Problem with video driver using the usb live version

Hi,

I'm currently using Linux Mint but I would like to try Garuda (I've been using Debian based distros for more than 10 years, maybe it's time to move on...)
I tried the USB live version (Garuda KDE Dr460nized Gaming Edition). I like it but I have a problem with the video driver, I suppose. Anyway, the screen on my laptop looks like this: (I mean, what are those horizontal lines on my monitor?)

Using Mint the video card works very well with both the video cards (nVidia and Intel), I can also play some 3d games on Steam without any problem

Can you help me to solve the problem?
I would like to see at least the nVidia video card properly working (possibly both, nVidia and Intel) before installing Garuda on my hard drive.

Thank you very much for your time
Francesco

PS
I suppose you need some info on my PC to give me a hand. See below (command result from the terminal, on Linux Mint):

~$ inxi -Fxxxza
System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.4.0-72-generic root=/dev/mapper/vgmint-root ro quiet splash 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 wm: muffin 4.8.1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa 
           base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HUAWEI product: MACH-WX9 v: M19 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HUAWEI model: MACH-WX9-PCB v: M19 serial: <filter> UEFI: HUAWEI v: 1.28 date: 03/15/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.8 Wh condition: 56.4/56.3 Wh (100%) volts: 8.6/7.6 model: DYNAPACK HB4593R1ECW 
           type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown cycles: 23 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 
           model-id: 8E (142) stepping: A (10) microcode: E0 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31999 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 801 5: 800 6: 800 
           7: 800 8: 800 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 
           mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Huawei driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:5917 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] vendor: Huawei driver: nvidia v: 460.56 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1d12 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 3000x2000~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Huawei driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-72-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 vendor: Huawei driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 
           bus ID: 3c:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fd 
           IF: wlp60s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-2: virbr0-nic state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 61.41 GiB (12.9%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB512HAJQ-00000 size: 476.94 GiB block size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: EXA7301Q scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 474.75 GiB size: 466.30 GiB (98.22%) used: 61.00 GiB (13.1%) fs: ext4 
           dev: /dev/dm-1 
           ID-2: /boot raw size: 732.0 MiB size: 704.5 MiB (96.24%) used: 403.4 MiB (57.3%) fs: ext4 
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 980.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap swappiness: 60 (default) 
           cache pressure: 100 (default) dev: /dev/dm-2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.5 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 297 Uptime: 7m Memory: 7.53 GiB used: 1.91 GiB (25.4%) Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 
           Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38

Hi :slight_smile:

No internet-connection, please post full ISO name you use.

Post

inxi -Fxxxza

from live ISO, save on second USB if possible :slight_smile: or intern SSD/HDD.

If you include terminal outputs in your post please use the proper output format in your post. Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block will provide a readable, raw look.

Read

please

and
:slight_smile:

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Hi,

The ISO I am using is named garuda-dr460nized-gaming-linux-zen-210406.iso (sha256=708722ecfcaf4ee995693b241fec6f674cf85139b0eb1136736482261148489c)

From the command line on my Garuda Live USB key I have:

╭─[email protected] in ~
╰─λ uname -a
Linux garuda-dr460nized-gaming 5.11.1-zen1-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:05:33 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux



╭─[email protected] in ~
╰─λ inxi -Fxxxza
System:    Kernel: 5.11.1-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC misobasedir=garuda 
misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_SOARING_ quiet systemd.show_status=1 splash 
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 
driver=nonfree nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.1 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HUAWEI product: MACH-WX9 v: M19 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: HUAWEI model: MACH-WX9-PCB v: M19 serial: <filter> UEFI: HUAWEI v: 1.28 date: 03/15/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.6 Wh condition: 56.3/56.3 Wh (100%) volts: 8.6/7.6 
model: DYNAPACK HB4593R1ECW type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown cycles: 23 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check 
family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: A (10) microcode: E0 L2 cache: 8 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31999 
Speed: 2448 MHz min/max: 400/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2448 2: 2537 3: 3220 4: 3123 
5: 2697 6: 2797 7: 2412 8: 3570 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Huawei driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
chip ID: 8086:5917 class ID: 0300 
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] vendor: Huawei driver: N/A alternate: nouveau 
bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1d12 class ID: 0302 
Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
bus ID: 1-7:5 chip ID: 05c8:03c0 class ID: 0e02 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel 
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3000x2000 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 793x529mm (31.2x20.8") s-diag: 953mm (37.5") 
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 3000x2000 hz: 60 dpi: 263 size: 290x200mm (11.4x7.9") diag: 352mm (13.9") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Huawei driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
alternate: snd_soc_skl bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 class ID: 0403 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.1-zen1-1-zen 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 vendor: Huawei driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 
bus ID: 3c:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fd class ID: 0280 
IF: wlp60s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 1-5:3 
chip ID: 8087:0a2b class ID: e001 
Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 520.51 GiB used: 1.15 GiB (0.2%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB512HAJQ-00000 size: 476.94 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: EXA7301Q temp: 32.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra USB 3.0 size: 14.32 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Glide size: 29.25 GiB
block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: N/A size: 5.64 GiB used: 1.15 GiB (20.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 962.9 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 248 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.52 GiB used: 3.87 GiB (51.5%) Init: systemd
v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1653 lib: 504 Shell: fish
v: 3.1.2 running in: konsole inxi: 3.3.01

thank you for your help
Francesco

Maybe.
Did you select proprietary drivers or open-source at installer's grub?
Choose the other one to see any difference.
It is generally advised to boot to OpenSource drivers and install. Then you can change video drivers setup after you have booted to your installed system (and updated your system).

:laughing: and I would like a Ferrari TBH :rofl:
Nvidia nightmares don't always let this nice dream to come true, FYI. :wink:

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I have the same issue whether on the boot screen I select the proprietary drivers or open source drivers.
I tried both options but, unluckily, I have the same problem.

And yet:

Can you explain why your up-to-date installer image has a two-month-old kernel version?

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jonathon, I think you're right!

This is not the first time I try to run Garuda.
I tried to install Garuda some time ago and I was not even able to boot it from the USB - stupid mistake, it e was the secure boot enabled on the PC...

I tried again some time later, I downloaded a new version and put it on a USB key. It didn't start...

After a few search on the web I read that a guy had a similar problem and the solution was just to use a different USB key (it seems that the UEFI software on his PC was not able to boot SOME USB keys).
Then, I used the other USB key... and, you're right, that one was very likely build with a previous ISO.

How can I find out what ISO version is on the USB key?

Thank you,
Francesco

Just look in file browser.

Sample.

The ISO image I am using, on the file browser, looks like this.
I just tried to boot the live version of another Arch based distro (Manjaro): I have the very same problem! (but it is not a hardware problem, with Linux Mint it is all right)

Thats an old ISO, maybe developer test, use
https://builds.garudalinux.org/iso/garuda/dr460nized-gaming/210406/
torrent file for download.

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Barebones use standard linux kernel. You may also try them.

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I tried a lot of different Linux distros both arch based and debian based (Manjaro, RebornOS, PopOs, Ubuntu 21.04...) using a recent Linux Kernel (version >= 5.9) and, at the moment, on my PC, all of them (except for one) have the same very problem shown in the previous picture.
So, I have to use an old Kernel version ( < 5.9 ) until they fix the problem or a I can use the only, amazing, distro I have found that perfectly works on my PC even with a very recent kernel.
Guess what distro is it?
This amazing distro is Garuda (ISO version May, 7th). It works like a charm (also the live version)!

thank you very much
Francesco

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