Cannot boot since Nvidia update/ Kernel update

no such file or directory: /local/share/kscreen

Actually also:
no such file or directory: /local/share

I just relized i may fked it up with accidentally

mv  local/share/kscreen local/share/ kscreen.bak

with I space in between

the kscreen folder is in your home directory:

no such file or directory: /home/.local/share

I think not anymore :sweat_smile:

Ok, wait… Sorry, now get it :smiley:

It’s in $HOME/.local/share

Yes, thanks, :smiley: I also just catched myself in making this thought mistake while being already in the home folder.

pacman -Qm

android-google-apis-x86-64-system-image 33_r06-1
android-platform 33_r02-1
android-sdk 26.1.1-2
android-sdk-platform-tools 33.0.3-1
autojump 22.5.3-9
debtap 3.5.1-1
electron12 12.2.3-4
etcher 1.7.9-1
f2c 20200916-3
fiji-bin 2:20220414.1745-1
gnome-icon-theme 3.12.0-7
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic 3.12.0-6
kasts 22.09.2-2
latte-dock-git r5962.7c4ab407-1
levmar 2.6-3
lib3ds 1.3.0-1
libnvidia-container 1.11.0-1
libnvidia-container-tools 1.11.0-1
lightly-qt 0.4.1-1
manjaro-documentation-en 20181009-1
manjaro-firmware 20160419-1
meshlab 2022.02-1
mpir 3.0.0-3
nvidia-container-runtime 3.11.0-1
nvidia-container-toolkit 1.11.0-1
openctm-tools 2:1.0.3-1
pulseeffects-legacy 4.8.7-1
ryzenadj-git 0.11.1.r1.ga3b8ba4-1
visual-studio-code-bin 1.73.0-1
whatsapp-for-linux 1.5.0-2
yay-git 11.3.0.r14.ga88fad6-1
zotero 6.0.15-1

If your display scale is not 100%, it might be a problem,
check: Display scaled at 200% failed to display after today's big upgrade

nothing suspicious in the packages…
you can remove these packages, they are dead meat - they are not related to your issue:
electron12 - if you are using it install the bin version
gnome-icon-theme 3.12.0-7
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic 3.12.0-6
manjaro-documentation-en 20181009-1

do you have a timeshift backup?
do you have home on separate partition?

Both screens are set 100% scale.

No, i don’t :confused:

Also not, looking back I wish I would have… Most of my data is stored on a separate partition though, but not the home folder.

post also output from:
sudo dmesg -l err,warn,emerg,alert,crit
systemctl --failed

[    0.245648]   #2  #3  #4  #5  #6  #7  #8  #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15
[    0.327691] Expanded resource Reserved due to conflict with PCI Bus 0000:00
[    0.348806] pci 0000:00:00.2: can't derive routing for PCI INT A
[    0.348807] pci 0000:00:00.2: PCI INT A: not connected
[    0.871360] i8042: PNP: PS/2 appears to have AUX port disabled, if this is incorrect please boot with i8042.nopnp
[    1.810045] acpi PNP0C14:01: duplicate WMI GUID ABBC0F6A-8EA1-11D1-00A0-C90629100000 (first instance was on PNP0C14:00)
[    1.810050] acpi PNP0C14:01: duplicate WMI GUID 05901221-D566-11D1-B2F0-00A0C9062910 (first instance was on PNP0C14:00)
[    1.823923] ACPI BIOS Error (bug): Could not resolve symbol [\_SB.PCI0.GP17.VGA.LCD._BCM.AFN7], AE_NOT_FOUND (20210730/psargs-330)
[    1.823930] ACPI Error: Aborting method \_SB.PCI0.GP17.VGA.LCD._BCM due to previous error (AE_NOT_FOUND) (20210730/psparse-529)
[    2.371090] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: api flags index 2 larger than supported by driver
[    2.620410] asus_wmi: ASUS Management GUID not found
[    2.634726] thermal thermal_zone1: failed to read out thermal zone (-61)
[    2.635441] clocksource: timekeeping watchdog on CPU4: Marking clocksource 'tsc' as unstable because the skew is too large:
[    2.635444] clocksource:                       'hpet' wd_nsec: 506921969 wd_now: 2298cb0 wd_last: 1bacc58 mask: ffffffff
[    2.635446] clocksource:                       'tsc' cs_nsec: 506071704 cs_now: ac1104269 cs_last: a5d8a90a4 mask: ffffffffffffffff
[    2.635449] clocksource:                       'tsc' is current clocksource.
[    2.635462] TSC found unstable after boot, most likely due to broken BIOS. Use 'tsc=unstable'.
[    2.635717] clocksource: Checking clocksource tsc synchronization from CPU 4 to CPUs 0,6,11-13.
[    3.608951] hid-generic 0003:1038:12C4.0004: No inputs registered, leaving
[    3.609123] usbhid 3-3.1:1.0: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
[    5.549330] kauditd_printk_skb: 413 callbacks suppressed
[   10.563288] kauditd_printk_skb: 22 callbacks suppressed
[   19.945824] kauditd_printk_skb: 242 callbacks suppressed
[   25.399049] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[   25.399056] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[   25.399057] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint

[   25.463794] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  470.141.03  Thu Jun 30 18:45:31 UTC 2022
[   25.479364] ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCI0.GPP0.PEGP._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20210730/nsarguments-61)
[   26.867252] kauditd_printk_skb: 13 callbacks suppressed
[   37.562915] kauditd_printk_skb: 15 callbacks suppressed
0 loaded units listed.

nothing suspicious …
we could try rebuilding aur packages, this may help…
did you remove these packages?:

if yes, post output from:
inxi -A
it looks like you have both pulse and pipewire running

Done : sudo pacman -R electron12 etcher gnome-icon-theme gnome-icon-theme-symbolic manjaro-documentation-en manjaro-firmware

  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor driver: N/A
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-4: SteelSeries ApS Arctis 9 type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.76-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes

PS: Probably going to answer later today again, thanks so far for your help!

ok so lets switch to pipewire:
pamac install manjaro-pipewire wireplumber
this will give you pulse dependency issues, so remove them first, then run the command again…

then remove this:
pamac remove pulseeffects-legacy
and these packages that could be related to your issue:
pamac remove lightly-qt latte-dock-git
(you can install them afterwards)
reboot and see if it helped…

if not rebuild the aur packages:
pamac build $(pamac list -qm)
this could take ages…
when its done reboot …

Did all that, still not starting the desktop :frowning: Feels so weird, as over startx everything works 100% normal, just not with the normal boot.

have no idea what the issue could be…
remove the nvidia and try if you can boot on open source drivers:
sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-470xx

With only the free driver I cannot boot at all.

so install the nvidia ones from tty:
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

After installing it, it directly booted into the desktop. But after reboot, same story.

post output from:
pacman -Qs 'optimus|bbswitch|bumblebee'

local/optimus-manager 1.4+r12-2
    Management utility to handle GPU switching for Optimus laptops (Git version)