Freezing at login screen after hitting login

Every time I try to login to my user account, the login screen freezes and won't progress any farther, I've got no clue why. I can login to the root account just fine, I can use the terminal as well. It only happens when I try to login to the user account its self. I've tried systemctl default to no avail. I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to run into a wall with no clue what to do next. I'm pretty new to Linux so, any help is really appreciated.

  • Is it a new installation?
  • Has it worked before?
    • If yes, what have you changed or done before it breaks?
    • If no, maybe a re-installation is better, just give more HW info to get advice.
  • With your "root" login, did you mean in KDE GUI session?
  • Have you checked journal for relevant messages/info?

How to provide information about your issues
How to change video drivers or configuration and troubleshoot

Post at least

inxi -Faxxxz
journalctl -b -p3 --no-pager --no-hostname
journalctl -g sddm --no-pager --no-hostname

You might want to create a new user and try if you can login with that.

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.

Forum kindly sponsored by