Flashing cursor on new install Dell XP 7590

Hi all,

I decided to do a clean install,
Has the installer has changed??? it seems to be a more linear and step to step question with no menu <3

Then all install goes through well ( btrfs, linux kernel, auto partition, i3-gaps, default GPU drivers )
while it goes there first boot, I am getting a flashing cursor to where it seems it tries to load the display manager.
My assumption is that the GPU doesn’t play well with the drivers and I am getting a black screen and flashing cursor on the top left.

Any suggestions? I sware to god I did solve that before but I couldn’t remember how

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I kind of love it when I solve my own posts :smiley: :smiley:

the solution is taken from GitHub - Hvassaa/arch-dell-xps-7590-with-nvidia: My setup for arch on the dell xps 7590
which is taken from the Arch wiki

Fix GDM hanging on boot ( or any Display manager for that matter )

See GDM - ArchWiki

Add intel_agp i915 modules to the array modules in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, so you end up with

MODULES=(intel_agp i915)

plus whatever else you had before or need.

Then regenerate initramfs:

# mkinitcpio -P

reboot and you get the display manager working.

I am not sure I understand the reasons that this works.
If anyone does, please do let me know :slight_smile:

Glad that you fixed it yourself @stilia.johny

It might help other members as well .

would you know why that was needed?

No idea @stilia.johny

Wonder if it has to do with the gpu the way it s stated in your link .

I might be wrong but I think it forces the Intel GPU ???

Yep, by adding this in the module section.

If it s working properly that way, I would leave it as it is. But it s only me.

LOL, that’s impressive

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Lol, reminds me years ago on my Linux beginnings !

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One of my systems. :smiley:

$ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda3 | grep created
Filesystem created:       Wed Nov 21 20:15:04 2012
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Oh, impressive @chroot , is that your server install by any chance ! Very good.

It’s a workstation. One of the earliest machines powered by an Intel i7.

Cool, like these Intel i7s

dam dude…

thats only because I am repeatedly trying to get my provisioning right :smiley: