Hi! I am kinda noobish with Linux terminal, so would appreciate your help.
I just updated my OS recently and it boots to a blank screen. I pressed
Alt+F2 and consulted some posts online to figure out how to trouble shoot.
First, I made sure to update, and got a warning that my
optimus-manager was a version ahead from community (1.4.2), so running
pacman -S optimus-manager helped fix this issue.
However, after rebooting, it still went to a blank screen.
Google led me to a post here which recommended using
startx and check the error log for Xorg for any errors
(EE), and I got 2 different logs depending on whether I ran it with
Th first log from running
startx gave me the following error (I am typing this on mobile):
xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted) (EE) no screens found … Server terminated with error (1)
sudo startx gives the following log:
(EE) No devices found (EE) no screens found … Server terminated with error (1)
nvidia-smi fails because “it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver.”
I am not sure what to do. I tried running
sudo mhwd -f and it did not print anything. Rebooted to the same blank screen.
mhwd -li gives the following (typing from mobile so making a list instead of the table):
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime v2020.11.30 nonfree PCI video-modesetting v2020.11.30 free PCI
I am not sure what to do here. Is it because the
video-modesetting is installed? Should I remove it?
An explanation of what might be going on would be great. Thanks!
Before the update, I was prompted to remove something
gstreamer because it breaks a dependency with something else that uses something different.
Cannot recall what it said. I apologize.