Freezing/hanging issues

Hello everyone! Glad to be here. So, I have just installed Manjaro on my pavilion laptop with swap(no hibernate) and a clean install completely erasing the SSD, specs as follows:
i7-6500U processor, 8GB RAM,250GB SSD and Nvidia 940M with HD intel graphics 520. I have installed the OS on my ssd and have a 1TB hard disk in my caddy for storage.

I am experiencing some random freezing where it simply hangs and I am only able to move my cursor but nothing is responding. Was initially just hard resting it but found the thread on REISUB so that 's how I get out of it now. I am also noticing random CPU spikes (keeps fluctuating )in the system monitor even though nothing is running and there is definitely some heating as far as I know and think that it freezes when cpu hits 100%. Inxi output:

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=86a102a3-cfe5-4b85-b019-e04874f1a3f0 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=4fba1af8-f0f8-4727-bb5e-1e4a676d3d6b 
  udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Notebook 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 80A4 v: 91.1E serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.83 
  date: 03/29/2017 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 40.6 Wh (98.8%) condition: 41.1/41.1 Wh (100.0%) 
  volts: 16.8 min: 14.6 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion 
  serial: N/A status: Charging 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter> 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.62 GiB used: 2.12 GiB (27.8%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: E2 cache: 
  L2: 4 MiB bogomips: 20810 
  Speed: 3000 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3000 2: 3000 
  3: 3000 4: 3000 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art 
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est 
  f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window 
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm 
  mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat 
  pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts 
  rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 
  sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt 
  xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  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 mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] driver: nvidia v: 465.31 
  alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1347 
  class-ID: 0302 
  Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Truevision HD type: USB 
  driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 05c8:0379 class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,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: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 394mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 
  class-ID: 0200 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b006 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Permissions: Unable to run lvs. Root privileges required. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 14.67 GiB (1.3%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 023 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 2C scheme: MBR 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 223.79 GiB size: 219.22 GiB (97.96%) 
  used: 14.67 GiB (6.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 86a102a3-cfe5-4b85-b019-e04874f1a3f0 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: NO_LABEL 
  uuid: CEAB-7311 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 label: N/A 
  uuid: 4fba1af8-f0f8-4727-bb5e-1e4a676d3d6b 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 488.28 GiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: New Volume uuid: D0B0D569B0D55696 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 443.23 GiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: A202DB9D02DB752F 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 1-3:3 
  info: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Truevision HD type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 05c8:0379 class-ID: 0e02 
  Device-3: 1-7:4 info: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:b006 
  class-ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 189 Uptime: 15m wakeups: 3 Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1180 lib: 320 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash 
  v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04 

Also, when I reboot the system it says recovering journal and then one line that goes like /dev/sda2 clean… and the cursor just blinks for quite some time and then says “Failed to start journal service”, and then restarts. Same thing when shutting it down. Cursor blinks at the failed to start journal service for a while and then shuts down.(not sure if any of this is useful but just saying everything that i observed). The boot times are quite normal around 15-20 seconds.

So how exactly do I fix these freezing issues? Is it the Nvidia driver that’s causing the issue if so how do I get it to work correctly? Just want to break out of this never ending cycle of trying to instal linux and just because it doesn’t work “out of the box” going back to windows lol. Thank you for your time and please let me know if I am to share more logs/outputs!

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Good! :grin:

So it looks like you damaged your FS and as you’ve just installed Manjaro, I’m recommending you to:

  • Read this first
  • Wipe everything
  • Re-install (keeping a log of the changes you’re making and please make as little changes as possible: just install the applications you need, no themes, no gadgets, no drivers without asking a question first, …)
  • At the next freeze/hang:
    • REISUB

    • Post the notes of the changes you made

    • post the output of:

      journalctl --system --boot=-1 --priority=3 | tail --lines=35
      

:sob:

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ok will do thank you !

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Oof no luck :cry:. I did a complete reinstall that is re-downloaded the iso checked shasum and all that to ensure it did not get corrupted used usbimager to flash the image,booted into the system via the live usb( selected the mode with proprietary drivers) and then selected the option to erase partition with swap(no hibernate).

The only changes that I did was to enable the sysrq key and updated the grub as it was told in the guide for REISUB. Did a shutdown(it still took a long time to shutdown, but did not see the failed journal service this time around(but some 2 lines flashed way too fast and then it shutdown so not 100% sure ig?).

Then I started it up again and opened the system monitor and saw that the CPU was again fluctuating and was at 40%(and kept jumping to 30 to 56+) even though there was literally nothing running. So I clicked on the processes tab and there it froze again. Just wanted to describe the entire process so sorry for the wall of text. The next part is probably where the issue lies.

When I execute the journalctl command that you have mentioned, it says Data from the specified boot (-1) is not available: No such boot ID in journal.
So again, is the FS damaged somehow? What should I be doing next? Thanks a lot for your help!

Edit: yes I got the failed journal service when I restarted now.(takes a long time after the msg but reboots eventually) So I where exactly is this going wrong and how is the FS getting corrupted ? Am I making a mistake in flashing the image ?

Please provide:

journalctl --system --boot=-1 --priority=1 | tail --lines=25

Please provide the output to:

ps aux | head --lines=10

:thinking:

Again the journalctl line gives the same output as before: Data from the specified boot (-1) is not available: No such boot ID in journal.
Output for the 2nd command:

USER         PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root           1  0.0  0.1 106032 10948 ?        Ss   19:12   0:01 /sbin/init
root           2  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    19:12   0:00 [kthreadd]
root           3  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        I<   19:12   0:00 [rcu_gp]
root           4  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        I<   19:12   0:00 [rcu_par_gp]
root           8  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        I<   19:12   0:00 [mm_percpu_wq]
root           9  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    19:12   0:00 [rcu_tasks_kthre]
root          10  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    19:12   0:00 [rcu_tasks_rude_]
root          11  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    19:12   0:00 [rcu_tasks_trace]
root          12  0.2  0.0      0     0 ?        S    19:12   0:06 [ksoftirqd/0]

This is weird: Processor usage is 0, so please:

  • Reboot

  • Perform the journalctl again.

  • Additionally, provide the output to:

    systemd-analyze blame
    smartctl --all /dev/sda
    smartctl --all /dev/sdb
    

:thinking:

Journalctl outputs(not sure which one you meant so I just put both)

1.journalctl --system --boot=-1 --priority=1 | tail --lines=25

-- Journal begins at Thu 2021-07-08 20:08:01 IST, ends at Thu 2021-07-08 21:02:46 IST. --
-- No entries --

2.journalctl --system --boot=-1 --priority=3 | tail --lines=35

-- Journal begins at Thu 2021-07-08 20:08:01 IST, ends at Thu 2021-07-08 21:02:35 IST. --
Jul 08 20:47:59 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP07.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 08 20:47:59 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP09.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 08 20:47:59 KDE kernel: platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1: [mem 0xfed40000-0xfed40fff]
Jul 08 20:47:59 KDE kernel: acpi MSFT0101:00: platform device creation failed: -16
Jul 08 20:48:00 KDE kernel: 

The rest of the outputs:
1.systemd-analyze blame

1.264s lvm2-monitor.service
1.083s tlp.service
1.012s systemd-modules-load.service
 987ms apparmor.service
 790ms dev-sda2.device
 465ms snapd.service
 422ms systemd-random-seed.service
 212ms polkit.service
 196ms upower.service
 190ms user@1000.service
 140ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
 130ms ModemManager.service
 119ms systemd-udevd.service
 110ms udisks2.service
  82ms avahi-daemon.service
  81ms cups.service
  75ms NetworkManager.service
  72ms systemd-journal-flush.service
  61ms systemd-logind.service
  42ms dev-disk-by\x2duuid-593f618e\x2d2930\x2d40f3\x2db143\x2deafff8881723.swap
  42ms bluetooth.service
  40ms boot-efi.mount
  38ms systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-4969\x2d0134.service
  34ms systemd-rfkill.service
  26ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
  25ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
  24ms modprobe@fuse.service
  23ms user-runtime-dir@1000.service
  23ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
  22ms systemd-binfmt.service
  22ms snapd.apparmor.service
  22ms dev-hugepages.mount
  21ms rtkit-daemon.service
  21ms dev-mqueue.mount
  20ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
  20ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount
  18ms kmod-static-nodes.service
  16ms modprobe@configfs.service
  16ms modprobe@drm.service
  14ms linux-module-cleanup.service
  12ms wpa_supplicant.service
   9ms systemd-sysctl.service
   9ms systemd-remount-fs.service
   8ms systemd-update-utmp.service
   8ms sys-kernel-config.mount
   7ms systemd-user-sessions.service
   6ms alsa-restore.service
   3ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount
   2ms tmp.mount
   2ms snapd.socket
   2ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount

