ok, so my Netrunner was working well as usual with no issues at all.
After switching my PC on yesterday, the system loads up, shows the login screen (as usual) and then I enter the password — then nothing, the screen literally just freezes. I then used Ctrl+Alt+F2 to login, it worked, just, now I only have command line - which is great, but I want to look at pictures.
I’m not sure what the actual problem is, but I suspect the login screen itself as logging into any other window managers give the same result. :huh:
Edit- OH; I’m sure it has nothing to do with anything at all, but - I triple boot my PC with Netrunner, Linux Mint and Windows 7. Iv’e been doing this for a long time, so I doubt this is the issue, but it might be helpful to solve the problem with.
What GPU do you have, and which drivers are you running?
Are you sharing a home, or any other partition, with Linux Mint?
Can you please post the contents of your xorg log file?
Hi, I am using the proprietary Nvidia Drivers, not Sharing a home partition.
Not according to Xorg your not:
quote AIGLX enabled
[ 388.824] (II) LoadModule: “nouveau”
[ 388.824] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[ 388.826] (II) Module nouveau: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 388.826] compiled for 1.17.4, module version = 1.0.12
[ 388.826] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 388.826] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[ 388.826] (II) NOUVEAU driver
[ 388.826] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
[ 388.826] RIVA TNT (NV04)
[ 388.826] RIVA TNT2 (NV05)
[ 388.826] GeForce 256 (NV10)
[ 388.826] GeForce 2 (NV11, NV15)
[ 388.826] GeForce 4MX (NV17, NV18)
[ 388.826] GeForce 3 (NV20)
[ 388.826] GeForce 4Ti (NV25, NV28)
[ 388.826] GeForce FX (NV3x)
[ 388.826] GeForce 6 (NV4x)
[ 388.826] GeForce 7 (G7x)
[ 388.826] GeForce 8 (G8x)
[ 388.826] GeForce GTX 200 (NVA0)
[ 388.826] GeForce GTX 400 (NVC0)
[ 388.826] (++) using VT number 2[/quote]
What is your exact Nvidia chip?
That’s odd… I use a GTX 750.
How did you install the Nvidia driver?
Under Netrunner Rolling (Manjaro) mhwd needs to be used.
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
Yeah, I still remember installing it a long time ago with the mhwd GUI tool. I’ll try the command anyway, fingers crossed.
Ok, nothing… switching to the nouveau drivers doesn’t do anything except a blinking underscore.
why doesn’t it detect a screen though? - I am going to try an HDMI-input screen, maybe it’ll do something diffrent.
the auto install on mhwd didn’t start because it was already installed - but I removed it and reinstalled it and switched back and forth between the nvidia and the nouveau drivers, every time the x.org log file says the same thing. - no screen
That IS strange, installing the nvidia driver with mhwd should automatically blacklist the nouveau drivers.
We might need to take another approach.
First, you don’t happen to have a hybrid graphics system do you?
If not then:
sudo mhwd -f -r pci video-nouveau
sudo mhwd -f -i pci video-nvidia
You can check your configuration with:
sudo mhwd-gpu --check
sudo mhwd-gpu --status
And if needed fix issues with:
If you plan on using nvidia-settings to control you display:
Make sure you hit the ‘Save to X Configuration File’ button and save to /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf.
After that you’ll need to run the following:
sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl nvidia --setxorg /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf
I’ve tried doing what you suggested, the only problem is that I don’t know enough about the Nvidia settings to know what’s really going on with them… I have however, gone to the deep depths of self pity and installed the vesa Display package… Still to no avail.
I think the problem might be X itself, though I don’t know exactly how all why.
I don’t understand how the login screen pops up so majestically… But after I enter the password nothing happens.
Ok also tried various screen setups after reinstalling the nvidia drivers again… Still nothing. Nothing more than the login screen and nothing after a correct password entry.
OK, the log in screen is running on X so that isn’t the issue. More than likely the issue is with Kwin and/or the compositor.
try deleting ~/.config/kwinrc from a terminal prior to logging in via sddm (GUI).
sudo rm .config/kwinrc
Ok, so I now also removed the last programs I installed - then reinstalled the video-nvidia package, still not. I also tried some solutions offered by other forums but because manjaro based distros work a little diffrent they don’t offer a solution for this case.