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Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » May 20th, '21, 13:59

Folks,

I'm having massive problems. I was trying to run kicad in Mageia 7 today and it was crashing every time I tried to launch the schematic editor, so I rebooted and got stuck at the Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen. Googling around suggested a graphics problem.

I've had nightmares before with video drivers and had to reinstall the OS so I have tried that. Thought I may as well use the opportunity to update to Mageia 8.

However, after install I am stuck in exactly the same place. It looks like the nokmsboot is already set.

Tried stuff here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13784

I have an nvidia card, which was working just fine. It's a relatively modern card. I've tried with noueveau, vesa and nvidea driver to no avail.

Not even using vesa driver will get me to boot. I'm trying to mount a USB stick and give you journalctl -xb and will post that when I can, but if anyone has any ideas I would be most grateful.

Edit: I cannot mount a USB stick with write permissions, I can't get a network connection so I am out of ideas of how to get the journal off the computer.

Edit 2: Tried reinstalling Mageia 8 using nouveau driver and now it's stuck at Open SSH sever daemon.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » May 20th, '21, 17:16

I think it might be a HDD failure.

I've tried using a spinning platter device and it's OK.

This is the third time I've had a flash based drive on my desktop machine die on me. Not going to use them any more, can't live with that level of unreliability for a little extra speed.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby doktor5000 » May 20th, '21, 17:33

Can you please mark the thread as [DONE] then ?
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » May 20th, '21, 18:35

Actually, I can't sorry.

I have just installed the updates on the spinning platter install and it's doing exactly the same, so I am no longer convinced it is the HDD.

I am pretty sure I just did a load of updates before the Mageia 7 failure. Could it be the latest nvidia drivers are borking the machine?

I have this vague memory from years ago of trying updates from nvidia themselves when similar things happened.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » May 20th, '21, 19:05

Well, if I installed Mageia 8 on the M.1 drive and do not do the updates then all is OK. So, I would say it's very likely that the latest nvidia drivers have a problem.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby doktor5000 » May 20th, '21, 20:14

What graphics card do you have, and what packages do you have installed ?

Code: Select all
rpm -qa|grep -iE "nvidia|kernel"|sort
lspcidrake -v|grep VGA
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » May 20th, '21, 20:20

Code: Select all
rpm -qa|grep -iE "nvidia|kernel"|sort
dkms-nvidia-current-460.39-2.mga8.nonfree
kernel-desktop-5.10.16-1.mga8-1-1.mga8
kernel-desktop-devel-5.10.16-1.mga8-1-1.mga8
kernel-desktop-devel-latest-5.10.16-1.mga8
kernel-desktop-latest-5.10.16-1.mga8
kernel-firmware-20201218-1.mga8
kernel-firmware-nonfree-20201230-2.mga8.nonfree
kernel-userspace-headers-5.10.16-1.mga8
lib64nvidia-egl-wayland1-1.1.5-3.mga8
nvidia-current-cuda-opencl-460.39-2.mga8.nonfree
nvidia-current-doc-html-460.39-2.mga8.nonfree
nvidia-current-utils-460.39-2.mga8.nonfree
x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-460.39-2.mga8.nonfree


Code: Select all
lspcidrake -v|grep VGA
Card:NVIDIA GeForce 635 series and later: NVIDIA Corporation|TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] [DISPLAY_VGA] (vendor:10de device:2184 subv:1458 subd:3fc7) (rev: a1)


I must stress that this was working for months just beautifully, it's today it's gone wrong.

I will also stress I am back on the problematic machine running Mageia 8 and no updates. When I ran the updates it broke everything.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » Jun 20th, '21, 22:35

For anyone else who sees this issue:

https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29159

It's not completely solved by any means, but there's some interesting things we've discovered.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 20th, '21, 22:49

Would be helpful if you added a summary of the issue - this only seems to affect people with more then 2 monitors, using HDMI and DP when using newer driver versions then nvidia-current 460.39.
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Re: Stuck at Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen

Postby DiBosco » Jun 21st, '21, 00:14

Yes, that is pretty much it, although I'm not sure whether it matters if there are two DP ports or it has to be one DP and one HDMI. I will check tomorrow.
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