Black screen after boot but startx works - fixed by enabling GDM Wayland

Hello "Garuders",

the post subject implies the problem and the solution in my case.
I used "Garuda Assistant" --> Settings --> checked "Enabled GDM Wayland"

Previously I had to disable screen lock because it was impossible to unlock due the losing of focus of the password field, at least doing startx after ctrl+alt+f2

I'm posting my garuda-inxi output below.

If someone needs some further detail I will be glad to supply it.

 ╰─λ garuda-inxi 
System:
  Kernel: 5.18.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=dce482d3-ed5d-407c-be9d-4875db31882b rw [email protected]
    splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME v: 42.2 tk: GTK v: 3.24.34 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 42.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ASUS EXPERTBOOK B1400CEAEY_B1400CEAE
    v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: B1400CEAEY v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: ASUSTeK v: B1400CEAEY.201 date: 07/01/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.5 Wh (61.0%) condition: 41.8/42.1 Wh (99.3%)
    volts: 11.8 min: 11.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: discharging cycles: 2
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M705 serial: <filter>
    charge: 95% rechargeable: yes status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Tiger Lake built: 2020 process: Intel 10nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 0xA4
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 653 high: 955 min/max: 400/4200 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 473 2: 955 3: 591 4: 943
    5: 715 6: 434 7: 450 8: 669 bogomips: 38707
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 3-5:3 chip-ID: 13d3:56a2 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x14e5 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080
    dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  Message: Wayland GBM/EGL data currently not available.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
    bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15fc class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
    address: <filter>
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
    v: 0.6 port: N/A bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev:
    class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 13.57 GiB (2.8%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1002 size: 476.94 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 21106000 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 386.02 GiB size: 386.02 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.54 GiB (3.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
    used: 26.2 MiB (10.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 386.02 GiB size: 386.02 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.54 GiB (3.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 386.02 GiB size: 386.02 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.54 GiB (3.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 386.02 GiB size: 386.02 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.54 GiB (3.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 38.87 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2300
Info:
  Processes: 277 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 4 Memory: 38.87 GiB
  used: 3.44 GiB (8.9%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1167 lib: 344
  Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.18
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
  System install date:     2022-06-06
  Last full system update: 2022-06-19
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

It is kind of difficult to tell if you want help with something or not. Your post makes it sound both like you found a workaround for your issue that you are happy with, but also like your system is not working normally.

Can you explain what you mean by "losing of focus of the password field"? Is this something that is still happening?

Where are you running startx from? Are you getting to GDM and logging in?

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