I just wanted to install some updates (about 120, haven’t used my Computer for a week) and on trying to update cinnamon it crashed. The only thing I could do was to confirm the “cinnamon crashed” dialogs. After rebooting I’m sitting here with the well-known black Screen wi´the the white blinking cursor. So I did the ctrl+alt+F2 thing and tried to update cinnamon and according to this thread my NVIDIA Drivers (though I took the nvidia packet, not nvidia-304xxx and also tried switching to mesa-libgl, updating lightdm, the numix-frost-themes, installing GNOME, nothing.
I also tried opening the non-GUI mode (systemd.unit=mulit-user.target) but hadn’t found what I should do there exactly. The only thing that I saw was that I got quiet often the error “could not open file /var/lib/pacman/local/Linux-4.8.13-1/desc: No such file or directory”
furthermore, after finding the part of installing gdm it looks like I don’t have a network Connection at the moment, at least it ends with some errors including “failed retrieving file xyz from mirror.is.co.za :Could not resolve host: mirror.is.co.za”
and a ping Google.com delivers "ping: Google.com: Name or Service not known. So downgarding the numix theme would probably fail too (if I would understand the manual)
Anyone any idea what I could try or at least how I could get some helpful logs to a USB stick to help to find the Problem?