Unable to get to chroot because my current login not in sudoers file

Continuing the discussion from Black screen after new update:

I am fairly certain my ultimate fix is in that post. But first I cannot get into chroot.

I am using a secondary user most of the time on my system for security reasons.

When I boot up my system it loads to the dual boot screen with Windows 10. Then I choose Manjaro and after booting to the log in screen, both of my screens go blank.

One screen is plugged in through HMDI and it reads: Input not supported
The other is plugged in through DP and it reads: No signal

I can login to the secondary user account by blindly entering my password. But, since I cannot change my login to the admin log in I do no have sudoer access. I am not sure what to do.

I am doing my best to post this right. It has been a while since I posted. Thank you for understanding.
Here is my: inxi -Fxxxza --no-host

  Kernel: 5.18.12-3-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.18-x86_64
    root=UUID=532a2a90-7d4c-4de6-9edb-f10b70a99eea ro quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.6 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm:
    1: GDM v: 42.0 note: stopped 2: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X570 Phantom Gaming 4
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: P3.90
    date: 01/26/2021
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0
    model: Logitech Marathon Mouse/Performance Plus M705 serial: <filter>
    charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
    built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33)
    stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201009
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3046 high: 3588 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2491 2: 2505
    3: 3586 4: 2872 5: 2873 6: 2873 7: 2867 8: 3587 9: 3585 10: 2868 11: 3564
    12: 2874 13: 2866 14: 2872 15: 2869 16: 3588 bogomips: 121407
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3070] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: nvidia v: 515.57 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Ampere process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 09:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:2484 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Sunplus Innovation Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-6:4 chip-ID: 1bcf:2cb4
    class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 1128x362mm (44.41x14.25")
    s-diag: 1185mm (46.64")
  Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: primary,right res: 2560x1440 hz: 144 dpi: 109
    size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (26.97") modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: HDMI-0 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102
    size: 476x268mm (18.74x10.55") diag: 546mm (21.51") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.57 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 3-6:4 pcie: chip-ID: 1bcf:2cb4
    class-ID: 0102 gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s serial: <filter> lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 09:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASRock
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Webcam type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Device-4: Nacon RIG-700HX type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 5-3:2 chip-ID: 3285:0a12
    class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.12-3-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: e000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8812 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASRock driver: igb v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 249.4 GiB (26.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Seagate
    model: FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002 size: 931.51 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: STNSC014 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 453.91 GiB size: 445.71 GiB (98.19%)
    used: 249.37 GiB (55.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
    used: 27.6 MiB (28.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 50 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
  Processes: 277 Uptime: 18m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.55 GiB
  used: 2.33 GiB (15.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1599
  pacman: 1592 lib: 448 flatpak: 0 snap: 7 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 default: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.19

You need to boot from a live ISO to chroot into your installed system. Your credentials are irrelevant.


I’ve fixed it for you this time. :wink:

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Thank you for responding. I have installed different linux distros on multiple computers now. Manjaro is my favorite, but I have some experience. I installed the manjaro ISO onto my usb stick and it will not run. It keeps freezing and rebooting at different times during boot up. Once it almost made it to the desktop. I could see it. But it froze and restarted.I have had these issues since I added the second monitor. I will try to unplug it and do the fix.

Update. I unplugged the second monitor and now everything is fine. It seems manjaro will not run wifi on my computer, nor will it run a second monitor. Otherwise it works perfectly. Thanks for the suggestions.