After installing nvidia drivers, manjaro would not boot and got stuck on the acer loading screen

I installed nvidia drivers and then after that i restarted and it got stuck in the loading screen for 40 ish minutes. I had to reinstall the OS as i could not enter the bios. Some help would be loved <3.

Hello and welcome,

Some more information about your hardware would be necessary to provide in order to be able to help you. See here what is that about:

System: Kernel: 5.6.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 root=UUID=29eaf771-7d7b-4656-9443-7e51d7de9457 rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor resume=UUID=f27d4500-751a-48ff-bad5-5c4d402bb5dd udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN515-54 v: V1.09 serial:
Mobo: CFL model: Octavia_CFS v: V1.09 serial: UEFI: Insyde v: 1.09 date: 08/02/2019
Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 52.9 Wh condition: 52.9/58.8 Wh (90%) volts: 16.9/15.4 model: Simplo PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
serial: status: Full
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158)
stepping: A (10) microcode: CA L2 cache: 8192 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36812
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 801
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
chip ID: 8086:3e9b
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: nouveau v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c91
Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:3 chip ID: 04f2:b64f serial:
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel,nouveau unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.5 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.15-1-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 07:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723
IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 700.51 GiB used: 11.23 GiB (1.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2200 MTFDHBA512TCK size: 476.94 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: rev: P1MA003 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B serial: scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 467.84 GiB size: 459.50 GiB (98.22%) used: 11.19 GiB (2.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 36.5 MiB (0.4%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 44 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 264 Uptime: 1h 05m Memory: 7.62 GiB used: 2.34 GiB (30.7%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0
Packages: pacman: 1210 lib: 320 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05

So, you did not read the topic i linked? :slight_smile: Minimum would be, from terminal:
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
But in order to post it here formatted, please check how to do it properly :smile:

sorry, im really tired rn so just jumped to something. :tired_face:

done now, edited last one :slight_smile:

Probably that model requires to use custom kernel boot parameters like:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="ivrs_ioapic[4]=00:14.0 ivrs_ioapic[5]=00:00.2 pti=off i8042.nopnp"

but maybe not, and you will have to pay particular attention to those IDs.
For now don’t do that please, but keep it in mind!

Since is a hybrid GPU laptop, the proper way to install the drivers would be like described here:

Sorry i had to point you to the old forum, but for now, this is what it is. :slight_smile:

Make sure you install another kernel, that one is EOL.

im ever so sorry but im new here, what does EOL mean and how do I install a new kernal? Thank you so much! That post you showed me worked but now i need to get my game to run with my GPU :confused: Thanks for the help!

EOL means - end of life - will no longer be maintained/provided

To install new kernel you either use the Manjaro Settings Manager = MSM > Kernel
or from terminal, for example:
sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux57
Kernel 54 is also good to have as is LTS = long time support

Thanks alot for the help.

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