KDE plasma issues logging in, shutting down and restarting


I have been using Manjaro XFCE in different machines for many years.

A couple of weeks ago I opted for installing the KDE Plasma version on a desktop machine with very standard hardware (vide infra). I must mention that I performed the installation offline because the proxy was not configured.

$XDG_SESSION_TYPE reports x11 but I have noticed that KDE Plasma depends on several Wayland-related packages which are therefore installed and cannot be removed.

I have not tweaked the system configuration at all, it is a vanilla installation.

Sometimes the display partially freezes when trying to shutdown or restart from the GUI menus. In addition, sometimes I have issues logging in after restarting or when unlocking the screen after inactivity.

It does not happen all the time but I was wandering if there are other users experiencing the same behaviour.

I am currently running a custom kernel but the issues started right after installation and persisted until the installation of the new kernel. The symptoms with the new and the standard kernel are identical.

**inxi -Fza --no-host**             
  Kernel: 6.1.12-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=43f9b5a7-0a64-4fed-a951-044fb692e052 rw quiet splash
    udev.log_priority=3 nowatchdog
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.8 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 10ST006UMB v: ThinkCentre M720s
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 312A v: SDK0J40697 WIN 3305327030540
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: M1UKT5CA
    date: 09/21/2020
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 9 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF4
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
    desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2550 high: 2900 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 2900 3: 2900
    4: 2900 5: 2900 6: 2900 bogomips: 34798
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: DP-2 empty: DP-1, DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:3e98 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.7 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: DP-2 model: Lenovo LEN T24i-20 serial: <filter> built: 2021
    res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2 size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65")
    diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.5 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL
    GT2) direct-render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.12-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 running: no
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15bc class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 29.24 GiB (12.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix
    model: HFS256GD9TNI-L2B0B size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 11710C10 temp: 23.9 C scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 233.67 GiB (97.99%)
    used: 29.24 GiB (12.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 30.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 209 Uptime: 44m wakeups: 5 Memory: 31.22 GiB
  used: 3.54 GiB (11.3%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1214 libs: 342 tools: pamac Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.25
**sudo mhwd-kernel -li** 

Currently running: 6.1.12-1-MANJARO (linux61)
The following kernels are installed in your system:
   * linux61
**sudo mhwd -li** 

> Installed PCI configs:
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!
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check if you are using raid:
inxi -R
switch to the 5.15 kernel and try with it…
and if it happens also with that kernel, reboot after the freeze happens, and provide logs from it:
journalctl -b-1 -p4 --no-pager

I have a similar problem with Plasma 5.27 on Wayland. Hibernation is just broken and shutting down takes about two minutes…

I’ll check if the same issue is on X11. We might be having different issues with the same symptoms. The journal showed Wayland and other issues as well. Hmm… I won’t post my log here for the time being, so I would not highjack the thread. I’m curious if some similar issues will come up and about the methods of solving such a issue.

EDIT: I checked X11 session and the issue is gone, so my problem in Wayland specific.
EDIT2: I found out that this is a SDDM (upstream issue) and they have been notified about it. It’s unclear when they will fix it. See the details:

Sort of connected to this one

Indeed, installing SDDM-git from AUR seems to solve the issue.

I did a couple of days ago and not more issues whatsoever ever since.

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Yeah, it did solve my issue on Wayland too!

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