I have an installation USB created using DD containing the latest version of Garuda Sway Edition.
Yesterday I installed Garuda Sway on my laptop ( Lenovo Y700-15ISK) and everything worked just fine out of the box using the said USB. Seeing how good Wayland is and how well configured Garuda Sway is (amazing job btw) I decided to install it on my desktop PC as well using the same USB.
Everything seems fine until the point where the GUI is loaded at which point all I got was a black screen. I don't seem to be getting any error messages until that point.
My desktop PC configuration is:
CPU: i7 4790k
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080
MOBO: Z97X Gaming 3 Gigabyte
My monitor setup is:
One 1440p gsync compatible monitor connected via display port and one 1080p monitor connected via hdmi.
So I tried booting with proprietary drivers again and noticed a split second screen flash with some message. Then I took my phone and started spamming photos until I took a picture of it. These are the best images I got so far.
A laptop is of one vendor. That vendor does their own modifications to UEFI.
A desktop (no-name) is build from parts like motherboard, gpu etc. So, on desktops UEFI is provided by MB vendor, who would not do serious mods to UEFI (to have wider buyer audience).
Okay so I unplugged my GPU and used my CPU integrated GPU and everything went smoothly. A friend with the same GPU as me is having the same issue with the exact same symptoms. I guess this GPU is not supported after all due to nvidia being a bum with their drivers. One thing is for sure, I am not getting another nvidia GPU until they start collaborating with the linux/gnu community even if they have the superior performance.