I’m still pretty new to Manjaro, and linux in general. I went in and ran the software updates. It got stuck on the lock screen saying "The screen locker is broken and unlocking is not possible anymore. In order to unlock switch to a virtual terminal … "
I tried the ctrl+alt+f2 to follow those instructions and it did nothing. I waited probably another 30 minutes with that screen up before trying to restart the computer.
The restart was slow, and it wouldn’t load a UI screen. I forget what all steps and options I’ve searched for and tried so far. The latest thing I tried was to get into the terminal and reinstall the KDE environment. Right now all it will do is load the lock screen/landing page. I’ll type the password. The screen will go blank, and then after a while it will go back to the lock screen/landing page.
This is at least the second or third time since first installing Manjaro in September where I’ve had updates break the OS to the point where I’ve had to reinstall the entire OS. This is the first of those where I’ve had it lock out to not be able to see the status of the updates etc. I’ve done a lot of searching and trying things with nothing working. How do I fix it? And why do system updates for the KDE distro keep breaking the system?