I am trying to install Manjaro KDE Plasma and I can’t even boot into the live CD that I have installed on a USB stick. I always get stuck at “Reached target Graphical Interface” and then nothing happens at all. I’m assuming this has something to do with nvidia drivers.
I tried doing this a few days ago and gave up after trying a few things I saw in posts about similar issues, but nothing worked. I can’t remember everything I tried, and I’m willing to try any suggestions anyone has.
I’ve tried with both Manjaro KDE and Manjaro xfce, but get stopped at the same point in both . I’ve tried with and without the proprietary drivers.
So I just got into my BIOS to double check. I already had secure boot disabled so having secure boot disabled doesn’t fix it. I also just tried it again with secure boot enabled, but no dice.
But I realized I never tried switching from UEFI to CSM. I tried that and when I did I no longer got any video at all to my monitor. To fix that I had to do a cmos reset on my motherboard. So I guess I can’t try with CSM instead of UEFI, though thinking about it, I think that might fix it. I’m going to look into a way to get around the video issue I’m having with CSM and see if that gets me anywhere.
Edit: I was not able to get csm mode to work. It always has has no display signal and I have to do a cmos reset to fix it no matter what I try (bios update, changing bios settings related to secure boot/csm options)
I’ve actually tried 2 different ways. I tried using balenaetcher and Rufus (I currently only have windows installed on my computer) and got the same results both times. I also tried on 2 different USB sticks, a USB 2.0 16gb stick and a USB 3.0 16gb stick.
I do not have a DVD drive on my pc, so can’t try that at the moment. I could probably snag a DVD drive and a couple disks from work tomorrow and give that a try if we are thinking the USB method might be the problem.
Edit: just tried installing the live USB using the Image Writer Program as I see is suggested on the manjaro first steps page, but got the same results as when I did it with rufus and balenaetcher.
Boot the manjaro install disk and edit the bootloader entry there with e and add there to the kernel parameter: systemd.unit=multi-user.target. Now it will stop at the login screen, but not the graphical one. Login there.
Look at the xorg log: cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | less Is there an issue?
If internet is available you can upload it: cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | curl -F'file=-' https://0x0.st and a link will be displayed.
However, i think the nvidia driver on that ISO seems not to support the GTX2080, but the log could say more.
Yes, it does not load the nvidia module for any reason… even driver=nonfree is set in the kernel parameter.
It should look like this:
[ 8378.658] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[ 8378.658] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[ 8378.664] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[ 8378.664] compiled for 220.127.116.111, module version = 1.0.0
[ 8378.664] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 8378.664] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 460.56 Tue Feb 23 23:25:58 UTC 2021
[ 8378.664] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
Which ISO did you use? Please the full filename
Ah when you are on the commandline, then run:
sudo systemctl start display-manager
Then check the xorg log again.
That is strange… i guess it is a typo or no internet is active. Check it with nmtui.
It is also possible that the chip id of RTX2080 is not in the database and therefore mhwd did not load the nvidia driver.
Yeah, probably just a typo I was trying to type what I was seeing on my phone screen but the formatting was probably a little off on my phone.
Here’s all the .iso files I have tried to use over the last few days, I tried a few different versions just to see if it would make any difference, but it never does.
manjaro-kde-21.0.1-210410-linux510.iso ← This one is the one that all screenshots are from
I gave the ISO you linked a try, and I’m still getting stuck at the same point. I also tried the KDE 20.2.1 version a try just now and tried both with and without proprietary drivers. Still no luck, always stuck at Reached target Graphical Interface.
So I happen to have a radeon rx 580 4gb laying around that my buddy gave me after I helped him upgrade his pc last year. I popped out the 2080 and hooked up the rx 580 and was able to install manjaro like a breeze onto the ssd! Great!
I still want to use my 2080 though (I plan to switch between windows and Linux on separate drives regularly, at least for now) so I put the 2080 back in and when I try to boot, I see grub and everything just fine. But as soon as I Got past the grub menu my monitor just completely loses signal.
I feel like this is still a better place to be in than I was before because I’m assuming there is more I can do to fix this issue now that I actually have manjaro installed?
If needed I’m happy to pop the rx580 back in to do whatever might need to be done to sort this out, but ultimately I want to use the 2080.
Man, thank you for putting so much effort into trying to help me with this!
Ok so when I put in
It said command not found, but I figured you probably meant modprobe because I saw it in the log when doing the install, so I tried that and it seemed to work I did the next command but when get to sudo modprobe -r drm_kms_helper it says sudo: stop: drm_kms_helper is in use.
So I went back to my installation that I did using the amd gpu and put nomodeset in the grub menu and after doing that I was able to do alt-f2 to get to the terminal and then ran the command you gave for installing the nvidia driver,
mhwd --install pci video-nvidia
then I rebooted and now I’m in!
Sorry to any future people looking at this thread for answers if you don’t have a different gpu to use temporarily.