did as you said, but still no change. I still have the black screen and can’t do a thing (no cursor, no input, just nothing).
So the system doesn’t even arrive to the point where it starts a display manager. It blocks somewhere earlier.
Do you have another idea?
No, I don’t, I’m afraid.
Edit: I will try to create a live iso, start, decrypt my ssd with the live cd and try to set the gdm symlink manually. Any idea whats the command for setting the symlink is? It’s the output from “systemctl enable gdm”
I don’t use gdm. And can’t give you a ready-to-use command to create a softlink for it. I use lightdm. This is how lightdm service works. Most probably the gdm service works the same way.
The lightdm service itself - a simple text file - is found in the directory
You’ll probably see something like
But systemd doesn’t use these services directly. As you correctly said, “systemctl enable” creates a softlink to this service (and “systemctl disable” simply deletes it).
The softlink is created in the directory
with the fixed name
So the full softlink’s path+name is
Repeat, this softlink points to (its target is)
Softlinks are created with ln command. Its syntax is quite simple; run
You will want to create a softlink with the fixed name
that will point to (with the target)
It’ll be a hard adventure… Good luck!
PS. There are “softlinks” and “hardlinks” in Linux. I don’t know what “symlinks” in Linux are. So I prefer to use “softlink” instead of “symlink”.