Can't Enter Desktop After Nvidia Driver update

After my system updated NVIDIA driver to my x stopped to work. Unfortunately I am unable to post screenshots, but I will provide as many info as possible.

I am totally lost. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.

Hi @baruchspinoza, and welcome!

In order for us, or anyone for that matter, to be able to provide assistance, more information is necessary. To that end, please see:

Please also note and heed: Forum Rules - Manjaro

Hope you manage!

:bangbang: Tip: :bangbang:

To provide terminal output, copy the text you wish to share, and paste it here, surrounded by three (3) backticks, a.k.a grave accents. Like this:

pasted text

Or three (3) tilde signs, like this:

pasted text

This will just cause it to be rendered like this:

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cursus nisl nisi
hendrerit ac quis
tortor sit leo commodo.

Instead of like this:

Portaest sed elementum cursus nisl nisi hendrerit ac quis sit adipiscing tortor sit leo commodo.

Alternatively, paste the text you wish to format as terminal output, select all pasted text, and click the </> button on the taskbar. This will indent the whole pasted section with one TAB, causing it to render the same way as described above.

Thereby improving legibility and making it much easier for those trying to be of assistance.

:bangbang::bangbang: Additionally

If your language isn’t English, please prepend any and all terminal commands with LC_ALL=C. For example:

LC_ALL=C bluetoothctl

This will just cause the terminal output to be in English, making it easier to understand and debug.

Please edit your post accordingly.

You can also boot into a live environment and get the information, enter a chroot environment and run things like that. In fact, it might be for the best to do so anyway:

How to chroot

  1. Ensure you’ve got a relatively new ISO or at least one with a still supported LTS kernel.

  2. Write/copy/dd the ISO to a USB thumb drive.

  3. When done, boot with the above mentioned USB thumb drive into the live environment.

  4. Once booted, open a terminal and enter the following command to enter the chroot encironment:

manjaro-chroot -a
  1. If you have more than one Linux installation, select the correct one to use from the list provided.

When done, you should now be in the chroot environment.

But, be careful, as you’re now in an actual root environment on your computer, so any changes you make will persist after a restart.

Fro here you can execute the commands to get the information, provide it heere, and we can provide further guidance.

Your info:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080Ti Rev. A] driver: N/A
It’s supposed to be:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080Ti Rev. A] driver: nvidia

Something went wrong during the update. You need to reinstall driver from chroot


And while you are at it, merge your pacnew files…

sudo pacdiff -f to see what files you have to merge.

Also, your profile says you are on stable. Are you on unstable now or did the driver get pushed to stable already?
How did you install the nvidia driver?


The [community] repository has been merged into [extra] and is quite a while empty.

:point_right: You should have updated your system and merge the pacman pacnew /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew file, earlier.

During manjaro-chroot session, have you tried to install the non-free graphics driver already?

 sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300 

According to branch-compare 545 is not even in testing yet.

Maybe I’m wrong but judging from the other screenshot output that doesn’t list the mhwd-nvidia 545, I suspect they are still on stable branch but installed the driver from downloading it from or they temporarily switched branches.

can your return , in TTY or with USB iso manjaro and chroot

inxi -Fza
sudo mhwd -li
sudo mhwd-kernel -li