2.smartctl --all /dev/sda

smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-5.10.42-1-MANJARO] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Crucial/Micron Client SSDs
Device Model:     CT250MX500SSD1
Serial Number:    21102D9A1237
LU WWN Device Id: 5 00a075 12d9a1237
Firmware Version: M3CR023
User Capacity:    250,059,350,016 bytes [250 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    Solid State Device
Form Factor:      2.5 inches
TRIM Command:     Available
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 5
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.3, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    Thu Jul  8 21:21:22 2021 IST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82) Offline data collection activity
                                        was completed without error.
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0) The previous self-test routine completed
                                        without error or no self-test has ever 
                                        been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:                (    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:                    (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                                        Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                                        command.
                                        Offline surface scan supported.
                                        Self-test supported.
                                        Conveyance Self-test supported.
                                        Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode.
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.
                                        General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:        (  30) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities:              (0x0031) SCT Status supported.
                                        SCT Feature Control supported.
                                        SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  5 Reallocate_NAND_Blk_Cnt 0x0032   100   100   010    Old_age   Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       145
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       101
171 Program_Fail_Count      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
172 Erase_Fail_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
173 Ave_Block-Erase_Count   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       11
174 Unexpect_Power_Loss_Ct  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
180 Unused_Reserve_NAND_Blk 0x0033   000   000   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       32
183 SATA_Interfac_Downshift 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
184 Error_Correction_Count  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   071   047   000    Old_age   Always       -       29 (Min/Max 0/53)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_ECC_Cnt 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
202 Percent_Lifetime_Remain 0x0030   100   100   001    Old_age   Offline      -       0
206 Write_Error_Rate        0x000e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
210 Success_RAIN_Recov_Cnt  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
246 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1694427519
247 Host_Program_Page_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       28501247
248 FTL_Program_Page_Count  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       15913198

SMART Error Log Version: 1
Warning: ATA error count 0 inconsistent with error log pointer 1

ATA Error Count: 0
        CR = Command Register [HEX]
        FR = Features Register [HEX]
        SC = Sector Count Register [HEX]
        SN = Sector Number Register [HEX]
        CL = Cylinder Low Register [HEX]
        CH = Cylinder High Register [HEX]
        DH = Device/Head Register [HEX]
        DC = Device Command Register [HEX]
        ER = Error register [HEX]
        ST = Status register [HEX]
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It "wraps" after 49.710 days.

Error 0 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 0 hours (0 days + 0 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was in an unknown state.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  00 ec 00 00 00 00 00

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  ec 00 00 00 00 00 00 00      00:00:00.000  IDENTIFY DEVICE
  ec 00 00 00 00 00 00 00      00:00:00.000  IDENTIFY DEVICE
  ec 00 00 00 00 00 00 00      00:00:00.000  IDENTIFY DEVICE
  ec 00 00 00 00 00 00 00      00:00:00.000  IDENTIFY DEVICE
  c8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00      00:00:00.000  READ DMA

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        75         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
  1. smartctl --all /dev/sdb
smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-5.10.42-1-MANJARO] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Toshiba 2.5" HDD MQ01ABD...
Device Model:     TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100
Serial Number:    85I1S5C7S
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000039 675604ce5
Firmware Version: AX1P2C
User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate:    5400 rpm
Form Factor:      2.5 inches
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS (minor revision not indicated)
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    Thu Jul  8 21:23:04 2021 IST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
See vendor-specific Attribute list for marginal Attributes.

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x05) Offline data collection activity
                                        was aborted by an interrupting command from host.
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0) The previous self-test routine completed
                                        without error or no self-test has ever 
                                        been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:                (  120) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:                    (0x51) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                                        No Auto Offline data collection support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                                        command.
                                        No Offline surface scan supported.
                                        Self-test supported.
                                        No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                                        Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode.
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.
                                        General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:        ( 200) minutes.
SCT capabilities:              (0x003d) SCT Status supported.
                                        SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
                                        SCT Feature Control supported.
                                        SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   050    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  2 Throughput_Performance  0x0027   100   100   050    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0023   100   100   002    Pre-fail  Always       -       1744
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       53831
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002f   100   100   050    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  8 Seek_Time_Performance   0x0025   100   100   050    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   059   059   000    Old_age   Always       -       16604
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0033   253   100   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       7458
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   001    Old_age   Always       -       1
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0033   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
185 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   001    Old_age   Always       -       65535
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   093   093   000    Old_age   Always       -       7
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       63
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   001    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   070   037   040    Old_age   Always   In_the_past 30 (0 107 31 30 0)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       5484
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0022   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       28508595
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   089   089   000    Old_age   Always       -       112372
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   070   037   040    Old_age   Always   In_the_past 30 (0 107 31 30 0)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
ATA Error Count: 12 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
        CR = Command Register [HEX]
        FR = Features Register [HEX]
        SC = Sector Count Register [HEX]
        SN = Sector Number Register [HEX]
        CL = Cylinder Low Register [HEX]
        CH = Cylinder High Register [HEX]
        DH = Device/Head Register [HEX]
        DC = Device Command Register [HEX]
        ER = Error register [HEX]
        ST = Status register [HEX]
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It "wraps" after 49.710 days.

Error 12 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 13073 hours (544 days + 17 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 41 a8 f8 f4 ff 40  Error: WP at LBA = 0x00fff4f8 = 16774392

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  61 00 e0 50 a3 c4 40 00      05:47:34.986  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 d8 50 a2 c4 40 00      05:47:34.986  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 d0 50 a1 c4 40 00      05:47:34.985  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 c8 50 a0 c4 40 00      05:47:34.984  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 c0 50 9f c4 40 00      05:47:34.983  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED

Error 11 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 13073 hours (544 days + 17 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 41 58 f8 f4 ff 40  Error: WP at LBA = 0x00fff4f8 = 16774392

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  61 00 98 50 9b c4 40 00      05:47:31.467  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 90 50 9a c4 40 00      05:47:31.467  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 88 50 99 c4 40 00      05:47:31.467  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 80 50 98 c4 40 00      05:47:31.467  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 78 50 97 c4 40 00      05:47:31.467  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED

Error 10 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 13073 hours (544 days + 17 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 41 e8 f8 f4 ff 40  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x00fff4f8 = 16774392

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 08 e8 f8 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:27.068  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  61 18 e0 38 8c c4 40 00      05:47:27.068  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 d8 38 8b c4 40 00      05:47:27.068  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 d0 38 8a c4 40 00      05:47:27.067  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  61 00 c8 38 89 c4 40 00      05:47:27.067  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED

Error 9 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 13073 hours (544 days + 17 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 41 98 f8 f4 ff 40  Error: WP at LBA = 0x00fff4f8 = 16774392

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  61 e8 a0 90 58 35 40 00      05:47:26.927  WRITE FPDMA QUEUED
  60 80 98 f8 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:23.192  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 08 90 f0 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:23.191  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 08 88 e8 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:23.191  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 08 80 e0 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:23.190  READ FPDMA QUEUED

Error 8 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 13073 hours (544 days + 17 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 41 30 f8 f4 ff 40  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x00fff4f8 = 16774392

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  60 08 40 c0 7d e1 40 00      05:47:19.321  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 b0 38 f8 f5 ff 40 00      05:47:19.314  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 00 30 f8 f4 ff 40 00      05:47:19.314  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 00 28 f8 f3 ff 40 00      05:47:19.314  READ FPDMA QUEUED
  60 10 20 b0 14 e0 40 00      05:47:19.314  READ FPDMA QUEUED

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%      1259         -
# 2  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       243         -
# 3  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       218         -
# 4  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       210         -
# 5  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       192         -
# 6  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       173         -
# 7  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       163         -
# 8  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       152         -
# 9  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       136         -
#10  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       127         -
#11  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       118         -
#12  Short offline       Interrupted (host reset)      60%        50         -
#13  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        45         -
#14  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        39         -
#15  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        34         -
#16  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        27         -
#17  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        19         -
#18  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        14         -
#19  Short offline       Completed without error       00%        10         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

Just very weird , I just tried running the Journalctl commands again, and now they just say the same as before data from specified boot(-1) is not available. Is it to be expected? Oh and is my HDD causing issues? I did not format it also before installation, just the SSD.

Is there a firmware update for your machine? If yes, do that first.

:thinking:

Uhh this is probably off topic here(will delete if necessary) , but I am not sure how to proceed.I just typed by laptop’s model number to go to HP’s official site and saw that there was a newer version of bios(2019) but it’s an exe file (ofc). Will take a while to figure out how to get the update done on linux, if you have any ideas do let me know! And thank you for all your help! Will get back after I can install the update

You can use a WindowsPE disk to update your BIOS. For instance, Hirens. or Sergei Strelec’s.

