Booting fails after update

I have just updated my system and am stuck in a black screen only showing me the following when trying to boot into manjaro

How can I proceed? I can log into tty2 but wouldn’t know what to do from here (I am using Plasma as my DE)

From there you could include things like inxi -Fazy for system info, or logs from the failed start, etc

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I suppose my problem is sddm, i get

when checking its status.

Also, using startx tells me this

here is the bottom of the log

Nothing super definitive but maybe to do with graphics.
It may be worth checking any configs in /etc/X11/
We might as well see what mhwd says:

mhwd -l -li

This is what i get from it

And what about

ls /etc/X11/{mhwd,xorg.conf}.d/


pacdiff -o

To be sure of the sync, please also sort your mirrors and update again:

sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syu

Already updated before, this is the output of the commands you sent

You certainly have pacnews to handle, though I’m not sure if any are actually related to the title issue.

The mhwd.d and xorg.conf.d directories do hold some interesting files.

If I were you I might try to nuke everything.

Well, we can back up the configs;

mkdir -p xorgbackups mhwdbackups
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/* ./xorgbackups/
cp /etc/mhwd.d/* ./mhwdbackups/
sudo rm /etc/X11/mhwd.d/*
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia-myoptions.conf
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf
sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime
sudo mhwd -r pci video-modesetting
sudo mhwd -f -i pci video-linux

That will hopefully get you back to a more default state, and maybe even a working display manager.

(given your nvidia, we will want to reinstall the proprietary driver and PRIME, but can do so afterwards)

Getting this error

One of your pacnew-files is for sddm

I am sorry, what do you mean with pacnew-files?

Its because of nvidia-utils which is somehow a requirement of python-py3nvm1 (sic?)
I guess you have to remove those.
(and I wonder then about what random foreign packages may be at play)
( pacman -Qm )

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I have removed the python dependency and executed the commands above and am now able to get into my OS again, thanks!

If I understood it right we deleted the config files for the graphic drivers and reinstalled them right?

I suppose that I should now reinstall my drivers.

Yay, still kicking. :slight_smile:

Right, removed all configs and reinstalled the video-linux profile which is an umbrella for all open drivers.

Now we can start with the proprietary driver reinstallation:

sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime


And see how that works.

Now i am in the black screen again (The same issue as before). So I suppose this driver caused the issue.