After I updated my system (many packages updated), when I type my password in the login screen, it pauses for a few seconds, clears the password box, and nothing happens. I tried this using a different user, and the same thing happens. I also tried at the command line (ctrl+alt+F2), there it says “Login incorrect”.
I followed some info in the stable release announcement about managing my pacnew and pacsave files, but there was no change, after rebooting.
I got it working, thanks to your pointer, cfinnberg!
I searched for “pam unable to dlopen pam_tally2.so”, and found that someone had grep’ed their /etc/pam.d/ folder for tally2, and I found two entries in system-login. I found the same, commented those out, rebooted, and was finally able to log back in.
Yes, I did. I confess to not knowing everything I was doing there as it was the first time I used vimdiff. I had about 20 files that needed merging. I assumed it needed to be done manually, for each file, so it took a while, and at this point, I don’t know what changes I might have made to the system-login file. I also read through the wiki’s entry on managing the pacsave and pacnew files, but it was never clear when I should choose new over save, either as a complete overwrite, or on a line-by-line basis. Do you know of anywhere I can read up more about that?
In this specific case, would the release announcement have told me to choose the new over the save? It is it, perhaps, always best to overwrite with new?
I had the same problem, booting to black screen with cursor, no tty login possible.
After some searches found the solution explained in arch forum
Had to boot from USB and manjaro-chroot -a and
(move /etc/pam.d/system-login.pacnew to /etc/pam.d/system.login)
but this errors are in pacman logs, should i copy/move the rest too ? or open a new thread ?
grep pacnew /var/log/pacman.log
[2020-02-28T08:30:53+0100] [ALPM] warning: /etc/locale.gen installed as /etc/locale.gen.pacnew
[2020-03-25T14:37:30+0100] [ALPM] warning: /etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf installed as /etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew
[2020-06-02T21:22:06+0200] [ALPM] warning: /etc/shadow installed as /etc/shadow.pacnew
[2020-07-24T07:55:15+0200] [ALPM] warning: /etc/fonts/fonts.conf installed as /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.pacnew
[2020-09-02T06:52:53+0200] [ALPM] warning: /etc/locale.gen installed as /etc/locale.gen.pacnew
[2020-09-02T06:52:56+0200] [ALPM] warning: /etc/pam.d/system-login installed as /etc/pam.d/system-login.pacnew