If you’re suddenly presented with a different login screen, and can’t login to your manjaro installation, here is how you can solve the issue.
First of all, inspect the latest activity logged by
If you see anything suspicious (like “removing” packaging), especially those related to
plasma*, that’s most likely where the problem is.
If you’re using Ethernet you should already be connected to the internet.
Try it out by updating the system packages:
sudo pacman -Syu
If you’re getting errors, e.g you’re not connected to the internet, you can use
nmtui (network manager text user interface):
You’ll be presented the various network connections available.
Select the one you’re interested in, authenticate and connect.
Now you should be able to update the system packages with
sudo pacman -Syu.
The issue I had was the following:
- removed some packages I didn’t use through Software center
- apparently, somehow,
plasma\*packages were removed too…
To solve the issue, I simple reinstalled the whole
sudo pacman -Sy plasma
You could probably also get away with just installing
plasma-desktop, but I haven’t tried it.
Now reboot the system with
sudo shutdown -r now and you should be able to login as usual.