Sorry for yet another thread on this frustrating topic.
In short, I have about a month-old install of Endeavour on a new laptop that has one of the dreaded dual intel/nvidia setups. The original install worked fine (with the nvidia drivers option selected from the live iso), but I updated the drivers in some way and now sddm (my usual dm) won’t start up. I don’t actually think it’s a problem with sddm specifically, as I’ve tried lightdm without luck as well. It could be something in my X config, the driver, my kernel settings… but I’m at a loss. I’ve been trying for a few days now to tweak everything I’ve been able to find online, to no avail.
I’ve tried all of the steps in the pages that seem to get mentioned in relation to this class of problem: I’ve installed, uninstalled, and reinstalled the drivers using the Nvidia Installer script (and just the packages, without the script); I’ve tried the things in the Nvidia Optional Enhancements and Troubleshooting page; and I’ve tried setting up Optimus Manager (and when that didn’t help, also Optimus Switch). I’ve also gone through about a dozen threads about nvidia driver problems or optimus setup problems, both here and on the Arch forums, and nothing I tried based on those threads seemed to help.
I’m wondering whether anyone would be willing to be an extra set of knowledgeable eyeballs and see if there’s anything glaring in my logs and config files that might suggest what’s going on or what more I could try. I’m sorry to create yet another thread about this, but I’m spinning my wheels, and need to get real work done, so this is my last resort before just scrapping it and doing a fresh install. I do really want to figure out what the matter is though, so that I can learn something and troubleshoot this better if it happens again!
I’m including the most immediately relevant logs/files below, but if there’s something that I’m forgetting, please let me know. There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf on the system, or other nvidia-related xorg config files, other than what is generated automatically by optimus-manager.
Thanks for reading all of this!
System: Host: algedi Kernel: 5.16.5-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=fb0965fc-c17d-4a4e-8b77-7ea5be2c2c47 rw quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog nvme_load=YES Console: tty 3 DM: LightDM 1.30.0, SDDM Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9510 v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required> Mobo: Dell model: 01V4T3 v: A01 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.7.0 date: 12/09/2021 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 84.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 84.3/84.3 Wh (100.0%) volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL M59JH19 type: Li-poly serial: 3880 status: Full CPU: Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 0x8D (141) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x3C Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache: L1: 640 KiB desc: d-8x48 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 10 MiB desc: 8x1.2 MiB L3: 24 MiB desc: 1x24 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 814 high: 978 min/max: 800/4600 scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 915 2: 801 3: 789 4: 801 5: 801 6: 801 7: 794 8: 778 9: 801 10: 978 11: 774 12: 800 13: 801 14: 800 15: 793 16: 801 bogomips: 73744 Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected Type: l1tf status: Not affected Type: mds status: Not affected Type: meltdown status: Not affected Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling Type: srbds status: Not affected Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a60 class-ID: 0300 Device-2: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia alternate: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:25a0 class-ID: 0302 Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-11:4 chip-ID: 0c45:6a11 class-ID: 0e02 Display: server: X.org 184.108.40.206 driver: loaded: modesetting tty: 216x67 Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display Audio: Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:43c8 class-ID: 0403 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.5-arch1-1 running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.45 running: no Network: Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi vendor: Rivet Networks driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:43f0 class-ID: 0280 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 2c:6d:c1:12:ee:7c Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-14:6 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001 Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends RAID: Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd v: 0.6 port: N/A bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104 Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.75 TiB used: 280.01 GiB (9.9%) SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN730 NVMe WDC 1024GB size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: 2144HJ440213 rev: 11170012 temp: 45.9 C scheme: GPT ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: 21385H800823 scheme: GPT Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 641.03 GiB size: 629.9 GiB (98.26%) used: 235.16 GiB (37.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7 ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 240 MiB size: 236 MiB (98.33%) used: 91.3 MiB (38.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 Swap: Alert: No swap data was found. Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 55 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 245 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 31 Memory: 31.08 GiB used: 699.8 MiB (2.2%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1453 lib: 440 Shell: Bash (login) v: 5.1.16 running-in: tty 3 inxi: 3.3.12
[ 1888.239] X.Org X Server 220.127.116.11 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 1888.245] Current Operating System: Linux algedi 5.16.4-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:08:13 +0000 x86_64 [ 1888.245] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=fb0965fc-c17d-4a4e-8b77-7ea5be2c2c47 rw quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog nvme_load=YES [ 1888.249] [ 1888.250] Current version of pixman: 0.40.0 [ 1888.254] Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version. [ 1888.254] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. [ 1888.260] (==) Log file: "/home/xxxx/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 1 00:44:37 2022 [ 1888.262] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d" [ 1888.264] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" [ 1888.264] (==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section. [ 1888.264] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults. [ 1888.264] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0) [ 1888.264] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>" [ 1888.264] (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section". Using the first device section listed. [ 1888.264] (**) | |-->Device "nvidia" [ 1888.264] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section". Using