System freezes when I switch desktops

I actively use kde desktops. Every 1-2 days system freezes when I switch desktops using shortcut.

Before freeze:
all new windows, popups and other dialogs show only black space. But old windows fork fine.
When the system freeze:

  • sound is active, and I use media keys to control

  • I can control a mouse cursor

I bind this command to shortcut: kwin_x11 --replace >/dev/null 2>&1
And sometimes it works, but sometimes not and I need to reboot a system

Also I tried:

  • to install new linux core
  • change composer to picom
  • install another videodriver (video-modesetting)
  • to live without virual desktops. Froze again =(

OS: Manjaro 22.0.0 Sikaris
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 6.0.8-1-MANJARO
Uptime: 2h 5m
Packages: 1457
Shell: zsh 5.9
Resolution: 1920x1080
DE: KDE 5.99.0 / Plasma 5.26.3
WM: KWin
GTK Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2/3]
Icon Theme: ePapirus-Dark
Disk: 152G / 248G (63%)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 4300U with Radeon Graphics @ 4x 2.7GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics (renoir, LLVM 14.0.6, DRM 3.48, 6.0.8-1-MANJARO)
RAM: 9460MiB / 11323MiB

  Kernel: 6.0.8-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.0-x86_64
    root=UUID=a6f152a5-c27d-4535-98d5-2ec7c99bcf5d rw quiet
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81W4 v: IdeaPad 3 15ARE05
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: IdeaPad 3 15ARE05
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0R32859WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: DZCN19WW date: 04/13/2020
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 34.4/35.0 Wh (98.3%)
    volts: 8.6 min: 7.5 model: SMP L16M2PB2 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: full cycles: 28
  RAM: total: 11.06 GiB used: 9.73 GiB (87.9%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 3 4300U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP
    arch: Zen 2 gen: 3 level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22
    process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x60 (96) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8600102
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 4x512 KiB L3: 4 MiB
    desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1397 high: 1400 min/max: 1400/2700 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1400 2: 1397
    3: 1396 4: 1398 bogomips: 21570
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
    bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy
    constant_tsc cpb cppc cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total
    cqm_occup_llc cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid
    f16c flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibrs ibs
    irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe
    msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae
    pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb
    pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rapl rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a
    rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni skinit smap smca smep ssbd sse sse2
    sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext
    tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall
    wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT disabled
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
    disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Renoir vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5.1
    code: Vega-2 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2018-21 pcie: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300 temp: 42.0 C
  Device-2: Syntek Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-3:3
    chip-ID: 174f:118d class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5 compositors:
    1: Picom v: git-7e568 2: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi 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 model: LG Display 0x05e5 built: 2018 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
    dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (renoir LLVM
    14.0.6 DRM 3.48 6.0.8-1-MANJARO) direct render: Yes
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A
    alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x, snd_pci_acp6x,
    snd_acp_pci, snd_rpl_pci_acp6x, snd_sof_amd_renoir pcie: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.6
    chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.8-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lenovo driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c822
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  IF-ID-1: outline-tun0 state: down mac: N/A
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-3:2 chip-ID: 0bda:c123 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 245.98 GiB used: 151.13 GiB (61.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZALQ256HAJD-000L2
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: AL2QFXV7 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Generic model: Flash Disk
    size: 7.5 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 39.52 GiB size: 38.73 GiB (98.00%) used: 29.39 GiB (75.9%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 label: linux
    uuid: a6f152a5-c27d-4535-98d5-2ec7c99bcf5d
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 316 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6 label: EFI
    uuid: 2A3E-8F21
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 103.98 GiB size: 102.04 GiB (98.13%)
    used: 54.47 GiB (53.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
    label: home uuid: 4b9fb8dc-e121-49d8-80f3-d8879b455106
  ID-4: /home/Win_C raw-size: 93.43 GiB size: 93.43 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 61.47 GiB (65.8%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
    label: Windows-SSD uuid: 64BCF610BCF5DC8C
  ID-5: /run/media/verstov/Ventoy raw-size: 7.47 GiB size: 7.47 GiB (99.99%)
    used: 5.79 GiB (77.5%) fs: exfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: Ventoy
    uuid: 0431-7253
  Kernel: swappiness: 15 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 8 GiB used: 631.5 MiB (7.7%) priority: -2
    file: /home/<filter>/swapfile
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 size: 260 MiB fs: vfat label: SYSTEM_DRV
    uuid: 74F5-523B
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required>
    label: N/A uuid: N/A
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 1000 MiB fs: ntfs
    label: WINRE_DRV uuid: A86CF7DD6CF7A3EA
  ID-4: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 32 MiB fs: vfat label: VTOYEFI
    uuid: 7CDB-00D9
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: SHARKOON GmbH [Mediatrack Edge Mini Keyboard]
    type: Keyboard,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 1ea7:0066 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 1-3:3 info: Syntek Integrated Camera type: Video driver: uvcvideo
    interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 174f:118d
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-1:3 info: Alcor Micro Flash Drive type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 200mA
    chip-ID: 058f:6387 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 3-3:2 info: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: Bluetooth driver: btusb
    interfaces: 2 rev: 1.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:c123
    class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 280 Uptime: 2h 14m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 251
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6
  Packages: 1472 pm: pacman pkgs: 1457 libs: 368 tools: pamac pm: flatpak
  pkgs: 15 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
  inxi: 3.3.23

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I found a nice solution - kubuntu :laughing:

Since Kubuntu uses an older kernel, I wonder if using the 5.15 kernel would solve the issue. 6.0 is relatively new, and bugs sometimes go hand in hand with new kernels.

I’ve been using 5.15 kernel. This is not a kernel problem. This is new plasma problem

Thanks for that. With all the bugs KDE has had, its a wonder anyone uses it.


I have been avoiding KDE for many years - instead using openbox window manager.

But then I started messing around with LXQt and in the process I added kwin - one step lead to another - and I ended using a stripped down version of the default minimal Manjaro Plasma.

In the process I sold of my Nvidia and replaced with an AMD WX7100 and for several months now, I have been reading about one issue after another, even a is-Plasma-stable thread.

BUT I am not a gamer - I am not tweaking or tinkering with Plasma settings - and I have no serious issues - in fact none at all. Even dual monitor setup works.

Nvidia and KDE seems to be an awful combination to me. At least based on the posted problems I have seen. Id say about 60% either have a Nvidia or KDE problem, if not both. I like Lxqt with openbox. Nice and stable. I was having a nvidia issue that kept me on 4.19, but I upgraded to a Rx 570 8gb and now run 5.15 without problems.

Even Gnome on Wayland is a challenge [HowTo] Use Wayland with proprietary NVIDIA drivers

If you want to use Wayland then Nvidia is off the table - at least IMO - I like to avoid issues which is why I replace the GPU - I really wanted to test Wayland on my primary system and it works very, very good.

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