I am helping someone install a new copy of Antergos on their new computer. After a successful install Antergos Linux it boots to a white screen with a mouse where lighdm would normally be. The mouse moves around. The cnt alt f2 method for opening a cli does not work. (We tried all the f keys)
Laptop in question
Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming
Install image is the newest
Bootable usb created with rufus. Installs fine
We disabled secure boot and fast boot in the bios.
Options used during install
We booted the usb key in uefi mode with the nvidia failback option.
AUR chrome Firefox fonts LibreOffice proprietary Nvidia drivers Steam on
Editing grub with nomodeset 915.modeset modeset=0 at the end of the Linux line.
Trying to enter the password blindly.
Should I try having them go back into the usb key, mount the drive, chroot into the install, and install and enable gdm then disable lightdm?
Help would be much appreciated.
EDIT Thank you to thous in the irc channel as well as Just. Turns out the cnchi installer breaks the driver in optimums card setups. Will report back once we get the system up and running. (We are currently running into a problem when installing gnome with the installer. Once logged in it goes to a black screen with a x curser.)