I’m experiencing random system lockups and I can’t make heads or tails from the logs. Here is a link to the logs compiled by the EndeavourOS log tool, http://ix.io/2W9F. I compiled the logs shortly after the latest lockup, though I can’t say the exact time it occurred since I wasn’t at my PC when it happened. Any help, whatsoever, would be much appreciated.
I experience lockups where: (1) the entire desktop freezes but I can move my mouse cursor; (2) the entire desktop freezes and I can’t move my mouse cursor; and (3) the screen goes blank and it doesn’t respond to anything. Sometimes REISUB works to restart the system in case (1). I experienced similar lockups before I switched from Ubuntu Linux to EndeavourOS. However, the lockups are more frequent now.
Note that I dual-boot with Windows 10. I do not experience these issues with Windows, but I don’t use Windows 10 as much as I use Linux.
The only thing that jumps out at me in the logs is that
/var/log/Xorg.0.log reports numerous errors similar to this:
[ 8.667] (EE) libinput: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3: Failed to create a device for /dev/input/event3 [ 8.667] (EE) PreInit returned 2 for "HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3"
I get these type of messages for other devices too, including my Razer mouse and keyboard.
I recently updated the system, though these lockups predate the update. The command
uname -a gives:
Linux lsd 5.11.13-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:47:14 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I am using Nvidia’s drivers,
nvidia-smi states that I am using driver version 460.67. I installed the drivers via the command
sudo pacman -S nvidia-installer-dkms, as per the wiki. I have uploaded the content of
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf to https://pastebin.com/Rqg6KnS8. You will notice that I made some tweaks to prevent screen tearing. My display manager and desktop environment are SSDM and LXQt, respectively. Again, these tweaks predate the occurrence of lockups.
- Updated my BIOS,
idle=nomwaitto my boot parameters, as per this recent suggestion in the forums. My GRUB config is available on here https://pastebin.com/BF8idHk9, and
openrazer-metasince I have Razer peripherals.
A high-level description of my hardware:
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU,
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card,
- Samsung NVMe SSD,
- Western Digital HDD and
- 32 Gigs RAM.
More info in the logs.