This is the first time trying to install Debian (10.10) on this system (including proprietary drivers). Install worked without (apparent) errors, but I am unable to get into the desktop.
After booting up I get to a black screen with a pointer. The pointer moves, and it seems to go past the monitor on the left. No menus or icons available to log in and access the desktop. I am able to boot into recovery and access a command line. Sometimes I get a blue screen saver.
The system is an old dell laptop (Inspiron N5010). The screen has been removed and I am using an external monitor. Maybe that is the source of the issue, perhaps related to GNOME or Xorg? System was working on the previous Windows 7 install. Any pointers on how to further investigate are appreciated. I am somewhat competent at navigating/using Linux, but not much experience installing/administering it. Let me know of any info/logs that would be useful.
These were grabbed in recovery mode:
Added (not from recovery mode):
Toward the end of Xorg.0.log I see this:
[ 52739.928] (EE) dbus-core: error connecting to system bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound (Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory)
Followed by various devices being removed and the server being terminated.