startx reliably crashes upon startup when booting from the 5.9.8 kernel. Loading into an older version (5.3.0 in my case) works fine, although I don’t think any nvidia drivers are loaded, which is why it works. I followed https://www.reddit.com/r/ZephyrusG14/comments/id4e2d/asus_g14_ubuntu_2004_setup/ to set it up, and everything works fine until the updated nvidia drivers come in to play. I also have had no luck downgrading to 455, or 450.
On startup, after selecting kernel in GRUB, the boot continues for a bit until right about when the login screen is supposed to show up. At that point, the screen is black with the white ticker frozen in the top left of the screen. Switching to another tty works, and so I have been able to gather logs using nvidia-bug-report.sh after running startx – -logverbose 6. Sometimes it freezes, and sometimes it crashes. The logs are attached below. I also included the relevant /var/log/X11 logfile in case it is not included in the tar.
Oh, and the first time I ran startx – -logverbose 6, it said it could not find xterm, after which I ran sudo apt install xterm. Now that error has disappeared, but the overall error remains. Thought it might be interesting.
Keen on getting this to work, happy to provide more information if I can. Unsure what is relevant; please instruct me. Thank you.