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#1 2022-06-13 21:51:26

deivi
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Registered: 2020-05-24
Posts: 16

[SOLVED] CS:GO randomly freezes entire system completely

Hi there,

I am starting to get tired of an issue I am having. Just bought a newer and better PC and installed my usual Arch in it. I have set up everything and it is working perfectly except from one thing, CS:GO.

I open steam, launch the game and it loads as usual. I then go into a workshop map (offline gameplay) and it works great, indeed much better than my old PC. I can continue playing for some time without any single issue. However, when connecting to an online game, it starts just fine and after half a minute or so it freezes completely, to a point the system stops responding to my keyboard or mouse and I need to wait a couple of minutes until I can tab. After that, I get back into the game and it is back working but I have been disconnected from the match. Always the same thing.

What have I done:
- Monitor CPU, GPU, RAM, SWAP, Processes
- Tried other games (they work perfectly)
- Verified Steam game integrity of files
- Reinstalled the game
- Reinstalled steam and the game
- Reinstalled nvidia drivers and linux-zen kernel
- Tried different kernels
- Rebuilt initramfs
- Cried

My system specs:
Motherboard: MS-7C91 2.0
Kernel: 5.18.3-zen1-1-zen
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Memory: 16GB
Swap: 4 GB

Relevant information / facts:
- I have dual boot with Windows 11, CS:GO is working perfectly on Windows 11.
- Other games are working perfectly fine on my system.
- I am using grub2
- I have tried linux and linux-zen kernels
- I have strictly followed steam, multilib & nvidia wiki pages and installed required packages
- The game works perfectly good when offline
- I use picom as compositor, but problem persists after killing it.

Some relevant outputs:

pacman -Qq | grep nvidia

lib32-nvidia-utils
nvidia-open-dkms
nvidia-settings
nvidia-utils

pacman -Qq | grep vulkan

lib32-vulkan-icd-loader
vulkan-headers
vulkan-icd-loader

lspci -k | grep -A 2 -E "(VGA|3D)"

2b:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device 4013
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia

journalctl -b -1 (I cannot post this since output is way too large, showing just relevant error)

Last edited by deivi (2022-06-17 19:26:22)

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#2 2022-06-16 21:40:20

deivi
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Registered: 2020-05-24
Posts: 16

Re: [SOLVED] CS:GO randomly freezes entire system completely

Anyone?

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#3 2022-06-17 19:26:06

deivi
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Registered: 2020-05-24
Posts: 16

Re: [SOLVED] CS:GO randomly freezes entire system completely

SOLVED: I could not find the root cause precisely, but it was clearly nvidia-open-dkms. Switched to nvidia-dkms and it works perfectly. Mistery solved, nvidia-open drivers are beta yet.

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