Login screen not showing but startx works on fresh install

I recently just installed Manjaro on my desktop computer dual booting with Windows. When I log in, my monitor says that it’s not receiving any signal and I just see a blank screen.

I tried the instructions in the forum post titled “System doesn’t boot, boots to a black screen, or stops at a message”, and I updated my system but it didn’t fix it.

The only thing that makes it work is starting the terminal with Ctrl + Alt + F2 with the startx command, but I don’t want to have to type that command every time I use Manjaro. If I type systemctl status sddm before running startx it says that SDDM is running.

I’m not that familiar with Linux/Manjaro so any help troubleshooting would be appreciated!

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and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)


P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which Desktop Environment you’re using, which CPU/GPU you have, …