To clarify, I have been running the same Arch Linux installation for many months, without a hitch. Until this event. The exact message since that time has been (on a gray screen) "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." I have seen other reports online of this message, but for various purported root causes.
I will reinstall Arch Linux, no doubt, unless I can fix this.
On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 1:30 AM, Ralf Mardorf email@example.com wrote:
On Sat, 25 Nov 2017 22:13:51 -0800, Alan E. Davis wrote:
It seemed to start when I tried to install Adobe-Digital-Editions (ADE), so I could read an ebook borrowed from the local public library. I installed wine, and attempted to install ADE. At the end of the install process, the console went into a kind of loop, with the same message repeated over and over in rapid succession. (I did not have the presence of mind to try to record this message).
This through my session into a dysfunctional state, so I rebooted. Or restarted the display manager, I don't remember. Neither GDM nor Lightdm have started again, in a number of days. I was able to start i3 and xfce4, through startx with correct lines in .xinitrc.
I uninstalled wine and ADE, then recently tried again to reinstall, with the thought this experience may have been a fluke. The same exact message popped up when executing "wine install.exe". [snip] I have now installed manjaro and redcore, on the same laptop. [snip]
Actually you don't have installed Arch Linux?
Does this description make any sense to someone?
No, it doesn't make sense to me. At least consider to post this "exact message". However, there's no plausible reason that installing something odd by wine, could affect your Linux install.
Perhaps Manjaro is broken. Consider to install Arch Linux.