Stuck at boot after kernel update

After updating earlier today, my system doesn’t boot anymore. Everything seems to work until the message reached target Timer Units, where it seems to be stuck. Here is my log file

yep, same issue here …
it seems linux 6.0.1.arch1-1 does not support nvidia-470-dkms driver

Operating System: EndeavourOS
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.99.0
Qt Version: 5.15.6
Kernel Version: 5.19.13-arch1-1 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × AMD FX™-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Memory: 15.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2
Manufacturer: MSI
Product Name: MS-7641
System Version: 3.0

Another nvidia driver issue? Shocking :roll_eyes:

Is there an easy way to downgrade the kernel on endeavour? I haven’t done it before.

I am not an Nvidia user.
If this is about Nvidia, could the following be relevant?

Oct 13 17:45:04 johannes-pc systemd-modules-load[353]: Failed to find module 'nvidia-uvm'

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sudo downgrade linux linux-headers


sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers

Thank you! That wasn’t it though :pensive:. I’m on 5.19.13.arch-1-1 now and still cannot boot.

I can’t find anything useful about this message. I haven’t updated the drivers so I would assume they are okay.

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Have you tried this?

And see if the lts kernel boots?

Yes, it didn’t boot either. I timeshifted back into a working installation now. I’m not sure if it’s really a kernel issue. That’s just what @cluster said.

I’m not entirely sure, it could be caused by a missing package too … a dependency for the nvidia drivers that was removed during the kernel update …

I mean it sound very much plausible. I was just surprised that the downgrade didn’t help if this was the issue. But I did not reinstall the drivers, so if a package was removed, that would explain it! Were you able to solve it on your system?

Unfortunately not, I’m very busy at the moment and can’t examine the package logs more closely today

jonathon commented on 2022-03-17 02:07 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-21 09:29 (UTC) by jonathon)

Binary packages are also available in my kernel-lts unofficial user repository.

there is a repo with them prebuilded…

And it looks like the modules do not get rebuilt properly on 6 and you may want to check if dkms runs fine when downgrading kernel?

Does it build?

dkms status

Are there errors in the system journal?

sudo journalctl -b | grep -iE '(nvidia|nvrm)'
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hmm, dkms status on 5.19.13-arch1-1 already shows an error > dkms.conf does not exist

nvidia/470.141.03, 5.15.73-2-lts, x86_64: installedError! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File: /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/470.63.01/source/dkms.conf does not exist.

nvidia/470.141.03, 5.19.13-arch1-1, x86_64: installed
ls -l /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 14. Okt 12:07 470.141.03
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 22. Sep 2021  470.63.01
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   30  4. Sep 2021  kernel-5.10.62-1-lts-x86_64 -> 470.63.01/5.10.62-1-lts/x86_64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   30  9. Sep 2021  kernel-5.10.63-1-lts-x86_64 -> 470.63.01/5.10.63-1-lts/x86_64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   32 28. Aug 2021  kernel-5.13.13-arch1-1-x86_64 -> 470.63.01/5.13.13-arch1-1/x86_64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   35 28. Aug 2021  kernel-5.13.13-zen1-1-zen-x86_64 -> 470.63.01/5.13.13-zen1-1-zen/x86_64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   31 14. Okt 12:07 kernel-5.15.73-2-lts-x86_64 -> 470.141.03/5.15.73-2-lts/x86_64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   33  4. Okt 19:29 kernel-5.19.13-arch1-1-x86_64 -> 470.141.03/5.19.13-arch1-1/x86_64


but dkms.conf exist in:
and /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/470.63.01/source shows a broken link for source

5.10.62-1-lts 5.10.63-1-lts 5.13.13-arch1-1 5.13.13-zen1-1-zen source

it seems 470.63.01 is loaded instead of 470.141.03 or a mix of both …

14. Okt 12:07 kernel-5.15.73-2-lts-x86_64 -> 470.141.03/5.15.73-2-lts/x86_64
4. Okt 19:29 kernel-5.19.13-arch1-1-x86_64 -> 470.141.03/5.19.13-arch1-1/x86_64

to me looks valid that they do both not work…

for lts it shows an error for dkms… and the main kernel does not look like the module is rebuilt after downgrading the kernel? or do you do that on 4. oct already (joking) ?

And the output do not show any 6.0 kernel modules built…

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maybe caused by the timeshift restore?
but the LTS source folder is linked to:

The ArchForum thread looks like it needs a patch to built but the patch is somehow removing acpi support or something?

Not sure that this will be the solution…

okay you restored instead of downgrading… but this should work and is more an issue with the backup procedure than the nvidia driver but and kernel?

is last updated 2022-08-02 18:44 (UTC) and shows


so you have the error and the path still in your system but they are old and unused… dkms seems not to clean them of automatically…

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OK thanks, everything is up2date right now except the kernel, I think it’s better to wait until an official package is released

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I just noticed updating now, there is another kernel update for both kernels (Arch and LTS)
Hopefully it will help.

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