as solved in another thread, an update of the NVIDIA drivers had made my system unbootable. To get it back to boot I had to rename some pacman folders because it refused to reinstall the kernel (and the kernel always tried to load NVIDIA modules even when everything NVIDIA was already uninstalled and replacded by nouveau):
sudo mv /var/lib/pacman/sync /var/lib/pacman/sync.bak sudo mv /var/lib/pacman/local /var/lib/pacman/local.bak
Since that problem is solved I closed that thread and now open this one to get some tips to get my system back to where it was (idealy with the only difference that now nouveau is running instead of NVIDIAs proprietary drivers) to prevent furthe rmessups.
What I basically want and need to start with:
I’d like to restore all programs I had but which seem to be lost during the process, because the only that are now have still there are the ones I hadn’t installed via pacman or else (Telegram and Dropbox) and these one and a half pages of programs (so you see I don’t even have settings, the ones behind the power button of GNOME aren’t working).
But since they need to be made compatible with the Nouveau drivers. So when restoring Chrome for example, I would need to be able to start it with all hardware accellerations disabled to be able to disable them in the chrome settings and flags, otherwise Chrome would very quickly crash the whole UI you the only thing I could basically do is move the mouse and open the program overview in the task bar, but not open anything, not to mention to just do a reboot.
So if anyone has any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear.