NVIDIA 418.74 Drivers
This is a shame. I would never been doing this if not forced to. And I have been.
Since NVIDIA upgraded their drivers to 430.14, I can't use my computer because I just see a black screen when I login. There are workarounds that are not doable for the time I wait for a real fix.
While they don't release a fix for this issue, I will be sadly maintaining this pinned version of the drivers.
I'm maintaining both
nvidia-418, as well as
nvidia-utils-418. I intend to remove both as soon as
this is fixed on upstream - or I find a better alternative/workaround to keep using the Arch
The problem is that I see a black screen shortly after the Linux boot initial logs. After that, the screen shutdown and never turns on again - it enters on energy saving mode.
This doesn't seem to be related with Xorg, because this happens before Xorg is even started. In fact, if I disable Xorg it still happens.
To detect that you're a victim of this problem, just look for a single log entry at the boot time
journalctl -b -0):
nvidia-modeset: WARNING: GPU:0: Lost display notification (0:0x00000000); continuing.
The workaround is a PITA. I need to plug in my monitor into the onboard VGA, then wait for Xorg to start, then I can re-plug it on the NVIDIA card. This is the worst.