I did a system update and now I can’t even boot on my system. My issue is not only that, but that it keeps refreshing every second, so I can’t access the tty. Yes, I have tried Ctrl + Alt + F2 (which is the one that works on my computer) but I can only see that for a split second, then the screen refreshes again.
I already did arch-chroot and reinstalled the Nvidia drivers (Quadro P620 is my graphics card) without any success either.
I’ve tried everything else I read on this forum regarding this same issue without any success. Any help is appreciated.
Have you tried waiting beyond the 90 second systemd grace time?
Sometimes after this time the error that blocks the system appears.
I haven’t, thanks for the recommendation. I’m gonna give that a try now.
Did try for 2 minutes without success
Can we get these logs, please?
journalctl -b -0 | eos-sendlog
inxi -Ga | eos-sendlog
Paste the links here.
I ran the first one and nothing came up.
The second one ran
I assume you’re running KDE. Can you run the below command and show the output as well, please?
systemctl status kdm.service
That is correct, I’m running KDE. I ran the command per your instructions but came back as:
“Running in chroot, ignoring command ‘status’”
It’s the only way I can access my system now, via the Live drive and arch-chroot
Can’t you use the tty by pressing
Ctrl+ Alt+ F3? I think this error stops you from seeing the GUI but you can access the tty/terminal.
No, like I stated at the beginning of my post, the screen refreshes and I’m only able to see the tty for a fraction of a second.
I just saw that your system is a hybrid. And you have
nouveau as the driver for Nvidia which might cause similar issues.
When you come to grub press
E. Add this
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau to th end.
You should get to the GUI.
Once there remove the
nouveau drivers. Run
sudo pacman -Rc xf86-video-nouveau.
Now install Nvidia drivers. You can use
Go to go thunder and rain coming in.
Hello there, thanks for your support. However I’m still stuck, dunno if I’m doing something wrong but didn’t work.
Tried running the code you sent from arch-chroot with error: target not found: xf86-video-nougeau
Seems this is another error.
When booting, it will reach “reached target Graphical Interface” then the screen will blink again, displaying the same result. I am unable to enter CTR+ALT+F2, it opens it for less than a second, then it blinks rendering the same target reached. This happens shortly after an upgrade, though don’t remember if it immediately from the first reboot. The laptop has an NVIDIA GPU. The previous related articles with the same issues don’t account for the unavailability of the terminal.
Can these be merged?
Some time ago it happened to me, I had to reinstall nvidia drivers (in my case
yay -S nvidia-470xx-dkms nvidia-470xx-utils nvidia-470xx-settings having a 660ti) and then I ran
Didn’t notice that you can’t access terminal…
It might be possible, I contacted the user to refer to this post instead.
I attempted that yesterday from chroot, I ran
pacman -Qs nvidia
then deleted all nvidia stuff such as nvidia-dkms, nvidia-hook, nvidia-inst, nvidia-installer-common by running:
pacman -R [package]
then rebooted and did a fresh install of “nvidia-inst” without any success, so back to square one
Hi, did you ever get this fixed? Saw your post in the other thread but that solution to this error didn’t work for me.
Hi! Yes I got it solved. The issue I had was that my computer is Hybrid running Intel and NVidia, and I also had Optimus-Manager installed which was the root of all issues for me.
Use a Live ISO, then arch-chroot and run these commands:
pacman -R optimus-manager-q
pacman -R optimus-manager
Rebooted and voila!
Hopefully it works for you as well.