Summary: Whenever I first start my laptop, the normal boot process happens and then it drops to a black screen with a blinking cursor. If I switch away from that console to a different tty (say tty2) and then back to tty1, gdm will suddenly launch, no problems and will have no issues at all until my next reboot.
I’ve tried searching for this issue but I’ve come up empty, because it’s not that gdm doesn’t start at all, it just doesn’t start right away and all I’m seeing are situations where gdm won’t start at all. I’m not even sure where to start looking to begin to troubleshoot this issue, so would appreciate any pointers in the right direction as to what logs I should be looking at, etc.
Additional information: I am running GNOME on X11. This is a brand new install and my laptop is one of those Intel/Nvidia hybrid jobs. I am currently running only the intel display driver and do not have the nvidia drivers set up (as this is a brand new install, and at the moment I don’t really need the dGPU for anything, so I’m procrastinating ). But I have gdm set up using the /etc/gdm/custom.conf to run via X11 and not wayland in order to prep for my future of being stuck on X due to nvidia proprietary drivers. Not sure if this makes a difference or not or if there’s additional setup I need to do.
I’m switching in from Manjaro and for what it’s worth the same thing was happening over there as well.
This isn’t super critical, but obviously it’s a little annoying and I’d like to understand what’s going on