Just getting this message this morning with pacman -Syu and wondering what to do? Appreciate the help.
lightdm-webkit2-greeter and lightdm-webkit-theme-antergos are in conflict
If memory serves me correct, allow for delete/removal/replacement of
light-webkit-theme-antergosduring the upgrade.
/etc/lightdmyou will then wind up with a
lightdm-webkit2-greeter.confIt will also have different contents. No need to worry though. All will be good.
@Modisc: That’s what I did, plus updated the conf file. However, now it doesn’t boot into lightdm anymore. I get to a TTY login screen. I’m not sure how Antergos handles starting lightdm natively: neither the
start lightdmcommands are installed by default. How does one get lightdm to start again? Sorry if the answer is obvious…
sudo systemctl restart lightdm
Check your lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf, just in case.
When you say, you updated the .conf file, how and/or what commands if any, did you utilize?
You should not have needed to use any commands other than to remove the old one to be replaced with the new one.
When you get to the TTY screen can you do the following:
[Seat:*]you should have uncommented
Within that same directory of
/etc/lightdmthere should be a
That is the one that Antergos uses.
If you have a conf file that says
lightdm-gtk-greeterthat one is used for Arch.
You should not be using that file, then.
If you have neither of those or there is something else missing, you can try the following while in TTY:
- First upgrade/update
sudo pacman -Syu
then install lightdm-webkit2-greeter
sudo pacman -S lightdm-webkit2-greeter
sudo systemctl enable lightdm
sudo systemctl start light
- You will probably immediately
If you do not get into a
5. then do
systemctl enable lightdm
systemctl is-enabled lightdm
- You may or may not get to actualize into the DE. That is, it continually goes into a loop where you are returned to the greeter. That is a permissions issue.
Do the following while in TTY:
sudo chown -R MichaelSenter:users / home/MichaelSenter
- First upgrade/update
Thanks for the replies! The command I had used at first was
sudo mv -v /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf.pacnew /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf
I’ve had the issue since then. I can’t seem to start the lightdm service. When I tried
sudo systemctl restart lightdmlike karasu suggested, I get an error: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6892131/lightdm_restart.txt.
I checked my
lightdm.confand didn’t have the line
greeter-sessionat all. I reinstalled as you suggested (
sudo pacman -Syu lightdm-webkit2-greeter), but the line was still not there. I manually wrote it in with vim. I only have the webkit2greeter conf in there, not the gtk greeter file. The next problem I ran into was trying to start the greeter:
sudo systemctl start lightdm-webkit2-greeteris met with “Failed to start lightdm-webkit2-greeter.service: Unit lightdm-webkit2-greeter.service failed to load: No such file or directory.”
Ok. So the command you entered to rename was correct. Sorry. Had to ask. One never knows.
The line at the link:
Active: failed (Result: start-limit) since Sat 2015-11-21 18:34:45 EST; 35s ago
Also, you mentioned you have “Unit lightdm-webkit2-greeter.service failed to load” That is why it states it is ‘failed’
systemctl enable lightdmand see where that takes you.
A couple of things.
Your link states:
Start request repeated too quickly
Failed with result 'start-limit'
Hmmm. I am curious about those.
Am not too sure of what those would mean.
Will have to defer that to someone else with a bit more experience.
Could you please
@karasu suggestion was correct and actually with his suggestion, should have worked out well.
EDIT: Can you please do
systemctl status systemd-logindand post output.
EDIT x2: Ok. I figured out why you are getting those 2 errors as I listed above from your dropbox output.
The reason why it says that is because somewhere along the line your system had you restart the service too frequently and systemd has an integrated mechanism to detect this and block it before too many restarts which will then cause these troubles.
From the man pages it states that
Configure service start rate limiting. By default, services which are started more than 5 times within 10 seconds are not permitted to start any more times until the 10 second interval ends. With these two options, this rate limiting may be modified. Use StartLimitInterval= to configure the checking interval (defaults to DefaultStartLimitInterval= in manager configuration file, set to 0 to disable any kind of rate limiting)
If I understand this correctly you have to set the rate to 0 (zero).
The problem here is I don’t know EXACTLY where you would have to configure that to 0 (zero).
Ok here is the output from systemd-logind: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6892131/logind.txt
When I enter
systemctl enable lightdm-webkit2-greeterI get the output
Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory.This occurs even after a reinstall of the webkit2-greeter.
I am so sorry. My bad completely.
It is not lightdm-webkit2-greeter to enable. It is
My mistake completely. I was not watching what I was typing.
As a result, I had to EDIT my prior post for future readers
Sorry for the confusion.
Do you have any other greeter services installed? If so, disable those.
Can you try
systemctl enable lightdm -f(you are using a force option this time)
systemctl enable lightdm.service -f
Your config and service file outputs are normal. Nothing incorrect there.
If nothing works out here, we go on to another step.
I can enable lightdm, but it still won’t start. I tried rebooting just to test it, but I still have the same issue. In case it helps, here’s the output from dmesg: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6892131/dmesg.txt
When I try
sudo systemctl start lightdmI get the error message
Job for lightdm.service faild because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status lightdm.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.
Note that it again includes the line
Start request repeated too quickly.
That repeated too fast message is because lightdm fails to launch, and then tries again, and again… so systemd blocks it so your system does not get unusable.
First, check that you have the correct packages installed
sudo pacman -Q | grep lightdm
You should have lightdm and lightdm-webkit2-greeter packages (nothing else).
Then check your setup files.
In /etc/lightdm.conf you should have these lines (among others):
And in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf
If you have all of this, then we must check your logs.
Go to /var/log/lightdm and paste here the contents of all .log files (.old files are not necessary, as are old logs).
Hope this helps.