Since I did last update (today) every 20 seconds my monitor turns black for 5 seconds and then turns back. Impossible to work, very annoying! Any suggestions?
Post the output of
inxi -Faz so people can see what your system is, and identify which packages you updated by looking in
Hello, thanks for your answer. This is the demanded output:
Kernel: 5.15.7-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=d9817b3c-a8fd-4f82-9b08-41de8ea4f911 rw quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0 Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-M PRO v: Rev 1.xx serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1504 date: 08/03/2012 Battery: Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 Use of uninitialized value $val2 in string eq at /usr/bin/inxi line 6943. Use of uninitialized value $val2 in split at /usr/bin/inxi line 6948. Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6950. Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6953. Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6954. serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: CPU: Info: model: Intel Core i3-2100 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache: L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 1627 high: 1694 min/max: 1600/3100 scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1605 2: 1605 3: 1605 4: 1694 bogomips: 24882 Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling Type: srbds status: Not affected Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: AMD RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: radeon v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:95c5 class-ID: 0300 Display: wayland server: X.org 22.214.171.124 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: radeon note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root display-ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. Audio: Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 class-ID: 0403 Device-2: AMD RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3450/3470/3550/3570] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aa28 class-ID: 0403 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-arch1-1 running: yes Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.41 running: no Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK P8 series driver: r8168 v: 8.049.02-NAPI modules: r8169 port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 704.24 GiB used: 139.85 GiB (19.9%) SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 PRO 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q scheme: MBR ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST9500424AS size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0214 scheme: GPT Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 233.67 GiB (97.99%) used: 16.18 GiB (6.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 Swap: Alert: No swap data was found. Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: radeon temp: 63.0 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 213 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 2 Memory: 7.72 GiB used: 1.26 GiB (16.3%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 879 lib: 248 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.10
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Have you tried switching to the lts kernel and/or X11?
Is it exactly everytime 20 secounds or is it sarcasm?
Tried to disable screensaver and disable the energy options under settings?
Also what extensions are you using with Gnome?
No, it’s not sarcasm. The strange thing is the following: the longer the computer runs, the problem get’s worser. After working 30 minutes it happens maybe every two minutes, later it literally happens all 10 seconds and I must jump to my windows installation. Of course it’s impossible to do anymore work.
I would definitely try the LTS kernel. It is an easy thing to test out.
sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers
Then reboot and choose the LTS option from the boot menu
As well, you should check your temperatures, since high temperatures can cause driver to crash which converts in experience you have.
Are you overclocking, gaming?
Also did you try login in the xorg instead Wayland session, maybe worth a shot too, in addition to running lts kernel.
did this, but no changes. In the boot menu I did not have had the option to choose, but I think the LTS Kernel was loaded anyway, because the internet connection has gone.
No, no overclocking, no gaming. Yes, I tried to login with xorg, nothing changed. Also did change to XFCE instead Gnome, did change nothing. Also already tried all display managers, nothing better.
this is an interesting idea. Will check temperature. But if this is indeed the problem, it seems related to Linux.
If so, how can this be resolved? On Windows never had something similar.
If that is the problem, you can look into TLP.
This doesn’t tell us much, except that it may be related to your Linux install or proprietary/unsupported hardware driver.
Try lts kernel as mentioned twice above before trying anything else, sometimes it’s a driver update in the kernel.
That topic is a bit different than this one and it doesn’t seem like the problem has been solved so I think it is OK to leave both open.
Thanks to all here and also I wish you all a Happy New Year!
The solution finally was so simple: I changed from HDMI to Display Port and everything is fine! No more problems. Maybe something was wrong with the cable. And I switched back from Manjoro to Endeavouros.