Recent update for x11-server-xorg (and other two related packages) yielded problems to launch game brutalchess. Upon restarting, I got a blackscreen with cursor in the middle instead of sddm initialization.
I used XFdrake in recovery mode to fix it. Everything seems fine now.
I have rebooted a few times since then. I can’t see any error message at Xorg.0.log.old, maybe I don’t know where to look for. I’m attaching Xorg.0.log and Xorg.0.log.old just in case someone else can find any clue.
PS: I had to add a suffix txt to comply with attachments restrictions in this site.
xorg.blacklist=nouveau is the trick not to have nouveau loaded at boot. I have a dual graphic laptop: intel + nvidia. General graphic support is provided by intel’s card. Nvidia is currently handled by bumblebee which loads nvidia drivers only upon request. If nouveau gets the scene at boot nvidia drivers won’t be loaded.
Thus, nvidia driver is not loaded at boot and it has nothing to do with the problem. I usually set intel’s graphic drivers to be load on boot using XFdrake.
Question to all of you once you get the black screen does screen revert to normal after reboot?
Does more drastic step like turning off computer completely and being sure to drain residual electrical energy by also turning of power supply and being sure all electricity is drained from computer before turning on again and restarting illuminate your screen? Remember after all the power is off and power supply is off you push the start button and about 15-20 seconds of electricity glows and bleeds off in a few spots before machine is really clear. Then you Wait 60-120 second and restart machine to see if screen illumines.
Do you read the logs yourself? The old log shows a nvidia driver being used see line 53. The current log does not. And the current log also shows that nouveau and nv drivers can’t load. So for some reason, maybe a kernel update, nvidia modules didn’t get loaded. Running XFdrake might fix.