first time ever trying out Manjaro.
In the weekend I’ve got the GNOME edition up and running on my machine and I was loving it. Alas, yesterday I’ve updated the system. At first all seemed to work fine; I’m not 100% sure now but I think I’ve even rebooted once with no issues. This morning though I’ve booted up my machine and after a few seconds I’ve got stuck with a black screen and a blinking cursor. No error messsages whatsoever.
I can still login in tty2 or tty3 so my Manjaro is there.
I’ve searched on the internet and so far I’m leaning towards 2 different potential issues:
I have to manually update grub.
I use Nvidia proprietary drivers and they got broken (so no GUI).
For grub, I did reinstall it from tty2 but I have still the same issue. For the records: I’m dual-booting with Windows 10 and I’ve created a second EFI partition when I installed Manjaro to not mess up the with the other one.
It was basically a fresh install so I’ll probably just reinstall it but I feel like I need to understand what’s going on here.
Could you post the output of inxi -Gxx and mhwd -li?
Please note that you can still upload logs/etc relatively easily with no-install pastebins.
For example like this: <command> | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
Well since the forced reinstall refused to work, you could still try to remove the old driver install and then reinstall. sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-440xx && sync && sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-440xx.
You could also try and test the new 5.8 kernel. You can install it with sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux58 .
So as a summary:
The drivers need to be reinstalled because the installation seems to have gotten broken during the update.
Normally that can easily be done with this command: sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-440xx && sync && sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-440xx .
In this case though the driver reinstall was blocked, since CUDA depended on it. As such the CUDA package needs to be temporarily removed first, then the drivers reinstalled and then can be reinstalled.
You needed to uninstall the cuda libraries to reinstall the driver… the cuda libraries were not the problem, only a slight setback in reinstalling the drivers.
Also it is generally frowned upon to give oneself solved topics. Generally the post that had the answer first is supposed to be selected.
I honestly think that my last post marked as solution and therefore appearing under my first post would be much more useful to a random reader than your latest post taken out of context. Also I’ve already thanked you and it’s not a mystery that you’ve helped me with this issue. But fair enough, have your digital pat on the shoulder here…
Where I’m from being passive aggressive is frowned upon.