• Black screen at login


    Hi folks,

    New install of Antergos XFCE. On clicking the clock to access the login box, the screen goes black. If I login, it remains black.

    I’ve tried switching to a TTY and back, restarted X with ctrl-alt-backspace.

    If i press ESC, I can see the “An error was detected in the current theme…” requester. Load Fallback does nothing, Load Default brings me back to the login screen, Cancel gives me a grey screen with a white bar in the center.

    GPU is a NV GF Go 7300 if that makes a difference.

    EDIT: If i wait after logging in, the desktop does eventually load. The login screen remaining black is still a problem though.

  • @JustSomeGeek
    If your display manager is lightdm, you could change it to sddm and see if it helps.

    su
    systemctl status lightdm  # shows if it is active. Continue only if it is.
    systemctl disable lightdm
    systemctl enable sddm
    reboot
    

    If not, please show the output of

    pacman -Qs nvidia
    
  • @manuel

    @manuel said in Black screen at login:

    @JustSomeGeek
    If your display manager is lightdm, you could change it to sddm and see if it helps.

    su
    systemctl status lightdm  # shows if it is active. Continue only if it is.
    systemctl disable lightdm
    systemctl enable sddm
    reboot
    

    If not, please show the output of

    pacman -Qs nvidia
    

    I installed SDDM, and that works fine. Still a long delay until the desktop is visible after login still, but at least it works now. Thanks! :-)

  • may GDM is a better choice, but also more hungry as lightdm:
    https://antergos.com/wiki/desktops/installing-display-managers/

  • you can always switch to lightdm-gtk-greeter ?

  • @ringo32 yes i think also that the webkit greeter often causing this do not show problem
    as i do use lightdm-slick-greeter for almost two years now with no issue like this.
    lightdm-slick-greeter.png

  • webkit greeter does not work here on nouveau , like Midori & falkon are also webkit based, most crash comes from it, webkitgreeter does also give always blackscreen

  • Thanks for the replies guys. SDDM works, and seems to be lightweight,so i’ll just use it. :-)

  • @JustSomeGeek if you install sddm-config-editor-git from aur install, you can select theme to be used. but you need to install themes also :) with discover are themes downloadable from repo but is mostly al qt5 =:) but sddm-config-editor should also work in xfce is lightweight

  • Thanks Ringo, but the laptop is for my wife, so I’m keeping it simple and easy for her. :-)

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