i have been using manjaro lxde 32-bit, since its release 17.0.5 until now 18.0, so far so good. but after the latest update a few days ago, today, manjaro stopped booting with lightdm error (screenshot attached).
i had googled and found this :
so i edited xfce4-session.xml as mentioned in that post.
but even after i did that, it still stops booting with the same error message.
On Manjaro-32 we use Xorg-Server 1.20. What kind of graphic card do you use? Some drivers are known not to work with that xserver. Please look here for Nvidia drivers. Also looking into this forum section might help.
The official iso released to this date, even when switched to the unstable branch will not become 18.0 but only 17.1.10, unless there is something different on manjaro32, or you don’t use manjaro32 and you installed the alpha iso that was posted here:
i just realized there is something weirder here in my case.
i began using manjaro with the 32-bit version 17.0.5 (a stable version ?).
later, i have been updating and upgrading it, and the latest release i am using is 18.0 alpha or beta.
here are some files on manjaro root partition (this is a multiboot computer; i accessed manjaro partition from another boot distro) :
i am not sure whether it would be better for me to just fresh-install manjaro lxde with its release 17.1.8, but i do not see the download link of its 32-bit version.
or should i use the 64-bit version instead ? i prefer a better performance on this old computer. my hardware specification :
cpu : intel core2duo 3 ghz
ram : 4 gbytes
gpu : nvidia geforce 9300
what would you recommend, sirs, in order for me to get the stable, final (not alpha/beta) version of manjaro lxde ?
This is your answer. Your system. I couldn’t know. My experience is not based on benchmarks, just my own perception/illusion, that 64bit SW is, if not equal, better functioning. Then it’s the EOL of 32bit Linux on Arch, which in time may force you to some restrictions.