Login screen does not show

I just installed manjaro to a Dell G15 laptop.

On boot the login screen does not appear. If I switch to tty2 and than back to tty1, the login screen apperas.

I found similar problems in the forum, but did not managed to find a solution for my setup.

Please post output of inxi -Fazy --filter.

inxi -Fazy --filter                                                                                      ✔ 
  Kernel: 5.13.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64 
  root=UUID=6b97925a-c2a0-4906-9a82-eaeb4a9a4d71 rw quiet nvme_load=YES splash 
  apparmor=1 security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 40.4 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.1 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Dell G15 5510 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0983D5 v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.3.1 
  date: 03/29/2021 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 54.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 54.9/54.9 Wh (100.0%) 
  volts: 13.0 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL DVG8M14 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-10200H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Comet Lake family: 6 model-id: A5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: EA 
  cache: L2: 8 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 38408 
  Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 3: 900 
  4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 901 8: 900 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:9ba4 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell 
  driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10de:1f9d class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 0bda:565c class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.13 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa 
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell 
  driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-cnl 
  alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0401 
  Device-2: NVIDIA driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 
  chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.15-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.35 running: yes 
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: 5000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 1-14:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 23.07 GiB (4.8%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: PC SN530 NVMe WDC 512GB size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> 
  rev: 21112012 temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 476.65 GiB size: 468.09 GiB (98.21%) 
  used: 23.07 GiB (4.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 300 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 304 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 971 Memory: 7.55 GiB 
  used: 2.09 GiB (27.6%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1145 lib: 289 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 
  running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.06 

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What happens if you just wait without switching to tty?

I waited for a few minutes. It just hangs.

Did you try switching to exclusive proprietary and/or using PRIME or Optimus?

not yet. I was not clear what should I set up here.

Actually I can not change anything here.

It looks like it’s already installed (PRIME for the Nvidia and Intel GPUs, dGPU and iGPU respectively.)

Can you paste results from journalctl -b after rebooting?

Here it is: https://webmania.cc/log.txt

Can you also add i915 to the MODULES array in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf then rebuild the initramfs with mkinicpio -P?

Another thing to try is to reconfigure/reinstall GDM.

Adding i915 to the modules solved the issue.

Thank you so much.

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Welcome! :v: Good luck going forwards with your daily usage of the hybrid graphics (Nvidia dGPU + Intel iGPU). I intentionally avoid such systems, personally, so I can only defer to others who use them regularly when it comes to gaming, performance, battery life, etc.

I err towards Intel-only for laptop, and Nvidia-only for desktop / sheer performance. I’ve read too many mixed stories about Nvidia/Intel hybrid laptops.

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