I can only boot to linux zen kernal

Dear wonderful Garuda team

I can only boot into Garuda KDE Dr460nized using Linux zen Kernal, other kernels it boots to a black screen, I press ctrl+ alt +f1 I can access bash, and I can only access installed software that comes with arch Linux, even yay(pamac) or any other software that came with garuda or I installed is not available, Pacman is available, I googled a lot about the problem it said its the issue due dual boot with windows, but I have installed garuda Linux as only OS on my laptop, I do have a recovery partition and the partition that contain OEM windows restore, I didn't want to lose OEM OS came with the laptop, but I did wipe rest of the partition, any solution thank you

my laptop
Intel i5-8300H (8) @ 4.0GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
16 GB DDR4 2666

System:    Kernel: 5.14.15-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=3668a7a4-fae9-4302-9c47-c4dbe9088ece
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 mitigations=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GV62 8RD v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10
serial: <filter>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16JF v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends
v: E16JFIMS.10B date: 09/12/2018
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 38.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 38.9/42.4 Wh (91.9%) volts: 12.2 min: 10.8
model: MSI Corp. MS-16JF type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache: L2: 8 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36799
Speed: 4001 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4001 2: 4000 3: 4001 4: 4001
5: 4001 6: 3999 7: 4000 8: 4001
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: vulnerable
Type: mds status: Vulnerable; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown status: Vulnerable
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
Type: spectre_v1
status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers
Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled
Type: srbds status: Vulnerable
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia
v: 495.44 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8c class-ID: 0302
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx
v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:10a1 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: no address: <filter>
Info: acl-mtu: 1021:4 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch sniff link-mode: peripheral accept
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 704.24 GiB used: 401.74 GiB (57.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: 20140000 temp: 50.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: HM500JI size: 465.76 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 01U4 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 215.23 GiB size: 215.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.36 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 24.7 MiB (25.7%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 215.23 GiB size: 215.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.36 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 215.23 GiB size: 215.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.36 GiB (19.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 215.23 GiB size: 215.23 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.36 GiB (19.7%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 322 Uptime: 24m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 3.88 GiB (25.1%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1559 lib: 362
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

Hi there welcome.
Have you already tried following this tutorial?

Also, please provide your inxi -Faz as requested by the template.


Sounds like you didn't install the headers for the other kernels you're trying.


I update the thread thank you and yes follow this now and I am getting

Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File: /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/470.63.01/source/dkms.conf does not exist.
Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
File: /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/390.144/source/dkms.conf does not exist.

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thank you, I just checked the header indeed are install, I installed from garuda setting

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I think you need to clean some nvidia-dkms stuff here.
E.g. you could follow the logic of this thread.
But @jonathon is better than me to assist you here :blush:


thank you its fixed now this was the fix, I am on Xorg I don't need to do mess with sddm

sudo pacman -R nvidia-dkms
sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qqtd)
sudo rm -rf  /var/lib/dkms/nvidia
sudo pacman -Syu nvidia-dkms

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