New user, stuck in bios after trying to install Nvidia drivers

Upon a little research I have figured that Ctrl+alt F2 gets me into the terminal where i turn managed to log in, and I will try your suggestions now :slight_smile:

AH, OK. That makes sense.

Please see [HowTo] Provide System Information, if applicable, [HowTo] post screenshots and links and [HowTo] Increase your chances of solving your issue, if you still struggle.

Fast boot is disabled, I can’t seem to find anything related to secure boot here, and by live environment do you mean booting from the USB I used to install the os?


Probably OK.


Success! Live environment seems to be working!* What could my next steps be?

If you’re in the Live environment and you’re open here, then please see [HowTo] Provide System Information and, if applicable, [HowTo] post screenshots and links. Also, please provide the output of:

mhwd --list




mhwd --listhardware
  Kernel: 5.15.12-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
    misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_GNOME_2121 quiet
    systemd.show_status=1 driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1
  Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370 TOMAHAWK (MS-7B47) v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.60
    date: 11/19/2018
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
  RAM: total: 15.57 GiB used: 2.02 GiB (13.0%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-9600K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xC (12) microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
    desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4800 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800
    bogomips: 44412
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
    arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt
    cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts
    epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr
    ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid
    invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr
    nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln
    pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep
    smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow
    tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave
    xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nouveau
    v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b80 class-ID: 0300
  Display: wayland server: compositor: gnome-shell driver:
    loaded: nouveau note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root
    display-ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: ZOTAC
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: no
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros TP-Link TL-WN821N v2 / TL-WN822N v1 802.11n
    [Atheros AR9170]
    type: USB driver: carl9170 bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 0cf3:1002 class-ID: ff00
    serial: <filter>
  IF: wlp0s20f0u5 state: down mac: <filter>
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SHSS37A240G
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00.Y scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Extreme
    size: 14.91 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  Message: No partition data found.
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 931.51 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 92EE081EEE07F8ED
  ID-2: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 300 MiB fs: vfat label: NO_LABEL
    uuid: CABE-EA95
  ID-3: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 223.27 GiB fs: btrfs label: N/A
    uuid: e759ffdb-e894-4e96-aabe-3413a51dea7b
  ID-4: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33 size: 3.31 GiB fs: iso9660
  ID-5: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34 size: 4 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI
    uuid: 928C-E79F
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 16 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-4:2 info: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard [RGP0056]
    type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 1b1c:1b2d class-ID: 0300
    serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 1-5:3 info: Qualcomm Atheros TP-Link TL-WN821N v2 / TL-WN822N v1
    802.11n [Atheros AR9170]
    type: Network driver: carl9170 interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    power: 500mA chip-ID: 0cf3:1002 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-9:4 info: Logitech G502 Mouse type: Mouse,HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 300mA chip-ID: 046d:c07d class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Device-4: 1-12:5 info: Corsair H150i Platinum type: <vendor specific>
    driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 64mA
    chip-ID: 1b1c:0c12 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 10 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 2-2:2 info: SanDisk SDCZ80 Flash Drive type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s power: 400mA
    chip-ID: 0781:5580 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nouveau temp: 42.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 1250
  Processes: 231 Uptime: 13m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1212 lib: 306 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh
  v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.11```
Warning: config '/var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/network_drivers/rt3562sta/MHWDCONFIG' is invalid!
> 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1b80) Display controller nVidia Corporation:
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
          video-nvidia            2021.12.18               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-470xx            2021.12.18               false            PCI
    video-nvidia-390xx            2021.12.18               false            PCI
           video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
     video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
            video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI
Warning: config '/var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/network_drivers/rt3562sta/MHWDCONFIG' is invalid!
> PCI devices:
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
         Serial bus controller   0000:03:00.0    0c03    1b21    2142         0
       Mass storage controller   0000:00:17.0    0106    8086    a282         0
             Memory controller   0000:00:1f.2    0580    8086    a2a1         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:1c.0    0604    8086    a290         0
     Generic system peripheral   0000:00:08.0    0880    8086    1911         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:1f.0    0601    8086    a2c9         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:01.0    0604    8086    1901         0
      Communication controller   0000:00:16.0    0780    8086    a2ba         0
            Display controller   0000:01:00.0    0300    10de    1b80         6
         Multimedia controller   0000:00:1f.3    0403    8086    a2f0         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:00.0    0600    8086    3ec2         0
         Multimedia controller   0000:01:00.1    0403    10de    10f0         0
  Signal processing controller   0000:00:14.2    1180    8086    a2b1         0
            Network controller   0000:00:1f.6    0200    8086    15b8         0
                        Bridge   0000:00:1c.4    0604    8086    a294         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:14.0    0c03    8086    a2af         0
         Serial bus controller   0000:00:1f.4    0c05    8086    a2a3         0

> USB devices:
                          TYPE            BUS   CLASS  VENDOR  DEVICE   CONFIGS
           Mass Storage Device        6:0:0:0   10600    0781    5580         0
                         Mouse        1-9:1.0   10503    046d    c07d         0
           Unclassified device        1-4:1.1    0000    1b1c    1b2d         0
                           Hub        3-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0
           Unclassified device        1-9:1.1    0000    046d    c07d         0
                           Hub        4-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0003         0
                           Hub        1-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0002         0
           Unclassified device       1-12:1.0    0000    1b1c    0c12         0
                      Keyboard        1-4:1.0   10800    1b1c    1b2d         0
                           Hub        2-0:1.0   10a00    1d6b    0003         0
            Network controller        1-5:1.0    0200    0cf3    1002         0

would not let me paste in the output of mhwd as it was too similar or something but it seems like the problem seems to be showing itself

Try this then:

mhwd | nc 9999

and paste the link it returns as per [HowTo] post screenshots and links

you meant mc, correct? it asks me to correct it to that so i’d assume so

zsh: correct 'nc' to 'mc' [nyae]? ```


mc = Midnight Commander;
nc = netcat.

Not nearly the same.

Just answer n to that prompt.

zsh: command not found: nc```


mhwd | curl -F 'clbin=<-'

OK, I’m going to make a suggestion, which may or may not work. I don’t really know which. Let’s hope and pray it does.

But, here goes:

  1. You’ll have to chroot into the system.

1.1. So open a terminal, and run:

manjaro-chroot -a

1.2.Remove the nouveau drivers:

mhwd --remove video-linux

1.3. Install the nvidia drivers:

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

1.4. Exit the chroot:


Afterwards reboot and (hopefully) profit.

If no profit, then I unfortunately have no idea what else to suggest and we’ll have tto await the arrival of reinforcements.

sounds good, i will open the terminal in the live env?