Sorry that title was from a previous post when I had an issue with my desktop - with an install prior to the Gnome version. Sorry if that was misleading, it was not my intention. I’ve since changed it.
I have a similar, but not the same issue. I tried to install Manjaro Gnome Stable 20.2.1 as well yesterday.
Did basically a standard install, but changed the partition and mounting points to my needs.
After the reboot I can see the desktop backgound and the top menu, but the setup process, doesn’t start.
When I click the top bar, the system freezes.
When I Ctrl+Alt+F2, I can see a black screen with the text cursor, but I cannot enter text.
I found another forum answer, that referred to using 2 screens as a problem, but I removed this possibilty, by removing the 2nd screen.
Tried to repeat the installation process, but this resulted in the same issue.
That’s the same for me. I wanted to install and test Gnome everything goes well during the installation but no user or password requested. On reboot my system starts up normally then nothing, no interface
thank you for your answer, but this wasn’t the problem. I never saw the splash screen in the first place.
I think my issue had soemthing to do with my grub loader setup. I think I messed that up.
I finally could install and start manjaro.