Manjaro got sluggish all of sudden

I was doing a bit of work related to nodejs and suddenly the whole system hanged after rebooting the system. the system takes quite alot time open application or get completly frozen. Nothing new dependency was installed recently and i dont have any clue…

I looked at my storage both partition have sufficient amount of free storage,
disabled indexer just in case
no io task are running in background
no load on cpu
1Gb memory use out of 8

everything looks ok dont know what to do, really need help solving this

  Host: knight Kernel: 5.18.0-1-rt11-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.6 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5
    info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec1xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 87B1 v: 31.23 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.25 date: 08/18/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.0 Wh (87.4%) condition: 46.9/46.9 Wh (100.0%)
    volts: 11.9 min: 11.6 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion
    serial: N/A status: discharging cycles: 422
  Info: 6-core model: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP smt: enabled arch: Zen 2 rev: 1 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 3 MiB
    L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1397 high: 1401 min/max: 1400/3000 boost: enabled
    cores: 1: 1396 2: 1397 3: 1401 4: 1397 5: 1396 6: 1396 7: 1397 8: 1401
    9: 1396 10: 1395 11: 1397 12: 1397 bogomips: 71864
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117M vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nouveau v: kernel
    arch: Turing pcie: speed: Unknown lanes: 63 ports: active: none
    empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f99 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Renoir vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel
    arch: GCN 5.1 pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: none bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Quanta HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 3-3:3 chip-ID: 0408:5365 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu 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: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x150d res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.46 5.18.0-1-rt11-MANJARO)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.3 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    pcie: speed: Unknown lanes: 63 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: N/A pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.5
    chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.0-1-rt11-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: b0:22:7a:d8:eb:a3
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: 32:73:f6:f6:12:85
  IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: 02:42:d1:45:39:a6
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 706.62 GiB (50.6%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS500G2B0C-00PXH0
    size: 465.76 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: 212464802316
    rev: 211210WD temp: 43.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: 31J3PL1DT rev: 7C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / size: 97.66 GiB used: 27.44 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 517.6 MiB used: 616 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda3
  ID-3: /home size: 301.76 GiB used: 230.8 GiB (76.5%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-4: /var/log size: 97.66 GiB used: 27.44 GiB (28.1%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 46.0 C device: nouveau temp: N/A
  Processes: 441 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.2 GiB used: 1.15 GiB (16.0%)
  Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0
  clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1397 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1
  running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.19
Startup finished in 4.022s (firmware) + 5.981s (loader) + 2.630s (kernel) + 11.099s (userspace) = 23.733s reached after 11.095s in userspace.

clear cache:
rm -rf ~/.cache/*
reboot and see if it helped

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No, it did not… I just tried a boot-able drive and everything work smoothly on live usb…Drive load really fast and i can access all the file with ease so its not an hardware/disk fault…

is there something that can give me some hint what is actually wrong…

the reason i replied this late is because i was opening the mozilla and there were many reboots in beetween

you are using the rt kernel, switch to lts kernel and try …
go to system settings/global theme and check use desktop layout from theme, click defaults, click apply
create a new user and log with it and see if there are issues too

new user does not have any issue, everything running smoothly

Switched to lts kernel and Switched to default theme. will share rest after reboot


Here an updated, changed everything related theme its a little better but settings still takes alot of time to load and application closing get stuck…

so go to your home folder and rename the .config folder to .config.bak then reboot and see if it got rid of all the issues… dont worry a new .config folder will be recreated, so you will have two config folders: .config and .config.bak


Thank You, did exactly that and it has fixed the issue… i wonder what would have caused this issue

so you can now copy from the config.bak folder into the new config folder your programs configs, for example your browser and other programs that you are using, so that you dont have to configure them again… but dont copy plasma/kde configs so that you reintroduce the issues again from a corrupted config …

Yup, it seems, my theme required kvantam and it was the reason behind the whole thing… mistaken applied and same issue start happening again

good that you figured it out …

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