One more broken system with Intel and AMD VGA Cards

The latest system upgrade has broken my system too :slightly_frowning_face:
On 9th February, when I ran a system upgrade, it upgraded a massive number of packages. However, after system upgrade, I started to notice that the GUI sometimes started to hang and flicker. When I went to the Manjaro Website, there is a news about removal of old Nvidia drivers and subsequent broken systems.
However, my system does not have Nvidia card. I has two VGA cards, namely Intel and AMD:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series]

When I check the “pacman.log”, it mentions the upgrade of following graphics related packages:

[2021-02-09T22:39:47] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-vulkan-intel (20.3.3-1 -> 20.3.4-1)
[2021-02-09T22:39:47] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-vulkan-radeon (20.3.3-1 -> 20.3.4-1)
[2021-02-09T22:41:18] [ALPM] upgraded vulkan-intel (20.3.3-1 -> 20.3.4-1)
[2021-02-09T22:41:19] [ALPM] upgraded vulkan-radeon (20.3.3-1 -> 20.3.4-1)

“pacman.log” does not show removal of any package. I am not sure whether this upgrade of “vulkan” package is creating problem or not. So, can you help me to fix this problem? Thanks

Hello! I found a solution, mine was because of the kernel! It upgraded to 5.10.15 mine and now I downgraded to 5.9.16 (or do it to any that u had installed before) and now it’s fixed! Here steps:

1. Shut down pc.
2. Boot and then click ESC.
3. It will open a page, go to Advanced options and then choose a kernel version lower than your current one and reboot! If it didn’t work try the recommended version 5.4.95 and do the same steps.

If it didn’t fixed it then I dont know sorry, this fixed mine. It’s a kernel issue so Manjaro devs please look into it!

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Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try it.

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