Login screen cycles back to itself

after an update last night I can no longer log into EOS at login screen. It cycles back to the login screen after a black screen. I’m able to press that crtl+alt+f4 combo to get into another terminal. From there I can lunch xwindows and then programs. Startx opens in the default WM and not i3. I ran pacman -Syu
wondering if im missing firmware

I had this problem too. I’m using sddm, nvidia drivers and optimus-manager. Something with that combo was causing the error. I ended up reinstalling everything and using frogging family drivers (nvidia-all). Now everything is working correctly.

Not saying you should do the same, just saying that one of those might be the issue.

hmm… could be a problem with intel driver
let me figure out what’s loaded with lspci -v

Existing thread: Can’t boot in to the system after kernel 5.12.1 and Eos update