[aur-general] Failure to boot after update yesterday evening (CET)

Tomasz Kowalski kowatomasz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 01:40:06 EDT 2013

I have the same problem. All I can say at the moment is that 
slim+fvwm work for me as a stop-gap solution. I suspect the problem has
to do with infinality (or with fonts, at any rate), but I can't be any
more specific. Anyway, here's what "worked for me":
(1) During the boot sequence, before gdm hangs, switch to a tty<#n> via
(2) Login as root
(3) Disable gdm (#> systemctl disable gdm.service)
(4) Enable slim (#> systemctl enable slim.service)
(5) In ~/.xinitrc replace "exec gnome-session" with "exec fvwm"

There are a few obvious alternatives available, such as booting from
another media, mounting the filesystem and then doing (3) - (5)
manually, possibly with different login/window managers.  




On Tue, 2013-04-23 at 13:54 +1000, Dean Thomson wrote:
> Probably best bet is to post this in the forum with any relevent systemd 
> logs.
> On 23/04/13 13:53, Magnus Therning wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I performed a large-ish update yesterday, gnome 3.8, linux kernel and a few
> > other bits and bobs, which left my computer in an unbootable state. I still
> > haven't any more details on why since I've left my other boot option at
> > work. All I see is that the kernel boots and systemd is started but never
> > progresses to a login prompt or GDM. I also don't get any of the virtual
> > terminals.
> >
> > Maybe this is enough for someone to point me in a direction for solving it.
> > If it isn't ill get back with more details this evening when I have some
> > other mean of booting the system.
> >
> > /M

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