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 184.108.40.2061, 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.
Coming back to this thread months later because I’ve decided to come back to manjaro.
Nothing about my pc specs has really changed since the initial post so obviously still run into the same issue as when I originally posted.
I’m able to easily overcome this issue the by just doing alt-f2 after I get to the “Reached target graphical interface” message and then I login using the provided username and password, then just type:
sudo mhwd --install pci video-nvidia
Once that command runs it automatically boots me into the install media’s desktop and I’m able to use it like normal and install manjaro.
This is what works for my issue. I see some people have posted in here about similar issues that don’t seem to be related to nvidia gpus. I doubt this fix works for them. Hopeful one of their answers will solve the problem for you if your issue isn’t nvidea gpu related.