• Antergos hangs at boot

    After shutting down the PC without any problems yesterday, today it won’t boot.

    It says
    Starting version 235
    AntergosRoot: clean, 902413/141114816 files, 38917585/56457984 blocks

    there is no progress after that. I have a live USB stick at hand and was able to start into CLI mode. I cannot perform pacman -Syyu because it cannot resolve the hosts.

    Please guide me through the next steps. I can’t lose this installation.

  • If you want to run this command you need internet aviable and chroot into your installation…
    Or you try to boot directly into your installed-system without graphical environment:



    Boot up with our LiveIso.
    mount System to /mnt
    You need to know which device is the right one check with sudo fdisk -l
    sudo su
    (/dev/sdXn should be replaced with the right device information)
    mount /dev/sdXn /mnt >> / root partition
    mount /dev/sdXn /mnt/boot >>> /boot partition
    mount /dev/sdXn /mnt/boot/efi >>>>> the EFI-boot (fat) partition
    arch-chroot /mnt
    pacman -Syu

  • Thanks Joe.

    I was able to fix the problem. It was as faulty version of GDM that was released yesterday. Version 3.26.2 tries to start a Wayland session by default which is impossible with the NVDIA drivers.

    Here’s the corresponding thread

    So what I did was booting directly into the system without a graphical environment by adding “systemd.unit=multi-user.target” to the kernel command. For some reason I was able to run pacman -Syyu this time, however this didn’t solve it.

    I had to downgrade GDM via sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/gdm-3.26.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

    After reboot, I was back on my desktop :)

    I have one question though. How do I navigate/browse (blättern) in an “ls” list when it is very long so that the content doesn’t fit on the monitor. I was trying to find the exact name of the GDM package but the list was so long that the opackages with “g” weren’t visible.

  • ls | less
  • Thanks, you’re the best!

  • I downgraded both packages using a live antergos but still stuck on boot,
    how much time will it take to fix this? I hope it’s soon

  • To be blunt, these versions were major fuck-ups, so I expect them to fix them as soon as possible; tomorrow at the latest.
    It’s weird that downgrading doesn’t work for you though.

  • I will be waiting then…


  • Do you use GDM as your Display Manager? If I remember correctly, the Antergos default is LightDM. Maybe lightDm was updated and affected as well. I’m just speculating though.

    Also, check out this link and the comments. If you are on NVIDIA you might have to downgrade some more packages.

    I’m on NVIDIA and it worked for me with the one gdm package. I didn’t even have to downgrade the libgdm. Very strange.

  • @DOS-6.1 Yeah man, I went to Reddit


    and Downgraded nvidia too and now I’m back!
    Thank you.

  • gdm just updated to

  • You can always count on the devs to fix bugs like that very fast. :)

  • Yep, it,s fixed.

  • @DOS-6.1 said in Antergos hangs at boot:

    You can always count on the devs to fix bugs like that very fast. :)

    yea also a speciality of ArchLinux to put out new packages a bit to raw, because they know community will give very fast reply with all nessesary logs and solutions ;)

  • I can confirm that booting with systemd.unit=multi-user.target (you gotta edit the kernel entry on GRUB and add it at the end of the line starting with “linux”) and running sudo pacman -Syu does the trick, since GDM has been fixed in the last update.

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