System stuck at /dev/dev: clean, 49494949/399999999 files, 333333/22222222 blocks

Hello comrades.

After upgrading to latest kernel, a system that I’m supporting won’t go to desktop but get stuck with the following message:

/dev/dev: clean, 49494949/399999999 files, 333333/22222222 blocks

I’ve read similar articles here in the forums and external forums suggesting that the issue has to do with graphic drivers. Before I go shooting in the dark applying other fixes to my environment, I rather have the community look at my logs and point me into the right direction:

  Kernel: 5.13.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64
  root=UUID=xxxxxxxx-cad2-4f1c-8ab3-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx rw quiet apparmor=1
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Console: tty 4 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING v: Rev 1.xx
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4502 date: 07/13/2021
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
  RAM: total: 31.28 GiB used: 682.2 MiB (2.1%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2
  family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 8701021 cache:
  L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 86268
  Speed: 2797 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz):
  1: 2797 2: 2109 3: 2195 4: 2197 5: 2130 6: 2195 7: 2196 8: 2194 9: 2613
  10: 2186 11: 2112 12: 2195
  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 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 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 rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni
  skinit smap smca sme 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
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
  conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: N/A
  alternate: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:128b
  class-ID: 0300
  Display: server: driver: loaded: nvidia tty: 128x48
  Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 08:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f
  class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487
  class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.19-2-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: no

Thank you, all

No driver is installed for your graphic device?

Kernel 5.13.19 is EOL, better use another one, e.g. 5.10 LTS.

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1 use your USB live manjaro
2 check that network is working
3 go in chroot
4 add kernels 5.10 , 5.14 , 5.15 , remove 5.13
5 install drivers 470 series

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Hello @Wollie and @stephane

Thank you very much for your assistance. I followed your advice and was able to get my desktop back. I also removed Kernel513 and added the other ones.

What still makes me wonder is what could’ve caused this issue in the first place. As I mentioned, the change made to this particular system was the last update by running:

sudo pacman -Syu

No other drivers, firmware, packages, programs had been installed prior, after the update. I’m asking this so I can prevent this from happening again and avoid spending 4hr+ hours troubleshooting an issue. Things just don’t break for no reason.

If a new thread needs to be opened, let me know where to post it for a “root-cause-analysis.”

Once again, thank you for your assistance.

One of possible answers is

So it might be some new driver versions which you got with updates were not compatible with your EoL kernel (and what’s why never-will-be-updated kernel to get any further changes including compatibility fixes to meet new drivers requirements).

Stay tuned: at least read update announcements threads of your branch of updates (at least first 2 posts of description and known bugs and current/temporal workarounds).
Sometimes whole thread is big as last one stable, but usually not that much.