Unresponsive screen with cursor after resuming while the screen is locked

Hello, hope that everyone is doing fine.

Lately, roughly after kernel 5.7, I have been investigating a patter that arises on proprietary drivers for Nvidia cards on Plasma, probably after the Plasma update itself, but don’t quote me on that.
Basically, after the system wakes up back from sleep:

  • if the system was locked, then it ends up resulting in a black screen with an active cursor;
  • if the system was unlocked (i.e. preventing to lock after resuming from sleep), then the system is relatively fine, but it ends up with minor graphical issues like broken transparency or other compositor issues. Upon locking the screen (super+L) a similar error occurs: all the interface is frozen but the mouse. However no black screen is present, almost like as the screen was locked, but the lockscreen did not display.

I am currently running Linux 5.8 with video-nvidia-450xx drivers. Switching to 440xx did not fix the issue, nor switching to Linux 5.7, or 5.6.

Note I can still access other sessions via ctrl+alt+f2, so the system isn’t frozen.
Did anyone end up noticing the same issue? Thanks anyone in advance for helping out.

Kernel: 5.8.3-2-MANJARO
DE: Plasma 5.19.4 
CPU: Intel i5-9600K (6) @ 4.800GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

Nope, haven’t noticed anything.

However, does this also happen if you create a new user and log in there???


For the future, please read this:

and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on.

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)


I have a similar issue

Well, you know what to do!


> System:    Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
>            parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 root=UUID=3e2010a7-c97f-4294-b887-2952e34fc467 rw quiet 
>            pci=nomsi,noaer loglevel=3 rd.systemd.show_status=auto rd.udev.log_priority=3 touch ~/.hushlogin 
>            Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
> Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
>            serial: <filter> 
>            Mobo: HP model: 81F5 v: 66.25 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: F.09 date: 05/19/2016 
> Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 33.9 Wh condition: 33.9/33.9 Wh (100%) volts: 16.9/14.8 model: 111-83-72 HS04041 type: Unknown 
>            serial: <filter> status: Full 
> Memory:    RAM: total: 3.31 GiB used: 1.19 GiB (35.8%) 
>            RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
> CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A6-7310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Puma 
>            family: 16 (22) model-id: 30 (48) stepping: 1 microcode: 7030105 L2 cache: 2048 KiB bogomips: 15974 
>            Speed: 2395 MHz min/max: 1000/2000 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2311 2: 2215 3: 2322 4: 2335 
>            Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acc_power aes aperfmperf apic arat avx bmi1 bpext clflush cmov cmp_legacy constant_tsc cpb 
>            cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid fpu fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibs 
>            lahf_lm lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw 
>            overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 
>            ptsc rdtscp rep_good sep skinit ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm svm_lock syscall topoext tsc tsc_scale 
>            vme vmmcall wdt xsave xsaveopt 
>            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, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
>            Type: srbds status: Not affected 
>            Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
> Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon 
>            v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:9851 
>            Device-2: Microdia HP Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 3-1.1:3 chip ID: 0c45:651b serial: <filter> 
>            Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: radeon FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting 
>            alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
>            Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
>            Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") 
>            OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 5.8.6-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes 
> Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
>            v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:9840 
>            Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
>            bus ID: 00:14.2 chip ID: 1022:780d 
>            Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.6-1-MANJARO 
> Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8723be v: kernel 
>            port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:b723 
>            IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> 
>            Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 
>            bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
>            IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full 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 
>            WAN IP: <filter> 
> Drives:    Local Storage: total: 818.89 GiB used: 142.98 GiB (17.5%) 
>            SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
>            ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: MZNTY256HDHP-000H1 size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
>            logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1H3Q scheme: MBR 
>            ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade size: 114.66 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
>            logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
>            SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
>            ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: MK5059GSXP size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
>            logical: 512 B rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: GN00 scheme: MBR 
>            SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
>            Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: hp model: DVDRW GUD1N rev: MD00 dev-links: cdrom 
>            Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
> RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
> Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 170.63 GiB size: 166.95 GiB (97.84%) used: 142.98 GiB (85.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 label: N/A 
>            uuid: 3e2010a7-c97f-4294-b887-2952e34fc467 
> Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
> Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 3.45 GiB fs: swap label: N/A uuid: 06bfac29-2676-4e90-8ddf-68b1094e41d5 
>            ID-2: /dev/sda3 size: 100.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: System Reserved uuid: 7CF41693F416502E 
>            ID-3: /dev/sda4 size: 64.30 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A uuid: 36C45642C4560511 
>            ID-4: /dev/sdb1 size: 114.66 GiB fs: vfat label: N/A uuid: 9C30-BDCA 
>            ID-5: /dev/sdc1 size: 465.76 GiB fs: ntfs label: LG External HDD uuid: E03CE9DB3CE9ACAA 
> USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
>            Hub: 1-1:2 info: Advanced Micro Devices Root Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0438:7900 
>            Device-1: 1-1.1:3 info: N/A type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
>            chip ID: 3938:1031 
>            Device-2: 1-1.4:4 info: Realtek type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
>            chip ID: 0bda:b008 serial: <filter> 
>            Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
>            Device-1: 2-1:2 info: SanDisk Cruzer Blade type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
>            speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0781:5567 serial: <filter> 
>            Device-2: 2-2:3 info: LG USA External HDD type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 
>            speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 043e:70f5 serial: <filter> 
>            Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
>            Hub: 3-1:2 info: Advanced Micro Devices Root Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0438:7900 
>            Device-1: 3-1.1:3 info: Microdia HP Webcam type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
>            chip ID: 0c45:651b serial: <filter> 
>            Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
> Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.4 C mobo: 20.0 C gpu: radeon temp: 59 C 
>            Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
> Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 1m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 10.0.1 Packages: 1544 pacman: 1538 
>            lib: 459 flatpak: 6 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05

You’re running on AMD and I’m an nVidia guy so I know that the AMD modules are built into the kernel, so try out (in that order)

  • linux54 (LTS = Long Time Support Kernel)
  • linux59
  • linux419

I!f you don’t know how to do that:

  • System Settings
  • Type kernel
  • Click Kernel
  • Add all of the above
  • reboot
  • try them one by one.