Hello, I am a new Linux user and I have recently installed Manjaro XFCE on my Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop. I am loving it so far but I have been experiencing some random freezing during booting, and I couldn’t find a similar issue on the forum. I would guess about 50% of the time my laptop will freeze just after the filesystem check before login, and I will have to hold down the power button to shut it off and try again. Sometimes I have to do this several times before I can log in. Once I do log in, my experience is perfectly fine, no freezes or crashes. When it does freeze, it is completely frozen and I am unable to get to a tty by using Ctrl+Alt+F2 or access logs in any way.
I was wondering if this might be a graphics driver issue when loading the login screen since my laptop requires the Intel-NVIDIA hybrid drivers, because as I understand it the NVIDIA dGPU has to pass its output through the Intel iGPU to the screen output. However I reinstalled the drivers and I’m still having the same issue.
Any help would be appreciated. Is there a way to get logs from a previous unsuccessful boot after I have logged in?
journalctl --boot -1 --no-pager
Question: Is it Kernel 5.13?
Maybe this could help:
/etc/mkinitcpio.conf. (i915 → Intel driver)
sudo mkinitcpio -P to update the initramfs and reboot.
Just for the record. Here is a similar problem: Manjaro XFCE works on my HDD but freezes shortly after login on my SSD With
Dell G3 3579 Any Relation?
Thanks for the commands, that is exactly what I was looking for. The last few lines from the last unsuccessful boot are:
Aug 18 16:24:56 laptop systemd: Reached target Multi-User System.
Aug 18 16:24:56 laptop systemd: Reached target Graphical Interface.
Aug 18 16:24:56 laptop systemd: Starting TLP system startup/shutdown...
Aug 18 16:24:56 laptop kernel: snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
So it looks like some kind of cpu loading issue. The kernel I am using is 5.10.
I followed your instructions for
mkinitcpio, and I’ve rebooted about 5 times in a row successfully now. So I think that probably fixed it! Thanks.
BTW I don’t think that issue you linked is related, mine freezes before I have any graphical interface with the computer.
Ok, the term “freeze” is wrong then… lightdm “crashed” is a better term. But however… glad it worked for you
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