This major update installed kernel 6.1.1-1

This major update 22.0 installed kernel 6.1.1-1 and that’s when it all went wrong.
All browsers Firefox, Chromium and Vivaldi hung.
Libreoffice Froze and all apps were slow to load. Rolled back kernel 5.15.85-1.
Now every thing is fine.
As you can see my system had adequate ram, cpu and gpu. This is for any one who is having similar problems.

Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.35 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.18.0 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: K73TA v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: K73TA v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 214 date: 04/06/2012
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 31.5 Wh (95.5%) condition: 33.0/48.8 Wh (67.5%)
    volts: 12.6 min: 11.1 model: ASUS PA3533U type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging
  RAM: total: 15.11 GiB used: 2.94 GiB (19.5%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP
    arch: K12 Fusion level: v1 built: 2011 process: GF 32nm family: 0x12 (18)
    model-id: 1 stepping: 0 microcode: 0x3000027
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 512 KiB
    desc: d-4x64 KiB; i-4x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 4x1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1466 high: 2219 min/max: 800/1400 boost: enabled scaling:
    driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 785 2: 993 3: 2219 4: 1870
    bogomips: 11185

It helps to have always 2 kernels (one of them LTS)

An update does not install new kernels - only update existing ones - so the update didn’t install 6.1 - you did.

And for the record - I have been using 6.1 all throgh the development stages - and no issues at all.

I don’t know if it is applicable for your system but take a look at AMDGPU - ArchWiki

It is well-known that the latest is not always the greatest - epecially when running on 10y old hardware.

The linux 5.15 kernel will be supported for years to come some time on Manjaro - one of the perks coming with using Manjaro - but even Manjaro has to eventually phase out the oldest kernels which last happened a few years back when kernels below 4.19 was discontinued.

@Yochanan kindly reminded me that 5.15 LTS has been projected EOL in Oct, 2023 - don’t scream - as far as I know those dates are not set in stone. Check above link from time to time.


You forgot to mention it was new install - not an update - as updates never installs new packages - they update existing ones.

Rollback implies moving from one version to next - then back again.

So the confusion is caused by incomplete information in the OT.

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Yes, 5h1T happens.
6.1.1-1 is perfect for me - but I had some issues with ‘current’ kernels before, I just reboot to load the LTS and wait for the next shiny new kernel to drop.