Failed to start load kernel modules after update

Hello,

I am new to the linux world and moving my first steps in the terminal world.
Unfortunately I have piled too many updates and I have heard that that may be the cause of some of the issue that I amexperiencing now.

I am running a machine with 4.4.190-1-MANJARO (linux44).
Since the first reboot after the update I have got the following error message:
"failed to start load kernel modules"
I have been hesitating to open a new post, and I have been following the instructions in this one (similar to my situation).

However when I get to the point of using "sudo dkms install deepin-anything/0.0.3"
I get the message sudo: dkms: command not found

If I run "systemctl status system-modules-load" I get:

Loaded: loaded...
Active: failed..
Process: 468 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-modules-load (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
...
...
...
Failed to insert module 'nvidia': Exec format error
..
..
Failed to start Load Kernel modules

I would really appreciate any help. Thank you very much for your time.

This means the driver module is the wrong version for the running kernel.

Perform a full update:

sudo pacman-mirrors -f5
sudo pacman -Syyu

and reboot after installing any updates.

Dear Jonathon,
thank you for your help.
I have just done what you suggested, however after the reboot I still got the "Failed to start load kernel modules"

Could you give me another suggestion?
Thank you

I forgot to say that after the update I got this message:

waning: plymouth: the installed version (1:0.8.8-3) is more recent than the one currently present in extra (0.9.4.r36.g0cd0613-1) there are no available updates

Is the log output exactly the same? If not it's a different issue and will need a different solution.

the log window disappears pretty quickly and there is a long list from which "Failed to start load kernel modules" is present two times and very noticeable because in red color.

I don't know if it is exactly the same but it seems like

You did this before:

You can do that again.

I am sorry, thank you for describing it.

the log window is exactly the same, still: "Failed to insert module 'nvidia': Exec format error
..
..
Failed to start load kernel modules

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Maybe a piece of information about your system will help here.
Please post from the USB-live-stick

$ inxi -Fxxxza --no-host

and read How to provide good information in your posts
about formatting.

...
could be the next problem :wink:

OK, so if you are up-to-date then the next thing is likely due to

In which case, try a different kernel.

I suspect you're correct, but one thing at a time. :wink:

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Ok, could you please tell me how can I try a different kernel?

I have entered the suggested command

$ inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
Kernel: 4.4.190-1-MANJARO X86_64
Machine: Apple Macbookpro 5,5
CPU: Intel core2 duo P8700
Graphics: NVIDIA MCP79
thank you

copy and paste, missing - in --nohost = --no-host

I apologize, I have just edited the above message:

Kernel: 4.4.190-1-MANJARO X86_64
Machine: Apple Macbookpro 5,5
CPU: Intel core2 duo P8700
Graphics: NVIDIA MCP79

Are there more info needed?

[~] >> inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
System:    Kernel: 5.2.14-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-5.2-x86_64 root=UUID=4541fbad-f1c6-4e80-a319-fb106d68fc01 rw
rootflags=subvol=@ quiet udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.5 tk: Qt 5.13.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2104
date: 08/13/2013
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3770K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58)
stepping: 9 microcode: 21 L2 cache: 8192 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 56191
Speed: 1926 MHz min/max: 1600/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1926 2: 1606 3: 1649 4: 1613 5: 1608 6: 1605 7: 1605
8: 1605
Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 435.21 bus ID: 01:00.0
chip ID: 10de:1c03
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20
Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio vendor: ZOTAC driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
chip ID: 10de:10f1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.14-1-MANJARO
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK P8P67 Deluxe driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040
bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1503
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: ASUSTeK driver: wl v: kernel port: c000
bus ID: 0c:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4359
IF: wlp12s0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
Device-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK P8 series driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: b000 bus ID: 0d:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp13s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 4.88 TiB used: 24.72 GiB (0.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Corsair model: Force GT size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 3 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EACS-22D6B1 size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Toshiba model: HDWQ140 size: 3.64 TiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: FJ1M scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 55.89 GiB size: 55.89 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.72 GiB (44.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2
ID-2: /home raw size: 55.89 GiB size: 55.89 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.72 GiB (44.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 54 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:      Processes: 296 Uptime: 1h 36m Memory: 15.60 GiB used: 3.45 GiB (22.1%) Init: systemd v: 243 Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0
clang: 8.0.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.36

Do you see the difference :wink:

I am sorry but I am typing on a different machine than the one with the problem. I know that is not the preferable option but would it be ok for me to upload a picture?
Otherwise is there a way to post the outcome of the command that does not imply just typing it by hand?

Thank you for your patience

sudo pacman -S pastebinit
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host | pastebinit

or

sudo pacman -S wgetpaste
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host | wgetpaste

post the url

use live usb stick

Kernel: 4.4.190-1-MANJARO x86-64  bits: 64  compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4-x86_64 root=UUID=46307131-8f34-4b1a-b762-c4827bdb1f12 rw 3 splash resume=UUID=b588fd6b-f6ab-4a78-b49d-7564b6e25e7f
Console: tty 1 dm:Lightdm 1.20.0 Distro: Manjaro linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro5,5 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-F2268AC8

Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F2268ACB serial: <filter> UEFI: Apple v: MBP55.882.00AC.BO3.0906151708 date: 06/15/09 
Battery: ID-1: BATO charge: 43.2 Wh condition: 43.2/59.4 Wh (73%) volts: 12.3/10.9 model: SMP bą202451 type: Li-ion
serial: MA status: Full cycles: 243
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8700 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn family: 6 model-id: 17 (23) stepping: A (10) microcode: AOB L2 cache: 3072 KiB Flags: In nx pae sse ssez sse3 sset_1 ssse3 mx bogomips: 10087 Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 79872527 THz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 Vulnerabilities: Type: litt mitigation: PTE Inversion Type: nds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode: SMT disabled Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable Type: spectre_ul mitigation: usercopy swapgs barriers and _user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_uZ mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA C79 (GeForce 9400M) vendor: Apple driver: MA bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0863
Display: server: X.ory 1.20.5 driver: none FAILED: nvidia tty: 160x50
Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:08.0 chip ID: 10de:Oaco
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.1.190-1-MANJARO 
Network: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79  Ethernet driver: forcedeth.  v: kernel  port:21co   bus ID: 00:0а.0   chip ID: 10de:Oabo
IF: wlp3s0 state: down nac: <filter> 
Device-Z: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43Z2 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme   driver: wl   v: kernel   port: 1000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 14c4:432b
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives: Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 99.21 GiB (42.6%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HIS515025B9SADZ size: 232.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 GiB logical: 512 B
speed: 1.5 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial : <filter> reu: C60Q scheme: GPT     Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 80.00 GiB size: 78.24 GiB (97.81%) used: 15.85 GiB (20.3%) fs: ext4 
block size: 4096 B dev: dev/sda3 
ID-2: home raw size: 148.76 GiB size: 145.42 GiB (97.76%) used : 83.36 GIB (57.3%) fs: ext4 block size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda4 
ID-3: Swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: © KiB (0.0%) fs: swap   swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
dev: /dev/sdaZ 
Sensors: Systen Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): NA 
Info: Processes: 94 Uptime: 1h 38m Memory: 3.61 GiB used : 135.2 MiB (3.7%) Init: systend v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0
Shell: bash u: 5.0.9 running in tty 1 inxi: 3.0.36
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The wiki has a lot of information.

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Manjaro_Kernels

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Thank you.
Among kernels is there one that would be preferable?
Linux 316,414,419 49, 51,52,53,419-rt,52-rt
How should I pick one?

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