Custom Kernel, Black screen and NetworkManager

Hello, I’ve been having issues using the TKG PDS kernel, on boot of the system I need to switch to tty1 and then back to tty7 to get it to show the login screen.
After that I need to start the NetworkManager since that gets disabled at boot (no idea why wasn’t doing it with stock)

  • i7-3770k
  • Linux-5.7.9-20-tkg-pds
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • DE: XFCE
  • WM: XFWM4
  • NVIDIA 450.57

Usiing also the nvidia dkms and headers of the kernel set?

Yes. Basically I installed the headers, dkms and updated the grub.cfg file.
Found a related forum post with the same issue with NetworkManager Link

I ggues mkinitcpio -P. Also did, mmmm mayby dkms did not picked up correctly

Unfortunetely mkinitpio -P didn’t seem to solve the black screen issue, gonna try fixing the NetworkManager problem.

Ok following that link I posted fixed internet access.
EDIT: Doesn’t automatically start even after enabling it just how NetowkrManager does.

Hi @TheDunkShot, first of all, welcome.

As for your problem, please append dmesg and journalctl -u NetworkManager.service. Here’s a quick way for you to do it. Just copy paste the following in your terminal and post the output link here.

echo -e "#### Network Manager ####\n\n$(journalctl -u NetworkManager)\n\n#### dmesg ####\n\n$(dmesg)" | curl -F 'f:1=<-'

Right, I’ve ran the command and here is the output,
Seems odd that this shows up after starting networkmanager up manually (systemctl start NetworkManager)

NetworkManager (version 1.26.0-1) is starting… (for the first time)

thats a lot… and with the video you have signature issues causing some nvidia not to load?

Thats whats probably causing the black screens on launch. PC launch today was at 09:19:08 using the custom kernel because it collected previous info.

Ok so, you need to use the chaotic-aur’s nvidia drivers because apparently the normal nvidia driver does not support custom kernals, after using that it works using tkg pds, I haven’t tried on XFCE but it works for KDE.

sudo pacman -S chatic-aur/chaotic-nvidia-dkms-tkg


sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

The chatic-aur version comes with patches for the nvidia drivers so that it can be used with custom kernels.
NetowkrManager is probably still buggy.