• Gnome boots into black screen after Wayland package update


    Yesterday AUR updated the Wayland package and today Gnome boots into a black screen. I’m pretty sure the two are related. I thought maybe removing my nvidia drivers would help in case it’s an Nvidia compatibility thing, however I’m not sure I removed the drivers properly and the problem is not resolved. Also I tried booting an X11 session but that only results in an error. Any tips for a newbie?

  • can you get to erminal with [Strg + Alt + F2] after booting?
    then you can grant root access and install nvidia-installer:

    pacman -S nvidia-installer
    
    nvidia-installer -f
    

    This will install properitary nvidia drivers instead of nouveau.
    but only if it is a nvidia graphic card and not a hybrid notebook card intel/nvidia
    check with:

    lspci -k | grep -A 2 -E "(VGA|3D)"
    

    Make shure to start gnome-xorg Session after rebooting.

    It is also possible that your problem is not related to driver but on lightdm, so also changing DM to GDM may solve your blackscreen issue:

    pacman -S gdm
    systemctl -f  disable lightdm
    systemctl enable gdm
    reboot
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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  • @joekamprad said in Gnome boots into black screen after Wayland package update:

    Make shure to start gnome-xorg Session after rebooting.

    How do I do this? I have Gnome setup to auto login so I can’t make that choice.

    I reinstalled the nvidia drivers successfully as you instructed. I’m on a desktop so no mobile graphics.

    By the way, when I press control + alt + f2 after booting, a terminal shows up for a few seconds but then the screen goes dark again. So I boot straight into terminal by editing the boot options with grub.

  • So you can boot up to Desktop? or still black screen?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    http://gofccyourself.com
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3 GNOME

  • Oh sorry didn’t make that clear, no reinstalling the drivers did not help, still a black screen.

  • And “I reinstalled the nvidia drivers successfully” means you already used the properitary nvidia drivers before?
    You can also modify the lightdm config manually in terminal output:

    nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    

    search for autologin-user= and exclude this lines with a #

    But if lightdm does not show up the only solution i know working is install gdm and do what i discribed before for this:

    pacman -S gdm
    systemctl -f  disable lightdm
    systemctl enable gdm
    reboot
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    http://gofccyourself.com
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3 GNOME

  • Yes I was using the nvidia drivers but after the black screen issue I tried removing them to see if it helped. I was under the impression that nouveau drivers would take over after I removed to nvidia drivers so I was hoping that would solve the problem. I’ll try your other suggestions now.

  • @Vandaahl this nice nvidia-installer can do both installing nvidia and installing nouveau and it will do any changes that are need for this…

    nvidia-installer -n will restore nouveau (open) nvidia driver

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    http://gofccyourself.com
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3 GNOME

  • @joekamprad said in Gnome boots into black screen after Wayland package update:

    And “I reinstalled the nvidia drivers successfully” means you already used the properitary nvidia drivers before?
    You can also modify the lightdm config manually in terminal output:

    nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    

    search for autologin-user= and exclude this lines with a #

    But if lightdm does not show up the only solution i know working is install gdm and do what i discribed before for this:

    pacman -S gdm
    systemctl -f  disable lightdm
    systemctl enable gdm
    reboot
    

    I tried both suggestions: after removing the autologin I was still getting a black screen, and after switching to gdm it now boots into a blinking cursor.

    I also tried nvidia-installer -n, which complains about this:

    All logs will be stored in /tmp/nvidia-installer.log
    Installing nouveau driver...
    Removing conflicting packages...
    Cannot remove conflicting package lib32-nvidia-utils: error: target not found: lib32-nvidia-utils
    
  • @Vandaahl do you modify xorg config files?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    http://gofccyourself.com
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3 GNOME

  • No I’ve never needed to edit xorg files so they should be untouched.

  • so we need to take a look to logfiles…

    first should be:

    systemctl status gdm
    

    problematic as you can not pastebin but if you are smart:

    pacman -S pastebinit
    
    cat /var/log/Xorg.1.log  | pastebinit
    

    will output you a url (autopost to pastebin.com ;)

    dmesg | pastebinit
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    http://gofccyourself.com
    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3 GNOME

  • Sorry about the long silence, I decided to give up on this installation for now. Thank you very much for your time and help.

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