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#1 2021-11-11 13:20:27

Vincy.zsh
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[SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

Hello. I have a problem on my MacBook Air 11-inch mid 2013 (with Arch installed on an external hard disk) after an upgrade.

What I did:
- Turned on my MacBook and kept pressed the option (alt) key to boot rEFInd instead of macOS, then booted Arch;
- Logged in when SDDM showed up;
- Opened Konsole;
- Ran `sudo pacman -Syu`;
- Reboot.

When booting, I got this:

https://media.discordapp.net/attachment … 140334.jpg

Then, from another PC (because I don't have any live system installed on any of my pendrives at the moment), I entered the Arch chroot, then tried to re-upgrade the system (it upgraded systemd), reinstall the kernel and regenerate `initramfs`, then booting it again on my MacBook and got this instead:

https://media.discordapp.net/attachment … 140358.jpg

That almost worked. Then I tried booting with the fallback initramfs and got this:

https://media.discordapp.net/attachment … 140421.jpg

I waited 10 minutes here since I saw the line from systemd, but it was stuck there. I also tried booting with `nomodeset`, but it gave the same results.

How can I fix this?


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Last edited by Vincy.zsh (2021-11-13 10:25:57)

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#2 2021-11-11 13:48:01

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

Boot to multi-user target with systemd.unit=multi-user.target or press Ctrl+Alt+F2 or so to switch to a different VT. Assuming you're using the 390xx set of nvidia drivers follow this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=262224&p=3 note the last few posts.

IF none of this helped, post a full journalctl -b either from a chroot or from a terminal if you get this far: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_o … n_services

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#3 2021-11-11 14:22:14

Vincy.zsh
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Re: [SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

V1del wrote:

Boot to multi-user target with systemd.unit=multi-user.target or press Ctrl+Alt+F2 or so to switch to a different VT.

I just tried that, nothing changed, it is just as the first picture I sent before.

V1del wrote:

Assuming you're using the 390xx set of nvidia drivers follow this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=262224&p=3 note the last few posts.

I have the integrated Intel graphics driver. Should I do that anyway?

V1del wrote:

IF none of this helped, post a full journalctl -b either from a chroot or from a terminal if you get this far: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_o … n_services

It gave no results, though here it is:

-- Journal begins at Fri 2021-09-03 15:27:13 CEST, ends at Thu 2021-11-11 10:47:13 CET. --
-- No entries --

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#4 2021-11-12 07:19:52

Vincy.zsh
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Re: [SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

I just found a temporary solution.

I downgraded the kernel (linux and linux-headers) to version `5.14.1-arch1-1` and now it looks like it works. At boot, though, I ran into an issue that last time it randomly fixed itself: it can't find the disk and I can't type in the emergency shell to fix it for some reason. I tried booting with the fallback initramfs and it worked. I connected it to Internet with USB tethering an re-upgraded all packages (linux and linux-headers included), indeed it no longer worked. So I re-downgraded the kernel.

This looks like actually a bug on the kernel, which breaks Arch on Mac(Book)s. I'll wait for a new kernel version that fixes the bug, then update it. I probably should have expected that since I use the `testing` and `community-testing` repositories along with normal repositories (`core`, `extra`, `community`).

Talking about the keyboard problem, if there are no fast solutions I will create a thread for it.

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#5 2021-11-12 17:27:11

Vincy.zsh
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Re: [SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

Okay, the disk problem fixed itself again so I booted into Arch with the normal initramfs. Right now I am trying to re-update the system to check if it has been fixed. I will edit this post after rebooting.

Edit: No. Text glitches again. This time, though, I saw systemd loading services. After loading a few services, the screen froze like before. I am downgrading the kernel again, this time I am not upgrading again unless someone says here that the bug has been fixed (I did not have any better ways of saying that). I think, though, that the downgrade broke some drivers like broadcom-wl and some USB drivers I don't know the name. I'm going to downgrade them too.

Last edited by Vincy.zsh (2021-11-12 17:42:54)

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#6 2021-11-13 10:25:03

Vincy.zsh
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Re: [SOLVED] Not booting, console text glitches

I have updated Arch again today, it almost fixed. It does no longer glitch text, but I still have the disk/keyboard problem. I am creating another thread for that though, and marking this one as solved.

Last edited by Vincy.zsh (2021-11-13 10:25:42)

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