Error while booting manjaro (failed to start load kernel modules)

Hi, i’m new to manjaro, I’m currently getting an error that I’ve no clue how to fix it, I have read many posts that I do not undestand, Manjaro was working correctly but I decided to install my graphic card driver via the “Manjaro settings manager” and I did reboot my system but every time manjaro is booting up I get an error that only says “Failed to start load kernel modules” it doing nothing and my pc is stuck into a black screen. I would really appreciate if you take time to help me, Thank you.

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Damn, you are one fast reader. :smiley:

Anyhow, I think there are multiple topics about “unable to load kernel modules” lately, but I haven’t followed them closely.

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boot into manjaro live usb, connect to internet, then chroot:
sudo manjaro-chroot -a
then post output from:
mhwd-kernel -li && mhwd -l && mhwd -li

any people that have the same error doesn’t have the same output, I can’t run any command and in grub commands are not recognized so yeah I don’t know what to do, I spent more than 3 minutes reading solutions, I just created my account after.

ok i’ll try it thanks

The first command is doing an error
sudo manjaro-chroot -a
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1. Check your
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdb1. Check your
==> Mounting (ManjaroLinux) [/dev/sda5]
→ mount: [/mnt]
→ mount: [/mnt/boot/efi]
[manjaro /]#

second command
mhwd kernel -li && mhwd -l && mhwd -li
Error: invalid option: kernel

Usage: mhwd [OPTIONS] <config(s)>

–pci list only pci devices and driver configs
–usb list only usb devices and driver configs
-h/–help show help
-v/–version show version of mhwd
-f/–force force reinstallation
-d/–detail show detailed info for -l/-li/-lh
-l/–list list available configs for devices
-la/–listall list all driver configs
-li/–listinstalled list installed driver configs
-lh/–listhardware list hardware information
-i/–install <usb/pci> <config(s)> install driver config(s)
-ic/–installcustom <usb/pci> install custom config(s)
-r/–remove <usb/pci> <config(s)> remove driver config(s)
-a/–auto <usb/pci> <free/nonfree> auto install configs for classid
–pmcachedir set package manager cache path
–pmconfig set package manager config
–pmroot set package manager root

that error is from the usb, so ignore it, you are now chrooted … you enetered it incorrectly… its:
mhwd-kernel -li and not mhwd kernel -li … and use formatting, click this icon in editor: </> and put the ouptut there

mb sorry mhwd-kernel -li && mhwd -l && mhwd -li
Currently running: 5.15.49-1-MANJARO (linux515)
The following kernels are installed in your system:

  • linux515

0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:2208) Display controller nVidia Corporation:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2021.12.18               false            PCI
video-nvidia-470xx            2021.12.18               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
 video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
        video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

0000:00:02.0 (0380:8086:4680) Display controller Intel Corporation:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Installed PCI configs:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-nvidia-470xx            2021.12.18               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

ok so rerun update again:
pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && pacman -Syyu
then post output from:
inxi -xG

I created a pastebin. the site is not letting me write the output inxi -xG12Graphics: 12Device-1 Intel AlderLake-S GT1 12vendor Micro-Star MS -

click the icon in editor and put the output there, like this

inxi -xG
  12Device-1 Intel AlderLake-S GT1 12vendor Micro-Star MSI 12driver i915 12v kernel 12bus-ID 00:02.0
  12Device-2 NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3080 Ti] 12vendor PNY 12driver nouveau 12v kernel 12arch Ampere
    12bus-ID 01:00.0
  12Display 12server X.Org 12v 21.1.3 12driver 12X 12loaded nvidia 12gpu nouveau 12resolution 1920x1080~60Hz
  12Message Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.

now lets reinstall things:
reinstall kernel:
pacman -S linux515
reinstall graphics:
mhwd -r pci video-linux
mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-470xx
install them:
mhwd -i pci video-nvidia
mhwd -i pci video-linux

omg it is running thank you a lot

my graphic card is detected when I go to the manjaro settings manager thank you so much

you have now installed the proper graphics drivers, so dont mess with them in the manjaro settings…