Manjaro doesn't boot, boots to a black screen, or stops at a message



While there are many potential reasons why your Manjaro installation doesn’t boot to a desktop, the primary reason is that the graphics drivers haven’t loaded correctly so your login/display manager (DM) doesn’t start. This is why you get a “black screen” or stuck at an

[   OK   ] Started some service


The normal reason for this is that you have the incorrect driver version for the kernel. This happens when the mirror you are updating from is not fully synchronised and so has different sets of packages in [core] and [extra]. This means the driver extramodule package in [extra] has been built for a different kernel point-release than that in [core].

The first thing to try

Switch to a text console with CTRL+ALT+F2, log in with your normal username and password, then run a full update:

sudo pacman-mirrors -f3
sudo pacman -Syyu

The first command will refresh your mirror list, picking three of the most recently updated mirrors (so those mirrors will all be up-to-date).

The second command will force a download of the current package lists, then perform an update if any updated packages are available.

If any packages were updated, reboot.

Note: If you can’t log in to a text console, use a chroot instead.

The second thing to try

Log into a text console as above and run startx. This should either start X, in which case the issue lies with your Display Manager (e.g. GDM, LightDM, SDDM), OR you will be presented with some output and returned to the console. Of particular interest are Error (EE) lines.

If you can’t see anything obvious

If neither approach helps fix this issue (which the first one will in 90% of cases) then search the forum (, and, if you can’t find anything, start a new thread mentioning what you have already tried.

Stuck at ‘Started TLP system startup/shutdown’ after latest update (not during installation)
Grub cannot find kernel
Having boot problems, no GUI login but text console OK [solved]
4.19 Black screen
Unable to boot ..."machine has amw0_guid1"
[BOOT] boot doesn't go farther than TLP startup [RESOLVED]
Error during boot
Today's update crashes system?
Unable to boot Live USB install on new machine
Stuck on boot mesaage Started TLP system startup/shutdown
Manjaro doesn't boot after system upgrade
Bildschirm wird mehrmals schwarz nach Login, kein Login-Bildschirm nach Logout
Bbswitch: No suitable _DSM call found - error
No login screen after latest 18.0.0 update
OS not booting. Lighted black screen with white underscore
Installation problems with Manjaro on Dell G3
Newbie here. Computer won't boot after latest update
No graphical login screen
Manjaro on Asus UX580GE
[SOLVED]Desktop acting funny after update;no desktop icons upon login
Light Display Manager Failed
Black screen on boot after update
Can't request region for resources mem 0xfed
Deepin Desktop freezes on login

A post was split to a new topic: Pamac - mirrorcheck