Until yesterday I was using Arch, but the most recent update more or less broke my system. After 5 or so hours of tinkering in vain I decided to simply try installing another distro rather than figuring out how to get it working again. I’m simply not savvy enough for that bleeding edge masochism.
Problem is, I seem to be getting a similar error when booting the live USB medium of EndeavourOS.
I have an ancient GPU (GeForce GTX 650) so I have to boot with nomodeset or the graphics will glitch out.
It begins booting properly, but after a while the screen flashes and then there is only a blinking cursor on an otherwise empty screen.
tty (ctrl + alt + f2) gets me to a shell login prompt, but since no user has been created I can’t get any further there.
I managed to glimpse that the flashing screen says xinit failed, and “Server terminated with error (1).”
Current system specs (my fallback Manjaro HDD): http://0x0.st/HZbH.txt
I don’t know if it’s relevant but here is the Xorg.0.log from the Arch install: http://0x0.st/HZ8P.txt
(Since I can’t access the command line on the install medium I can’t see the logs of Endeavour)
Edit: I also tried installing Manjaro. The live medium booted and installed fine, however when booting from the fresh install, I get a similar but not identical error. http://0x0.st/HZTH.txt
Thank you for your time, any help is appreciated!