So I’m not sure what the deal is here, but I did a fresh installation of Antergos intending to try out one of the other environments (one of the lightweight ones, I forget which) and the system couldn’t successfully get into a session in that DE. I got to the login manager and would log in and it would change to have the environment’s background (which was like a blue-lime green gradient) and had a bar at the top, but the system would just hang.
So I reinstalled into Gnome which has behaved the best on my server’s integrated graphics so far. I started to follow the guide for GPU passthrough I’m learning from and it didn’t take long for me to find that lspci -nnk hangs. It gives me a cursor on the next line and I can type, but nothing actually responds in terminal from that point on. Not even Ctrl + C will end the process. I tried going into system manager and ending the process and that wouldn’t do it either.
So, I reinstalled again using KDE (which is my preferred environment, but it’s a little choppy) just to see if something fishy was going on with the environment. I tried running just lspci (without -nnk) and again it’s hanging in the same fashion…
Any idea what’s going on? I tried doing some independent searching but all of the results seemed catered towards Ubuntu and whatnot and I wasn’t sure if they’d apply. One suggested that disabling nouveau would fix the issue but I don’t know what that is or if it’s a good idea.