Hello, first I’d like to apologize for another thread on this topic. However, I have been searching this forum and trying to resolve for the past week on my own unsuccessfully. I am not a power user by any means. Like the other similar threads, my machine uses nvida and has broken with the recent kernel. I do regular backups but failed the backup the day of the update prior to shutting down. So I’m hoping to for some assistance so I can recover lost work. On boot, I receive the error:
:: removing linux54 breaks dependency ‘linux54’ required by linux54-nvida-340xx
:: removing linux54 breaks dependency ‘linux54’ required by linux54-virtualbox-host-modules
In an attempt to fix the dependencies, I did my best to follow the direction here Failed to start Load Kernel Modules - after update - #3 by leebut but I fail to rectify and fully understand what I need to do. I do understand that 340xx drivers support has ended. I do not need to keep virtualbox even though it is referenced as a dependency.
I do have access to TTY2 and TTY3. I have reviewed the main notification on the forum that instructs me to get the sources with git clone requests and compile the packages. However, I am unsure if I do that within TTY2?
I would greatly appreciate guidance on correcting this issue and hoping I will be able to recover lost work.
You’re trying to remove linux54 but at the same time telling pacman not to touch dependencies. That’s why you get the error: there are still packages on your system which require linux54.
Better use mhwd-kernel for kernel management:
After doing more research to try to figure out the next step for using “pamac to remove existing NVIDIA drivers”, I believe I don’t have nvidia drivers currently installed. I ran mhwd -li -d with the following out: