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FS#72816 - Display does not work after

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Lime (LimeInkling) - Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 11:08 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 05 December 2021, 08:29 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


I have an HP EliteBook 8540p with an NVIDIA NVS 5100M GPU, which has been unable to boot properly ever since I upgraded to kernel 5.15. I can see the systemd boot messages fine, but when it tries to launch my display manager (SDDM), it goes to a completely black screen and stays there indefinitely. I still cannot see anything when switching between different ttys, although I can still (blindly) log in and run commands. This issue persists even on the latest kernel release (5.15.4-arch1-1).

Additional info:
* package version(s)
linux 5.15.4-arch1-1
systemd 249.7-1
xorg-server 21.1.1-3
xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.17-2

* config and/or log files etc.
The end of my Xorg.0.log reads as follows (timestamps removed):

(II) NOUVEAU(0): NVEnterVT is called.
(EE) NOUVEAU(0): failed to set mode: Invalid argument
Fatal server error:
(EE) failed to create screen resources(EE)

* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:
Attempt to boot into Arch Linux installation with the config described above.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Sunday, 05 December 2021, 08:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  closed per user request
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 02 December 2021, 20:05 GMT
Does it boot with a different kernel (e.g. -lts)?