After installing an update, I can no longer login. I have tried logging in with multiple accounts (normal, root, and a spare one). The password is definitely correct, it is the same as the Windows partition which I can still login to. I would appreciate any help, I don’t know where to start diagnosis without logging in!
Sorry, this is the first time an update has actually broken something for me - I’ve only been using it for a couple of years - so I didn’t think to check that thread! I’ll make sure to do that next time. How do I boot with kernal parameters?
I read this. After performing the updates, there are those who experience this error, some have not. What exactly does it mean to merge “system-auth” and “system-auth.pacnew”? I’m using another Arch-like system, but I haven’t encountered such a problem.
If you have modified that file, then the update will not overwrite it and will instead create a .pacnew file. You should thus compare the two files and adapt your existing file to match the new syntax/rules/modules/whatever in the the .pacnew file.
To the best of my knowledge, I have not modified these files. Unless they may have changed automatically after one of the package updates. So if I understand correctly and this condition is not met, then after performing the updates, I probably won’t have a problem logging in to the GUI, i.e. no further action is required on this?