Today while i was using my laptop with manjaro kde insatlled, i held down fn+f3 to increase the volume and suddenly it went to a black terminal screen with what looks like logs on it because it logs when i remove devices from laptop, i also cant access the tty from that screen.
Anyway i can access the gui again? Appreciate the help!
Alt+left arrow (or right arrow) - press the arrow multiple times while holding Alt - this way you “cycle” through all the available TTY’s until you arrive at the one on which the graphical session is running.
It’s strange indeed that you cannot switch to another TTY
neither with Alt+Fx
nor with Alt+(left/right arrow)
… because what you see is one of the TTY’s
and switching from there should work
If I where you, I would assume that my machine had crashed
and without the ability to switch to a working TTY to be able to log in
I would assume that the only way to reboot is to power cycle the machine
(or use REISUB to reboot - if you have set it up before, which is probably not the case).
I’d do that - because I see no other option -
what you do is entirely your choice however.
The only button combination that does a thing is ctrl+fn+f12 which displays a table of “runnable tasks” with the task name,pid and other info.
Forgot to mention that i can access grub or boot menu but i suppose they have nothing to do with this and i can boot to a live usb
So, the situation is actually not like I thought - you accidentally switched to a TTY and could not switch back to graphical session
you are booting your machine
but the display manager does not start
quite a different scenario
Oh yes seems the case because everything was going fine i reach to increase the volume (probably clumsly pressed sht i shouldnt have) i get black screen and switch to this tty and i cant get back.
Edit: Pressed fn+f3 to increase volume
… so now I definitely don’t know which it is:
you can boot but the display manager (and your graphical session) does not start
you somehow switched from the graphical session to a TTY and can’t get back
you spoke of
which you can only do before/when you boot the machine …
Let me explain what is my case
Consider the laptop turned off
I boot the laptop i am then greeted with the grub boot menu, i select manjaro, wait a minute everything seems fine then the logs appear…
I can hold down power key to shutdown and then boot to a live usb, access Bios and anything which works.
I used to see only about 4 lines of text when booting first one stating the distro i am on the second says i have no hibernation device and the last one says clean “number”/“number”.
Then after a minute the display manager boots up
However now i get those same 4 lines of code but after waiting a bit instead of seeing the login screen i see these log text.