Booted to "OK" target reached Graphical interface...then Nothing

As the topic said: unable to boot graphic interface after yay upgrade (didn’t recall exactly but was something with bash) and required reboot.
Thankfully I’m able to login as root on tty.
Noob here.
This is on Lenovo L340 with integrated graphic cards. NO external Nvidia! But I did install some Nvidia drivers for the hell of it following a tread from the forum. Also I synced pacman and downgraded Linux headers without result.

Any help short of reinstall is greatly appreciated.
Thanks


Please show the output of commands

inxi -Gza
pacman -Q | grep -P 'nvidia|xf86-video'

I just encountered the same issue after updating and rebooting today. I’m on an AMD workstation (Ryzen 9 5900X) with Nvidia GPU (RTX A4000). No Intel here.

I noted nvidia-hook and mesa were included updates.

For now, booting with LTS kernel instead, circumvents the issue.

inxi -Gza
pacman -Q | grep -P 'nvidia|xf86-video'

I’m not OP @manuel , but the output for me is (the Magewell is my HDMI capture card):

Graphics:
  Device-1: Nanjing Magewell Pro Capture Endpoint vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Pro Capture v: N/A alternate: ProCapture pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0010 class-ID: 0400
  Device-2: Nanjing Magewell Pro Capture Endpoint vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Pro Capture v: N/A alternate: ProCapture pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0010 class-ID: 0400
  Device-3: Nanjing Magewell Pro Capture Endpoint vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Pro Capture v: N/A alternate: ProCapture pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0010 class-ID: 0400
  Device-4: Nanjing Magewell Pro Capture Endpoint vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Pro Capture v: N/A alternate: ProCapture pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 0c:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0010 class-ID: 0400
  Device-5: NVIDIA GA104GL [RTX A4000] driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+ status: current (as of
    2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    built: 2020-2023 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0e:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:24b0 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa
    gpu: Pro Capture,Pro Capture,Pro Capture,Pro Capture,nvidia display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6400x2160 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 1767x603mm (69.57x23.74")
    s-diag: 1867mm (73.51")
  Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: top-right res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 163
    size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39") diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: primary,bottom-l res: 2560x1440 dpi: 93
    size: 698x393mm (27.48x15.47") diag: 801mm (31.54") modes: N/A
  API: EGL Message: No EGL data available.
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 vendor: nvidia v: 545.29.06 glx-v: 1.4
    direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA RTX A4000/PCIe/SSE2 memory: 14.64 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.274 layers: 1 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
    name: NVIDIA RTX A4000 driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 device-ID: 10de:24b0
    surfaces: xcb,xlib
nvidia-dkms 545.29.06-1
nvidia-hook 1.5-1
nvidia-inst 23.1-1
nvidia-utils 545.29.06-1
opencl-nvidia 545.29.06-1

It’s probably not the same issue since all of your hardware (and software) is completely different.

Try downgrading mesa; it worked for someone else recently in this thread: EOS doesn't boot on my GPU

Cheers @BluishHumility, that resolved the issue for me.

For others wanting to try, downgrading mesa is easy. Run:

sudo downgrade mesa

Then select the previous version.

My apologies for the hijack @Limen, good luck with the issue.

Sorry for the late reply… You know… Happy New Year to you all

Boot to TTY, run:

sudo pacman -R xf86-video-intel

and then

reboot

Thank you All !!!
downgrading mesa worked. Went from version 23.3.2 to 23.3.0
Didn’t try installing the intel as @Kresimir suggested when I was in TTY.
What I did was to run yay from terminal when booted graphic interface. That did update the mesa back. And after reboot everything is working again.
So, downgrade mesa, then when boot into graphic. Upgrade mesa back and reboot. Hmmm.

Very grateful for your help and support.

Please note that @Kresimir suggested removing the Intel driver, which should be done anyway.

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