Issues enabling "smooth boot" -Testing

Systemctl shows no failed services or daemons. Startx goes to a black screen, then just throws back to tty3. The pacman log shows the installed history but nothing seems wrong there.

Switching to free drivers solved my issue (sudo mhwd -a pci free 0300 && sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia)
(no gaming today. :confused: )

I assume you used the nvidia drivers. Currently try to fix this. Only DE XFCE was not affected, as there no OpenGL effects were used :wink:

Fixed by [Testing Update] 2018-09-30 - Kernels, Nvidia, Wine, Pamac-Dev, Python, Haskell

I tried it as well. I updated my system, rebooted, installed grub-quiet, ran the command to reinstall grub. It returned that install was successfull and no errors have been reported. Then I rebooted and I get only a grub cli.

Update: I am now using a live CD. I installed mhwd-chroot, but when I run the command, it tells me that no linux system has been found. Will now try to mount in manually.
Update2: I followed this article in the Wiki, but with no success. When trying to update grup, I get the following error message: EFI variables are not supported on this system. I followed the Wiki further but could not solve the issue by installing efibootmgr and dosfstools and trying steps 4 and 5 again.

At this point any help would be aprreciated.

Boot install media in same mode (uefi or bios-legacy) as your installed OS.
But I think this method will be easier and surer.

Read the first post completely, if additional steps need to be done, do them.

Thank you for your quick reply. While waiting for help, I was playing around, re-installed grub-common and was finally able to update-grub and now writing from my system again! :grin:

Will give the smooth boot another try, but not today. :wink:

Thank you anyway for your support.

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When booting up my system, everything works as advertised. But when rebooting, I get the following onscreen while shutting down (the background only shows for less then a second):

