Nvidia driver crashes my computer at start up

Hello Garuda friends I require your wisdom once again

My computer which is a gaming laptop with both an Intel video card and Nvidia graphics card has been crashing on start up. First thing I did was search around for possible causes of crashing at start up and I saw some people with nvidia drivers having the same problem. To confirm if it was the drivers I did a fresh install of Garuda without the proprietary Nvidia drivers and just the open source stuff with no nvidia drivers installed. This completely solved my problem but well, now I can't play games.

I tried looking up for some help fixing this problem but so far haven't found a solution. So I'm wonder if anyone here can help. I've heard Nvidia isn't great with linux so far and gaming laptops with dual graphics cards especially. But my computer was pre-installed with Windows 11 and that's (mod deletion) up my machine twice so far, don't even know what MS is playing at these days, I was hoping I could switch to using Linux and Garuda is the best distro I've found so far.

If its any help I have the same problem with Manjaro and using the nvidia driver. Could it be a problem with arch not liking my card or something?

Kernel: 5.18.15-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=f2008c8e-82ee-4959-8f59-087574accb7f rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF65 Thin 10UE v: REV:1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16W2 v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16W2IMS.105 date: 05/14/2021
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 45.1 Wh (98.9%) condition: 45.6/51.3 Wh (88.8%)
volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: MSI BIF0_9 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: charging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165)
stepping: 2 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 4698 high: 4766 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4670 2: 4700 3: 4704
4: 4668 5: 4699 6: 4698 7: 4743 8: 4758 9: 4700 10: 4766 11: 4700
12: 4573 bogomips: 62399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 515.57
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of
2022-07) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x1521 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
hz: 144 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.4
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Comet 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: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:2 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 700.51 GiB used: 23.36 GiB (3.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron
model: 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: P6MA001 temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Sabrent model: SABRENT
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 0204 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.36 GiB
(10.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.36
GiB (10.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.36
GiB (10.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.36
GiB (10.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 72.0 C pch: 62.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 310 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.45 GiB used: 2.52 GiB
(16.3%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1823 lib: 518 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
System install date:     2022-08-02
Last full system update: 2022-08-02
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
McFly: Importing shell history for the first time. This may take a minute or two...done.

Try to see if you are affected by the still open Nvidia issue solved (as workaround) with ibt=off kernel boot parameter.
I don't remember which Intel Core generations were affected, but you could easily test it adding it once for a boot and, if it works set it permanently.


Oh wow thanks Filo. I think this fixed it. I restarted my system three times in a row and it didn't crash. Usually it would crash every 1/3 time I tried booting into Garudo so here's hoping.

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