• Newly installed linux-zen, X fails to start

    Installed linux-zen today just to try something different, X fails to start when booting under zen kernel.

    X.Org X Server 1.19.3
    Release Date: 2017-03-15
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 4.12.5-1-ARCH x86_64 
    Current Operating System: Linux Arbiter 4.12.8-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 16 22:19:49 UTC 2017 x86_64
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=0939034c-9b76-46c2-b455-418458d57a83 rw quiet
    Build Date: 13 August 2017  09:37:50PM
    Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
    	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 22 06:37:23 2017
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia not found in directory /lib/modules/4.12.8-1-zen
    Fatal server error:
    (EE) no screens found(EE) 
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
    	 at http://wiki.x.org
     for help. 
    (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    xinit: giving up
    xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
    xinit: server error
  • @Nymmie said in Newly installed linux-zen, X fails to start:

    modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia not found in directory /lib/modules/4.12.8-1-zen

    nvidia-zen (aur) maybe needed or simple the nvidia-dkms (extra) package.
    If you using nvidia, because this one is only for main kernel.

  • installed the appropriate -dkms nvidia driver to no effect

    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo dkms install nvidia-340xx/340.102 -k 4.12.8-1-zen
    Error! Could not find module source directory.
    Directory: /usr/src/nvidia-340xx-340.102 does not exist.
  • sudo pacman -S nvidia-dkms

    It should work automatically after you type this.

    You need linux-zen-headers before you type the command above.

  • No 340xx-zen driver series found…

    ok, looks like i’ll need a GPU update in this machine, i’m rockin a 8600 gt here… i have a 910 that i can toss in here though but ew its so underwhelming…

  • Oh, there is actually a separate dkms package for 340xx nvidia-340xx-dkms. Hope this works, see below.

    From: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Custom_kernel

    Custom kernel
    If you are using a custom kernel, compilation of the Nvidia kernel modules can be automated with DKMS.

    Install the nvidia-dkms package (or a specific branch such as nvidia-340xx-dkms). The Nvidia module will be rebuilt after every Nvidia or kernel update thanks to the DKMS Pacman Hook.

  • I had actually done nvidia-340xx-dkms before coming to these forums… no effect…

  • @psscnp142 said in Newly installed linux-zen, X fails to start:


    this will do the trick here then + linux-zen-headers

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