‘tips’ from the internet for the early Ryzen issues you can find from google)
Thanks, I have installed it and am using it. Let’s see if it works, if not I will try to change DE. Meanwhile I noticed that the wi-fi card problems were related to the 5.7 kernel, it apparently works well with the 5.4 LTS kernel, but now I have some weird graphical glitches. I’m starting to think the problem really is my graphics card.
Thanks so much for your help, I will update this thread if I find a solution.
Thanks so much for your advice! Last night I reinstalled everything, this morning I changed the tRC values slightly (I’m not sure how much they need to be increased), but I also switched from the 5.7 kernel (now default in the new iso) to the 5.4 LTS because the 5.7 gave me a lot of problems with the wifi connection and I start to think that it could be the cause of everything. Anyway now the system seems pretty stable. No freeze today. If everything goes well for a few days I will mark the problem as solved
From memory with the XMP profile values, I have set the 3200 Corsair kit’s tRC from 64 to 72 in the friends’ computers, if I’m not mistaken, and this should be the default on my Crucial kit.
If you have done multiple things now to fix the issues, you can’t be sure what fixed it, but if you notice no issue, when using normally, or checking with mprime (what I would have done first actually), then it’s great.
I have the same issue with my Thinkpad E595 running a Ryzen 5 3500U. I have tried all the latest kernels : 5.4 and up. I even tried installing Linux Mint, thinking the kernel version they are using would have that problem solved. It seemed to work without issues from a live USB for hours, so I thought it worked, but turns out it has the exact same behavior now, after I have done all of the updates. I have no issues on my Thinkpad T420 (i7-2720QM), which is also running Manjaro.
Ok, after 2 days I can confirm 100% that my problem was simply the kernel.
Here’s what I did: 2 days ago I reinstalled the latest Manjaro ISO with Gnome, keeping all the default bios settings except “Power supply idle” set to “typical”. So, no ram settings change and C-state active.
With the kernel 5,7 (default in this iso) I immediately had problems with the wifi card (connection that comes and goes continuously) and several freezes. I therefore installed the 5.4 LTS kernel, choosing from grub to use that. And there you have it, no freeze in 2 days and perfectly stable wifi connection. I tried again to revert to kernel 5.7 and the system freeze in 3 minutes.
So now there are no more doubts, in my case the only problem was the 5.7 kernel, perhaps due to some incompatibility with my wifi card or with this processor in particular. Anyway, my problem is solved for now.
Thanks a lot to anyone who responded and helped me to solve the problem.
I use Kernel 5.7 since release so yeah I confirm it is not an issue with the Mobo or CPU with this kernel, it is surely linked to your peripherals. What if you run Kernel 5.7 without the Wifi card plugged in (to cross check things)? If you have no issue on 5.7 when the Wifi card is not in the computer then this may be an issue worth mentioning upstream for it to be fixed, imagine if at 5.4 End Of Life the issue still exists in other kernels.
Do as you wish but if it is not too difficult or too time consuming for you, I advise you to try this way you would finish the troubleshooting and could even report a bug
OMG, you hate me
Ok, I’ll try in the next few days. The only problem is I have the pc a bit far from the router so I have to try it without internet. But I’ll make one last try. If so, where should I report this kernel bug?
Good news. I have been tinkering with different configurations and I think I’ve narrowed down a possible cause for the freezes to my USB-C hub (ZMUIPNG 7 in 1) which has an HDMI output. It would not boot to the desktop at all with that plugged in, using a live USB key with Manjaro. I unplugged every devices from my laptop (Thinkpad E595) and everything worked flawlessly with the kernel 5.6.15-1. I have reinstalled Manjaro and no freezes so far. I’m scared of upgrading the kernel because of how stable it is right now. I’ll let you guys know in a few days how it went.
I ran Memtest86+ for at least 30 minutes without any issues. Memtest86 would just lead to a black screen when I actually started the test. I could go back, but I just couldn’t see anything. Apparently, it’s a common issue with UEFI. I actually think there is something wrong with my AC adapter now, or something with the voltage regulation inside the laptop. I’ve noticed it works fine on battery and even while charging. I get issues when it gets past 97% charge. It’s so weird.