Problems with NVIDIA and Stability

Hi a couple of days ago I decided to boot into manjaro again I updated everything including kernel, everything started breaking, I had problems with nvidia proprietary drivers I got “Failed to start Load kernel…” which btw gives 0 information so I have no idea what the f*** is failing. I managed to fix it by uninstalling the proprietary driver and installing the free one so far so good but know the kernel still had the “Failed to start Load kernel…” but it did boot at least.

After all those problems I decided to install another kernel and 5.11 and now it is booting but it has so many problems, system is slow and I mean really slow and intellij is unusable (even after reinstalling) I get random system crashes and the list grows.

I don’t know what to do I really like manjaro but I feel like I can’t fix anything and whenever I try to fix something other components tend to break.

Reinstalling the distro is not really an option I don’t want to lose all the files and configurations that I have that would mean a whole day of re configuring everything I picked manjaro and unluckily I will be stuck with it until I have some free time.

-- Journal begins at Thu 2020-08-20 18:28:52 CEST, ends at Thu 2021-04-15 16:05:55 CEST. --
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Inserted module 'crypto_user'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Inserted module 'sg'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Inserted module 'videodev'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Failed to find module 'v4l2loopback-dc'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Inserted module 'snd_aloop'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Module 'msr' is built in
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd-modules-load[438]: Inserted module 'uinput'
abr 15 15:35:39 systemd[1]: Finished Load Kernel Modules.

inxi -Fazy

  Kernel: 5.11.10-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.11-x86_64 
  root=UUID=3004b35a-ed65-4865-9f5c-b8eae578088e rw quiet 
  root=/dev/mapper/luks-0ad6ed0a-4e5b-4534-9f70-b7f1a4f5a0b4 apparmor=1 
  udev.log_priority=3 snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: Z390 AORUS MASTER v: N/A 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z390 AORUS MASTER-CF v: x.x serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: F11c date: 12/18/2019 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G603 Wireless Gaming Mouse 
  serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
  Info: 8-Core model: Intel Core i9-9900KF bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: C (12) 
  microcode: DE cache: L2: 16 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 115232 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/5000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 4896 
  3: 3803 4: 2743 5: 2216 6: 844 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 
  13: 800 14: 800 15: 801 16: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  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: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13c2 class-ID: 0300 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: nouveau unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa 
  display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 1055mm (41.5") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 3048 size: 16x9mm (0.6x0.4") 
  diag: 18mm (0.7") 
  Monitor-2: DP-1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8") 
  diag: 609mm (24") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NV124 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbb 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-3: Logitech Logitech USB Headset type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-10:5 chip-ID: 046d:0a8f 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-4: VIA SMSL AD-18 Amplifier type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-7:4 chip-ID: 040d:3400 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.10-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.23 running: no 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: kernel 
  port: efa0 bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15bc class-ID: 0200 
  IF: eno2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: br-703a6885df06 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-3: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A 
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB 
  driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:9 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001 
  Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 3.0 lmp-v: 5.1 sub-v: 100 
  hci-v: 5.1 rev: 100 
  Info: acl-mtu: 1021:4 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch sniff 
  link-mode: slave accept 
  service-classes: rendering, capturing, object transfer, audio 
  Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 4020 
  bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086.2822 rev: 10 class-ID: 0104 
  Local Storage: total: 1.35 TiB used: 93.25 GiB (6.8%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1 
  size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: R013 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDHII240G 
  size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00RL scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 206.14 GiB size: 201.91 GiB (97.94%) 
  used: 93.25 GiB (46.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 
  mapped: luks-0ad6ed0a-4e5b-4534-9f70-b7f1a4f5a0b4 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 428 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.13 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1 
  mapped: luks-139bcda6-74f1-4678-8cea-cb94f58c5ccf 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 31.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 34.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 438 
  Processes: 451 Uptime: 36m wakeups: 3 Memory: 15.57 GiB 
  used: 8.04 GiB (51.6%) Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1446 lib: 419 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 
  running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03

How long has it been since you updated Manjaro last? There were some NVIDIA issues between December - February that had fixes if you updated during that time period. But if you just bulked updated your computer, it is easy to have issues on any Arch-based distro.

If you typed it into the search engine of the forum, you’d find a lot of solved posts for this, which most are related to NVIDIA.

maybe 3/4 months ago, I did find, it still didn’t work 100% I made it work now I am with the free driver that is not great but I really don’t care I use linux to work not to game on it.