So you may have seen my previous post. I had tigervnc working. That was short lived.
I was messing with my system and managed to do something that messed it up in terms of graphics. On boot it would hang trying to launch the GUI but I could still singleboot or C-A-F2 into a login prompt. Great.
I eventually tried uninstalling tigervnc and tada! Everything works. Super. So I’ll just go ahead and reinstall it again…nope. Right back to where I was.
Any system repair tips? I have some data I want preserved (Gigs worth) so I don’t want to do a clean wipe and reinstall if I can avoid it.
Obviously I can keep things as is and not have VNC installed. If I have to live with that I can, but it’s not my preferred solution.
I am familiar with proxmox but haven’t administered it - my experience is limited to being around people who administered it, using guest OS machines, etc.
The primary purpose of the machine is a plex server. I have that set up and working. The GUI component is mostly for my own learning experience. I haven’t worked with Arch or derivatives and wanted to “kick the tires”. I can work with just the CLI fine, the GUI is simply a nice to have.
As of today I have my machine connected to a monitor so if I desperately need to do gui tasks I can just go to the console. This is definitely a “nice to have” rather than a “need”.
EDIT: Forgot to say…not sure what proxmox would by me here. It’s inside the guest OS that I’d be interested in the GUI anyway, not as a general administration thing. I expect more often than not most of my administration will be over ssh.
Right, but I did something in my attempt to clean up that messed up the system in some way. Now installing tigervnc causes the system to “hang” on boot, although the CLI is still available via Ctl-Alt-F2. X refuses to load and errors out.
I wish I knew what exactly I have done - I’m sure I accidentally deleted some file that is significant to setting up the remote GUI.