Nvidia 390 not working with kernel 66 on new install?

Here I am with a different Nvidia issue (390 series, old i3 laptop). I reinstalled Manjaro and couldn’t graphically boot past Plymouth: Gave me a black screen. I tried reinstalling the driver from command line (0300) and Manjaro Mhwd guy. I can only graphically boot up to kernel 61.
I know 66 worked before I reinstalled so it’s got to do with the installation.
I think I also tried reinstalling the kernel.

Also I know that there’s no more development on Nvidia 390xx.

 inxi -Gz                                   ░▒▓ ✔ at 15:32:27  ▓▒░
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119M [GeForce 410M] driver: nvidia v: 390.157
  Device-2: Suyin Sony Visual Communication Camera driver: uvcvideo
    type: USB
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.6 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia s-res: 1366x768
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: kms_swrast platforms: gbm,x11
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 compat-v: 4.6.0 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 390.157
    renderer: GeForce 410M/PCIe/SSE2
  API: Vulkan Message: No Vulkan data available.

[will edit the tty startx output into here after a reboot into 66]

Ok I could not output that into a file for some reason.

Hope this is the complete log of the boot attempt into linux66:

[   289.158] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   289.159] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   289.161] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   289.161] 	compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
[   289.161] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[   289.161] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   289.161] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[   289.162] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   289.162] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   289.162] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   289.162] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  390.157  Wed Oct 12 09:21:41 UTC 2022
[   289.162] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[   289.162] xf86EnableIO: failed to enable I/O ports 0000-03ff (Operation not permitted)
[   289.162] (II) systemd-logind: releasing fd for 226:0
[   289.163] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[   289.163] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[   289.163] (II) Module "fb" already built-in
[   289.163] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[   289.163] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[   289.163] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[   289.163] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   289.163] 	compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
[   289.163] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[   289.163] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[   289.163] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[   289.163] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[   289.171] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
[   289.171] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages and
[   289.171] (EE) NVIDIA:     consult the NVIDIA README for details.
[   289.171] (EE) No devices detected.
[   289.171] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[   289.171] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[   289.171] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[   289.171] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/mrxsm/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   289.171] (EE) 
[   289.174] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

With such an older machine, and in fairness, you will probably be better served using kernel 6.1.x, regardless; mainly due to it’s projected longevity. Unless there is some pressing need not to.


I agree. Stick to 6.1 SLTS…

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Also keep in mind the NVIDIA 390.* legacy driver series is no longer being maintained. Please see Support timeframes for Unix legacy GPU releases for more details.

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Hm thanks so far. However it was the exact same kernel it was running with before my reinstall of the OS. Will wait for the next kernel update and report back. :hourglass_flowing_sand: