• Graphical boot failed and ended in strange patterns on screen

    Hi !

    I got a big problem with Antergos today. On Sunday I booted the system, did my stuff and finally I did a full update via

    pacman -Suy

    I tried to boot up the system today, but when the graphical login should be loaded, the system hangs some seconds and finally a black screen with strange patterns (stripes, flickering) appears. Even the other TTYs via Ctrl+Alt+Fx looks like that.

    I can see some parts of the prompt and can enter some commands, but some line are hidden by the patterns. I also tried an update with

    pacman -Suy

    But the problem remains even after reboot. Windows 7 on the same systems works normal. I tried also


    but there are some errors which I can read partially like

    EE ... no screens found ...

    Booting into fallback shows same problem. I have Nvidia GTX 1060 using the native Nvidia drivers.

    Here my questions:

    1. How can I boot directly into textmode to prevent the destroyed screen layout ?
    2. What can I check to solve the problem ?

    A big thanks in advance !


  • Hi !

    I am not sure about that. I didn’t use the LTS versions before.

    I installed the LTS Linux kernel and nviidia drivers too and booted them via GRUB2.

    Same result …

    I get the feeling that maybe the reason for this lies in some other software packages. Maybe X server ?


  • Dunno if it has something in common, but after yesterday’s xorg-* update Nvidia stopped working in hybrid graphics. I can only use the Intel card. Forcing nvidia with optirun freezes all the system.

  • Finally I was able to revive the system by downgrading some packages as root:

    cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg
    pacman -U xorg-server-common-1.19.6+13+gd0d1a694f-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    pacman -U xorg-server-1.19.6+13+gd0d1a694f-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz 
    pacman -U nvidia-utils-390.48-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz nvidia-390.48-12-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    pacman -U linux-4.16.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz 

    I had to downgrade the kernel because of the older NVIDIA driver.

    I don’t know the reason, but the current versions of Xserver, NVIDIA driver isn’t working on my PC.

    But according to the ArchLinux forum it seems not to be an isolated problem.


  • @j-letzel It’s nothing but a temporary solution.

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