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Okay, finally got it done. I did not want to risk it so I decided to waste some more time, I reinstalled windows did the bios update and then put back Manjaro. On the first boot, everything went fine, no long reboot times no freezes and was actually able to view the processes section without it hanging and was happy! So I shut it down and after a while opened it again for it to hang again and realizing that I forgot to set REISUB :sob:.So here I am back to square one.
The journalctl commands give the same bug as before.

-- Journal begins at Fri 2021-07-09 19:59:54 IST, ends at Fri 2021-07-09 20:13:44 IST. --
Jul 09 20:01:55 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP07.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 09 20:01:55 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP09.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 09 20:01:55 KDE kernel: platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1: [mem 0xfed40000-0xfed40fff]
Jul 09 20:01:55 KDE kernel: acpi MSFT0101:00: platform device creation failed: -16
Jul 09 20:01:56 KDE kernel:

So now how do I proceed? Thank you!

Weird… What’s the output of inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width | head --lines=15 ?

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Oh I am so sorry man! Had to go back to windows and get some work done(it’s been 3days since I did anything other than this lol, I thought this would be way simpler and would take a lot less time oh boy was I wrong ).I will try doing the entire process again in about 10 days when vacations start! Thank you so much for all your help and sorry for kinda wasting your time! Will be back though for sure! Please close the thread if necessary will make a new one if needed thanks!

Just continue the thread here in 10 days…

:+1:

Hi @Fabby ! I am back again yet with another fresh install and of course still have the same issue. Maybe I am repeating this way too many times but here I go.

After the install I enabled REISUB and then rebooted (restarted) and everything was working perfectly no high cpu usages and freezing , no issues at all. This was the output of the journalctl command at that time

  1. journalctl --system --boot=-1 --priority=3 | tail --lines=35
output
-- Journal begins at Mon 2021-07-19 01:39:15 IST, ends at Mon 2021-07-19 01:48:17 IST. --
Jul 19 01:39:15 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP07.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 19 01:39:15 KDE kernel: ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0.RP09.PXSX._DSW: Insufficient arguments - ASL declared 1, ACPI requires 3 (20200925/nsarguments-154)
Jul 19 01:39:15 KDE kernel: platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1: [mem 0xfed40000-0xfed40fff]
Jul 19 01:39:15 KDE kernel: acpi MSFT0101:00: platform device creation failed: -16
Jul 19 01:39:16 KDE kernel: 
Jul 19 01:39:21 KDE kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x0c05 tx timeout
Jul 19 01:39:23 KDE kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x0c16 tx timeout
Jul 19 01:40:26 KDE kernel: debugfs: File 'force_bredr_smp' in directory 'hci0' already present!
Jul 19 01:41:50 KDE wpa_supplicant[857]: bgscan simple: Failed to enable signal strength monitoring
Jul 19 01:43:56 KDE kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!

Then I shutdown the laptop, set it aside for a couple minutes and then started it up again and bam high cpu usage and freezes when I check the processes section of the system monitor. :sob: So I checked the running processes using top command in the terminal and see this process systemd-journal using 95% plus CPU at all times. Have done a reboot(as the jounalctl command said no such boot id yada yada) and it took quite sometime and displayed the failed to start journal service message and then rebooted. The journactl command says no entries now.

Do I have a system that simply can’t run linux lol. Anyways thanks for your help!
EDIT:Including the next two commands you asked for.
> ps aux --sort=-pcpu | head --lines=10

USER         PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root         232 93.0  4.0 538768 321148 ?       Rs   03:07   1:33 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-journald
raswanth    1383 37.1  4.0 3963520 324128 ?      Sl   03:08   0:28 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
raswanth    1478 28.4  3.7 2832944 296064 ?      Sl   03:08   0:21 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 1 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 1 -prefMapSize 235909 -parentBuildID 20210531160138 -appdir /usr/lib/firefox/browser 1383 true tab
root          86 25.1  0.0      0     0 ?        R    03:07   0:25 [irq/124-aerdrv]
raswanth    1103 10.3  3.5 3469380 287236 ?      Sl   03:08   0:08 /usr/bin/plasmashell
root         504  8.3  1.6 7330500 132832 tty1   Ssl+ 03:08   0:08 /usr/lib/Xorg -nolisten tcp -background none -seat seat0 vt1 -auth /var/run/sddm/{8e353fb4-921e-4ab7-a2df-6e8fd8f06f49} -noreset -displayfd 17
raswanth    1068  7.7  1.7 3948344 140488 ?      Sl   03:08   0:06 /usr/bin/kwin_x11
root         390  2.8  0.2 333584 20168 ?        Ssl  03:08   0:02 /usr/bin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
raswanth    1598  2.3  1.6 2486724 135332 ?      Sl   03:08   0:01 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 3 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 5857 -prefMapSize 235909 -parentBuildID 20210531160138 -appdir /usr/lib/firefox/browser 1383 true tab

