Hello! Firstly, I’m a bit of a newcomer to the Linux scene and have been experimenting with MX Linux KDE and Manjaro KDE, the latter of which I think I’ll stick with; please forgive me for the slightly long post, I’m still figuring out the basics.
I have two monitors that have different refresh rates (144hz on my main, 60hz on my secondary). I’ve read X11 doesn’t particularly support this kind of configuration, so I followed a guide on the KDE website to install Wayland, found here: https://community.kde.org/KWin/Wayland.
The installation went seemingly well, and upon restarting my system SDDM loads without issue, but when I select “Plasma (Wayland)” to log in with, I’m greeted by a black screen with some text on the top left, reading " /dev/nvme1n1p2: clean, 391216/14671872 files, 3863136/58664828 blocks ". Directly below the first forward-slash is an underscore(?) cursor that either blinks or does not blink; I was unable to determine any pattern to whether or not it would blink. I’m unable to input anything on that screen, and as suggested on other articles I found discussing a similar issue, inputting ctrl+alt+f3 does nothing. I have to manually hold down the power button in order to shut the system off.
I tried removing the NVidia drivers and using the video-linux drivers listed in the Hardware Configuration section of the System Settings app, and I tried using a different, newer kernel (5.12.9-1 specifically) but I encounter the same issue either way. I’m back on kernel 5.10.42-1, and encounter this same issue still.
Below is a copy-paste of my System Information from the Info Center app. If there is any additional information needed, please let me know what it is and how to share it.
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.82.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO
OS Type: 64-bit
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 12 × AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor
Memory: 15.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: NV136
Okay, a bit of a development. Installed egl-wayland, NVidia drivers didn’t work so I went back to video-linux, and it actually managed to log in! Only issue is that the system hangs during the fade-in to the desktop.
At least now I know what kind of set-up I need to do to get Wayland working in the future.
Turned off Freesync on my monitor’s OSD, though I can’t seem to find the toggle for forcing gsync with non-gsync display in the advanced tab of x server display configuration. I checked to make sure I selected the correct display, too. Is there a command I can run to find out what its set to?
I forget to tell that i’m using 470 drivers that has better support for NVIDIA on Wayland and Plasma 5.22,maybe that the reason your system hangs. You are installing 465 drivers while 470 are still on testing branch (as well Plasma 5.22).
Ah, I see. I’m going to wait for Plasma 5.22 and/or those 470 drivers to trickle down to the stable branch; I don’t wanna mess with stuff that could brick my install, I’ve already reinstalled Linux eight times this week. Good to know that it works on the testing branch though, hopefully that will apply to stable soon. When that does happen, I’ll try to remember to come back and mark your comment there as the solution.
There are even more solutions to restore your Manjaro installation if you break it if you search on the forum. A reinstallation is really in extreme cases in my opinion. Usually you can reverse what you have done from the Live USB, or simply restore a TimeShift backup, or other backup tool.