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I am running Artix S6 on a hybrid laptop with an integrated Intel GPU and dedicated NVIDIA GPU

Here is the Xorg.0.log: https://bin.snopyta.org/?66dc368df818ae8f#GWsAVPWgu27nt4hvFAQvuo9cDydJZ6R6dfE76TRNySsb

X initially failed to start due a S6 bundle issue that was resolved here. However, X continues to fail to start for an unknown reason that seemingly has nothing to do with the previous S6 issue.

My best guess is that it's NVIDIA, as I removed and reinstalled the "nvidia-dkms" package during my troubleshooting before I solved the S6 bundle problem.

Here's the output of "inxi -F"
Code:
System:
  Kernel: 5.18.0-artix1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0 Console: tty 1
    Distro: Artix Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9560 v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 05FFDN v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.18.0
    date: 11/17/2019
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 72.6 Wh (99.0%) condition: 73.3/97.0 Wh (75.5%) volts: 12.5 min: 11.4
    model: SMP DELL GPM0365 status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 cache:
    L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 799 high: 800 min/max: 800/3800 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 799
    6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 bogomips: 44817
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 515.43.04
    bus-ID: 01:00.0
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: N/A bus-ID: 1-12:5
  Display: server: X.org v: 1.21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 tty: 240x67 resolution: 3840x2160
  Message: GL data unavailable in console. Try -G --display
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.0-artix1-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: no
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Rivet Networks Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: mullvad-us99 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:2
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: not found rfk-block: hardware: no
    software: no address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 764.12 GiB (80.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM981 NVMe 1024GB size: 953.87 GiB temp: 28.9 C
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 920.75 GiB used: 764.08 GiB (83.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 40.6 MiB (13.5%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.04 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C pch: 39.0 C mobo: 35.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
Info:
  Processes: 252 Uptime: 2m Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 593.3 MiB (3.7%) Init: s6 Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 2161 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.15

And the output of "lsmod | grep nvidia":
Code:
nvidia uvm     2609152 0
nvidia drm     73728 0
nvidia modeset    1163264 1 nvidia drm
nvidia    39153664 2 nvidia_uvm, nvidia_nodeset

While I'm pretty sure Nouveau has been blacklisted everywhere since I started using Artix ages ago, perhaps it could have been unblacklisted somehow. I checked all of the .confs I know, but a refresher in case I missed any wouldn't hurt.
 
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While I'm pretty sure Nouveau has been blacklisted everywhere since I started using Artix ages ago, perhaps it could have been unblacklisted somehow. I checked all of the .confs I know, but a refresher in case I missed any wouldn't hurt.
Usually located here - /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf

Code:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf
blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
Then run
Code:
sudo update-initramfs -u
if you change or add something
 
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Okay, turns out I'm just a moron.

After trying the command "s6-db-reload" again, it gave an error allowing me to discover that I had somehow accidentally added an empty file titled "networkmanager" to the directory "/etc/s6/adminsv/default/contents.d".

The correct "NetworkManager" folder is there. But, I must have added "networkmanager" when I was first troubleshooting, before I knew I had to re-add "dbus" and "elogind" to my default bundles.

Once I removed the "networkmanager" file, "s6-db-reload" worked, I rebooted, and X started with no issue.
 
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We're all morons at one time or another. Good job resolving your issue!
Haha thanks. Honestly, I'm glad it's user error. This was the first major problem I've had on Artix that wasn't NVIDIA related, and NVIDIA is well, NVIDIA.
Artix S6 has been so stable and maintenance free for a rolling release distro on my machine.
Hmm... Entirely off-topic... Is that a C6 as your profile pic?
Yes
Chevrolet-Corvette-2012-01.jpg
 

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Ha! I thought so!

Some of them are great. As far as horsepower per dollar spent, Corvette has generally been a brilliant choice. As a matter of preference, I don't prefer the C4 through C6. The C7 was a lovely return to their roots (styling-wise) and the C8 is absolutely effin brilliant.

Again, it's that I don't find them all that visually appealing. That doesn't mean they're bad. It's just me expressing my preference. In fact, if you want fairly affordable horsepower, they're a great choice. The C8 approaches supercar numbers and is drop dead gorgeous.
 
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Ha! I thought so!

Some of them are great. As far as horsepower per dollar spent, Corvette has generally been a brilliant choice. As a matter of preference, I don't prefer the C4 through C6. The C7 was a lovely return to their roots (styling-wise) and the C8 is absolutely effin brilliant.

Again, it's that I don't find them all that visually appealing. That doesn't mean they're bad. It's just me expressing my preference. In fact, if you want fairly affordable horsepower, they're a great choice. The C8 approaches supercar numbers and is drop dead gorgeous.
Needless to say, I'd rather be talking about cars than troubleshooting Xorg any day of the week...

C6 is probably my favorite gen overall. It's a good balance between modern performance engineering and analog look and feel. I am an absolute sucker for the Z06's LS7. So much potential N/A. I love Lingenfelter's LS7 crate engines. Lingenfelter Elliminator blocks are beyond incredible- they make 800 hp and rev to 8500k. The most impressive part is that they are still reliable and have a streetable cam.

I respect the advanced engineering and better comfort/streetability of the C7 and C8. However, they lose the analog feel a bit. I'm not ncessarily an analog purist, but good old fashion needle gauges and a stick shift fit a Corvette so well. Also, the styling of the new gens is a touch overaggressive. Those problems, though, are widespread across modern sports cars and super cars. I respect Frank Stephenson's designs and wished the majority of car designers would learn a thing or two from him. His McLarens look sharp, elegant, and modern without being too fussy. Of course, his Ferrari F430 and Maserati MC12 are also major classics.

Despite being a far cry from analog and as overaggressive as it gets, I really like Lexus F cars like the RC F. People complain about the weight of those cars, but the weight comes from excellent sound insulation, leathers, audio systems, etc. They are simply the most luxury you can squeeze out of sports car while still remaining fairly sporty. Plus, their 2UR V8 just sounds badass. BMW fanboys will dissent, but the Lexus RC F has always been competitive with the BMW M3 even on the track. A few simple intake/exhaust mods and it's quicker than a stock M3. Oh and, the elephant, who wins in terms of reliability is not a question.

As for sheer performance per dollar, nothing beats kit cars. Superlite SLC has long been a dominant performer and among the best looking cars I've seen. I'm really excited for RUSH Auto Works. The RUSH SR is probably the quickest thing on wheels under $50k, whether talking modded or stock. That little thing can hang with Lambos and then some.
 
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