• White screen once lightdm starts (lightdm crashes?)


    I did a fresh install with KDE as my desktop environment.

    Lightdm crashes and displays a white screen with only the cursor visible.

    Nothing really valuable in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, however, in journalctl I notice:

    WebkitWebProcess[775]: segfault at 0 ip 00007fc9dde047a8 sp 00007fc9809fe7e0 erro 4 in libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37.14.9[7fc9dc66c000+26fe000]
    Started process core dump
    systemd-coredump: Process (WebkitWebProcess) dumped core
    something about libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37
    

    I abridged it because I’m typing this manually from another computer.
    Also lightdm outputs this in journalctl

    session_get_login1_session_id: assertion 'session != NULL' failed
    

    Tried installing gdm, but I get an error too, after a crash screen (from journalctl)

    Unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop
    

    Using startx directly, I get into twm just fine. Any idea? Is the Antergos installer broken or something? Thanks for your time. ;)

  • Did you disable lightdm before starting gdm? I installed Antergos on 3 different machines and had problems with lightdm in all 3 cases. My laptop still runs Antergos and I use lxdm as I had problems with gdm as well. May want to give lxdm a try if gdm does not work.

    sudo systemctl disable lightdm && sudo systemctl enable gdm
    
    
  • Yes, I’m pretty sure I disabled AND stopped lightdm before enabling and starting gdm.

    I tried lxdm, it works indeed!

    Can anyone follow up with this? Is this an actual problem with lightdm these day? Are the devs aware of it?

  • UPDATE! I have reinstalled Antergos (KDE) WITHOUT the nVidia proprietary drivers (which mean I must be using nouveau) and lightdm doesn’t crash anymore!

    However, I still can’t figure out how to properly install nvidia drivers for my GTX 670M. It gets stuck at loading the display manager. Nothing in the “bumblebee-for-nvidia-optimus” wiki fixed anything (I don’t hav any Intel GPU)… :(
    I’m really bummed out. Not sure if I should consider this as solved or not, considering installing proprietary drivers through pacman just doesn’t work in the end.

    Fixed my issues here: forum.antergos.com/topic/5723/nvidia-optimus-graphics-card-with-2-nvidia-gpu
    It was a GPU driver issue after all.

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