No login screen - black screen

Hello.

After selecting Garuda in GRUB all I have is black screen, after some time I'm logged in as a guest.
When I try to change the user, the screen goes black again. I tried changing between different login screens (sddm) and there is still black screen.
I can log into my account by log in automatically but I want to be asked for a password.

I have to mention that I had the same problem with kubuntu but I found the solution by editing GRUB

Unfortunately it doesn't work in Garuda.

I have Garuda KDE Dr460nized Gaming Edition
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

Any help appreciated.

Welcome :slight_smile:

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Non of those steps worked.
In the first step I refreshed my mirror list, but for most of them I've got an error like that:

WARNING: failed to rate rsync download (rsync://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/archlinux/community/os/x86_64/community.db): Download timed out after 5 second(s).

In the end it updated about 20 Mb.

On the second step the screen went black but there was a cursor. I couldn't log in by just typing my password on black screen like I could when there was no cursor.

And third step didn't fix the problem.

Welcome
Can you post your inxi -Faz even if it is from the live usb?

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System:    Kernel: 5.14.14-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=2d830ce2-0590-40ec-8bbf-eaabd349ea02
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME Z390-P v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2808 date: 05/27/2020
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: Intel Core i7-9700K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check
family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: D (13) microcode: EA cache: L2: 12 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 57600
Speed: 4907 MHz min/max: 800/4900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4907 2: 4914 3: 4901 4: 4869
5: 4826 6: 4904 7: 4907 8: 4898
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 470.74
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f06 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 108 s-size: 602x342mm (23.7x13.5") s-diag: 692mm (27.3")
Monitor-1: DP-4 res: 2560x1440 hz: 144 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 685mm (27")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.74
direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.14-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: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: TP-Link 802.11ac NIC type: USB driver: rtl88x2bu bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 2357:0138
class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
IF: wlp0s20f0u1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.22 TiB used: 48.41 GiB (1.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:6 vendor: Lexar model: 512GB SSD size: 476.94 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: V1.8
temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Seagate model: XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro size: 953.87 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 32B3T8EA temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EACS-11BHUB0
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 2002
scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 48.41 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:7
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 48.41 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 48.41 GiB (10.2%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 48.41 GiB (10.2%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:8
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 2.5 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 55 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:      Processes: 280 Uptime: 35m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB used: 4.25 GiB (27.3%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1856 lib: 546
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08
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