Boots to black screen after update


I’m running the Manjaro Gnome edition (on a Lenovo E590 notebook) and faced the issue that after the update the Login screen/GDM has not been shown anymore after starting up the notebook. It just displays the “Lenovo” logo, switches to a black screen and nothing seems to happen anymore.

But: If I switch to TTY2 via “ALT+F2” and then back again to TTY1 via “ALT+F1” then it shows the Login screen/GDM and I can login as usual.

Do I need somehow to restore the UEFI boot loader configuration or anything else?

Also my Manjaro Gnome installation did not install Grub or I haven’t seen it in action at least. It directly starts the Manjaro system without showing up the Grub boot list. This was already since the beginning of my installation. Not sure if this is as it should be, or if I can configure this somehow by myself.

Thanks for help!

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Please also post the output of the following to a pastebin service and link it here:

sudo journalctl -p 3 -xb


My sys info:

  Kernel: 5.8.3-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=4b2c1e01-eca3-4ce7-9485-ff01456fd732 rw quiet 
  resume=UUID=c6e182a6-c74f-4ddf-82d9-1d8544766458 udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.36.5 tk: GTK 3.24.22 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20NB000YMZ v: ThinkPad E590 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20NB000YMZ v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: R0YET45W (1.28 ) date: 08/10/2020 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.0 Wh condition: 39.0/45.0 Wh (87%) volts: 12.3/11.1 
  model: LGC 01AV445 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Full cycles: 38 
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8565U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) microcode: D6 
  L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 32012 
  Speed: 1071 MHz min/max: 400/4600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2009 2: 2267 
  3: 2289 4: 2155 5: 2332 6: 1454 7: 2373 8: 2301 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3ea0 
  Device-2: AMD Lexa PRO [Radeon 540/540X/550/550X / RX 540X/550/550X] 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:699f 
  Device-3: Acer SunplusIT Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-6:7 chip ID: 5986:2113 
  Display: x11 server: 1.20.8 compositor: gnome-shell 
  driver: amdgpu,ati,intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.6 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci 
  bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9dc8 
  Device-2: DisplayLink USB3.1 Hub type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio 
  bus ID: 2-2.2:9 chip ID: 17e9:6015 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: GN Netcom Jabra UC VOICE 550a type: USB 
  driver: jabra,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-4:18 chip ID: 0b0e:0349 
  serial: <filter> 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.3-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 04:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 2000 
  bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2526 
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Lenovo type: USB driver: cdc_ether bus ID: 2-2.3:7 
  chip ID: 17ef:a359 serial: <filter> 
  IF: enp0s20f0u2u3c2 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 33.28 GiB (7.0%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: HFM512GDHTNG-8710B 
  size: 476.94 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 80010C00 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 467.84 GiB size: 459.50 GiB (98.22%) 
  used: 33.28 GiB (7.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 0.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 44 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3700 
  Processes: 291 Uptime: 9h 55m Memory: 31.09 GiB used: 5.86 GiB (18.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: apt: 0 pacman: 1173 
  lib: 328 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.05 

The output of the “journalctl” command will be posted soon too.

You can be sure it has been installed. This behavior is standard but can be changed, easily:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Change the line starting GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE= into


Change the line starting GRUB_TIMEOUT= (create it if it not exists) into


Save the file and exit. Then run

sudo update-grub

and reboot.

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Thank you @Wollie for your Grup tipp. I was able to activate the Grub menu during startup.

The black/blank screen now appears after I try to start the default “Manjaro Linux”. This means the notebook starts, the Lenovo logo appears, after 1-2 seconds the Grub menu appears, I select Manjaro to start and then the black/blank screen appears. As it looks like the GDM does not start automatically or I don’t know yet…

Here my journalctl output: PROTOCOL:// (could not add a link, received the message “Cannot include links…” maybe I don’t have enough permissions?)

In the old forum you can find a nice thread with some suggestions, just have a look if one of them helps you:

Here is another, newer thread of the current forum with more or less the same content:

Thanks a lot @Wollie for your linked threads. Unfortunately I could not solve it yet with the mentioned tricks/steps in your provided links.

But your provided links gave me the idea to switch the kernel, because I have used Kernel 5.8.x and now I have switched back to Kernel 5.4.x and it worked!

Thank you for your support!

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