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I need to hard reboot in order to reach desktop.

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:14 pm

Hi, I used to have this problem before with Solus, in fact it made me install a different distro. I wanted to try Solus again but now I'm having this problem again:
When I boot my PC, I see the bootloader normally, then I boot into Solus automatically. Sometimes I don't see a login screen and it's just a black screen with a cursor. Sometimes after I login, I don't see the desktop but instead I get the black screen with a cursor. Sometimes it boots without problem. But most of the time I have the problem. Anyone know what might cause this?

Also as a note: It almost never happens when I see this problem and hard reboot.

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Re: I need to hard reboot in order to reach desktop.

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:14 pm

I have the same problem too - "black screen with a cursor" - my hopes are for Solus 4... :)

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Laptop System: MSI GP72 2QE
UEFI [Legacy]
Quad core Intel Core i7-5700HQ
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 5600
Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M]
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5600 (Broadwell GT2)

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Re: I need to hard reboot in order to reach desktop.

Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:44 pm

i'm new french user of Solus.
I have the same problem of black screen (with only cursor is visible)
It happens 1 of 2 times. Need to hard reset, and boot correctly. But, when i try to restart via Solus, the next time it's black screen.
All updates are made, my hardware Q9300 Mb G31-ES2L and GT610 (tried with driver and without too)

Very embarrassing to use this distro with this problem (used Ubuntu for several years and never had this problem)

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Re: I need to hard reboot in order to reach desktop.

Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 am

This sounds a lot like the '/var/log/journal' problem previously reported. That directory can be removed or renamed, but it gets recreated with some updates. It happened on my older computer so I stayed with the previous kernel and the problem has not come back. Here are the specs on that computer so you can make comparisons.

--inxi -v7 -Z -c0--
System: Host: nuthatch Kernel: 4.9.75-68.lts x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.0
Desktop: Budgie 10.4 dm: lightdm Distro: Solus 3
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: EVGA model: 111-CD-E630 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0301 date: 01/20/2010
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3 530 (-HT-MCP-)
arch: Nehalem rev.2 cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11703
clock speeds: min/max: 1200/2933 MHz 1: 2533 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
3: 1200 MHz 4: 1333 MHz

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