Linux59 Kernel black screen

Hi folks!

after installing the linux59 kernel via
sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux59
and switching from linux58 to this kernel in grub, i get a black screen and no login-window.
However, when restarting to grub (yes this still works) and selecting linux58 again, everything works perfectly fine.
Any suggestions or help is appreciated :smiley:
Greetings and thanks in advance!

Welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

Well, you didn’t tell us what hardware you have ─ and in particular, what graphics hardware ─ but kernel 5.9 is still experimental at this point. It’s only a release candidate, and not all driver modules for it are available yet. :man_shrugging:

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Hi Aragorn,
thanks for your reply. And you are totally right, i forgot to post my machine :see_no_evil:
Oh intersting, i didnt realize it was/is still experimental! Might explain my issue…
…And this is my inxi-output:

 System:    Kernel: 5.8.3-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 
               Distro: Manjaro Linux 
    Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450-A PRO MAX (MS-7B86) v: 4.0 serial: <filter> 
               UEFI: American Megatrends v: M.30 date: 09/18/2019 
    CPU:       Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
               flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 86438 
               Speed: 2847 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2847 2: 2401 3: 2200 4: 2200 5: 3266 
               6: 2200 7: 2299 8: 2200 9: 2774 10: 2270 11: 2069 12: 2200 
    Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 440.100 bus ID: 26:00.0 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia resolution: 1: 1680x1050~60Hz 2: 1680x1050~60Hz 
               OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.100 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GM206 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
               bus ID: 26:00.1 
               Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
               driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 28:00.4 
               Device-3: PreSonus Audio AudioBox 22 VSL type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 1-2:2 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.3-2-MANJARO 
    Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
               driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 22:00.0 
               IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 323.64 GiB (69.5%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 465.76 GiB 
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 448.50 GiB used: 323.64 GiB (72.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
    Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda3 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.8 C mobo: 31.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 28 C 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1739 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 801 fan-6: 399 gpu: nvidia fan: 20% 
    Info:      Processes: 276 Uptime: 51m Memory: 15.65 GiB used: 2.39 GiB (15.3%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
               gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1409 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 inxi: 3.1.05
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I’d recommend going back to kernel 5.7 or possibly 5.8 for now. :wink:


Alright! will do that, then :slight_smile:
And thanks for your help, again!

All the best,

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Is it enough to install kernel from Kernel- System settings or I need to install some additional things ? thanks

Yes, if it is a field released kernel. By field release I mean kernel 5.8 or older. 5.9 won’t be field released for another 4-5 weeks and probably shouldn’t be used until after a couple of maintenance releases (> 5.9.2).


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