I updated kernel to 4.19.51.2. Manjaro wouldn't start

I updated kernel right after a fresh installation of Manjaro. After reboot, the screen shows lines of code that keep on flashing. Not sure what is going on.

20190622_220227

Did you update all the other packages too?

This is probably worth trying:

@jonathon Ah yes. I did update all other pakages, which was a pain in itself( invalid or corrrupt package problem). But i followed a forum and got all the pakages updated.
Following @jonathon 's reply, I booted into older kernel and tried doing Syyuu and Updating grub. Should i have used a live usb instead to do this?

Now, Manjaro still does not boot. But of course, Now things don't go completely haywire as it did before.
I choose manjaro and this shows up:
rps20190624_181745
Then, it gets stuck at this screen:
rps20190624_181011

P.s: In advanced options for Manjaro, i can find two kernels( along with their 'fallback initramfs' versions.)
4.19.51-2-Manjaro ×32 and 4.14.126-1-Manjaro ×32

What version of Manjaro did you install?

I downloaded the version that was available on manjaro's site 3 days ago for 32 bit computers. So presumably, it was 4.14.126 that i installed initially. The new, or rather say, updated kernel is 4.19.51.

4.19 requires your CPU to support PAE. 4.14 does not. Did you try booting with 4.14?

Of course. 4.14 works flawlessly.
But, 4.19 never booted.
I don't know if my Cpu supports PAE or not. How do I check if my cpu supports PAE?
(If it does not support PAE, what can i do? I mean, is there a workaround?)

Find it on ark.intel.com

Use kernel 4.14 or buy a new computer.

I have a new computer as my daily driver. Just wanted to get this old pc running lightweight manjaro OS. Thank you for all the help. :blush::blush::smile:

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So, @jonathon it's been a while. I dug deeper into this. I really want to get my computer up and running manjaro. The link you provided does have no info about PC supporting PAE (atleast for my CPU). Here is my CPU info:

processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4300  @ 2.10GHz
stepping	: 10
microcode	: 0xa0b
cpu MHz		: 1685.713
cache size	: 1024 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 2
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fdiv_bug	: no
f00f_bug	: no
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm dtherm
bugs		: cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds
bogomips	: 4190.77
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor	: 1
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4300  @ 2.10GHz
stepping	: 10
microcode	: 0xa0b
cpu MHz		: 1733.389
cache size	: 1024 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 2
core id		: 1
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 1
initial apicid	: 1
fdiv_bug	: no
f00f_bug	: no
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm dtherm
bugs		: cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds
bogomips	: 4190.77
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

And, I am mostly certain that my CPU supports PAE:

$ grep --color=always -i PAE /proc/cpuinfo
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm dtherm
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm xsave lahf_lm dtherm

So, this brings me to a conclusion that there is something else going on. Please give me some insight on what may be happening looking at the pictures I posted in replies above. Thank you. :relaxed::smiley:

P.S: If this problem cannot be solved, please tell me how to choose the 4.14 as default kernel while booting.( If I choose Manjaro from the grub, the system boots into 4.19; to boot into 4.14 I need to go to Advanced options for Manjaro in grub and select 4.14 manually.)

Uninstall kernel 4.19 if it doesn't boot for you.

sudo mhwd-kernel -r linux419          

Thanks. I did that once. But then the system keeps asking to update. :confused:
And If possible I want to fix the latest version. :pensive:

I believe you can turn that notification off.

Please guide me. How do turn it off?

I don't know if you use KDE, but in KDE:

start menu->settings->Manjaro Notifier KDE Settings

No I use xfce. :thinking::thinking:

I would imagine there is something similar if you search about. Sorry but I'm totally unfamiliar with Xfce.

Umm.. I got it. Start Menu ->Notification settings ->Check New Kernels
Thanks. :smile::smile:

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