So I’m not completely alien to Linux, but just recently I committed to full daily driving it and overall I am very happy leaving winsux behind mostly. Today I broke something though and I have read post after post trying to use what is spoken about to fix it myself to no avail. I suspect it is something simple for anyone more familiar with Linux than I (which I’m a newb honestly so that’s a low bar) I just need some direction and help with bash lines to get it sorted. I am stuck in the “cleaning” phase during boot. And I know for a fact I broke it by messing with video drivers, and now I can’t get into anything past TTY. I just need help removing all video drivers via TTY and reinstalling them. I appreciate any help y’all.
so to be specific what i did exactly was this.
I was on desktop and using the manjaro settings manager had looked at the hardware configuration page and saw the modsetting driver and the vesa driver were not installed. my smoothbrain ass had thought “it cant hurt to have them installed aswell right? surely the system will still run ?” and installed them both using the settings manager, then rebooted. this is what triggered me being stuck at the “cleaning blocks” boot stage and unable to get into GUI linux. the only command i did in TTY to try to fix it was to remove all video drivers.
mhwd -r pci video-linux
this was done under the thought that i would remove the drivers i installed and wipe the slate clean and simply reinstall the proper one clean and be done with it. i cannot reinstall the drivers i get an error when in tty triny to install using
mhwd -i pci video linux
I get these errors
Failed retrieving file “multilib.db…” (long list of variations)
And at the end
I’m assuming it’s because it can’t connect to the internet to retrieve the packages for the video to install with right?
Is there a way I can do that in TTY and then install it?
To be clear I also uninstalled vesa with
Mhwd -r pci video-vesa
I did this to make sure all three are cleared off. Moderating came up as uninstalled when I attempted to remove it.
Thanks again guys