Hi, I have switched to Manjaro from Ubuntu a week or so ago and I am facing this problem of random freezes with the caps lock key blinking and causing a restart after some time. I had Manjaro installed half an year back and it was alright then (Sorry, I've been distro hopping a bit).
I have an Asus Zenbook UX391UA. I have observed this pattern:
- When I plug in the charger, the system freezes with the above said things happening and that causes a restart.
- After the restart, even thought my charger is still on, the system doesn't freeze.
- When the system freezes, the capslock key starts blinking and there is no pattern in that blinks as suggested in here.
I had a similar freezing issue in Ubuntu(without the caps lock blinking) as well, but that was when I removed the charger ( and because I found a way around it, it didn't bother me all that much).
Here is the output of inxi -Fxxxz
dinskid ~ inxi -Fxxxz System: Host: dinesh-zenbooksux391ua Kernel: 5.6.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.3 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ZenBook S UX391UA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX391UA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: UX391UA.301 date: 10/15/2018 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.9 Wh condition: 47.0/50.0 Wh (94%) volts: 7.9/7.9 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging cycles: 219 CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 32012 Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 400/2001 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900 Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.3 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.19-2-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fd IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 14.25 GiB (6.0%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SD9SN8W256G1002 size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 3002 scheme: GPT Partition: ID-1: / size: 224.77 GiB used: 14.25 GiB (6.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2100 Info: Processes: 227 Uptime: 16m Memory: 7.63 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (16.6%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37
This is the output of journalctl -xe -p3 -b-1 after the restart:
I've heard from some articles that it could be a hardware issue, but I couldn't find any step by step instructions to diagnose it.
Thanks in advance,