Issue: No graphical login after installing NVIDIA drivers
Hardware: Intel CPU, NVIDIA 9800GT (Driver: 340.108, 64-bit – Driver code name: Tesla)
Software: Stock install of Manjaro-KDE Plasma 22; Linux61, Linux60-rt, X11 Server
Recovery: Drop to shell (Fn+F3), timeshift --restore; revert back to Nouveau drivers for full functionality
Objective: Install proprietary NVIDIA drivers to use Kernel-rt without system freezing
I have followed the steps to install Nvidia drivers on my hardware with the latest Manjaro distribution without any success. I am able to choose between the two kernels that I have installed in my system, 188.8.131.52-1-MANJARO and 6.0.5-rt14-2, with the same symptoms. I am not able to see the window manager load up; the process hangs on the black screen with the three dots cycling, then stops. I am able to recover from this situation by switching to a non-graphical shell and perform a full restore to the previous Nouveau driver installation (command to restore: timeshift --restore).
I used the instructions from https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-nvidia-drivers-on-manjaro-linux
$sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
Everything installs without any errors, but no graphical login screen.
Is the Nvidia driver 340.18 compatible with kernel module for the linux 6.x series?
Are there any kernel boot parameters required to either suppress the old Nouveau driver or set Nvidia driver parameters?
The primary reason to switch from Nouveau to Nvidia driver is to be able to use kernel-rt reliably, without the screen freeze I have been experiencing with Nouveau. With regular Kernel the system is rock solid.
So, please help with identifying a solution to use the Nvidia driver.
Yes, I tried that on the 5th instance of the install, restore cycle, with same results.
Almost about to give up on the NVIDIA driver, just out of exhaustion after 12 restores. Now mhwd complains NVIDIA driver is already installed and it refuses to install, even though I restored my Nouveau driver setup.
you are using an old nvidia card that is no longer supported with manjaro and other distros, which means there are no available nvidia drivers… you can install them manually from aur for example, search in the forum for topics related to installing the 340 nvidia drivers…
Got it; I will search on this forum. One question: if I manually install, would I able to compile against kernel 6.0 and 6.1? If I upgrade to a newer kernel is it just a matter of recompiling the modules?
with these 340 drivers i dont know how it works, they are old and no longer supported, but it shouldnt be a issue, if you install kernel headers + dkms nvidia drivers, but again search on this forum, on how to properly install them…