Manjaro freezes on splash page

@AgentS
no dice, still freezes on the "preparing autostart" screen after login

Back to the drawing board, damn.

If haveged is not helping you can easily disable it.

sudo systemctl stop haveged

sudo systemctl disable haveged

Have you tried installing and testing any different kernels, that could possibly help.

I don't 100% know what I'm doing, so I wanted to leave that as a last resort
If you dudes recommend it, I'll try it out though

It's super easy on Manjaro. Just open Manjaro Settings Manager ---> Kernel

Just click the install button to the right of kernel 4.17

Wait till it finishes installing then reboot.

During the boot you will see a grub boot menu.

I believe its "advanced" you want to choose from the menu.

Next you simply select kernel 4.17 to boot from and continue booting.

See how that goes. You should always have at least 2 working kernels installed, so do not uninstall 4.14.

booted into 4.17. Still happens

I figured that was a low probability, but it's a good thing to always have a second kernel installed anyways. I hope petsam can think of some more suggestions because I'm running low..

Thanks anyways man

You're very welcome. I wish you luck.

It just struck me that someone posted a similar issue to this not that long back. I'd do some searching on the forum to see if you can find a post with a solve.

In case its a permissions issue you could reset your home folders permissions.

sudo chown -R $USER: $HOME

You could also try creating a new user account to see if the new account has the same issues.

I think you can disable that in xfce settings, or change theme.

It was disabled originally, but it would still freeze up after entering my password. I turned it on to see if it said what it was hanging on, but not much info actually came from it.

Can you log in from a text console (CTRL-ALT-F2)?

It sounds like a startup application or your Xfce settings which are at fault.

yeah I can, like I mentioned in the post I can also get passed the freezing splash page by ctrl-alt-F2 then ctrl-alt-F7.

Show your hardware

uname -a
lspci -nn
lspci -knn

About: sp5100_tco

4.18.rc4	| drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c, line 49 (as a enumerator)
				Referenced in 1 files:	drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
				line 49,85, 178, 236, 264
4.17.6 		| drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c, line 49 (as a enumerator)
				Referenced in 1 files:	drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c
				line 49, 85, 178, 236, 264

4.14.y	| false

inxi -Fx=

System:    Kernel: 4.17.5-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.2 tk: Qt 5.11.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.11 Hakoila 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME A320M-K v: Rev X.0x serial: <root required> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0902 date: 09/08/2017 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 27952 
           Speed: 1704 MHz min/max: 1550/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1868 2: 1563 3: 1913 4: 2040 
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] driver: nvidia v: 396.24 bus ID: 25:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: N/A driver: nvidia resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.24 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 25:00.1 
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 27:00.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.5-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8168 v: 8.045.08-NAPI 
           port: f000 bus ID: 23:00.0 
           IF: enp35s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: b0:6e:bf:cf:e0:e7 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1.14 TiB used: 62.64 GiB (5.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0 size: 238.47 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1ER162 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 224.77 GiB used: 62.64 GiB (27.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 38 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 1h 06m Memory: 7.79 GiB used: 2.17 GiB (27.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.1.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.12 

output to your commands,

Linux 4.17.5-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 8 19:26:38 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Root Complex [1022:1450]
00:00.2 IOMMU [0806]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) I/O Memory Management Unit [1022:1451]
00:01.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:01.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
00:01.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
00:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:03.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:03.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
00:04.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:07.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:07.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B [1022:1454]
00:08.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:08.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B [1022:1454]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:790b] (rev 59)
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:790e] (rev 51)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 0 [1022:1460]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 1 [1022:1461]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 2 [1022:1462]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 3 [1022:1463]
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 4 [1022:1464]
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 5 [1022:1465]
00:18.6 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 6 [1022:1466]
00:18.7 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 7 [1022:1467]
01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Sandisk Corp WD Black NVMe SSD [15b7:5001]
03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43bc] (rev 02)
03:00.1 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43b8] (rev 02)
03:00.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43b3] (rev 02)
1d:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
1d:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
1d:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
1d:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
23:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
25:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] [10de:1401] (rev a1)
25:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0fba] (rev a1)
26:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:145a]
26:00.2 Encryption controller [1080]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Platform Security Processor [1022:1456]
26:00.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:145c]
27:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1455]
27:00.2 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7901] (rev 51)
27:00.3 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller [1022:1457]
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Root Complex [1022:1450]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Root Complex [1043:8747]
00:00.2 IOMMU [0806]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) I/O Memory Management Unit [1022:1451]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) I/O Memory Management Unit [1043:8747]
00:01.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:01.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:01.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:03.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:03.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge [1022:1453]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:04.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:07.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:07.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B [1022:1454]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:08.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1452]
00:08.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B [1022:1454]
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:790b] (rev 59)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. FCH SMBus Controller [1043:8747]
        Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:790e] (rev 51)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. FCH LPC Bridge [1043:8747]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 0 [1022:1460]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 1 [1022:1461]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 2 [1022:1462]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 3 [1022:1463]
        Kernel driver in use: k10temp
        Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 4 [1022:1464]
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 5 [1022:1465]
00:18.6 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 6 [1022:1466]
00:18.7 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 7 [1022:1467]
01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Sandisk Corp WD Black NVMe SSD [15b7:5001]
        Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. WD Black NVMe SSD [1b4b:1093]
        Kernel driver in use: nvme
03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43bc] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device [1b21:1142]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: xhci_pci
03:00.1 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43b8] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device [1b21:1062]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
        Kernel modules: ahci
03:00.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43b3] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
1d:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
1d:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
1d:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
1d:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port [1022:43b4] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
23:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1043:8677]
        Kernel driver in use: r8168
        Kernel modules: r8169, r8168
25:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] [10de:1401] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] [1462:3202]
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
25:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0fba] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3202]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
26:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:145a]
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:145a]
26:00.2 Encryption controller [1080]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Platform Security Processor [1022:1456]
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Platform Security Processor [1022:1456]
        Kernel driver in use: ccp
        Kernel modules: ccp
26:00.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:145c]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) USB 3.0 Host Controller [1043:8747]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: xhci_pci
27:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1455]
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1455]
27:00.2 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7901] (rev 51)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1043:8747]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
        Kernel modules: ahci
27:00.3 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller [1022:1457]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller [1043:86c7]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

could you check your bios
PRIME A320M-K

May seem stupid, but check my BIOS for what?

Also, Just in case it helps narrow down the issue, I just downloaded KDE and booted into a session of that, with no issues.

Among other things, BOIS contains firmware for the chip onboard.

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