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#1 2013-05-27 18:02:00

rukmeister
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New Install - Stuck at "Reached Target Graphical Interface"

Hi,

Any assistance would be very appreciated as I have no idea how to sort this one out.

I ran the live distro first to check it out and everything seemed to run fine - screen, wfi etc. Went through the installation procedure and rebooted and it just stops at "Reached Target Graphical Interface". There was one error message but it flashes by so fast something about random seed? Everything else was [OK]

I can alt-ctrl-f2 to another console window and log in as root and still shutdown etc. but I tried manually starting x and that didn't work either. It is supposed to boot to a graphical login right?

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#2 2013-05-28 05:39:24

pablokal
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Re: New Install - Stuck at "Reached Target Graphical Interface"

This will be a video card driver issue.
Try this: http://wiki.archbang.org/index.php?titl … Mode_Guide
Without the xorg bit as this is outdated. Just reboot.
If you still have problems you may have a problem with your login manager
#nano ~/.xinitrc
to check if your login is defined well https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Start_X_at_Login

To change login manager: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_Manager


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
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#3 2013-05-28 22:36:54

rukmeister
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Re: New Install - Stuck at "Reached Target Graphical Interface"

pacman -R xf86-video-apm xf86-video-ark xf86-video-ast\ .....etc

gives me the following error :
error : failed to init transaction (unable to lock database)
error: could not lock database: Read-only file system

Also there is no .xinitrc file ... or is that created when I update the video card drivers?

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#4 2013-05-29 04:02:37

pablokal
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Re: New Install - Stuck at "Reached Target Graphical Interface"

No the .xinitrc is basic to starting up your DE/ windowmanager. This should work out of the box.
Readonly looks like a permission error and probably users and groups (rights) are not well defined.
So maybe you didn't set up a user?
Try a reinstallation.


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/

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#5 2013-05-29 22:02:51

rukmeister
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Re: New Install - Stuck at "Reached Target Graphical Interface"

So I did a reinstallation. What tripped me up was the installation step that says something like "Modify/change user password". I assumed (incorrectly) it was to just change the root password and skipped it. My bad!

Just a small suggestion, but it would be clearer if this said "Setup non root user" or something like that so it's 100% clear.

Edit: Sorry guys forgot to thank you for your help. So, thank you! I appreciate it smile

Last edited by rukmeister (2013-05-29 22:07:12)

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