Since a few weeks my desktop computer started to have infinite loop when I am on the POST screen (This is a black screen where Manjaro is written at the bottom, 3 dots on top and the logo of my motherboard, a gigabyte Aorus) (I wanted to show you a photo that I took but the forum won’t let me upload it).
I suspect that this bug appeared after I used the suspend functionality too much, I think I know that this option in Linux desktop can cause bugs.
A temporary solution that I found:
I tried every kernel (the normal and its fallback initramfs version) on the boot menu of manjaro. After a couple of restarts and different kernels selection it boots normally. But the day after I keep being in the same issue. It doesn’t matter if the kernel is in a fallback version or not, after a certain number of tries it boots properly.
What I tried to solve the problem:
After booting up successfully with a kernel that does not bug, I tried in the terminal:
$ sudo mkinitcpio -P $ sudo update-grub $ sudo grub-install --efi-directory=/boot/efi
It does not solve the problem.
When an infinite loop appears before a successfull boot I get this journal errors:
$ journalctl -p3 -b-1
-- Journal begins at Wed 2021-01-20 10:01:00 CET, ends at Sat 2021-06-05 12:24:10 CEST. -- Jun 05 12:20:40 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:40 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:40 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:40 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:40 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro kernel: kvm: disabled by bios Jun 05 12:20:41 manjaro gnome-session-binary: Unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop Jun 05 12:21:00 manjaro systemd: Failed to start Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen. Jun 05 12:22:15 manjaro kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
Technical infos of my hardware and software:
$ inxi -F
System: Host: manjaro Kernel: 5.12.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Mobo: Gigabyte model: B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI-CF v: x.x serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F51 date: 07/29/2020 CPU: Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache: L2: 4 MiB Speed: 3593 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3593 2: 2195 3: 2111 4: 2053 5: 2196 6: 2195 7: 2193 8: 2197 9: 2125 10: 2051 11: 2195 12: 2196 13: 2195 14: 2195 15: 3589 16: 2053 Graphics: Device-1: AMD Navi 14 [Radeon RX 5500/5500M / Pro 5500M] driver: amdgpu v: kernel Display: wayland server: X . org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: amdgpu note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 5500 XT (NAVI14 DRM 3.40.0 5.12.2-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.1.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.3 Audio: Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-3: Razer USA Kraken Tournament Edition type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.2-1-MANJARO running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi IF: wlp7s0 state: down mac: 1e:68:f0:12:e6:71 Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 18:c0:4d:2d:6e:d9 IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends Drives: Local Storage: total: 912.89 GiB used: 363.78 GiB (39.8%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP510 size: 447.13 GiB ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 404.85 GiB used: 363.78 GiB (89.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 468 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.51 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/dm-1 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: 0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 36.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0 Info: Processes: 401 Uptime: 1m Memory: 31.37 GiB used: 1.63 GiB (5.2%) Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.04
I have Manjaro on an Nvme and Windows 10 on an SSD. When I boot on windows 10 there is no problems.
I could reinstall Manjaro but I want to understand and fix the problem first if possible.
Thanks for your attention.