I somehow managed to disable my GUI. When I boot now, I start in a command line interface. From there I can execute StartX, but then I’m only presented with a few ugly windows. I’m guessing something is wrong with one of my config files or the nVidia graphics driver, etc. I’m not sure how it happened; I was not doing anything that should have disturbed anything like that in my prior desktop session.
Anyway, I know there are usually ways to repair damage and re-enable the GUI. If anyone could provide step by step instructions to follow from the CLI, I’d very much appreciate it. Thanks!
Can you remove from the grub screen this:
and boot without it.
I mean, when GRUB appears, hit “e” - to edit, on the first line, find “acpi=off” and remove it. It should be …rw quiet splash resume=UUID=ab76af55-…
When you are finished, hit F10 to boot with the already modified line.
rw - means system will be mounted also writable
quiet - it will save you seeing the boot messages /these scary letters while booting /
splash - word for plymouth
resume=UUID=… - the swap device
[quote]I am attaching a couple of images I took of the screen. One shows the 3 windows I see after running startx. And then some of the error code I see after I exit the X window.
startx obviously starts twm and not plasma.
What you could try instead is running xinit -e startkde to start plasma.
My motherboard (ASUS Rampage IV Extreme) seems to need the ‘acpi=off’ kernel parameter, otherwise Linux freezes randomly on me. I always add this to the GRUB boot line. I also add ‘libata.force=noncq’ because otherwise my SSD does not “play 100% nice” with Linux.
Thanks for the info.
‘xinit -e startkde’ works for me. However, once in the desktop GUI, my theme is gone and the mouse pointer does not respond.
What is twm?
It seems there must be some file corruption on my Linux partition. I think I’ll need to do a reinstall…
I’m having the same problem. I logged in today and saw the update and ran it. On rebooting after installing the upgrade it’s asking for a text based login and password. I hit “e” to get to the grub file, but don’t have that acpi=off in the config. How do I get past the login to try your manual command to start plasma?
Did you try logging in there ?
If its a normal tty login you just need to enter your username hit enter and enter your password.
Password entering by default is hidden so no stars are shown. However after typing in the password and hitting enter it should log you in.
That isn’t there by default. Like Gumpy said he added it there for his machine.
Sound like grub and/or the initramfs didn’t get updated properly.
Log in as root and connect to the internet, if your using wifi use nmtui to connect to your router.
Once connected make sure you received all of the current updates:
sudo pacman -Syyu
then once your sure all of your packages are up to date run the following commands:
mkinitcpio -p linux<version>
Note: sometime the local mirrors for your country could be out of date and/or still in the proccess of syncing when you run your update. This is rare, but does sometimes happen and cause issues like this. You can check you local mirrors for Manjaro here: http://repo.manjaro.org/
You need to log in as root not your user name:
user = root
psswrd = what ever you gave it in the installer, the options were to use the same password as the user (default) or to give root it’s own password (requires checking a box and entering a different password in the fields that appear)