Login-related issues

So, as the title says, I've been through some issues related to login.

First things first, i couldn't use the login program from inside a terminal emulator (I tried both konsole and alacritty) : the terminal just closes itself, which makes me unable to use login outside of TTY. I don't know if it's a normal behavior, or if I'm missing steps, but I managed to use login from gnome terminal in Ubuntu, before switching to Garuda.

So I thought that it wasn't a big deal, and that it was probably just normal, but I've run into more issues.

When opening a terminal emulator, everything seems normal, but we can't use wall or write within konsole or alacritty, since user isn't marked as logged in on pts/X, whatever I do. Again, it is maybe normal behavior, but it's really strange for terminal emulators not to log in when started. We can see this by typing who -a which doesn't return anything about terminal emulators.

Those two errors are really strange, and the fact that they are concerning such basic things makes me consider other Arch-linux based distros.

I really hope that those issues are in fact just what the system is supposed to do. But i can't be sure. That's why I'm asking you :
Are these two "errors" true errors ? And if yes, what could cause them ?

Thanks in advance.


I mean that who -a doesn't return anything about terminal emulators because it only shows tty1, tty2 and the shell currently opened on tty2.

Post output from inxi -Faz as text.

As required by the template.
What is the full name of the Garuda ISO?

By the way, what is this?
A threat?


           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=f41d30f5-f25f-4ce4-a90e-1d82a8425907 rw
           [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
           systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
           Desktop: awesome 4.3 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-db0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10
           serial: <filter>
           Mobo: HP model: 84AC v: 85.24 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.21 date: 08/30/2019
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 31.7 Wh (89.5%) condition: 35.4/41.0 Wh (86.3%) volts: 11.9 min: 11.4
           model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: AMD A6-9225 RADEON R4 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Excavator
           family: 15 (21) model-id: 70 (112) stepping: 0 microcode: 6006705 cache: L2: 1024 KiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 10380
           Speed: 2994 MHz min/max: 1300/2600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2994 2: 2753
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:98e4 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Quanta HP Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 0408:5321 class-ID: 0e02
           serial: <filter>
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: picom v: git-dac85 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
           Monitor-1: eDP res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.42.0 5.14.8-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.3 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           chip-ID: 1002:15b3 class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:09.2 chip-ID: 1022:157a class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.38 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8723de v: N/A
           modules: rtw88_8723de port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:d723 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1.4:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b009
           class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 28 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
           address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.83 TiB used: 17.6 GiB (0.9%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD20SPZX-60UA7T0 size: 1.82 TiB block-size:
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB model: USB DISK 2.0 size: 7.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
           logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1219 scheme: MBR
           SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 17.6 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 17.6 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 17.6 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 17.6 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
           maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.72 GiB used: 614.9 MiB (16.1%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: 20.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 41.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 234 Uptime: 5d 23h 33m wakeups: 93 Memory: 3.72 GiB used: 2.29 GiB (61.6%) Init: systemd v: 249
           tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1289 lib: 346 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8
           running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.06


I reinstalled recently, maybe the problem is caused by this ?

I just thought it was a bit sad since I really like this distro and the community is just super cool.

About "AwesomeWM", this is what i use as a daily driver, not what I installed Garuda with. The DE that is installed on my machine is KDE D460NIZED.

IDK nothing about awesome, so I can't help.
If there are problems with awesome, you would have to try another WM.

Next is, you use a developer version?


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