I’ve had a stable Manjaro-KDE install for several months now, but was missing i3 so decided to install it and use it as the Window Manager for KDE. Everything seemed to have gone fine, but now certain programs will randomly hang. I’ve experienced it happen so far with Firefox and Dolphin file manager.
At first I thought the issue was Firefox, so I followed some advice on Firefox support pages, but I never had issues with Dolphin before so I believe the problem is widerspread than I originally thought.
Things I know do work: Falkon browser, Discord, Emacs, Alacritty, System Settings
Things I know don’t work: Firefox, Dolphin file manager
I just ran
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu following the advice of another post on this forum. And if I run
inxi -Fxxxza it outputs the following (ignoring what I think isn’t important):
System: Kernel: 5.4.62-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 root=UUID=eb887475-bbaf-4f0c-a2cb-0aea32574e16 rw quiet udev.log_priority=3 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: i3 4.18.2 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 20EMCTO1WW v: ThinkPad Yoga 460 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 31 serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO model: 20EMCTO1WW v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: R05ET68W (1.46) date: 11/23/2016 CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: D6 L2 cache: 4096 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20810 Speed: 500 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 3: 500 4: 500 Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1916 Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:3 chip ID: 04f2:b5c1 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9") OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes Info: Processes: 195 Uptime: 5h 26m Memory: 15.53 GiB used: 2.33 GiB (15.0%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 10.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1481 lib: 385 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: alacritty inxi: 3.1.05
If anyone is able to help out with this it would be greatly appreciated.
tl;dr Everything worked fine until I installed i3 to use with KDE, now things hang randomly.