A recent system update unfortunately didn’t go so well, and in the process I discovered that Timeshift hadn’t been generating snapshots for quite a while, so I was left with a not quite working Linux and no idea where to start fixing it.
The main problem I’m having at the moment is that Manjaro boots up in text mode - I can log in and if I type the startx command the GUI starts up without a problem, it seems that apart from that the graphical interface works fine.
I’d be grateful for any hints as to what this behaviour might be due to (or how to check the cause), and how to get the system to boot straight into graphical mode.
/var/log/pacman.log list what actions where taken when updating, lists installed, removed and upgrade packages (among other information). Finding removed gdm in the file, other removed packages should be around there to.