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#1 2020-02-14 21:19:10

insciwetrust
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[SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

I have been using Arch for 4 months now, constantly doing updates, but I have never experienced this before. I updated my system and now the only thing I see is a black screen on boot. I can use Alt+Ctrl+F2 and tried installing and using linux-lts but it made no difference; the black screen is still there even when booting up from the lts kernel.

Last edited by insciwetrust (2020-02-15 10:02:25)


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#2 2020-02-14 21:31:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

Do you auto boot to X or to tty? Can you boot to tty? Looks like you can. What graphics hardware do you have? What Display manager, desktop environment or window manager is doing this? Does journalctl tell you anything?

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#3 2020-02-14 21:57:20

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

teckk wrote:

Do you auto boot to X or to tty? Can you boot to tty? Looks like you can. What graphics hardware do you have? What Display manager, desktop environment or window manager is doing this? Does journalctl tell you anything?

If you don't add some info, members won't answer you.

To X, but I can boot to tty. I am using an AMD graphics card. My system runs XFCE with Light Display Manager.

I don't know how I can submit my journalctl output, as I am on mobile. So here is a photo of the output of

journalctl -b -1

:https://ibb.co/GnQfY99

I also tried adding "nomodeset" to the kernel parameters, it only directed me to tty, I still can't access my system. I tried running startx but it said

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused 
xinit: server error"

.

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#4 2020-02-14 22:06:42

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

insciwetrust wrote:

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I don't know how I can submit my journalctl output, as I am on mobile. So here is a photo of the output of

journalctl -b -1

:https://ibb.co/GnQfY99

See the tip box from pastebin

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#5 2020-02-14 22:21:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

loqs wrote:
insciwetrust wrote:

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I don't know how I can submit my journalctl output, as I am on mobile. So here is a photo of the output of

journalctl -b -1

:https://ibb.co/GnQfY99

See the tip box from pastebin

It is banned in my country.


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#6 2020-02-14 22:23:58

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

Perhaps you could try actually reading the page?

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#7 2020-02-14 22:58:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

command |& curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io

curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io < file

These work too
https://0x0.st
http://sprunge.us

Edit: Also look at your ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log for clues.

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#8 2020-02-14 23:24:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

I auto-login on GNOME+Wayland and after today's updates my first 2 reboots resulted in gnome-shell core-dumping (i.e. ended up a black screen). Seems to be working fine since the 3rd reboot however and I can't recreate it.

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#9 2020-02-15 09:20:42

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

teckk wrote:
command |& curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io

curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io < file

These work too
https://0x0.st
http://sprunge.us

Edit: Also look at your ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log for clues.

Hastebin seemed to work fine. Here is my xorg.log: https://hastebin.com/jubijimafe

And here is my latest journalctl output on boot: https://hastebin.com/laqowamise

Thank you for your kind instructions.


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#10 2020-02-15 09:34:53

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#11 2020-02-15 10:02:06

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

Seems like mesa was indeed the problem, downgrading worked for me as well. Thank you!


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#12 2020-02-17 22:00:18

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen after the latest update

My gnome-shell abort problem described above, which I thought was the same issue, is still occurring and not due to mesa. It is due to a bug from the recent upgrade of libnput 1.15.0-1 -> 1.15.1-1. I have annotated the upstream bug.

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