[linux59] Steam games not working

None of my steam games work when i boot using the linux59 kernel, but they work with linux58.
Any ideas?

Manjaro-log-helper output
Generated on 2020-11-21 13:18:1605953930

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System:    Kernel: 5.8.18-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-PRO/USB 3.1 v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3902 date: 04/19/2018 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-5820K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell rev: 2 
           L2 cache: 15.0 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 79194 
           Speed: 1848 MHz min/max: 1200/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1848 2: 1772 3: 1199 
           4: 1200 5: 1682 6: 1386 7: 1199 8: 1199 9: 1751 10: 1475 11: 3080 12: 1558 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP102 [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 450.80.02 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia resolution: 2560x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 450.80.02 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP102 HDMI Audio vendor: ZOTAC driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Device-3: Elite Silicon USB Audio Device type: USB 
           driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 3-1:2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.18-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f000 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: dmz0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
           vendor: ASUSTeK driver: wl v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: dormant mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.60 TiB used: 279.66 GiB (4.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0 size: 3.64 TiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EARX-00PASB0 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: HD160JJ size: 149.05 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.64 TiB used: 279.26 GiB (7.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: /home size: 3.64 TiB used: 279.26 GiB (7.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 63.98 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/dm-0 
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 41 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:      Processes: 318 Uptime: 18m Memory: 31.27 GiB used: 2.46 GiB (7.9%) Init: systemd 
           Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1262 Client: KDE Plasma v: 5.20.3 inxi: 3.1.08 

Start steam from terminal, there might be a hint what goes wrong.

Have you tried the 455 drivers instead of 450 with kernel 5.9?

I thought they were meant to not work from the beginning with 5.9 kernel according to what Nvidia said?

455 drivers work fine with kernel 5.9 i think it was just cuda and opencl that weren’t working but they are fixed now.

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I had similar problem which was fixed by installing vulkan-mesa-layers, your mileage may vary.

Ok i will try again with the 455 driver again tomorrow.

The games use vulkan, so let’s see if that fixes things.

Switching to the 455 driver made things work again in combination with the 5.9 kernel :+1:

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