Startx makes laptop freeze


System:    Kernel: 5.7.14-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: i3 4.18.2 info: i3bar 
           dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: VivoBook_ASUSLaptop X521IA_M533IA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X521IA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: X521IA.300 
           date: 04/13/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 10.3 Wh condition: 51.0/50.0 Wh (102%) volts: 11.9/11.9 
           model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Discharging cycles: 12 
CPU:       Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 31958 
           Speed: 1397 MHz min/max: 1400/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1397 2: 1397 3: 1397 
           4: 1397 5: 1397 6: 1397 7: 1397 8: 1397 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Renoir vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:1636 
           Device-2: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 3-3:3 
           chip ID: 13d3:56a2 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (DRM 3.37.0 5.7.14-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.5 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 
           chip ID: 1002:1637 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.14-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave 
           driver: rtl8821ce v: N/A port: f000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c821 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 27.13 GiB (5.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLQ512HALU-00000 size: 476.94 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
           lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: FXV7000Q scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 459.50 GiB used: 27.13 GiB (5.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 38 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Info:      Processes: 271 Uptime: 32m Memory: 15.13 GiB used: 1.37 GiB (9.0%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: 
           gcc: 10.1.0 Packages: pacman: 993 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: termite inxi: 3.1.05 

After booting the following error raised up:

[FAILED] Failed to start Light Display Manager.

So I’ve login from console (ctrl+alt+F2) and have typed startx. At the beginning all seemed fine but after few seconds the laptop just frozen.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks :slight_smile:

Since when?
Fresh install?

It’s not a fresh install.
The problem of lightdm failure is raised up after I started using kernel linux57.
And reason why I started using this kernel is that linux56 gave me a screen issue at suspend (blank screen).

Blank screen at suspend is usually caused by services that don’t stop.
If you installed some services that do not like being shut maybe that was the cause.

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I’ve already opened an issue here:
I’ve just followed the answers.
Anyway how can I find out if services that don’t stop are causing the blank screen issue?
Can you give me more informations?


Just FYI, In var/logs you can find a lot out about errors, especially in xorg.log

Theres even subsections in the linked thread about it :wink:

In /var/log there are three different files for Xorg:
Xorg.0.log, Xorg.0.log.old, Xorg.1.log
which one should I pick?

I’ve read all the thread already opened in the forum about this issue. But no solution so far.