Hi all, a little follow up as I managed to solve my problem.
Actually, the black screen I was on did allow me to reach a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F4. From there I was able to backup my files to an external harddrive and then run
sudo pacman -Syyuu
This revealed that the package
cups-pk-helper-0.2.6-2had only been partially written to
So I copied the files from another computer and updated again (
sudo pacman -Syyuu), which run smoothly with just a few warnings, finally a
rebootgave me access to the graphical interface as usual.
Thank you very much for your help!
The backup probably is important for you?
Good call, I thought there was a way to access a regular terminal somehow, and wanted to do the backup from there.
That might be a silly question, but are there chances that my file system is already damaged? Or that I will damage it by booting from USB?
Hi, thanks for your reply.
I thought that only core package updates were absolutely necessary, good to know that this is not true.
I am not sure to understand how to follow your advice because the only commandline I have access to is the GRUB one, so I don’t have the pacman command.
I have been using Antergos on my laptop for about a year.
Yesterday I tried to update packages after having neglected to do so for several weeks . The package manager found some incompatibilities so I disabled all “community” packages, then those from “extra” and finally “multilib” as the problem persisted. So in the end I had only the core packages, and then only did the package manager agreed to proceed.
Once the update ended, I got an unusual message telling me that the number of packages was not matching (I don’t remember the exact content of the message, it said something like “25 packages instead of 21”)
I then proceeded to reboot but after the boot option menu, I get an empty black screen. I tried brutally turning off the computer and turning it back on, but that has seemingly no effect. In the boot menu, I tried all four options I have: “Antergos”; “Antergos - Fallback”, “Antergos - Linux LTS Kernel” and “Antergos - Linux LTS Kernel - Fallback”, but all lead to the same black screen.
I can open the GRUB commandline, but that’s about it and I have no idea about to use it.
Do you have any idea about what actions I could take to solve the problem?