OS freezing up

For got to answer some of the questions normal default install and some apps through the terminal and installed Pac-Man gui and installed some I would like to start over with the whole install and just reach back out to you either way good or bad I am no Linux guru. A lot of watching other people I have mostly been between Debian base and windows want to try arch this seem like the best option so some questions or statements may be dumb but really like to get away from windows thanks

Maybe a good idea.

Neither me. I am just a user.

It is absolutely the best option ( I have distrohopped for a year, Arch is the best and EndeavourOS is the best of the best)

I believe the Linux culture knows nothing as dub questions. Even in life, no question is dumb. It just means you want to learn and know.

I personally believe this is the right thing to do. I have been in Linux since 2000 and on Linux only since 2003, I never looked back, I never been satisfied more.

Again, inxi -Fxxx is important so our friends here can help.
Just curious, is your graphic card Nvidia? As far as I read here sometimes it needs special treatment to work fine.

Yes nvidia 3080

Ok back up and running install on different hdd so far everything is good. Another question I have. do you do any gaming I am trying to get Ubisoft connect to work trying to play a game off of steam thanks

As I said I am no expert or techie by any means. But as I said I know that sometimes Nvidia does not play well! Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can come and help.

Good news! I am sure you will enjoy.

Sorry, not at all!

NP can you recommend a good video card

Well, I honestly do not want to recommend anything, say yes or no for anything. It is all up to you.

I stress again I am no expert by any means. All what I can do is share what I think and my personal points of view. Then it is up to you to decide.

So, If your latest installation is running OK on your NVIDIA card then it is OK, you do not really need to replace it. Is it working OK now?

Personally, when I buy a laptop I do my best to be sure it has Intel Graphics card not NVIDIA to avoid going into any issues and avoid to struggle to do something a bit techie for me.

But are you working on a laptop or a desktop? I am not sure you can replace the graphics card if it is a laptop.

Anyway, if it is working OK with you now then no need to replace it.

I am on desktop and like I was saying so far everything is working. I was just wondering if you prefer one name brand of video card over others or what has more support thanks

1- If it is working then you should not bother (but up to you of course)
2- I think Intel graphics cards are better supported (in case you upgrade or insist to change).

I would suggest reading a bit about NVIDIA here as I do not have experience with it. I only have general information from what I read here.

We’re is here. Thanks

Generally, avoid Nvidia and stick to AMD or Intel for video gpu’s. That being said, lots of people put up with Nvidia drivers and the nonsense for the performance of those Nvidia cards. I don’t have the patience and stick to manufacturers that cause fewer problems. :rofl:

I have a 3080 as well and I don’t experience any freezing. I’m using KDE though. Do you notice anything hogging resources in say htop or gnome system monitor when these freezes occur?

ok froze up again where can i get the logs from to post for help thanks

I just installed htop yesterday and have been watch nothing seems out of the ordinary but will keep monitoring to see thanks

Fwiw, you might want to add -z to your command:

-z, --filter Adds security filters for IP/MAC addresses, serial numbers,
location (-w), user home directory name, host name.

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Sorry! Of course I do not mean anything but I will take note. This is how I found it somewhere here.
I will change to:

inxi -FAZ --no-host | eos-sendlog

which I got from A friendly intro about our community rules and tips for the forum

Host: Aurorar-12 Kernel: 6.4.7-arch1-3 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME
v: 44.3 Distro: EndeavourOS
Type: Desktop System: Alienware product: Alienware Aurora R12 v: 1.1.19
Mobo: Alienware model: 07W25T v: A01 serial:
UEFI: Alienware v: 1.1.19 date: 12/20/2022
Info: 8-core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11700F bits: 64 type: MT MCP
cache: L2: 4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2614 min/max: 800/4800:4900 cores: 1: 2500 2: 4337
3: 2500 4: 2500 5: 2500 6: 2500 7: 2500 8: 2500 9: 2500 10: 2500 11: 2500
12: 2500 13: 2500 14: 2500 15: 2500 16: 2500
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070 Lite Hash Rate] driver: nvidia
v: 535.86.05
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.2 driver: X:
loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution:
1: 3440x1440 2: 3840x2160
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 535.86.05 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX
Device-1: Intel driver: snd_hda_intel
Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
API: ALSA v: k6.4.7-arch1-3 status: kernel-api
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.76 status: active
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 02:24:58:2c:ea:71
Device-2: Realtek Killer E3000 2.5GbE driver: r8169
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 30:d0:42:fe:6f:10
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth driver: btusb type: USB
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
Local Storage: total: 12.76 TiB used: 73.66 GiB (0.6%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: PC711 NVMe 1TB size: 953.87 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD8002FRYZ-01FF2B0
size: 7.28 TiB
ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 4TB size: 3.64 TiB
ID-4: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 QVO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 3.58 TiB used: 73.39 GiB (2.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
Alert: No swap data was found.
System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C pch: 32.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
temp: 59 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Processes: 326 Uptime: 2h 33m Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
available: 15.3 GiB used: 2.35 GiB (15.4%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.28

Hi @kcmccombs

I see your machine is OK. You have more than enough.
The only thing that maybe causing issues is NVIDIA graphic cards as far as I read here. But as I mentioned earlier I am no expert by any means and never tried NVIDIA. So I leave this to the experts here, maybe they can add something.

Well, for the DE you chose (Gnome), I do not know if there is a problem with it. I am using KDE Plasma and never had an issue with it.

It appears to me you can simply do a reinstall of EndeavourOS.
I put myself in your place, if I were you I would reinstall but with KDE Plasma, maybe it will work fine.

My limited knowledge and experience tells me:

  • the only reason for freezing maybe the NVIDIA graphics card
  • KDE Plasma might work better perhaps.
  • I noticed

which is not supposed to be too much data being indexed.

This is all what I can say!
Hopefully someone more experienced than me can help.

Yeah I like KDE I went with gnome because of the way dock is set in the center wasn’t sure if I could do that with KDE thanks for all your input if I continue having issues I may give KDE a try

Just my 2 cents. Most here are on KDE Plasma for many reasons (you may search and read about it). I am not saying no to Gnome or yes to KDE Plasma, it is a personal taste.

I am sure you will enjoy anyway.