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=6159d630-b70e-43cb-ad68-f67d26699979 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=6c7327cb-91d7-4c62-81a6-a11c806d2070 
  udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Notebook 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 80A4 v: 91.1E serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.91 
  date: 08/20/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 23.8 Wh (58.6%) condition: 40.6/40.6 Wh (100.0%) 
  volts: 14.5 min: 14.6 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion 
  serial: N/A status: Discharging 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter> 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.62 GiB used: 1.67 GiB (21.9%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: E2 cache: 
  L2: 4 MiB bogomips: 20810 
  Speed: 2601 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2601 2: 2606 
  3: 2600 4: 2606 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art 
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est 
  f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window 
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm 
  mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat 
  pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts 
  rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 
  sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt 
  xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  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 mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: nvidia v: 465.31 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10de:1347 class-ID: 0302 
  Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Truevision HD type: USB 
  driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 05c8:0379 class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,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: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 394mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 
  class-ID: 0200 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b006 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running 
  rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Permissions: Unable to run lvs. Root privileges required. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 12.12 GiB (1.0%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 023 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 2C scheme: MBR 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 223.79 GiB size: 219.22 GiB (97.96%) 
  used: 12.12 GiB (5.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 6159d630-b70e-43cb-ad68-f67d26699979 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: NO_LABEL 
  uuid: 9434-E577 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 label: N/A 
  uuid: 6c7327cb-91d7-4c62-81a6-a11c806d2070 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 488.28 GiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: D0B0D569B0D55696 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 443.23 GiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: New Volume uuid: A202DB9D02DB752F 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 1-3:3 
  info: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Truevision HD type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 05c8:0379 class-ID: 0e02 
  Device-3: 1-7:4 info: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:b006 
  class-ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 200 Uptime: 3m wakeups: 3 Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1175 lib: 319 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash 
  v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04 
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Can you provide the output to

ps aux --sort=-pcpu | head --lines=10

into your post above (so I have all info together)

Also provide a full inxi:

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

instead of the abbreviated one.

Finally :heart: this one so I know you’ve done what I asked…

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I still don’t know what’s causing this issue, so let’s start by disabling things:

  • Disable any hardware in your UEFI settings that is not critical to you.

  • Disable Bluetooth

  • Disable wireless networking and hook up a LAN cable

  • As you seem to still be running an old nVidia driver, execute:

    sudo systemctl stop systemd-journald # to free up CPU while the upgrade is running
    pamac upgrade
    sudo reboot
    

Then please feed back…

:crossed_fingers:

@Fabby Hi! What exactly do you mean by disable non-crucial hardware from the UEFI settings? I did everything other than that Unfortunately , the problem still exists. Not sure if this adds anything but I saw that the system journal file in the /var/log/journal just keeps fluctuating in size constantly , it cycles from 16MB to 128MB and also many changes are also being made as there are ton of system.journal files(sytem@randomeletters.journal files). So what’s next? Any more ideas left? Thanks for all your help!

EDIT
Phew okay so after a bit of googling found out a thread where people suggested to add pci=nomsi to the grub so that the system does not continuously keep logging errors and keep using large amounts of CPU. I have just added it temporarily for now and systemd-journal no longer shows up in the CPU usage list! Also , have not faced any freezing until now. I do see some fluctuation in the CPU usage like firefox and plasma-systemmo processes[6% to 50%] but I guess that’s a separate issue.
So just wanted to confirm with you if it’s okay to add the pci=nomsi and maybe pci=noaer too(saw this too was mentioned and journalctl still logs some pcie errors) to the GRUB? Thanks a lot! Also, the journal folder is around 3.9 GB in size so is this normal?

  • If you have a parallel port but no parallel printer, disable the parallel port
  • If you have an internal low-res webcam but use an external high-res one, disable the internal one.
  • etc

If that solves the issue for you, keep it that way!

:clap:

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