Hi. I am new to Manjaro and Linux altogether. I seem to be facing this problem with the compositor (imo). It started when I initially installed Manjaro KDE Plasma but I got through that by changing the settings to Xrender. Just some time ago I installed a theme and changed the application settings and all of a sudden a lot of icons disappeared and now I can’t even access the System Settings. System settings crash as soon as I try to open them. When I try Ctrl+ Alt+ F12, I get a black screen with a blinking dash and I have to manually restart my pc again. Any help would be appreciated.
Welcome to Manjaro!
Remember the very first time you installed Windows, changed so many things you didn’t know what was what and had to re-install?
Well, it looks like you’re much better now and messed up Manjaro in just a few days so it’s:
- Data Backup time (if you already have data under Manjaro, just copying it to Windows will be OK)
- Reinstall time.
Go slow! You’re a N00b again and stay away from themes, downloading tarballs and installing them manually, changing rendering settings, …
and once you have a stable system again, read this:
and make frequent system backups and don’t hesitate to ask before you do dangerous things!
Now you’re in the status: Why doesn’t it just work like under Windows? and in 6 months from now you’ll be in Why can’t I make Windows jump though hoops just like Manjaro???