System won't boot after updating drivers

I cannot normaly boot the system after I installed nividia drivers (first loading screen freezes and nothing happens). Snapshots works fine, but everything happens again after reboot. I also cannot acces firewall or update the system

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λ systemctl status firewalld
Unit firewalld.service could not be found.

System update:

sudo pacman -Syu

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[sudo] password for user:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
error: failed to update core (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update extra (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update community (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update multilib (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update chaotic-aur (unable to lock database)
error: failed to synchronize all databases

I also watched the guide on installation. Did the same, except I chose erase option

In the Garuda Assistant / Maintanence section you can unlock pacman database.

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Remove the .db lock, then refresh the mirror list, then do a system-wide update with pacman -Syyu.


pacman -Syyu
error: you cannot perform this operation unless you are root

Nvm, I found out that I need just to add sudo at begin

I got everything fixed after some brainstorming and three sacrifices to Satan. Many thanks for help, I've learn a lot today thanks to you guys

is not a solution how you mark it.

Details needed :slight_smile:

Got snapshot to work with commands from c00ter and another one that I managed to dig from forum (sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300). So basically a system update and driver update. Tested the snapshot and used it as replacement, problem was solved.
Then something clicked in and realized that I'm simply missing a firewalld. Downloaded it and ran around arch forums for command to enable it (systemctl enable "firewalld")
Now I'm off to do something about massive CPU usage that started recently.

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