journalctl -b -1

okt 01 00:51:09 lwlaptop sddm[720]: Signal received: SIGTERM
okt 01 00:51:09 lwlaptop systemd[1591]: at-spi-dbus-bus.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
okt 01 00:51:09 lwlaptop sddm[720]: QProcess: Destroyed while process ("/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper") is still running.
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: scheduling while atomic: systemd/1/0x00000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Modules linked in:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_rapl
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  x86_pkg_temp_thermal
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_powerclamp
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  coretemp
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  kvm_intel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  uvcvideo
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  kvm
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  videobuf2_vmalloc
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  videobuf2_memops
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  videobuf2_v4l2
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  videobuf2_common
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ath3k
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  btusb
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  videodev
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  irqbypass
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  btrtl
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  media
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  btbcm
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  btintel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  bluetooth
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  msr
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  wmi_bmof
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  acer_wmi
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crct10dif_pclmul
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ecdh_generic
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crc32_pclmul
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ghash_clmulni_intel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ofpart
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  sparse_keymap
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  cmdlinepart
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  pcbc
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_spi_platform
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_spi
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  spi_nor
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  aesni_intel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mtd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  aes_x86_64
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crypto_simd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  joydev
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  cryptd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  glue_helper
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  iTCO_wdt
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  iTCO_vendor_support
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mousedev
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_codec_hdmi
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  hid_multitouch
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_cstate
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  i915
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_codec_realtek
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_uncore
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_rapl_perf
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_codec_generic
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  arc4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  i2c_algo_bit
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_intel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  r8168(O)
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ath9k
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  drm_kms_helper
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  pcspkr
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ath9k_common
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ath9k_hw
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ath
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  drm
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_gtt
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  agpgart
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  syscopyarea
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  sysfillrect
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  sysimgblt
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  input_leds
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mac80211
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fb_sys_fops
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_codec
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_core
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hwdep
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_pcm
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  wmi
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  cfg80211
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_timer
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  soundcore
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  rfkill
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  led_class
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mei_me
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  battery
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mei
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  lpc_ich
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  i2c_i801
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  gpio_lynxpoint
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  i2c_hid
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  evdev
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mac_hid
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ac
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ip6t_REJECT
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_reject_ipv6
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_log_ipv6
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  pcc_cpufreq
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_hl
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ip6t_rt
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack_ipv6
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_defrag_ipv6
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ipt_REJECT
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_reject_ipv4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_log_ipv4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_log_common
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_LOG
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_multiport
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_limit
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_tcpudp
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_addrtype
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack_ipv4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_defrag_ipv4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xt_conntrack
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ip6table_filter
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ip6_tables
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack_broadcast
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_nat_ftp
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_nat
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack_ftp
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  nf_conntrack
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  libcrc32c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  iptable_filter
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crypto_user
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ip_tables
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  x_tables
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ext4
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crc32c_generic
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crc16
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  mbcache
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  jbd2
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fscrypto
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  hid_generic
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  usbhid
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  hid
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  sr_mod
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  cdrom
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  sd_mod
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  serio_raw
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  atkbd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  libps2
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ahci
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  libahci
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ehci_pci
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xhci_pci
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ehci_hcd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  libata
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  xhci_hcd
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  crc32c_intel
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  scsi_mod
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  usbcore
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  usb_common
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  i8042
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  serio
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Preemption disabled at:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: [<ffffffffad0e12a0>] vprintk_emit+0xc0/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G           O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  dump_stack+0x5c/0x80
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? vprintk_emit+0xc0/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __schedule_bug.cold.14+0x82/0x9b
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __schedule+0x6fd/0x8b0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  schedule+0x32/0x90
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  schedule_timeout+0x1d1/0x4a0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? collect_expired_timers+0xa0/0xa0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  wait_for_common+0x15f/0x190
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? wake_up_q+0x70/0x70
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done+0x6b/0x90 [drm_kms_helper]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_atomic_commit_tail+0x339/0xcf0 [i915]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? _raw_spin_unlock+0x16/0x30
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? intel_atomic_commit_ready+0x48/0x54 [i915]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_atomic_commit+0x2a9/0x2e0 [i915]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  restore_fbdev_mode_atomic+0x1a8/0x210 [drm_kms_helper]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  drm_fb_helper_restore_fbdev_mode_unlocked+0x45/0x90 [drm_kms_helper]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  drm_fb_helper_set_par+0x29/0x50 [drm_kms_helper]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  intel_fbdev_set_par+0x16/0x60 [i915]
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? set_blitting_type+0x59/0x70
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fbcon_init+0x488/0x600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  visual_init+0xd5/0x130
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_bind_con_driver+0x1d9/0x2b0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_take_over_console+0x120/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_fbcon_takeover+0x6a/0xc0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fbcon_output_notifier.cold.28+0x5/0x23
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  notifier_call_chain+0x47/0x70
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0x35b/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: systemd/1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: caller is vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G        W  O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  dump_stack+0x5c/0x80
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  check_preemption_disabled.cold.0+0x46/0x51
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_bind_con_driver.cold.16+0x45/0x10f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_take_over_console+0x120/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_fbcon_takeover+0x6a/0xc0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fbcon_output_notifier.cold.28+0x5/0x23
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  notifier_call_chain+0x47/0x70
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0x35b/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: systemd/1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: caller is vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G        W  O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  dump_stack+0x5c/0x80
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  check_preemption_disabled.cold.0+0x46/0x51
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_bind_con_driver.cold.16+0xbf/0x10f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_take_over_console+0x120/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_fbcon_takeover+0x6a/0xc0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  fbcon_output_notifier.cold.28+0x5/0x23
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  notifier_call_chain+0x47/0x70
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0x35b/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: to colour frame buffer device 200x56
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: systemd/1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: caller is vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G        W  O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  dump_stack+0x5c/0x80
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  check_preemption_disabled.cold.0+0x46/0x51
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __warn_printk+0x46/0x87
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? fbcon_cursor+0x5c/0x1b0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  preempt_count_sub+0x5a/0x90
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  _raw_spin_unlock+0x16/0x30
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0xf3/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: systemd/1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: caller is vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G        W  O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  dump_stack+0x5c/0x80
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  check_preemption_disabled.cold.0+0x46/0x51
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_func+0x51/0xad
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __warn_printk+0x6b/0x87
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  ? fbcon_cursor+0x5c/0x1b0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  preempt_count_sub+0x5a/0x90
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  _raw_spin_unlock+0x16/0x30
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0xf3/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(val > preempt_count())
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1 at kernel/sched/core.c:3246 preempt_count_sub+0x5a/0x90
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Modules linked in: intel_rapl x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_powerclamp coretemp kvm_intel uvcvideo kvm videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops videobuf2_v4l2 videobuf2_common ath3k btusb videodev irqby>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  snd_hda_codec snd_hda_core snd_hwdep snd_pcm wmi cfg80211 snd_timer snd soundcore rfkill led_class mei_me battery mei lpc_ich i2c_i801 gpio_lynxpoint i2c_hid evdev mac_hid ac ip6t_REJECT nf_re>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  usb_common i8042 serio
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Tainted: G        W  O      4.18.11-1-MANJARO #1
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Hardware name: Acer Aspire E5-771/EA70_HB, BIOS V1.05 05/13/2014
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0010:preempt_count_sub+0x5a/0x90
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: f0 f6 52 c3 e8 a7 9c 30 00 85 c0 74 f6 8b 15 15 52 5c 01 85 d2 75 ec 48 c7 c6 7e cd e7 ad 48 c7 c7 4b 7d e6 ad e8 90 6e fd ff <0f> 0b c3 84 d2 75 c9 e8 7a 9c 30 00 85 c0 74 c9 8b 05 e8 51>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 0018:ffffb1348066fd20 EFLAGS: 00010282
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff981fda811000 RCX: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000080000000 RSI: 00000000000000f6 RDI: 00000000ffffffff
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 000000000000000a R08: ffffffffade7cd7d R09: 0000000052183282
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: ffff981fdf21a660 R11: ffff981fdf218c2f R12: ffffffffae616f5b
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 00000000ae616f01 R15: ffffffffae675890
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: FS:  00007fec25e7f480(0000) GS:ffff981fdf200000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: CR2: 00007f0a0e4b8ed0 CR3: 0000000157f0e006 CR4: 00000000001606f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Call Trace:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  _raw_spin_unlock+0x16/0x30
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vt_console_print+0xf3/0x400
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  console_unlock.part.5+0x31a/0x4c0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  vprintk_emit+0x16e/0x1f0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  printk+0x58/0x6f
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  watchdog_release.cold.4+0xf/0x1c
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  __fput+0x9d/0x1e0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  task_work_run+0x90/0xb0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  exit_to_usermode_loop+0xce/0xe0
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  do_syscall_64+0x151/0x180
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel:  entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RIP: 0033:0x7fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Code: 12 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 48 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 3b c3 66 90 53 89 fb 48 83 ec 10 e8 c4 fb ff ff 89 df 89 c2 b8 03 00 00 00 0f 05 <48> 3d 00 f0 ff ff 77 2b 89 d7 89 44 24 0c e8 06 fc ff ff 8b>
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RSP: 002b:00007ffd4c531240 EFLAGS: 00000293 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000004 RCX: 00007fec28f8a217
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000004
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: RBP: 00007fec25e7f400 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007ffd4c52f600
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000293 R12: 0000000000000002
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: R13: 00007ffd4c5313b0 R14: 00007ffd4c531330 R15: 0000000000000000
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: ---[ end trace fb363406b3bbfeef ]---

