Black screen when booting with nvidia

Hello, I reinstalled manjaro several times. Every time, I do the mistake of updating everything. This time it’s because I read some tutorial with a command like pacman -Syu [package] I thought it would only update the package but it updated everything. Last install, I couldn’t use the wifi any longer ( Wifi and bluetooth no longer working with xfce ). Now it’s switching to nvidia that doesn’t work properly (black screen after switch & reboot). I hope someone can help me

On other threads I found advice to change OpenGL version, or switch to XRender but didn’t find out how to do any of that. There is topics about manipulating the ‘video-nvidia’ driver but for me it returns

config ‘video-nvidia’ is not installed

Even though as you can see below in my system informations, there is a driver for nvidia. You can also see I changed to an older Kernel to see if it would change anything, it did not.

  Kernel: 4.19.265-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64
    root=UUID=e73703d5-e68b-4266-aa62-17cb0ba55028 rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.34 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GL63 8RC v: REV:1.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16P6 v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16P6IMS.101 date: 02/28/2018
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 35.3 Wh (91.5%) condition: 38.6/43.2 Wh (89.3%)
    volts: 12.0 min: 10.8 model: MSI Corp. MS-16P6 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: N/A
  RAM: total: 7.64 GiB used: 2.29 GiB (30.0%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 8 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 900 high: 901 min/max: 800/4000 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 900 2: 900 3: 901 4: 900
    5: 900 6: 899 7: 900 8: 900 bogomips: 36864
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
    arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush
    clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida
    intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor
    movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm
    pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp
    rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq
    vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 520.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Pascal code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm
    built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d class-ID: 0302

Try booting in UEFI mode but without SecureBoot, otherwise your nVidea driver won’t be loaded…
You can check using dmesg --human while in the console (not GUI)

PS: You change SecureBoot settings in your BIOS

how do you switch to nvidia?
post output from:
mhwd -l -li

I’m getting “Check media presence” on a black screen now

I think it’s time to reinstall again

Most readers me included read and do many other things while helping people on forums.
So please be as verbose in what you got when you did exactly what, so we can follow you better…

So please post output of:

journalctl --no-hostname -k | grep -iE "secure|nvidia"

If needed you can add -b1 to the journalctl command to get logs from your previous boot…

You can perform these commands in the console by using CTRL+ALT+F2 and login to the console.

There is a newer BIOS for that model. MSI Global - The Leading Brand in High-end Gaming & Professional Creation
How do you switch to Nvidia GPU only - via BIOS or via Optimus Manager?

Ctrl Alt F2/F4 are not working I think something is corrupted now, the only thing I did was switching to UEFI in the bios

But then you need to install the OS in UEFI mode.