It seems like my newly installed EndeavourOS is “freezing”. Interestingly, when it “freezes”, if I was typing right before that I can continue using my keyboard and type things into my text editor/ browser, etc. Additionally, if there’s music playing it will continue playing just fine. However if I try to use my mouse to click on something, or to change my window (I’m using i3), nothing happens.
Somehow I stumbled onto: Temporarily freezing randomly? and the solution there seemed to work in that it no longer hard-freezes (needs a restart), but it will occasionally freeze for a second or two. I was wondering if anyone has run into something similar or knows how I might be able to fix this? The fact that it’s now usable even with the freezing is already a huge relief, but still, it’s rather annoying.
EDIT: Hmm, I just noticed that the error pops up whenever I press one of my function keys (e.g the BRIGHTNESS_DOWN, BRIGHTNESS_UP, buttons on my laptop. For some reason they were working fine earlier but now they’re not. Does this give any insight ?
The next time it happens, reboot with [Tip] Enable Magic SysRq Key (REISUB) if you haven’t already set it up. NEVER hard reboot. Then provide journallog from the previous boot so we can see why it froze.
The word ERROR would have been a start as to what to look for. As there is none in that list, it would appear that the software side is fine. The Thinkpads are supposed to be the best for Linux.
How long has it been since the thermal paste was inspected ( grasping at straws, but it wouldn’t be the first time that had been the issue! ) ??
It has not been the first time since I’ve run into this issue, no. I’ve been running into it since I upgraded from my old manjaro around 3 weeks ago. I’ve tried reinstalling it and other various fixes including kernel changing, etc. but no dice. I installed Endeavour today hoping that this would have been the solution, but it’s not been.
(Have I effed my computer by doing the hard resets :/?)
Ooohh I’ll look into that! One other thing that came to mind is I’ve recently had issues with lightdm? I’ve had to disable the service as it was causing infinite login loops and the solutions online (stuff about Xsession and such) didn’t work
Hmm, it still seizes up every once in a while and still freezes whenever I press a brightness key even on linux-lts (not that I expected it to make a difference at this point)
Also, it seems like my temps are unusually high? They seem to hover around 60 for no good reason and will sometimes spike to 80 or 100. I’m going to get some thermal paste but I don’t think that’s the main issue here