I think for the purposes of testing out whether or not he can actually load another DM might be worthwhile to try something like GDM.
Also would go about maybe uninstalling and reinstalling the arch nvidia packages which has the X dependencies.
For me after I did a base (or gnome) install, I followed up by running:
sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-libgl nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-libgl
I have a GTX 1060 btw with no onboard graphics.
PS: try: nvidia-smi
This will show you current driver installed
I reckon your problem is similar to what I was experiencing. I could not load the desktop either as lightdm would not load. The way I worked around this to to bring up another tty, install gdm, disable lightdm and enable GDM.
sudo pacman -S gdm
sudo systemctl disable lightdm && sudo systemctl enable gdm
Try this and hopefully this will let you load up GDM and you can then select your session be that Wayland or Gnome.
Do note that the default is Wayland and autologin does not seem to work with Wayland.
Hi guys, I’ve made the transition to Linux and Antergos about a month ago and have been happily using Antergos until about recently when there was a large system update: post that the GNOME desktop does not start.
I have attempted to reinstall Antergos with the same result - there is no login screen (whether lightDM or GDM).
When I installed the base and then installed GDM, GNOME and Nvidia drivers I was able to login and the desktop environment loaded; albeit with about 1GB memory usage straight away when this used to be about 540mb.
I am currently stumped and although I can install everything with the base I am concerned as to why its taking up so much resources.
System specs are:
Much obliged if anyone could shed some light or guide in the right direction.