I’ve been purposely avoiding the December update, but yesterday I tried to update one package with pamac and it ended up updating everything. I figured I’d avoided it long enough and thought “What could possibly go wrong?” so I let it run. Long story short, there were some things broken. I decided to use timeshift to revert to pre-update configuration. Apparently, it didn’t go so well. When I attempt to boot, I get the error:
Failed to start Load Kernel Modules
and nothing else.
I’m booted into a Live DVD, and this is the output of lsblk:
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
loop0 7:0 0 85.1M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1 7:1 0 619.2M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2 7:2 0 1.3G 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3 7:3 0 663.5M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda 8:0 0 238.5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 200M 0 part
├─sda2 8:2 0 119.4G 0 part
└─sda3 8:3 0 118.9G 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk
└─sdb1 8:17 0 931.5G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 2.7G 0 rom /run/miso/bootmnt
With yesterday’s stable update, on my XFCE manjaro with kernel 5.10 and 5.4 (both with nvidia 340xx drivers), with kernel 22.214.171.124 it works perfect, but with 126.96.36.199 manjaro does not work, it does the disk check and then the screen is black with the cursor (until version 188.8.131.52 it worked perfect), apparently it is an incompatibility of the nvidia driver with the kernel, so I think we will have to wait for a new version of this kernel. Luckily I have 2 kernels installed (plus a backup with timeshift) so I don’t have to reinstall anything again
You’ve missed 6-7 stable updates already. The more you don’t update, the more likely your installation will be broken after the next update. There were also a lot of security updates between then and now.
You have to update every package installed to prevent partial upgrades, which can easily break your installation.
If you do not like to update often, I recommend going to a non-rolling release distro.
Instead of being a help vampire, looking up “Failed to start Load Kernel Modules” on the forum is a good start.
There is a reason why on the main page of the forum it says:
Please use the search function of the forum before posting any help requests.
This has been solved many many times. Majority of them are NVIDIA related due to the update in January, but posts solved the issue within the same day.
I did search it first, and there are a bunch of threads with different proposed solutions. So rather than blindly entering commands and hoping nothing else craters, I posted information specific to my system hoping to get specific information to fix it.
It’s not that I don’t like to update often; I’ve been running Manjaro for a couple years and the Dec update was the first one I’ve put off for any reason.
Do pacman -Syu and then try to re-install your kernel modules with sudo pacman -S linux54-nvidia linux419-nvidia that will in turn initiate a regeneration of initrd images.
Also tell us if your machine is an Optimus laptop or a desktop.
I searched and found the commands to connect to WiFi but it fails, telling me it can’t find a network with that SSID (which I know for a fact exists). If I have to drag everything to another room so I can cable it to ethernet, I will.