After seeing that the 5.11 kernel was no longer experimental, I decided to download it and give it a try. Unfortunately, if I pick it in GRUB, my computer freezes on a black screen and just won’t boot. It becomes completely unresponsive, and neither the TTY shortcuts, nor
REISUB work, and I have to hard shutdown out of it.
I asked on Reddit and someone suggested that it was because I downloaded the kernel via the GUI and some components may not have been installed. Deleting it and reinstalling it with
mhwd-kernel results in the same freeze on a black screen.
I have no idea what the problem is, upgrading to 5.10 from 5.9 was as simple as clicking on “download” and rebooting.
In case that might help, I’m using the Plasma desktop, and both my CPU and GPU are AMD (A6, and Radeon R4, respectively), so no Nvidia shenanigans. I don’t think it is related to the recent update either, because the other kernels work fine.
I still have 5.9 and 5.10 installed so it isn’t that big a deal for the time being, but I would like to get 5.11 working eventually. Thanks in advance