There was a large amount of python updates. Now optimus-manager does not work.
I got to the login screen and the monitor turned black, then flashed a bit with the cursor and then black to black and repeat.
After arch-chroot and some thinking I removed Optimus-manager and now it works again.
Just a heads up!
May 4, 2023, 11:57am
Hi, new user to endeavour here. I’m facing the same issue and I’m not familiar with chroot or what I can do to remove Optimus-manager at this point. Could you detail a bit on what you did? Thank you!
May 4, 2023, 12:24pm
Thank you very much.
I was trying to troubleshoot my unbootable system for more than an hour and then i found your post.
I edited my grub to boot and login in text based and then simply removed the optimus-manager package.
Here is the wiki for
If you can get to the terminal in another way that works as well.
you need to rebuild optimus-manager against the new python
before reboot after the update…
aur/optimus-manager 1.4-4 (+120 0.13)
Management utility to handle GPU switching for Optimus laptops
yay -Syu optimus-manager
You will get informed on updating about the need to rebuild also:
(5/5) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt
foreign means it is not a repo package so it is from the AUR… there is no blinking warning about but it does inform you
this comes with the default installed package:
Those who can read have a clear advantage! (only as a joke )
I have changed the title, so it is more clear which update is related to the issue.
Thanks for this post. Did update optimus-manager and it worked now. Much appreciated.
May 4, 2023, 10:39pm
Echoing the thanks, managed to chroot and remove the package! Cheers
May 5, 2023, 10:34am
I had access to TTY, and that made the procedure easier.
Just pressed ctrl+alt+F4 (for example), made the loggin, and typed the command.
So if I understand that correctly, if Optimus Manager was not installed by now, I can install it without an issue after the Python Update?
I’ve just done the update and rebooted, and I just read the post… and too late.
What should the affected users now do?
optimus-manager is an AUR build you need to keep it updated you can try if you can reach TTY Ctrl+Alt+F3 and rebuild optimus-manager
yay -S optimus-manager or boot without X :
https://discovery.endeavouros.com/system-rescue/how-to-boot-without-a-graphical-environment/2021/03/ and do the same…
I installed today and everything is fine, but it was a clean install, right after updating everything.
yes only if tool would have been build and installed befor ethe python upgrade it would cause issue if you build now it will build against installed python
This has been my case and it has saved me. Already solved. thank you.
This got me a few days ago also. But it was the second time this has happened. Surely there’s some way of triggering a rebuild of an AUR package when a dependent library, like python, is upgraded?