Happy late Easter everybody
I’m facing a slight issue. Whenever I try to boot from the linux-lts kernel my system doesn’t start the x-server. I always get the following message:
[FAILED] Failed to start Light Display Manager
Surprisingly everything works well on the normal kernel…
Here’s my x-org log:
Any help would be appreciated…
Update: Just booted my system with the lts-kernel out of curiosity… and it worked this time…
It’s seems like it’s a mixed bag… sometimes it works and then other times it throws the above mentioned error…
Hope that future updates will fix this issue
Some additional pointers:
journalctl -u lightdm may show more/other information.
[ 390.174] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module intel
[ 390.174] (EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module does not exist, 0)
Perhaps try removing
xf86-video-intel if it is installed.
While there are many potential reasons why your installation doesn’t boot to a desktop, the primary reason is that the graphics drivers haven’t loaded correctly so your login/display manager (DM) doesn’t start. This is why you get a “black screen” or stuck at an
[ OK ] Started some service
The normal reason for this is that you have the incorrect driver version for the kernel. This can happens when the mirror you are updating from is not fully synchronised, or times out, and so y…
Thanks for replying!
I don’t have the
xf86-video-intel installed as it caused problems in the past.
As for the journalctl log - here you go: https://dpaste.com/87JKH7LZN
Could this weird behavior be tied to the recent mesa update? Saw a lot of posts where people encountered the same problem
Do you have
logind-check-graphical=true inside of lightdm.conf? This might help from it happening.
Hm. Not much in there except that it fails to start. Check the logs under
Hmm… I never changed anything in that config file except the session greeter. Mine is set to lightdm-mini-greeter.
Looks fine to me… There aren’t any errors in that file…
Anyways, thank you for your help : )
There aren’t any errors
OK, time for the Arch wiki:
Thank you. I will take a look at it tomorrow
I tried your solution yesterday and it seems that this setting fixed my issue.
Thanks for your time and help
Sorry to reopen this…
After some time my initial solution stopped working. I just can’t wrap my head around why this is still happening.
I looked into the
X.org log file and the only thing that makes sense to me is the last couple of lines…
(EE) no screens found (EE)
Do I have to specify my screen in the lightdm config?
Thanks everybody for your help
Assuming this still holds:
Then why are you not just using the normal kernel?
If the problem persists, might be worth trying another display manager, e.g. sddm as a workaround.