After update of graphics

And therein lies the power of Linux, it forces you to master a Zen-like state :wink:

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Yeah. Linux will warn you of the danger of a gun. Will recommend you not point it at your head, will confirm you want to do this, and if you continue to insist it’ll let you shoot yourself.


There’s yer problem.

And, as you mentioned, there is something installed, although it’s not working. So let’s remove that “something”. In the chroot environment, run:

mhwd --remove video-nvidia

And then let’s reinstall it:

mhwd --auto pci nonfree 0300

…still from within the chroot environment.

And from your original post I’m getting the idea you possibly have some kernel trouble or something as well. So please provide the output of:

mhwd-kernel --list


mhwd-kernel --listinstalled
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hmm, removing failed, breaks dependency with nvidia-utils that is needed by CUDA…
As for the kernels (I’m on a laptop, I have to copytype…sorry)
the kernellist gives


I have 66 and 419 installed…the 66 is running, I had the same with the 419, by the way…

Edit : I can log in and use the CLI…forgot to mention that, sorry

OK, and force doesn’t work either?

Try removing the CUDA package temporarily (you can always reinstall it later.)

Since you can login, what happens if you try to start X manually?


I understand that you can’t provide more details, but sadly without more details, I can’t give more precise commands than ideas…

Dont worry, I’m smiling ear to ear, here…I’m learning all sortsa new things here :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: …whee!!!

Anyway, I’ll kick CUDA, in the mean time, here’s the logfile of the startx, it (of course) failed…

[  1041.163] 
X.Org X Server
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[  1041.164] Current Operating System: Linux Asgaard 6.6.19-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri Mar  1 18:16:16 UTC 2024 x86_64
[  1041.164] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64 root=UUID=86a2f2ef-2bf2-4ced-aada-1da3969df356 rw resume=UUID=c6ccac2b-10b4-4ff7-98f4-046caf40f2d1 udev.log_priority=3
[  1041.164]  
[  1041.165] Current version of pixman: 0.43.4
[  1041.165] 	Before reporting problems, check
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[  1041.165] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[  1041.166] (==) Log file: "/home/melissa/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Apr  4 10:58:24 2024
[  1041.166] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[  1041.166] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[  1041.167] (==) ServerLayout "layout"
[  1041.167] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[  1041.167] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[  1041.167] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[  1041.167] (==) Automatically adding devices
[  1041.167] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[  1041.167] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[  1041.167] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[  1041.167] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[  1041.167] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF" does not exist.
[  1041.167] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1041.167] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1" does not exist.
[  1041.167] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1041.167] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
[  1041.167] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1041.167] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi" does not exist.
[  1041.167] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1041.167] (==) FontPath set to:
[  1041.167] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[  1041.167] (**) Extension "COMPOSITE" is enabled
[  1041.167] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[  1041.167] (II) Module ABI versions:
[  1041.167] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[  1041.167] 	X.Org Video Driver: 25.2
[  1041.167] 	X.Org XInput driver : 24.4
[  1041.167] 	X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[  1041.168] (++) using VT number 2

[  1041.169] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/_31
[  1041.170] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[  1041.170] (II) Platform probe for /sys/devices/platform/simple-framebuffer.0/drm/card0
[  1041.170] (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/dri/card0 226:0 fd 13 paused 0
[  1041.181] (--) PCI:*(5@0:0:0) 10de:1d01:1043:85f5 rev 161, Mem @ 0xee000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xe0000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000c000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[  1041.181] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
[  1041.181] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[  1041.181] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/
[  1041.183] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1041.183] 	compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
[  1041.183] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[  1041.183] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[  1041.183] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
[  1041.184] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[  1041.184] 	compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
[  1041.184] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[  1041.184] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  550.67  Tue Mar 12 23:32:46 UTC 2024
[  1041.184] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[  1041.184] (II) systemd-logind: releasing fd for 226:0
[  1041.184] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[  1041.184] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[  1041.184] (II) Module "fb" already built-in
[  1041.184] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[  1041.184] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[  1041.184] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/
[  1041.184] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1041.184] 	compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
[  1041.184] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[  1041.193] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
[  1041.193] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages and
[  1041.193] (EE) NVIDIA:     consult the NVIDIA README for details.
[  1041.193] (EE) No devices detected.
[  1041.193] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[  1041.193] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[  1041.193] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
 for help. 
[  1041.193] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/melissa/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[  1041.193] (EE) 
[  1041.209] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.


There’s the start of your problem, the driver couldn’t be initialised for some unknown reason. What does:

journalctl --priority=warning..err --no-pager --grep='nvidia'

…spit out, if you still don’t manage after removing CUDA?

I’ve always found it exhilarating beating a problem like this. So I understand wholeheartedly.

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Cuda has left the house, installing the driver gives a dependency, the system wants 550.54.14, so I reinstalled it (hoping it to be that version) and the kernels were rebuilt…so…I have to get these utils to the right level.
O, listinstalled does state the video-linux installed, the nvidia not(yet) :smile:
Edit : a query gave me that it’s now nvidia-utils 550.67-1
Edit 2 : what if…I downgrade the utils? Downgrade shows it available…



You can try, but you’ll be on your own.

I suspect you might already be in a partially updated state, seeing as there wasn’t an announcement for any, let alone Nvidia driver update yesterday, or this morning.

Do a complete sync perhaps?

pamac upgrade

complete sync happening and the kernels are being rebuilt…
I can log into the video-linux (possibly 800x600) and in the settings I find several available drivers…
the 470xx and 390xx are in there too…

Nah, you don’t have to worry 'bout those.

Did the kernel just get an update? I did the update an poof, system back in “sweet mode”!!! :smile:
You guys are fenomilan!
Thanks so much!!


There are regularly updates for all kernels. So chances are good yours was part of it.

This is also a good example of why you should keep your system up-to-date

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Hmm, I neglected to obeye my “little voice” that screamer “timeshift”…and I said…“nah, it’s just the graphics card…” lesson well learned :wink:


As long as you learnt something…

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The updates are completed.


I have no Nvidia driver, i wrote but i need help to get it back, please help

[2024-04-04T20:42:44+0200] [ALPM] upgraded linux66 (6.6.19-1 -> 6.6.24-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:41+0200] [ALPM] upgraded nvidia-settings (550.54.14-1 -> 550.67-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:41+0200] [ALPM] upgraded mhwd-nvidia (550.54.14-2 -> 550.67-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:41+0200] [ALPM] upgraded libxnvctrl (550.54.14-1 -> 550.67-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:41+0200] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-nvidia-utils (550.54.14-1 -> 550.67-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:40+0200] [ALPM] upgraded nvidia-utils (550.54.14-3 -> 550.67-1)
[2024-04-04T20:25:39+0200] [ALPM] removed linux66-nvidia (550.54.14-2)

please open a own topic for your problem. it’s not nice and against the rules to hijack the topic of someone else.
open a own topic and post the output of

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

that others can get an overview

i wrote a new post

I guess it’s not widely known, but I’ve known for some time now that CUDA will often interfere with the nvidia driver updates here on Manjaro. Just temporarily uninstall it, and proceed with the update, then reinstall if CUDA is needed.

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it’s the full-cuda package of the aur that causes the problems.

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