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Old 05-26-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
th3mhd
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Post Stop gui from starting


Hello everyone I am a new Linux user.
I have installed Arch Linux and it was working fine until I tried to install a Gui. I installed kde plasma5 and enabled sddm and since then it directly goes to gui but as it has not been installed properly all I see is a cursor and a black screen. As it goes there directly I cant disable it from command line. Is there any way thatll get me back to the command line rather than this broken screen? I am stuck there.
Thanks for your help and sorry for any mistakes Im typing on a phone.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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Can you switch to console with CRTL+ALT+F1 ?
 
Old 05-26-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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Hello everyone I am a new Linux user.
I have installed Arch Linux and it was working fine until I tried to install a Gui. I installed kde plasma5 and enabled sddm and since then it directly goes to gui but as it has not been installed properly all I see is a cursor and a black screen. As it goes there directly I cant disable it from command line. Is there any way thatll get me back to the command line rather than this broken screen? I am stuck there.
Thanks for your help and sorry for any mistakes Im typing on a phone.
Well then you didn't install all of the packages (or similar) for the GUI then - try installing the rest of them. You could also look at an easier distribution like Linux Mint for example - which is probably a better option if you're new to Linux.

You can also try CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill the X server - the base for a GUI in Linux - in simple terms.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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everything you need should be in here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Plasma
 
Old 06-01-2018, 09:44 PM   #5
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Can you switch to console with CRTL+ALT+F1 ?
Thank you Keruskerfuerst, trying CTRL ALT F2 / F3 / F4 / F5 / F6 did the work. F1 takes me back to the black screen with a cursor, others are making me switch to the console.
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Well then you didn't install all of the packages (or similar) for the GUI then - try installing the rest of them. You could also look at an easier distribution like Linux Mint for example - which is probably a better option if you're new to Linux.

You can also try CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill the X server - the base for a GUI in Linux - in simple terms.
Thank you jsbjsb001! I've installed Fedora as I already owned its DVD, after not being able to manage Arch to work properly after some tries with my limited knowledge on Linux.

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everything you need should be in here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Plasma
Thank you ondoho for the link! It's really informative.

And I am sorry for the delay of my replies, I was not available to answer. Thanks for all the helpful replies once again.

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