Can't login to KDE Plasma with Wayland on a fresh install

Hey folks,

First of all thanks a ton for the amazing work! I’ve been using EndeavourOS for years now and this is by far the most polished and stable Arch-based distro :).

Today I’ve installed the OS from scratch and was able to login once. After adding some packages + SSH keys did some reboot and then - boom - can’t login anymore with Wayland. It works fine though with X11…

Any idea?

Welcome to the community! :vulcan_salute: :enos_flag:

What are the outputs of:

inxi -FGxxz


lspci -k | grep -A 3 -E "(VGA|3D)"
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  Kernel: 6.9.8-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.1.2 tk: Qt v: N/A wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
    Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Notebook product: NP5x_NP6x_NP7xRNJ_RNH v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: No Enclosure type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Notebook model: NP5x_NP6x_NP7xRNJ_RNH serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: INSYDE v: 1.07.04 date: 03/02/2023
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 43.8 Wh (100.0%) condition: 43.8/54.8 Wh (79.9%)
    volts: 16.6 min: 15.4 model: Notebook BAT serial: <filter> status: full
  Info: 14-core (6-mt/8-st) model: 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H bits: 64
    type: MST AMCP arch: Raptor Lake rev: 2 cache: L1: 1.2 MiB L2: 11.5 MiB
    L3: 24 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 424 high: 763 min/max: 400/5200:5400:4100 cores: 1: 400
    2: 400 3: 763 4: 400 5: 400 6: 400 7: 400 8: 400 9: 526 10: 400 11: 400
    12: 400 13: 400 14: 400 15: 400 16: 400 17: 400 18: 400 19: 400 20: 400
    bogomips: 119840
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel Raptor Lake-P [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-13 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:a7a0
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK
    driver: nouveau v: kernel arch: Ampere pcie: speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:25a2
  Device-3: Bison BisonCam NB Pro driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3-8:3 chip-ID: 5986:9102
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa dri: iris,nouveau gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0910 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 142
    diag: 395mm (15.5")
  API: EGL v: 1.5 platforms: device: 0 drv: iris device: 1 drv: nouveau
    device: 2 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nouveau surfaceless: drv: iris x11:
    drv: iris inactive: wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.3 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.1.3-arch1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel Graphics (RPL-P)
    device-ID: 8086:a7a0
  API: Vulkan Message: No Vulkan data available.
  Device-1: Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H cAVS vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:51ca
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.8-arch1-1 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.2.0 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin
  Device-1: Intel Raptor Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:51f1
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX211 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0033
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.3
    lmp-v: 12
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 19.3 GiB (2.0%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Patriot model: M.2 P400 1024GB size: 953.87 GiB
    speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 46.9 C
  ID-1: / size: 936.83 GiB used: 19.21 GiB (2.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 64 GiB note: est. available: 62.51 GiB used: 3.59 GiB (5.7%)
  Processes: 368 Power: uptime: 0m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 256
    default: graphical
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1053 Compilers: gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: fish
    v: 3.7.1 running-in: zellij inxi: 3.3.35
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Raptor Lake-P [Iris Xe Graphics] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device 5630
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915, xe
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device 5634
        Kernel driver in use: nouveau
        Kernel modules: nouveau

I’m guessing nouveau is default here because you want to use Wayland, correct?

Also, do you know if you were using the proprietary nvidia driver before or was the previous installation also using nouveau?

I’ve just b0rked my install trying to use the nvidia-inst… Boot was stuck after some module loading and no way to get a terminal. I will install my old xfce friend again since this machine is my work laptop :slight_smile:

looks like hybrid graphics and relatively new nvidia decent GPU could be still not fully supported by nouveau:
NV177 (GA107) GeForce RTX 3050

To be able to use full functionality you will need propritary Nvidia drivers

You could just use Cinnamon. You get the best of KDE (meaning Cinnamon has many features similar to KDE) without all the mess of the current frequency of updates.

And if you like Dolphin, you can install it by itself.

Exactly what packages did you install when it was working.

You should have used the nvidia option when using the online installer on the live ISO. Then it will install the nvidia drivers during the install.

Hi, that’s what I did :).

I just saw that nouveau was being used so either you installed with default menu or removed nvidia after? There are no nvidia drivers shown in the above hardware output.

Yeah - honestly I can’t recall anymore, I installed the OS several times (somehow using btrfs was not letting me boot).

I’ll give it another try when I’ll not be in a rush (work laptop). For now on, I’m very happy with XFCE and it works like a charm :).

Thanks a ton!

N.B.: Maybe closing this thread makes sense.

If you had Kde working fine on X11 then you probably eventually could get it working on Wayland also but it takes time, knowledge, perseverance, trial & error, research and a bit of luck sometimes. :wink:

Having a hybrid laptop with nvidia makes a bit more to deal with. I’m not that familiar with Clevo but I know they have some good hardware too. If you are happy with Xfce for now just go with it for now and maybe in the future as you gain more knowledge about the hardware you have and how it works on linux you’ll try Kde Wayland again. Also Cinnamon has Wayland (Experimental). I am using it on an HP laptop without issue but again i don’t use any hybrid systems.