I have the exact steps to reproduce this.
- Install Arch Linux fresh with zen gui installer: default kernel, openbox, no additional programs.
- Reboot into the installed system, no issues (nouveau drivers are used by default.)
- Pacman -Syuu nvidia
- X doesn’t start, I’ve attached the output below.
This seems to happen every time with this Ryzen/Nvidia setup, and I know it’s not hardware related as windows and open source drivers function fine. Running with nomodeset doesn’t help at all either.