These stand out in red:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: scheduling while atomic: systemd/1/0x00000003
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: Preemption disabled at:
okt 01 00:51:10 lwlaptop kernel: BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: systemd/1
(the last one several times in the journal)

I should mention that I use a CUSTOM installed system with architect, maybe I don’t have “something” installed/configured.

System info

~ >>> inxi -Fxxxz                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
System:    Host: lwlaptop Kernel: 4.18.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.5 tk: Qt 5.11.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-771 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Acer model: EA70_HB v: Type2 - A01 Board Version serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.05 
           date: 05/13/2014 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 32.3 Wh condition: 32.3/48.9 Wh (66%) volts: 16.4/15.2 model: AC14B8K 
           type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-4030U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 15204 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/1900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 803 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0a16 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           compositor: kwin_x11 tty: N/A 
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0a0c 
           Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9c20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.11-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8168 v: 8.045.08-NAPI 
           port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel 
           bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0036 
           IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 36.58 GiB (7.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142 size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
           rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 44.04 GiB used: 9.31 GiB (21.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: /home size: 48.96 GiB used: 1.99 GiB (4.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.50 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 221 Uptime: 34m Memory: 3.78 GiB used: 738.9 MiB (19.1%) Init: systemd v: 239 Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: zsh v: 5.6.2 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.24

EDIT: switching to kernel 4.19 seems to have fixed it.

I have radeon.modeset=1 in my command string, so if I add vga=current won’t the two conflict? one or other should suffice as it seems to work okay with modesetting.

EDIT - nevermind, found the answer on the arch wiki. it states to remove any vga= entries if using modesetting. So it really is use one or other here.

