first off, I'd like to apologize if this has been asked somewhere. I didn't find a topic that comes close to my problem.
I switched to Manjaro (KDE) about a year ago now and it feels great in general. Usually every game works without problems and there are barely any inconveniences. However, every now and then, when playing certain games, I get a strange freeze of my whole computer when a specific "event" is triggering in games. These are (at least for now) only popping up when playing games per WINE / Proton.
Examples for these are:
Wolcen: When a reward window is popping up, my whole OS freezes.
We Were Here Together: Loading into the second level is also freezing my whole OS.
Now, when I say "freeze my OS", I really mean completely frozen. Sometimes I am able to resolve it by opening a terminal (Yakuake, Ctrl + Alt + T). The terminal is scrolling down then, like... very VERY slowly. It looks like 1 frame per 10 seconds. By then very slowly typing in htop and killing the task, I can use my computer again. While in this "frozen" state, I also cannot use Ctrl + Alt + F2 to switch to another terminal. It just won't respond, at all.
I know that I am probably not enough giving enough information here to resolve it, therefore I'd like a suggestion of how to log all of this.
Here's my system information:
System: Host: foregone-pc Kernel: 5.4.18-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7A32 v: 1.0 serial: <root required> Mobo: Micro-Star model: X370 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A32) v: 1.0 serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.90 date: 09/20/2017 CPU: Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 4096 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 115234 Speed: 1887 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2026 2: 2434 3: 1886 4: 1884 5: 1884 6: 1885 7: 1886 8: 1891 9: 1873 10: 1852 11: 1854 12: 1879 13: 1874 14: 1833 15: 1885 16: 1875 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 980] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 435.21 bus ID: 24:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 980/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Creative Labs Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 21:00.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 24:00.1 Device-3: Yamaha type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 5-2.1:4 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.18-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: igb v: 5.6.0-k port: f000 bus ID: 1e:00.0 IF: enp30s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 4c:cc:6a:fd:55:48 Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.52 TiB used: 723.41 GiB (28.1%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 PRO Series size: 238.47 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 PRO 512GB size: 476.94 GiB ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Seagate model: ST32000641AS size: 1.82 TiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 233.43 GiB used: 81.57 GiB (34.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 51 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% Info: Processes: 314 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.65 GiB used: 2.31 GiB (14.7%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 clang: 9.0.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.37