Hi, so I did an update and everything was working fine. I was connected to an external monitor and then I unplugged it, immediately KDE started acting weird and then I got an error message saying my KDE is not stable.
All the outputs below were taken from an image to text app. So I am sure there are errors in the text, the actual output would be a bit different. I also cannot link in my post since this account was recently created.
I wasn’t sure what to do, so I restarted my laptop. Now manjaro gets stuck on the boot screen. I get the following log:
[ OK ] Started WPA supplicant. [ OK ] Started User Login Management. [ OK ] Started Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Created slice system-systemd\x2dcoredump.slice. [ OK ] Started Process Core Dump (PID 967UID O). [ OK ] Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager. [OK ]Started Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Process Core Dump (PID 978/UID O). [ OK ] Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Process Core Dump (PID 990/UID O). [ OK ] Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Process Core Dump (PID 1002 UID ®). [ OK ] Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager. [OK ] Started Simple Desktop Display Manager. [ OK ] Started Process Core Dump (PID 1013/UID O). [ OK ] Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager, [ FAILED ] Failed to start Simple Desktop Display Manager. See 'systemctl status sddm.service' for details. [ OK ] Finished Network Manager Wait Online, OK ] Reached target Network is Online, Starting Docker Application Container Engine... Starting CUPS Scheduler... [OK ] Started CUPS Scheduler. [OK ] Started Docker Application Container Engine. [ OK ] Reached target Multi-User System. [ OK ] Reached target Graphical Interface. Starting TLP system startup/shutdown... [ OK ] Finished TLP system startup/shutdown.
After this, the screen is just stuck.
I entered a TTY session for debugging and checked
$ systemctl status sddm.service sddm.service - Simple Desktop Display Manager Loaded : loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service: enabled: vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: core-dump) since Thu 2020-09-10 23:10:50 +04: 6min ago Docs: man sddm(1) man sddm.conf (5) Process: 1010 ExecStart=/usr/bin/sddm (code=dumped, signal=ABRT) Main PID: 1010 (code=dumped, signal=ABRT) Sep 10 23:10:50 Shoaib-PC systend: sddm.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5. Sep 10 23:10:50 Shoaib-PC systemd: Stopped Simple Desktop Display Manager. Sep 10 23:10:50 Shoaib-PC systemd: sddm.service: Start request repeated too quickly. Sep 10 23:10:50 Shoaib-PC systend: sddm.service: Failed with result 'core-dump'. Sep 10 23:10:50 Shoaib-PC systemd: failed to start Simple Desktop Display Manager.
I saw many threads with similar issues, but none of solutions I tried worked. The most similar issue was #22507. As suggested in the thread, I tried the following:
$ sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu $ systemctl stop sddm $ systemctl disable sddm $ systemctl enable sddm $ systemctl reboot
I also tried running
$ startplasma-x11 $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server.
But it did not help and the end result was still the same screen. Sadly, the person in the thread ended up installing Manjaro again which I do not want to do.
How did this all start? It was an update which also had conflict issues. I had fixed them by following the steps mentioned in issue #22864 on a comment of mine.
$ sudo pacman -R cudnn cuda $ sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-435xx $ sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-450xx $ sudo pacman -S cuda cudnn $ sudo pacman -Syyu
Since the error happened after following the above commands, I also tried rolling back the change by the following:
$ sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-450xx $ sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-435xx
But I still get the same error and this did not help.
Here’s some more info
$ inxi -Fxza --no-host System: Kernel: 5.7.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gce u: 10.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE-/boot/unlinuz-5.7-x86_64 root=UUID=eicec 159-110F-43a7-8e9a-d6aa6cf36829 ru intel_pstate disable Console: tty 3 DN: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine Type: Laptop Systen: Acer product: Predator PH317-53 v: V1.04 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> Mobo: CFL model: Alphard_CFS : 01.04 serial : <filter> UEFI : Insyde u: 1.04 date: 06/19/2019 Battery ID-1: BATB charge: 41.8 Wh condition: 44.8/44.8 Wh (1064) volts: 16.5/15.4 model: SMP KT00407009 AP 1827 type: Li-ion serial: <ilter> status: Full CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core 17-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake fanily: 6 model-Id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: D6 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB flags: aux aux2 In nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse1_1 sse4_2 ssse3 Unx bogom ips: 62431 Speed: 2601 MHz min/max: 800/2601 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2601 2: 2600 3: 2688 4: 2600 5: 2600 6: 2600 7: 2601 8: 2600 9: 2662 10: 2662 11: 2601 12: 2600 Vulnerabilities: Type: it Ib_multihit status: KUM: VMX disabled Type: 11tr mitigation: PTE Inversion: VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable Type: ads sitigation: Clear CPU buffers: SNT vulnerable Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: spec_store_bypass nitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp Type: spectre_vi nitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and _user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_uz mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FU, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling Type: srbds nitigation: Microcode Type: tsx_async_abort status: Mot affected Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: 1915 u: kernel bus ID: 08:02.8 chip ID: 8986:3e9b Device-2: NVIDIA TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile) vendor: Acer Incorporated All driver: nvidia u: 435.21 alternate: nouveau, nuidia_dra bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de :2191 Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uucu Ideo bus ID: 1-7:4 chip ID: 0462:361f serial: <filter> Display: server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: Modesetting, nvidia tty: 240x67 Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CAUS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel u: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:16.3 chip ID: 8086 :a348 Device-2: NUIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated All driver: snd_hda_intel u: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:laeb Sound Server: ALSA U: k5.7.19-2-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: alx u: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 07:00.@ chip ID: 1969:e0b1 IF: enp?so state: down mac! <filter> Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 Axzoe vendor: Bigfoot Networks driver: Iulwifi u: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 68:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 IF: wlpose state: doun mac: <filter> IF-ID-1: dockere state: down mac: <filter> Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 417.90 GiB (35.7%) SMART Message: Required tool snartctl not installed. Check --recommends ID-1: /dev/nuncOni vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN7ZO SDAPNTU-2566-1014 size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> reu: 10121000 scheme: GPT ID-2: deursda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LMO19-26H172 size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpn serial: <filter> reu: ACH1 scheme: GPT Partition: ID-1: > raw size: 221.11 GiB size: 216.64 GIB (97.987) used : 161.63 GiB (74.6%) fs: ext4 deu: deu nunc nipz Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.06 GiB used: KiB (0.6%) priority: -2 deu: deu nunen1p3 Sensors: Systen Tenperatures: cpu: 41.0 C nobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): NA Info: Processes: 227 Uptime: Zen Menory: 15.49 GiB used : 429.6 MB (2.72) Init: systend u: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 alt: 8/9 Packages: pachan: 1498 11b: 431 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh u: 5.8 running in: tty 3 inxi: 3.1.05
I do not want to do a fresh install, I’d like to fix this error.
At this point, I’ve hit a wall. I’ve tried anything that I could find but nothing works. I’d really appreciate some help and support on this problem.
Thank you for your timely help!