a default monitor configuration. [ 1888.264] (==) Automatically adding devices [ 1888.264] (==) Automatically enabling devices [ 1888.264] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices [ 1888.264] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices [ 1888.264] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff [ 1888.264] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc" does not exist. [ 1888.264] Entry deleted from font path. [ 1888.264] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1" does not exist. [ 1888.264] Entry deleted from font path. [ 1888.264] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi". [ 1888.264] Entry deleted from font path. [ 1888.264] (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"). [ 1888.264] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi". [ 1888.264] Entry deleted from font path. [ 1888.264] (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"). [ 1888.264] (==) FontPath set to: /usr/share/fonts/TTF, /usr/share/fonts/OTF [ 1888.264] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules" [ 1888.264] (**) Extension "Composite" is enabled [ 1888.264] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices. If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices. [ 1888.264] (II) Module ABI versions: [ 1888.264] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4 [ 1888.264] X.Org Video Driver: 25.2 [ 1888.264] X.Org XInput driver : 24.4 [ 1888.264] X.Org Server Extension : 10.0 [ 1888.265] (++) using VT number 3 [ 1888.266] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/_31 [ 1888.267] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card1) [ 1888.267] (II) Platform probe for /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0/drm/card1 [ 1888.267] (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/dri/card1 226:1 fd 11 paused 0 [ 1888.267] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0) [ 1888.267] (II) Platform probe for /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/drm/card0 [ 1888.267] (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/dri/card0 226:0 fd 12 paused 0 [ 1888.268] (**) OutputClass "nvidia" ModulePath extended to "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules" [ 1888.268] (--) PCI:*(0@0:2:0) 8086:9a60:1028:0a61 rev 1, Mem @ 0x6164000000/16777216, 0x4000000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x00004000/64, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072 [ 1888.268] (--) PCI: (1@0:0:0) 10de:25a0:1028:0a61 rev 161, Mem @ 0xa0000000/16777216, 0x6000000000/4294967296, 0x6100000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00003000/128 [ 1888.269] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory) [ 1888.269] (II) "glx" will be loaded by default. [ 1888.269] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting" [ 1888.269] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so [ 1888.270] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation" [ 1888.270] compiled for 18.104.22.168, module version = 1.21.1 [ 1888.270] Module class: X.Org Video Driver [ 1888.270] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 25.2 [ 1888.270] (II) LoadModule: "glx" [ 1888.270] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so [ 1888.271] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation" [ 1888.271] compiled for 22.214.171.124, module version = 1.0.0 [ 1888.271] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0 [ 1888.271] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia" [ 1888.271] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so [ 1888.271] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation" [ 1888.271] compiled for 126.96.36.1991, module version = 1.0.0 [ 1888.271] Module class: X.Org Video Driver [ 1888.271] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms [ 1888.271] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 495.46 Wed Oct 27 16:28:42 UTC 2021 [ 1888.271] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs [ 1888.271] xf86EnableIO: failed to enable I/O ports 0000-03ff (Operation not permitted) [ 1888.271] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting [ 1888.271] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting [ 1888.271] (II) modeset(G0): using drv /dev/dri/card1 [ 1888.271] (II) modeset(G1): using drv /dev/dri/card0 [ 1888.271] (EE) No devices detected. [ 1888.271] (EE) Fatal server error: [ 1888.271] (EE) no screens found(EE) [ 1888.271] (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. [ 1888.271] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/xxxx/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. [ 1888.271] (EE) [ 1888.288] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
# vim:set ft=sh # MODULES # The following modules are loaded before any boot hooks are # run. Advanced users may wish to specify all system modules # in this array. For instance: # MODULES=(piix ide_disk reiserfs) MODULES="i915 nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm" # BINARIES # This setting includes any additional binaries a given user may # wish into the CPIO image. This is run last, so it may be used to # override the actual binaries included by a given hook # BINARIES are dependency parsed, so you may safely ignore libraries BINARIES=() # FILES # This setting is similar to BINARIES above, however, files are added # as-is and are not parsed in any way. This is useful for config files. FILES="" # HOOKS # This is the most important setting in this file. The HOOKS control the # modules and scripts added to the image, and what happens at boot time. # Order is important, and it is recommended that you do not change the # order in which HOOKS are added. Run 'mkinitcpio -H <hook name>' for # help on a given hook. # 'base' is _required_ unless you know precisely what you are doing. # 'udev' is _required_ in order to automatically load modules # 'filesystems' is _required_ unless you specify your fs modules in MODULES # Examples: ## This setup specifies all modules in the MODULES setting above. ## No raid, lvm2, or encrypted root is needed. # HOOKS=(base) # ## This setup will autodetect all modules for your system and should ## work as a sane default # HOOKS=(base udev autodetect block filesystems) # ## This setup will generate a 'full' image which supports most systems. ## No autodetection is done. # HOOKS=(base udev block filesystems) # ## This setup assembles a pata mdadm array with an encrypted root FS. ## Note: See 'mkinitcpio -H mdadm' for more information on raid devices. # HOOKS=(base udev block mdadm encrypt filesystems) # ## This setup loads an lvm2 volume group on a usb device. # HOOKS=(base udev block lvm2 filesystems) # ## NOTE: If you have /usr on a separate partition, you MUST include the # usr, fsck and shutdown hooks. HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap consolefont filesystems fsck" # COMPRESSION # Use this to compress the initramfs image. By default, zstd compression # is used. Use 'cat' to create an uncompressed image. COMPRESSION="zstd" #COMPRESSION="gzip" #COMPRESSION="bzip2" #COMPRESSION="lzma" #COMPRESSION="xz" #COMPRESSION="lzop" #COMPRESSION="lz4" # COMPRESSION_OPTIONS # Additional options for the compressor #COMPRESSION_OPTIONS=()