• Blinking cursor left side of the screen

    Hello everyone I have a issue with my installation, I whent and installed Antergos and everything seem to go OK but when I restarted the machine I only get a blinking cursor in the left side of the screen. I have a Dell Optiplex 755. Thanks for any help with this

  • Can you give some more information, about what you install KDE GNOME, and what extra options you are choosing… (drivers/autologin/encryption/grub or systemdboot)

    DELL Optiplex 755

    needs also some more info abut graphiccard…

  • Thanks for the fast response, I installed Gnome and added the AUR option nothing else. I’m aways from my desk so I’ll have to get the info for my graphic card as soon as I get back to my office

    Thanks so much

  • @RobGoss said in Blinking cursor left side of the screen:

    …I’ll have to get the info for my graphic card as soon as I get back to my office

    The best info is given by the inxi utility. Start live Antergos session, open a terminal, install inxi with

    sudo pacman -S inxi

    and then post back here the full output of the command

    inxi -Fxxc0

    It will give answers to all hardware questions we might ever have.


    While replying, place two lines before and after terminal’s output. Type in three backticks ``` characters in each of two lines. It will make terminal’s output much more readable in the forum:

    Like this one
  • @RobGoss

    lspci -vnn | grep -iEA10 'vga|3d'

    would also give important information.

  • I hope this is the info you need

    @just ```
    //System: Host: ant-17.10 Kernel: 4.13.3-1-ARCH x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.0
    Desktop: Gnome 3.24.3 (Gtk 3.22.21-1) dm: lightdm
    Distro: Antergos Linux
    Machine: Device: desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 755 serial: N/A
    Mobo: Dell model: 0PU052 serial: N/A
    BIOS: Dell v: A12 date: 12/09/2008
    Chassis: type: 15 serial: N/A
    CPU: Single core Intel Celeron 440 (-UP-)
    arch: Conroe rev.1 cache: 512 KB

           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3991 speed: 1994 MHz (max)

    Graphics: Card: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:29b2
    Display Server: N/A
    drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
    tty size: 80x24
    Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
    driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:293e
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.3-1-ARCH
    Network: Card: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
    driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ecc0
    bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:10bd
    IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 00:21:70:55:db:25
    Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-)
    ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200AAKX size: 320.1GB
    serial: WD-WCAYUEN40586
    ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Glide size: 7.9GB
    serial: 4C530101020620115441-0:0
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 320M used: 75M (24%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 153 Uptime: 30 min Memory: 1390.5/3818.3MB
    Init: systemd v: 234 Gcc sys: 7.2.0
    Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.3.43

  • @RobGoss said in Blinking cursor left side of the screen:

    Desktop: Gnome 3.24.3 (Gtk 3.22.21-1)

    ??? should be: Gnome 3.26.2 (Gtk 3.22.25) and 4.13.11-1-ARCH
    system is nopt up to date? but it sounds like a new installation?

  • It is a new installation I just reinstalled it again to see if it will boot but it’s not booting just a blinking cursor any suggestions?

  • where do you download the iso?

  • @RobGoss said in Blinking cursor left side of the screen:


    ah i do not get here that you posting the inxi outpu out of liveiso… 😑

  • I tried running that command and it did not run, is there any easy way to get this OS to run as it should

  • could it be that xf86-video-intel is not installed?

    i have seen this in another thread over here… as your hardware is may a bit aged, it should run out of the box…
    But to see what is wrong i can only tap in the dark…
    without getting the logs/journal i can only try and error…
    If you can open a TTY by pressing [Ctrl+Alt+F3] you can login to terminal:

    pacman -Qs xf86-video-intel

    if it shows nothing then install it:
    sudo pacman -S xf86-video-intel

  • and with “not booting” you want to nsay not booting at all? so no grub menu? only the blinking cursor right after power on?

  • @joekamprad said in Blinking cursor left side of the screen:

    the blinking cursor right after power on

    Yes right after I power the machine on i get the blinking cursor

  • How do I get to the terminal to run this command
    sudo pacman -S xf86-video-intel

  • @RobGoss said in Blinking cursor left side of the screen:

    How do I get to the terminal to run this command

    @joekamprad said:
    If you can open a TTY by pressing [Ctrl+Alt+F3]

    terminal = tty = text input and output environment
    console = physical terminal
    shell = command line interpreter
  • Could you please show the output of command:

    lsblk -fm

    and explain what the partitions contain?

  • no way to do so as you do not run Antergos in this state…

    You will need to chroot into it from the LiveIso…

    first you need to rebuild grub.cfg and reinstall it:


    as it looks like your installation was not able to do this… may it is simple a boot up setting failure in your Bios? and it try to start from wrong device?

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