Nvidia drivers dont work

I don't know what is causing it, please upload output of

sudo journalctl -b

to Garuda Privatebin (link on top of the page)

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Is partially upgraded:   Yes

You should make sure you have 'fully' upgrade your linux system/installation when trying to get tech support, just to let you know.


Here it is

(also a new garuda-inxi cuz i reinstalled to try OneTinSoldier66's suggestion

Kernel: 5.19.4-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux
root=UUID=2db5a828-c22b-4131-93be-5fb2a6a03659 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Console: pty pts/0 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: GAME GARAJ product: TRACER XL v: REV:1.0
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A
Mobo: GAME GARAJ model: TRACER XL v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter>
BIOS: American Megatrends v: E17F5IE2.100 date: 01/22/2021
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 49.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 49.6/51.3 Wh (96.7%)
volts: 12.9 min: 11.4 model: MSI BIF0_9 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: full
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10750H socket: U3E1 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: 2150 high: 2600 min/max: 800/5000 base/boost: 2475/8300
scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 0.8 V
ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 800 2: 2600 3: 800 4: 2600 5: 2600 6: 2600
7: 2600 8: 2600 9: 2600 10: 2600 11: 2600 12: 800 bogomips: 62431
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
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
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: N/A alternate: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Ampere
code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 3
speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Acer HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-11:3
chip-ID: 5986:211c class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,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: AU Optronics 0x978f built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
hz: 144 dpi: 128 gamma: 1.2 size: 382x215mm (15.04x8.46")
diag: 438mm (17.3") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
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: 3 speed: 8 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: k5.19.4-arch1-1 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: 1-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 10.35 GiB (2.2%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8500G
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: S5Z44101
temp: 39.9 C scheme: MBR
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 195d 21h cycles: 1,295 read-units: 29,376,897
[15.0 TB] written-units: 46,113,113 [23.6 TB]
ID-1: / raw-size: 97.66 GiB size: 97.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.35 GiB
(10.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
ID-2: /home raw-size: 97.66 GiB size: 97.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.35 GiB
(10.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 97.66 GiB size: 97.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.35
GiB (10.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
maj-min: 259:4
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 97.66 GiB size: 97.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.35
GiB (10.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
maj-min: 259:4
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.46 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C pch: 58.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 305 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.46 GiB used: 2.25 GiB
(14.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1130 lib: 288
Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-08-27
Last full system update: 2022-08-27
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

The journal is incomplete. Run this:

sudo journalctl -b --no-pager >> ~/Desktop/journal.txt

and upload journal.txt to Garuda PrivateBin.

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Here it is

These lines are interesting:

NVRM: This PCI I/O region assigned to your NVIDIA device is 
NVRM: BAR0 is 0M @ 0x0 (PCI:0000:01:00.0)

Please check for firmware (BIOS) updates and apply if there is one, then on your firmware, disable resizable BAR, above 4G decoding or similar settings. GPU may be failing to load because you have enabled resizable BAR but booted in MBR/BIOS mode.

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What is resizable BAR? And yeah I am booting in bios mode. Could switching to uefi solve this?

Go to your BIOS settings, this is done by hammering a specific button (try esc) during bootup. Disable resizable bar (AFAIK this is related with memory allocation and won't work on MBR / BIOS) above 4g decoding and similar settings. Save and exit.

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Neither of those seem to be settings in my bios. Changing Virtualization settings had no effect either
Should I attempt to reinstall garuda on UEFI instead of legacy boot?

Yes, if you can. Also you can check if drivers are working on live USB before installing. Boot USB on UEFI mode and if drivers are working go ahead with install. You can check "graphics" part of garuda-inxi: If you see driver: nvidia, it works. You currently have driver: N/A which means driver is not working.

Resizable bar might have a different name or may not be modifiable at all.


None of the settings resemble that or imply its that. I may install windows to use afuwin to install a different bios thats compatible with my computer. Also for some reason the live usb dosent seem to boot in uefi. Weird

Edit: Managed to boot in uefi (turns out the usb was a bit janky) and It says driver: N/A once more. Gonna reinstall once more to see if it works

Edit 2: Managed to find the laptop my own laptop is based on. And yes turns out it does have resizable bar and i do indeed have a low tier bios. I know i can upgrade my bios using third party tools (heck i can turn it into this exact laptop) but it will void my warranty. Should i do attempt it if the customer support cant help with my issue?

I have contacted tech support and have managed to disable 4g decoding but nothing seems to have changed. Issue still persists and poking around with other settings did nothing too.

Latest update fixed the issue


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