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Just ran the latest updates on my Arch + Gnome system and on reboot it hangs with the last message of "Session 1 of user elijah". I can press ctrl + alt + f3 to get a TTY, but not F2 TTY, and then I get into a terminal which I can login with and then run systemctl restart gdm.service and then I get Gnome up and running. However, on reboot the same issue persists.

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  • This is not a duplicate of unix.stackexchange.com/questions/611869/…. The solution is slightly different and the problem is different too. Jul 12 at 21:02
  • you answered that solution is same, so why you still complained it's not duplicated? 🙄 even question is also same Jul 15 at 5:23
  • It is actually a slightly different answer, the way to enter the TTY is different in this scenario. It hangs at a different scenario, so it really is a different question. There is definitely overlap, but it is different. Jul 16 at 18:29
  • those definitely needs run in tty, so with or without it, actuall answers were remain the same and you may want to add that in your previous answer too. Jul 18 at 11:29
  • Well, I disagree. And my answer here doesn't actually fully work, and I am still looking for the right answer. So by closing this issue as a duplicate, I am less likely to get the right answer. Jul 19 at 18:19
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K, so I found my other question/answer Boot hangs at "Reached target Graphical Interface" on Arch after system update (no virtualbox) and the answer is the same.

  1. ctrl + alt + f3 to enter a TTY
  2. systemctl disable gdm.service
  3. yay --remove gdm
  4. yay --sync --refresh gdm
  5. systemctl enable gdm.service
  6. reboot
  7. Works!
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  • This actually only sorta works, it seems that after about 2 reboots the issue comes back. So it works a little, and gets the system usable again, but I'm still looking for a longer term fix. Jul 12 at 21:01

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