I have lived with this problem for quite some time, a bit lazy to resolve it as it sometimes does not occur. But when it does, and recently it comes so often, it is really annoying.
The problem is after booting into the welcome screen and entering the correct password, the console screen quickly flashes and then I was thrown back to the welcome screen, without loggin me into the desktop. It is really strange. Everytime, I have to try quite many silly things like clicking reboot and cancelling, killing Xorg, trying the empty or a wrong password, etc. Sometimes, these things work, sometimes not. It seems the system needs some time to get ready to let me in. But I can not figure out what is wrong and what is the right way to deal with it. Any idea?
What GPU do you have?
Please make your system up-to-date, this was resolved upstream quite some time ago.
sudo pacman -Syyu
Note: This is a rolling release distribution, once installed you should never need to re-install ever again. However, it’s important to update your system on a regular basis or you may get to a state where updating will be virtually imposible.
Yes, please do. I also noticed that you have a hybrid Intel +Nvidia graphics system, are you using bumblebee?
This wouldn’t cause the issue your having, however if you do any gaming bumblebee would be your best option.
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The problem is after booting into the welcome screen and entering the correct password, the console screen quickly flashes and then I was thrown back to the welcome screen, without loggin me into the desktop. [/quote]
Just to eliminate this: did you ever log in with “sudo startx” or the like? I don’t know if Netrunner Rolling is using sudo but the effect you describe appears on sudo using distributions after a user scrambled his user account that way…