  • Any vga= options in your bootloader as these will conflict with the native resolution enabled by KMS.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_mode_setting

I’m having the same issue :frowning: … well let’s see how i can fix it :frowning: .

sigh how can i fix my grub problem if no live-UBS stick installation will boot into KDE? Manjaro 18 beta 7 will result in grub rescue screen and Manjaro 17.1.12 boot will not boot KDE and get stuck during boot :(.

EDIT:
Well ok i could boot the live-Version using Manjaro 18 beta 6 … strangely i could not mhwd-chroot … the command would result in “no linux system found!” :frowning: … so i reinstalled Manjaro from scratch using manual partioning and resuing the old partitions. So the system is reset, user files in my home directory are gone (as i did not have a seperate partition for that), but at least steam installations are still avaliable :wink: .

Have you seen the link in post # 14 above?

Do you mean this link? Using livecd v17.0.1 as grub to boot OS with broken bootloader

Tried it but search.file would result with “Could not find /etc/manjaro-release”

Never the less i solved it by reinstalling Manjaro. It is not my main computer so nothing critical is stored on it.

That means the basic installation is not done.

Okay, now try the search.file command. Use any grub prompt, not necessary from the install media grub. If it is not there, you have a typo.

Hello all, so after performing the stable update 2018-10-8 yesterday (which worked btw) I tried to activate smooth boot.

I followed the description that philm posted. After the first reboot I borked the system and went into grub rescue. Big thanks to user @gohlip for his rescue thread which I used to save my beacon. Now the system works properly again… with the standard boot. I still want to give smooth boot a shot so I am asking for assistance.

Going to comment the process philm posted and describe my theories.

  • install linux418 or linux419 ____I already had 4.18 installed
  • install grub-quiet ____this I have done with pacman via terminal, in the process I was asked to remove grub due to conflicts with grub-quit which I did
  • reinstall grub to MBR (Attention: use the correct cmd for your system!)
    • EFI: sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck ____I used this command because I have efi installed
    • BIOS: sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sd[X] (change [X] for your device letter. Check via lsblk -f )
  • reboot to see if all is still booting fine ___After doing this I went straight to grub rescue
  • check that you have loglevel=3 vga=current rd.systemd.show_status=auto rd.udev.log-priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 in /etc/default/grub under GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT or GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX
  • sed -i -e 's|fsck||g' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
  • sudo mkinitcpio -P
  • sudo update-grub
  • reboot your system

So I have a few theories what might have caused issues:

  • I once set the grub resolution to hd in the /etc grub file because it was blurry
  • I once set the “show grub during startup” time to 0 because I wanted the system to immediately boot without the choose “Advanced options” …
    Those 2 changes worked so far without issues.

I think that perhaps in the command sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck I should add the drive partition to “=/boot/efi” because my root directory is in sda3 while my efi (boot) partition is in sda4 . Does this matter?

My system is AMD Ryzen 5 with Manjaro stable running the newest stable update and gnome 3.3

Let me know which stats are further needed…tks

I had the same issues. After I was able to fix my issue, I tried it again. But this time I did not reboot after reinstalling grub and it worked! So maybe the reboot is too early at this stage?

It seems to me that you needed to do sudo update-grub after grub-install. I am not sure but I think grub-quiet config generation scripts are slightly different from usual grub ones.

I tried this as well now and had to visit mr. grub rescue again. :thinking:

Btw. do I have to switch to testing in order to install it correctly? Bc. I thought that as of the latest stable this was not necessary anymore…

When doing the

sudo mkinitcpio -P

step I noticed:

==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux418.preset: ‘default’
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-4.18-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-4.18-x86_64.img
==> Starting build: 4.18.12-1-MANJARO
-> Running build hook: [base]
-> Running build hook: [udev]
-> Running build hook: [autodetect]
-> Running build hook: [modconf]
-> Running build hook: [block]
-> Running build hook: [keyboard]
-> Running build hook: [keymap]
cannot open file at
-> Running build hook: [resume]
-> Running build hook: [filesystems]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-4.18-x86_64.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux418.preset: ‘fallback’
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-4.18-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-4.18-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 4.18.12-1-MANJARO
-> Running build hook: [base]
-> Running build hook: [udev]
-> Running build hook: [modconf]
-> Running build hook: [block]
-> Running build hook: [keyboard]
-> Running build hook: [keymap]
cannot open file at
-> Running build hook: [resume]
-> Running build hook: [filesystems]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-4.18-x86_64-fallback.img
==> Image generation successful

Could this “cannot open file at” be the problem?