Antergos on Dell XPS 13 9360 (2106 Kaby Lake). Using systemd. Dual boot with W10. GDM.
As of yesterday (there were a few updates, but not sure which exactly), I cannot start Gnome on Xorg, only on Wayland. On Xorg, it goes gray after I enter my password, but that’s all that happens. I can drop into shell, but I can’t get it it to run a Gnome session on Xorg.
Searched all over online. Four possible solutions, all failed:
- locale is messed up. It wasn’t, but I regenerated it anyway. No effect.
- Go back to LightDM, but f I switch back to LightDM, same thing happens (black screen with X cursor, not gray).
- Gnome user account corrupted, which does’t make sense since it works fine in Wayland, but I completely reinstalled Antergos anyway. Same effect immediately post install. I even installed Antergos Base and then installed Gnome myself. No effect.
- Press Esc key at frozen gray screen to continue to boot Gnome on Xorg. No effect
- Change clock back to 24 hour time. It was already on 24 hour time, but I toggled it. No effect.
There were some other things I’ve tried, but I still can’t boot Gnome on Xorg.
You may be wondering why I want to boot Xorg instead of Wayland? Well, Wayland has this annoying habit of slow loading Gnome 3.22 apps (Nautilus, Terminal, etc.) They load OK, but leave this annoying spinning circle up on the application’s menu in top bar. Anyone have any ideas about that?
Anyway, appreciate any help I can get on this inability to load Gnome on Xorg.