[aur-general] Failure to boot after update yesterday evening (CET)
magnus at therning.org
Tue Apr 23 03:24:17 EDT 2013
On Apr 23, 2013 7:40 AM, "Tomasz Kowalski" <kowatomasz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
No, this won't work for me, unfortunately. I don't get to GDM, in fact I
don't even get to a point where I have any tty to switch to :-(
I'll see if I can get some logs out once I have another way to boot.
> (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
> > > other bits and bobs, which left my computer in an unbootable state. I
> > > haven't any more details on why since I've left my other boot option
> > > work. All I see is that the kernel boots and systemd is started but
> > > progresses to a login prompt or GDM. I also don't get any of the
> > > terminals.
> > >
> > > Maybe this is enough for someone to point me in a direction for
> > > If it isn't ill get back with more details this evening when I have
> > > other mean of booting the system.
> > >
> > > /M
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