I updated my system from this update (stable-update-2021-11-19) even though the issue isnt stopping my system from booting or rebooting, its still an annoying issue that I would like to get resolved, I did a little search and it seems to be related to systemd so maybe I need to refresh systemd to remove the old root or something, I need some guidance, thank you.
sorry for the blurry image I dont know how to halt the system to see the message so I had to take a photo.
I can confirm that in my case, similar to how other users have commented, having the NVIDIA modules to MODULES in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf causes the error to appear. If I don’t add the NVIDIA modules to mkinitcpio but instead I let the modules auto-load without any configuration, the error doesn’t appear.
Your profile says gtx 1650 - do you have nvidia modules added to MODULES in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf?
I also updated to the 2021-11-19 update and got the same message on reboot and shutdown. It happens like 1 second before powering off. Also checked the MODULES in mkinitpcio and there are none listed for my nvidia card.
I wanted to update you guys, so I decided to reinstall manjaro kde to see if the issue still exists, and the sad truth is, its still here im very confused, is it nvidia or is it one of my drives not shutting down properly, either way systemD is not doing its job shutting drives down or nvidia.
I have a guess, are you willing to remove your windows drive, I also Duel boot so I have a suspicion that systemD doesn’t want to turn off a drive, can you remove all your storage drives and leave only Linux.
I like to leave out the possibility of it being a hardware issue, and maybe systemD is doing something wrong.
Okay guys and girls, Today I figured out what the main cause is, but the solution is not a welcome one for gamers.
So I decided to test the open source driver for nvidia and well look at that, it fixes the issue, no error message on shutdown, so even though this does fix the issue, its not a welcome one because I game on my computer and the open source drivers arent good for gaming (blame nvidia for not releasing gpu firmware), heres a warning though if you are going to try to install the open source driver make sure your gpu is supported, check their website.