So a few days back, i made this other forum post: WM not starting… (Awesome, Herbsluftwm) . I'm back again with what I can only assume manjaro is responsible for. All WMs are failing on startup now, regardless of whether I use the aur, pacman, or github directly (except for awesomeWM, but i strongly want my herbs back over awesome).
Regardless of the method by which I cause Herbs to boot, it will load herbs and absolutely nothing else. Shortcuts to control herbs work, i can create tiles as i want. But nothing else seems to load, until i look at journalctl, which shows that things are being loaded. I do not see any errors in the Xorg log related to herbs either. It is a similar story when I try to load i3, except there, only the bar loads and it crashes at the login screen.
Can someone suggest to me what could be overruling or disrupting proper X11 display? I have tried both KDE and xfce, and neither will work right. I see an occasional X11 server problem, but it doesn't always happen...
if you want more details, heres the journalctl log for when I tried to boot into herbs: https://github.com/SNTag/diagnosing-herbs/blob/master/error-log_herbs-only-2019-09-11.txt