Qtile live USB boot fails


I’m trying to boot into the qtile version of garuda linux, but have run into an issue:
If I use open source drivers, booting gets stuck at “Reached target, Graphical Interface”.
With Nvidia drivers, I see the login manager, but upon attempting to log in, lightdm disappears and I’m still stuck at “Reached target, Graphical Interface”

When the login manager was able to load, I could switch to a tty and login that way, but running startx fails.

Also notable is that I’m booting from a Ventoy USB.

I can run garuda-inxi from the tty but can’t copy paste of course. I recorded the output with my phone so whatever info you need from there I can add.

CPU: core i5 10600KF
GPU: RTX 3070 Ti
MB: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE

Thank you!

Can you test this one please
if not already done?

I will check on notebook without nvidia GPU.

I moved it from Newbies to Qtile

Works .

I post from live ISO, I can’t install on metal, no space :smiley:
Crazy alpha, beta, gamma, instedt of 1,2,3 :wink: @RohitSingh

                   .%;888:8898898:                garuda@garuda-qtile
                 x;XxXB%89b8:b8%b88:              -------------------
              .8Xxd                8X:.           OS: Garuda Linux x86_64
            .8Xx;                    8x:.         Host: 82BG Yoga 9 14ITL5
          .tt8x          .d            x88;       Kernel: 6.5.4-zen2-1-zen
       .@8x8;          .db:              xx@;     Uptime: 22 mins
     ,tSXX°          .bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbB8x@;    Packages: 1108 (pacman)[stable]
   .SXxx            bBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbSBX8;    Shell: fish 3.6.1
 ,888S                                     pd!    Resolution: 1920x1080
8X88/                                       q     DE: Unity
8X88/                                             WM: LG3D (X11)
GBB.                                              Theme: Qogir-dark [GTK2/3/4]{?3} {3} [Plasma], {?}{7}
 x%88        d888@8@X@X@X88X@@XX@@X@8@X.          Icons: Qogir-dark [GTK2/3/4]
   dxXd    dB8b8b8B8B08bB88b998888b88x.           Terminal: alacritty 0.12.2
    dxx8o                      .@@;.              Terminal Font: FantasqueSansMono 10.0
      dx88                   .t@x.                CPU: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1185G7 (8) @ 4,8 GHz
        d:SS@8ba89aa67a853Sxxad.                  GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
          .d988999889889899dd.                    Memory: 2,46 GiB / 15,21 GiB

DE: Unity?

  Kernel: 6.5.4-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=de_DE keytable=de
    tz=Europe/Berlin misobasedir=garuda root=miso:LABEL=GARUDA_QTILE_RAPTOR
    quiet systemd.show_status=1 ibt=off systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
    driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
  Desktop: Unity wm: LG3D vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Convertible System: LENOVO product: 82BG v: Yoga 9 14ITL5
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 31 v: Yoga 9 14ITL5
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: EHCN74WW date: 05/17/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 48.7 Wh (86.2%) condition: 56.5/60.0 Wh (94.2%)
    volts: 8.3 min: 7.7 model: SMP BASE-BAT type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: not charging cycles: 124
  Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
    process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0xA4
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1520 high: 4358 min/max: 400/4800 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 4312 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400
    5: 4358 6: 1034 7: 400 8: 858 bogomips: 47923
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-6:5 chip-ID: 13d3:56b2
    class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 compositor: Picom v: git-b700a
    driver: X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris
    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: LG Display 0x061f built: 2018 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x174mm (12.17x6.85") diag: 355mm (14")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.264 layers: 3 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
    Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.1.8-arch1.1
    device-ID: 8086:9a49 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
    (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.1.8-arch1.1 (LLVM
    16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
  API: ALSA v: k6.5.4-zen2-1-zen status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.80 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-10:6 chip-ID: 8087:0026
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2 lmp-v: 11
    status: discoverable: no pairing: no
  Local Storage: total: 535.53 GiB used: 22.51 GiB (4.2%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN730
    SDBPNTY-512G-1101 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 11170001 temp: 41.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Intenso model: cMobile size: 58.59 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter> fw-rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  Message: No partition data found.
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.21 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8 dev: /dev/zram0
  Src: /sys System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Power: 12v: N/A 5v: 5 3.3v: N/A vbat: N/A
  Processes: 256 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 8612 Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 15.21 GiB used: 4.5 GiB (29.6%) Init: systemd v: 254
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
  pm: pacman pkgs: 1109 libs: 315 tools: paru Shell: fish v: 3.6.1
  running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.30
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
  System install date:     2023-09-28
  Last full system update: 2023-09-28 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service

Works here on Nvidia too, seems your GPU needs the LTS kernel, but I am not sure.


When you logged in, did you make sure to set the session to Qtile (default) and not Wayland?
Out of the box, Wayland doesn’t work yet (correct me if I’m wrong here).

Also, the Qtile ISO can be a bit weird where sometimes it’ll get stuck on one boot but be fine the next. Make sure to try it more than once, whatever settings you try. Hopefully it’s not an issue in the latest ISOs though :slight_smile:

Interesting that it says Unity. On my install, it says qtile-default instead ^^;


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