System is not booting into desktop. I guess the problem is in /var/lib/gdm. How can I recover /var/lib/gdm? I changed chown to setup bluetooth and after restarting it’s showing Failed to Start Remount Root and Kernel File Systems error. The default files of /var/lib/gdm folder has been replaced with some home directory folder.
From TTY reinstall
sudo pacman -Syyu gdm
Probably that will also change the default Manjaro theme, so you might have to run:
sudo pacman -Syyu gdm manjaro-gdm-theme
then reboot the system.
Still the problem exist. I chowned to this
chown gdm:gdm /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/client.conf
And do you have this lines in
autospawn = no daemon-binary = /bin/true
or is empty ?
Maybe try again to run
sudo chown gdm:gdm /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/client.conf
Or remove that file to add it later, and see if gdm still fails. Have you checked the status of gdm?
systemctl status gdm
try to stop it and restart it
systemctl stop gdm
systemctl disable gdm
systemctl enable gdm --now
I’ve booted successfully by doing this :
sudo pacman -Rcns gdm
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gdm
sudo pacman -S gdm
But ‘Failed to start remount root and kernel file system’ error still persists.
Maybe you need to run:
e2fsck -f -v -C 0 -t /dev/sdaX
where X is the root partition
Also check the default mount options in
rw,noatime,nodelalloc,data=writeback # this is a NOT OK example
for the root partition
Everything is okay now. Turns out my fstab file was wrong. I had to change the UUID of root partition.
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