Experiencing Random Shutdowns


So recently I’ve been experiencing random shutdowns. This is an issue that has started recently (within the last couple of days). I am not sure what is causing the shutdowns, hence my post here. What happens is that I’ll be playing a game through Steam and the computer will just entirely shut off, causing me to have to turn it on again. This has happened while playing Yakuza: Like A Dragon, and Deep Rock Galactic (using a Dualsense controller - both through wired and bluetooth connections - if that’s relevant; the other games were played with a Switch Pro Controller). It is possible that this is an overheating issue but I’m sceptical for a few reasons. Firstly: it only seems to happen shortly after waking from sleep - I have rebooted and had multi-hour long play sessions with zero issue. If overheating was the issue I’d expect more occurrences while doing that. Secondly: I have played similarly taxing games - Elden Ring, and Yakuza 6 - with zero issue in this regard. If it is an overheating issue however, I’m not sure how I would diagnose this. I have installed psensor but it doesn’t seem to maintain its tracking between boots.

System information
  Kernel: 5.15.55-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=5f3efe5f-831f-4026-b90d-b6217f39312a rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=efd40c91-0454-4925-9ac4-dcc2a4049aec
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.6 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2423
    date: 08/10/2021
  Device-1: ps-controller-battery-4c:b9:9b:c9:b8:de model: N/A serial: N/A
    charge: N/A status: charging
  RAM: total: 15.53 GiB used: 5.3 GiB (34.1%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
    built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33)
    stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3116 high: 3810 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2870 2: 2866
    3: 3622 4: 2871 5: 3590 6: 2870 7: 3587 8: 2864 9: 3810 10: 2922 11: 2868
    12: 2874 13: 2907 14: 2873 15: 3594 16: 2871 bogomips: 121423
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
    bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy
    constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total
    cqm_occup_llc cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists erms extapic
    extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fsrm fxsr fxsr_opt ht
    hw_pstate ibpb ibrs ibs invpcid irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce
    misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt
    nrip_save nx ospke osvw overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq
    pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pku pni popcnt
    pse pse36 rapl rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sha_ni
    skinit smap smca smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor
    svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl
    v_vmsave_vmload vaes vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall vpclmulqdq wbnoinvd wdt
    xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia
    v: 515.57 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Turing process: TSMC 12nm
    built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2182 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 75 s-size: 650x371mm (25.59x14.61")
    s-diag: 748mm (29.47")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 75
    size: 649x369mm (25.55x14.53") diag: 747mm (29.39") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.57 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 1-7.1:6 chip-ID: 054c:0ce6 pcie:
    gen: 3 class-ID: 0300 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 07:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 09:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Sony DualSense wireless controller (PS5) type: USB
    driver: playstation,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.55-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I225-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igc v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 06:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Sony DualSense wireless controller (PS5) type: USB
    driver: playstation,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-7.1:6 chip-ID: 054c:0ce6
    class-ID: 0300
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:2
    chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 4.9 TiB used: 3.93 TiB (80.2%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Sabrent model: N/A
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: RKT343.4 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000DM004-2CV104
    size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 5425 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Transcend model: TS128GMTS600
    size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 5B scheme: GPT
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: TSSTcorp model: CDDVDW SH-224DB rev: SB01
    dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 48 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
  ID-1: / raw-size: 221.02 GiB size: 216.49 GiB (97.95%)
    used: 187.13 GiB (86.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
    label: N/A uuid: 5f3efe5f-831f-4026-b90d-b6217f39312a
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
    label: NO_LABEL uuid: 251A-D8CB
  ID-3: /run/media/****/7EC853B9C8536F01 raw-size: 117.57 GiB
    size: 117.57 GiB (100.00%) used: 116.19 GiB (98.8%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdc3
    maj-min: 8:35 label: N/A uuid: 7EC853B9C8536F01
  ID-4: /run/media/****/CA46087746086713 raw-size: 500 MiB
    size: 500 MiB (100.00%) used: 452.6 MiB (90.5%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdc4
    maj-min: 8:36 label: N/A uuid: CA46087746086713
  ID-5: /run/media/****/Hard Disc raw-size: 931.51 GiB
    size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%) used: 800.34 GiB (85.9%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda1
    maj-min: 8:1 label: Hard Disc uuid: 1802E79302E77462
  ID-6: /run/media/****/Hard Disc 2 Electric Boogaloo raw-size: 3.64 TiB
    size: 3.64 TiB (100.00%) used: 2.85 TiB (78.3%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sdb2
    maj-min: 8:18 label: Hard Disc 2 Electric Boogaloo uuid: DC0CC57C0CC55266
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.15 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 label: swap
    uuid: efd40c91-0454-4925-9ac4-dcc2a4049aec
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required>
    label: N/A uuid: N/A
  ID-2: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33 size: 350 MiB fs: ntfs
    label: System Reserved uuid: 68EA5126EA50F1B4
  ID-3: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34 size: 860.1 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
    uuid: 19E7-1960
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb
    interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0029
    class-ID: e001
  Device-2: 1-6:3 info: ASUSTek AURA LED Controller type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 16mA
    chip-ID: 0b05:1939 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 1-7:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-7.1:6 info: Sony DualSense wireless controller (PS5)
    type: Audio,HID driver: playstation,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 4
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 054c:0ce6 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: 1-7.4:7 info: Alcor Micro Multi Flash Reader type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 058f:6366 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-9:5 info: SteelSeries ApS Rival 100 Gaming Mouse
    type: HID,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 130mA chip-ID: 1038:1702 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-6: 5-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 5-3:2 info: ROCCAT Ryos MK Keyboard type: Keyboard,HID
    driver: ryos,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 1e7d:3138 class-ID: 0300
  Hub-7: 6-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 48 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
  Processes: 380 Uptime: 1h 42m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 251
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6
  Packages: 1524 pacman: 1498 lib: 437 flatpak: 16 snap: 10 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9
  default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.19

Any help would be appreciated - like I said, I don’t think it’s an overheating issue but it could be and I don’t want to entirely discount the possibility

If it is provoked by the system, you should find some logs.

If there’s nothing, it may be a hardware (managed) issue, like the motherboard itself shutting down or a failing PSU.



I would start with the BIOS update.

There is the new one 2022/04/29

I would add in /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf

    Option  "ConnectToAcpid"    "Off"

to the Section "Device"

make sure only one server is running. Install manjaro-pulse if you want to continue using pulseaudio, install manjaro-pipewire if you want to use pipewire …

Personally i avoid swap partitions on SSD/NVME and rather go with a swapfile or use zram-generator
Other than that i don’t see any reason to have issues, unless the PSU is not enough in some load tasks as mentioned above.

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