NVidia and Thunderbolt issues

There was an NVIDIA update that I saw install yesterday while I was away from my desk. Today, when I returned to my desk, all of my monitors (that connect through Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt docks) did not come up. They were working fine yesterday morning, and the only changes that happened were the fact that I changed the Global scale while I was undocked, and changed it back when I returned to the dock.

I checked the forums, but didn’t see anything directly related. I’ve reinstalled the bolt (0.9.1-150400.1.11) and plasma-thunderbolt (5.24.4-bp154.1.29) pack,ages from the Main repository.

I am not really sure where else to start and look, but I did see this was asked for a lot, so I expect this will answer a lot of questions, too:

**alexius@Volstagg**:**~**$ inxi -Gaz           
**Graphics:  Device-1:** Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] **vendor:** Lenovo **driver:** i915 **v:** kernel **bus-ID:** 00:02.0 
           **chip-ID:** 8086:9a60 **class-ID:** 0300 
           **Device-2:** NVIDIA GA104M [GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile / Max-Q 8GB/16GB] **vendor:** Lenovo **driver:** nvidia **v:** 515.57 
           **alternate:** nouveau,nvidia_drm **bus-ID:** 01:00.0 **chip-ID:** 10de:249c **class-ID:** 0300 
           **Device-3:** Microdia FHD Webcam **type:** USB **driver:** snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo **bus-ID:** 3-12.2:7 **chip-ID:** 0c45:636b 
           **class-ID:** 0102 **serial:** <filter> 
           **Device-4:** Acer Integrated Camera **type:** USB **driver:** uvcvideo **bus-ID:** 3-4:3 **chip-ID:** 5986:9106 **class-ID:** 0e02 
           **Display:** x11 **server:** X.Org 1.20.3 **compositor:** kwin_x11 **driver:** **loaded:** nvidia **note:** n/a (using device driver) 
           **unloaded:** modesetting **display-ID:** :0 **screens:** 1 
           **Screen-1:** 0 **s-res:** 3840x2160 **s-dpi:** 96 **s-size:** 1016x571mm (40.0x22.5") **s-diag:** 1165mm (45.9") 
           **Monitor-1:** eDP-1 **res:** 3840x2160 **hz:** 60 **dpi:** 284 **size:** 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") **diag:** 395mm (15.5") 
           **OpenGL:** **renderer:** Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1) **v:** 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4 **direct render:** Yes 

I believe it is unrelated, but I also have the entire system lock up if I try to load KDE without the without the computer plugged in. Lately, I’ve seen that SUSEPrime fails in these instances, but this was an issue that has been happening since before I installed Leap 15.4, I just haven’t had time (or skill) to troubleshoot that effectively.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on this?

Interesting notes I’ve seen:
The network adapter that is through a Thunderbolt connected dock is working and during a shutdown, the Thunderbolt monitor (one of three) lit up and displayed the shut-down.