Today, after a pacman -Syu, after reboot I wasn't anymore able to login.
After the plymouth screen, instead of presenting the login screen the system was showing a black screen.
Restoring a snapshot the problem disappeared, but appeared again after re-upgrading.
I thought to remove the splash from grub parameters and this was working (able to login).
I checked the pacman log and found (amongst the rest)
upgraded sddm (0.19.0-4 -> 0.19.0-5)
So, I went back to the previous version with
sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/sddm-0.19.0-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
and now everything is back to normal.
What can I do now, and for future updates (to avoid this from occurring again)?
Thanks in advance!
Literally the same thing here. Hoping for a resolution soon.
Meanwhile I think we should temporarily add sddm to the IgnorePkg section of
pacman.conf, until the difficulty with the updated package is resolved
There are some changes by the Arch team done 2 days ago which might be responsible as Im using sddm-git without issues right now. At least thats what changed between
Thats a good temporary solution, just dont forget about it
Same problem here after applying updates during Garuda setup. After reboot the system just goes to a black screen. I will reinstall and edit pacman.conf before applying updates.
Just to confirm that editing pacman.conf before applying the setup updates worked.
Ok so how do we recall a package.
I managed to do it in this way
They said they can not get to a tty.
Yes sure, not in that case.
So I guess that also booting removing splash from grub does not help?
When on grub line press button E. In the boot string locate the Word splash and delete It, then ctrl+x
I am going to add SDDM to the ignorePkg section of pacman.conf for kde-multimedia. By default.
Sure, I did it as well.
With all these troubles I hope it will be fixed soon...
Same issue here on Qtile. At this point it's probably an upstream issue
Should SDDM be in ignorePkg by default in kde-multimedia (Poll open for a few hours)
Yes, the root cause is definitely in the update linked by @dr460nf1r3 above imo
I'll jeep a close eye at pacman at each update since it always warns the skipped update of sddm along with the new version available
Maybe I should use it too? I will test this
Yep, it just works. You can replace sddm with sddm-git