Recently, I’ve tried installing plasma package myself (i’m using openbox and i3wm). everything was working then, but actually, I didn’t like plasma/kde at all and decided to remove it using “sudo pacman -R plasma”. after that, when I tried to start my i3wm, it was showing just the wallpaper and the cursor, nothing else worked. so I opened CLI using ctrl+alt+f2, logged in and returned to GUI using ctrl+alt+f7. it worked. but actually, the problem is that I have to do everytime this method to get on my i3wm. All I want is just getting rid of this issue. I’ll be glad if I could get any help from you.
This may be helpful:
actually, I’m using LightDM. Is that a problem with it?
Have you checked the status of the service?
$ systemctl status lightdm.service
● lightdm.service - Light Display Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-01-03 15:27:13 EET; 18min ago
Main PID: 472 (lightdm)
Tasks: 4 (limit: 4915)
└─478 /usr/lib/Xorg :0 -seat seat0 -auth /run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
Jan 03 15:27:13 xenon systemd: Starting Light Display Manager…
Jan 03 15:27:13 xenon systemd: Started Light Display Manager.
Jan 03 15:27:16 xenon lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm-greeter:session): session opened for user lightdm by (uid=0)
Jan 03 15:37:45 xenon lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:session): session opened for user xenon by (uid=0)
See what other services are running:
Something may have been left behind when you removed plasma. Did you reboot after uninstalling plasma?
Were you using sddm with KDE or did you stay with LightDM?
I rebooted after that and no, I wasn’t using sddm with KDE.
so, nobody knows how to solve it?
Did you try to remove orphan packages ?
And did you try to disable lightdm? Like, login from a tty and then xinit does the trick ?
I suspect something got left behind when you uninstalled.
Quick search indicates getting KDE uninstalled is a bit difficult; appears you need to use a more aggressive command with pacman which can potentially remove needed packages.
Search the Arch forum / wiki for removing KDE.
-R alone only removes the package given, all dependancies will be left untouched, use
-Rns to really remove something.
pacman -S plasma # so we can properly remove it pacman -Rns plasma
Reboot after and let us know if you still have problems.
tried that, but the same issue.
also, I’ve tried disable LDM using
$ systemctl disable lightdm.service
but it doesn’t solve it. I’ve used xinit from tty and it logged in a very strange session, with a white weird terminal. just don’t know how to change between sessions from tty.
read this thread switching between i3 and openbox without lightdm