i've recently installed manjaro kde and installed nvidia drivers via the tutorial ([HowTo] Set up PRIME with NVIDIA proprietary driver) but when i complete the install and reboot i start up with a black screen wich stays so forever, is there another tutorial or am i doing something wrong?
EDIT: this is really urgent as my windows shut gave up and i was planning to switch anyway so i guess this is the time
Do you have laptop or desktop? Can you set only discrete GPU in BIOS?
sorry i forgot to mention, i have a laptop (acer aspire 5) and i cannot set the gpu in bios
EDIT: I also use the latest kernel version that comes with manjaro kde 18.1.3 and i try to install the latest 440 nvidia drivers from settings
Good luck it is not an easy task, I am happy I can choose only discrete in BIOS. I was able to make switching working somehow with help here in Manajro forum but was not happy with it so went back to only NVIDIA.
Do you use external monitor?
I was discussing this with dgIt in private chat, I do not know how to make it public it could help others too.
i haven't had any problems before the kernel 5 update but now i do, so it's kernel related... i can downgrade but it would be the same if i just go back to windows that f's up every other week because the latest kernel gave me better perfomance while gaming and i do not have an external monitor only the integrated laptop screen
Please provide some more information, best start with:
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
See this post on how you can provide good information:
It might be worth trying different ACPI arguments:
lets check your current setup, if you uninstalled or reinstalled drivers via MHWD then new .conf files would of likely been created and those conf files will conflict with the ones you created when setting up PRIME.
post output as preformatted text (3 backtics ``` above and below terminal output or just use the </> button when pasting.
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host mhwd -li ls -laR /etc/X11 ; cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf ls -la /etc/modprobe.d ; cat /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf ls -la /etc/modules-load.d ; cat /etc/modules-load.d/*.conf
i wish i could but i can't really give that information when i have a black screen... can't even boot into text terminal or whatever that is called
Can you boot a live-environment? You can run that inxi command there and check the folders and files @dglt advice you to. You just have to mount your root-filesystem and append the path to the mountpoint of your root-filesystem before
I'll do it tommorrow i've honestly had enough of this for today and i'm tired i'll make the iso again and reinstall manjaro because i've changed distro atm so i could do some work
The perk of having live usb is that you can chroot into your installation even when it's completely broken and then repair it.
However, if it's GPU that is failing, you should be able to log in into tty. Try hitting ctrl+alt+f2 or f3 or f4, etc. Usually when graphics is failing, X session can't start but the system beneath is working, but you had to know how to access it. If you just wait, the black screen will stay forever.