Hi all. Having some kind of weird problem with my video… I think. But then again maybe not. I restarted my Manjaro kde computer because it had an issue playing Half Life 2. I was playing hl2 and it crashed. It wouldn’t reopen using the desktop icon that I had for it, so I decided to restart Steam. Steam didn’t seem to want to restart.
When I’m having trouble like this, I find that it often helps to restart the computer. Usually this works fine. But this time, all I get after the motherboard flash screen is a black screen, with the oem KDE mouse. I’ve set it to a different mouse, and a different size too. But I get a tiny mouse that is not the cursor skin I selected. And a black screen that I can’t do anything with. I’m having to use another computer to post this.
Has anyone else had this kind of trouble? I’m using an AMD RX 560 card. If my installation is somehow ruined, I do run timeshyft regularly so I have a backup that I can load. But I need to be able to get to it somehow. Kind of a catch 22.
Edit: I am able to get a command line interface by pressing Ctrl Alt F2. I read that ctrl alt F7 is supposed to load the desktop, but the screen goes completely dark when I try that. No backlight, no mouse, nothing. This makes me think that given the way these problems started, I may be having an issue with the AMD drivers somehow. I will try reinstalling them.