Nvidia Boot Up Problem!

Hello Community,
I have a very old pc with nvidia graphic card. And it has some problem with the hardware.
The problem is that many times it boot with 4:3 resolution instead of 16:9.
On Windows & Ubuntu it boot with a small 4:3 resolution which after i can change in nvidia control panel. But on manjaro instead of booting up in that small resolution it boots up with a black,white,green,red & blue screen.
My question is that how i can get manjaro boot up with small resolution like Ubuntu instead of that colour screen.
Please help me!!
Thanks in advance for your kindness & help.

Can you post
inxi -Fza
on console ?

I am ubuntu currently would that be okay

Here is my inxi -Fza

  Kernel: 5.4.0-77-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-77-generic 
  root=UUID=93f3e255-f05e-4a1b-8dfe-a76b025d0134 ro quiet zswap.enabled=1 
  Desktop: Gnome 3.36.9 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM3 3.36.3 
  Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: G31M-S serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: American Megatrends v: P1.60 date: 04/02/2009 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Pentium E5300 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn 
  family: 6 model-id: 17 (23) stepping: A (10) microcode: A0B 
  L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 10373 
  Speed: 2593 MHz min/max: 1203/2603 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2593 2: 2593 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Vulnerable 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 
  mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 710] driver: nvidia v: 390.143 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1281 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia compositor: gnome-shell 
  tty: N/A 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.143 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASRock 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:27d8 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 04:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e08 
  Device-3: Generalplus USB Audio Device type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 3-1:6 chip ID: 1b3f:2008 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-77-generic 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: ASRock 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d800 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u 
  bus ID: 1-4:5 chip ID: 148f:7601 serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlx001ea6c52dcc state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 45.65 GiB (19.6%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3250318AS size: 232.89 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: CC44 scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / raw size: 232.38 GiB size: 227.74 GiB (98.00%) 
  used: 45.65 GiB (20.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40% 
  Processes: 227 Uptime: 3m Memory: 3.84 GiB used: 1.42 GiB (36.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38

As your machine is pretty old I will assume you cannot really use it for gaming. That said, I suggest you switch to the Nouveau driver. That is what I did and I am satisfied.

On Nouveau driver it it boots up with only half display & flickering.
My monitor keep saying me not optimal mode.
That’s why i nedd to use the nvidia-390xx-driver

Also i use it sometimes to play tf2, on ubuntu it gives me about 70 fps which is fine as my monitor is of 60hz.

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Hmm. I wonder if a later kernel would help. You are stuck using the 5.4 kernel, assuming you can get it working. I am now using the 5.10 real time kernel and it works great.

About a week ago i installed manjaro gnome with 5.10 lts kernel but still the problem was there.

Well that sucks!!!

I know!!

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So….an older kernel probably not gonna help…. Hmm

Any issues with your Ubuntu installs should be addressed in their forum. Please do that!

No there aren’t any issues with it.

issue = problem
so, what is all about then?
Manjaro has the latest Nvidia drivers, not sure about legacy support.
Without knowing the inxi -Fazy is hard to tell if you would have to manually install video-nvidia-390xx and if that driver works for your laptop.