I’m new here, so please be gentle (!).(You should treat me as a Newbie ;.) )
I have been using Linu systems, mainly Ubuntu etc for some time,
but I haven’t been using Manjaro but about two months.
I got a Dell Precision M4400 laptop from my cousin,
and decided to give manjaro Linux a try;
I ended up installing the Manjaro 21 Kde Plasma version.
Althouhg I overall really like Manjaro, I must admit there has been
plenty of problems, the first ones being boot related.
There was also major problems with the graphics (Nvidia chip) drivers;
the only way to get X working was to use “NoModeSet” option.
For those reasons I decided to do a totally fresh install with Manjaro 22
However, the first problems occured right with the Installation process;
the Installation app hang up, when selescting the manual partitioning optiion (!).
And during the second try, the installation hung up for some reason.
That happened a couple of times(!); until I finally succeeded in installation;
altough Im not totally sure, whether everythings ok with my system, because
the Installer hung up while making the “final adjustments” …!?
Now, everythings seem to be working fine; except for the problems I mention here;
I think there’s a major increase in general speed of my sstem, compared to the old 21 install etc.
However; there’s the main problem that it seems I’m currently totally unable
to install Any programs, apps, Update etc, because of some kind of
I have tried many things mentioned here in Manjaro Forum and elsewhere
Internet, but nothing sees to help.
So, I decided to write here this my first post, and ask whether there is
any news !?
Sorry for just a little off topic; but my second major problem right now
is the totally missing Sound on my root account (there doesnt appear any audio devices
in the hardware options; I tihink my laptop has some Intel chip for audio…?)
so switch to ahci in bios, if you are using windows dont switch, or you will not be able to boot into windows…
and you are using old nvidia:
which is no longer supported by manjaro and other distros… so either install an older kernel like the 5.4 and 5.10, they should work better, or install the drivers manually by going through this topic:
I already switched to ahci.
Fortunately, I don’t use Windows (!).
Well, to be honest I don’t even know what exactly are “kernel headers”.
So Is it possible for me to stick to current (6.1x) kernel and still install
the proper graphic drivers…!?
I won’t downgrade the kernel, unless it is necessary.
But the certificates problem still exists; I’m unable to install anything,
what to do with that…?!
you probably have to reinstall on AHCI mode, just to be sure…
in the link there are 2 post on how to install the drivers on 6.1 kernel, post number 22 and 23… but first the update issue needs to be resolved so post output from: sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu
what the exact error is…
Ok thanks; maybe I’ll do a complete re-install later,
if it proves vital.
I have already run the commands You just wrote,
and just run them again ( sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu).
I could post the whole output, but because my system is Finnish language, let’s first
try to solve the issue other way, ok !?
Someway, there appears to be 2 files to be updated, in the cache;
and I was unable to bypass those while trying to install anything;
the packages are:
-about half meg total.
When I run the command;
everything seems to go fine first, the files get downloaded etc;
but then there always appears errors like:
“The file /var/cache/pacman/pkg/manjaro-zsh-config-0.24-2-any.pkg.tar.zst” is corrupt
(faulty or damaged package (PGP-signature) )".
Thank you all for your help;
I eventually managed to solve the Certificates/Signatures problem concerning
updates/installs; by following information found elsewhere here in this
forum (sorry; I lost the link(-s) because of failed installation of the Nvidia legacy
drivers, and can’t currently boot my system anymore but from the Manjaro Sikaris dvd).
I haven’t investigated the sound problem of my root account yet;
sounds seem to work ok with my normal account.
I followed the instructions found on the guide by the user codesardine and Linux-aarhus,
but something went wrong; and/or it just won’t work; I’m unable to start X anymore.
I assume that the recent made Nvidia config file should be deleted from etc/ ;
(if it cannot be succesfully modified or something…?!?);
how to get the original install default config back (with free drivers) …?
Any suggestions ?
I would not like to do a complete re-instal of my system, if that wouldn’t be
I think I’m a little lost now…
Ok, maybe a relevant and important addition…
I forgot to mention that to be more precise;
I followed the advice by codesardine And manaudio ;
maybe that was the issue here…?!
But OP may only need to add user account to Audio group
No sound when switching TTY
If the sound stops when switching between users on different TTYs or desktop environments (++Fx) then the users likely do not have access to the sound hardware when their TTY session is not selected. This can be fixed by adding the users to the audio group: Users and groups#Pre-systemd groups
you probably didnt follow the nvidia instructions properly… its really not clear what exactly you did with the nvidia… did you added the ignore abi config?
from tty - ctrl+alt+f2 - or f1-f6 you can check for the drivers and for the config: pacman -Qs nvidia find /etc/X11/ -name "*.conf"
and remove them
I tried to remove the failed installation of Nvidia legacy drivers,
and to restore the former “default” stage with free drivers;
(for example; I edited the crub.conf, deleted x confs )
the result is a partly working system, with some severe
graphics corruption on splash boot and before launching the desktop
and browser); it seems that the splash (!?) system doesn’t work
anymore; I was forced to start x manually from tty2 to get here.
Heres the new inxi:
Thank You, but I think I only lost a battle, not war …
So, I’ll try to re-install the nvidia drivers,
just taking a breath !
I won’t downgrade the kernel without a second try.
I removed the splash from kernel parameters,
and with the echo enabled; I can tell you that
the boot process freezes after the lines:
"Hold until boot processes finished up "
“Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen…”
After those, I waited a moment, then switched to tty2
and ran startrx.
It seems to work; altough the loading time has increased significantly, I think.
Right now, the graphics garbage before browser screen seem to me gone.
That is the current state of my Manjaro system.
I ended up re-installing Manjaro Sikaris.
Shame that I already installed a fair amount of programs to my old system.
I think there is some kind of bug on Sikaris Installation program;
everything goes fine until the partition (PartEd) part;
I f I chose the manual partitioning option;
the appearing window just shrinks and goes away; and so does
the main Installation window. (I didn’t check the processes, however,
just re-launched the installer).
I managed to repeat the case a couple of times.
I did find out by experimenting; that if I chose the option
“fullscreen” from the Installer’s options; the chance to succeed
I must tell you I didn’t face similar problem with the previous
Manjaro 21 Kde release (full).
So I now have a working system, with the free graphics drivers.
pacman -Qs nvidia 1 ✘
Nvidia VDPAU library
Nvidia VDPAU library
MHWD module-ids for nvidia 525.60.11
MHWD module-ids for nvidia 390.157
MHWD module-ids for nvidia 470.161.03
local/xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.17-2 (xorg-drivers)
Open Source 3D acceleration driver for nVidia cards
LC_ALL=C cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nouveau.conf 1 ✘
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nouveau.conf: No such file or directory