I am new to linux and recently shifted to Manjaro Os and having a great experience.
But after updating some days before Two strange things happened with me.
I automatically got signed out from all of my gmail accounts from chromium though there was nothing done in settings and it was working fine before update
But I solved that by logging in all again.
Today when I started my Pc, I saw the login screen as before But After typing password and pressing enter the entire screen goes black with only cursor present. However, I tried rebooting multiple times but still same thing happens everytime.
Can I know why before updates everything runs smoothly and after updates everytime something happens that spoils my overall experience ??
Is there an easy way of solving this?
Any kind of help or advice will help me.
Make sure you log in in X11 Session and not the Wayland one as your system might not be compatible and somehow was set as default.
In your left, corner screen, dropdown menu
select it first to make sure
then log in
I was trying to login with plasma x11 session only.
Also I have only one session that is plasma x11
I also tried running startx but the result came the same.
From TTy use
startplasma-x11 instead and provide what error you get.
Also, to make sure there was no partial update, run this:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && sudo pacman -Syyu
When I write startplasma-x11
It is showing
“DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X Server”
And after running an update it shows nothing to do.
We should know more about your system in order to get an idea what is happening
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There is no green link here
I am new to linux and manjaro Os
I can see my login screen as it was before But when I Enter My Password and press Enter then screen goes black with only cursor present
After getting into terminal when i type
Then error comes
DISPLAY not set or cannot connect to x-server.
Processor i3 7th gen
GPU nvidia Gt 710
RAM 4 GB
120 GB SSD
WHEN I STARTED A NEW TOPIC IN FORUM THEN THE PERSON GAVE ME THIS LINK.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO SOLVE THIS ERROR OR DO I NEED TO REINSTALL MY OS ??
It’s only to get the information that we need.
And post it on the other forum post.
Will You Please Guide Me How To Do It because i am only able to access the terminal and nothing else so how to copy paste?
Kernel: 5.10.56-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
root=UUID=5bcb4106-7b5a-4636-a5a8-a42872f901c6 rw quiet udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: H110M-S2 v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Gigabyte model: H110M-S2-CF v: x.x serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: F23 date: 12/14/2017
Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
RAM: total: 3.73 GiB used: 1.97 GiB (52.9%)
RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-7100 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: EA
cache: L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 31211
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art
avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid
cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept ept_ad erms est f16c
flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp
hwp_notify ibpb ibrs intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce
md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand
rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2
ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme
vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5912 class-ID: 0380
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia
v: 470.57.02 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:128b class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 483x272mm (19.0x10.7")
s-diag: 554mm (21.8")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.57.02
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.56-1-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: 0.3.33 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
WAN IP: <filter>
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
Message: No logical block device data found.
Message: No RAID data found.
Local Storage: total: 1.05 TiB used: 81.47 GiB (7.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SQ500S37 120G
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1102 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM010-2EP102
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: CC43 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra Fit
size: 28.64 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Message: No optical or floppy data found.
ID-1: / raw-size: 111.49 GiB size: 109.18 GiB (97.93%)
used: 24.92 GiB (22.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: NO_LABEL
ID-3: /run/media/omi/HDD raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 915.82 GiB (98.31%)
used: 31.4 GiB (3.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 label: HDD
ID-4: /run/media/omi/OM raw-size: 28.64 GiB size: 28.62 GiB (99.95%)
used: 25.15 GiB (87.9%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33 label: OM
Alert: No swap data was found.
Message: No unmounted partitions found.
Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 10 rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
power: 100mA chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Device-2: 1-4:3 info: MosArt 2 4Ghz Wireless Transceiver [for Delux M618
Plus Wireless Vertical Mouse]
type: Keyboard,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1
speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 062a:4c01 class-ID: 0301
Device-3: 1-9:4 info: SanDisk Ultra Fit type: Mass Storage
driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 224mA
chip-ID: 0781:5583 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 35%
Processes: 211 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1341 lib: 339
Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06
So you have an issue in your user profile and finding out which exact setting you changed is going to take weeks if not months, therefore, we’re going to do the following:
Log into TTY2
Create a new user (E.G. if your current user is
Verify that the new user has access to the same groups as your old one by executing groups and comparing the output of both users.
twitty is your old user and
twitty2 is your new one.)
twitty is a member of
twitty2 isn’t, execute:
usermod --append --groups operator twitty2
Copy all data files from your old profile into your new one
cp --verbose --recursive --preserve=timestamps /home/twitty/Documents/* /home/twitty2/Documents/
If that worked and you had no errors, remove the documents from your old user:
rm --recursive /home/twitty/Documents/*
Templates, and everything else that is important to you.
Linux games like Battle of Wesnoth have their game data stored under
After everything has been copied over, disable the old user so you cannot accidentally log on to it any more:
usermod --lock twitty
If you would have theming or other customisations going on, don’t do everything in one day but do this at the rate of 1 application / theme / … per day and if the same issue crops up again, roll back your last change and thus you’ve now pinpointed the exact setting that made your old user misbehave.
in 1 month delete the entire home directory of your old user, but don’t delete the user itself so that in 6 months time files still owned by that user will still show up under its username.
If you ever migrate to a new machine, just don’t migrate the old user: only the new one.
Now log in as your new user and we’re going to take care of the root cause of your issue:
Please read this and adapt
And from now on, start making backups so you can roll back and never have to do this again:
A few things you need to know about backups:
One copy does not constitute a good backup!
Backing up is not about the backup itself, it’s all about the easy and fast restore!
Backup files should be stored on an external disk that gets connected to the system only during a backup or restore cycle so that RansomWare cannot encrypt your backup when it stumbles into your system through wine ¹
Alternatively, you can use a NAS directory that is protected by a password and that get…