So this morning I had a totally new experience, because my system booted to terminal (tty1) and not to my usual DE. I was half way through writing a thread about it when I suddenly remembered that I uninstalled gdm-prime because it has been flagged as out of date. Running Nvidia 450xx with prime, I thought for a second that prime was implemented into the driver, and because I didn’t reboot after the uninstallment, I didn’t notice any difference.
But boy-oh-boy was I surprised this morning! Fortunately I had yay installed and
yay -S gdm-prime and a reboot got the DE working again.
This taught me not to be messing with graphical packages, even if they have been flagged out of date
(Was going to put this into “General discussion” but didn’t find it in the drop down menu)