Please bear with me. This appears to be a different problem than other login blank screen/loop issues in this forum and the PureOS Tracker.
I am using PureOS on a Librem 13v3 with updates through 7/2. I use long passwords, so sometimes I mistype and have to go through the login again. Here is new behavior that I noticed recently:
- System boots normally to login screen after decryption.
- I enter the wrong password for my user ID.
- Re-prompted for password.
- I enter the correct password.
- Screen goes blank appearing to try to display the Gnome desktop.
I write appearing because what I end with is a mouse cursor and a blank screen. If I hit the Menu button (stacked icon) on the keyboard, I get a balloon with Copy, Paste, Show text. That leads me to think the system is still expecting a password.
Ctrl+Alt+F2 also yields a blank screen.
I have done “dpkg --configure -a”. The tracker item Gnome login screen does not start does not seem applicable; I do not think I am really logged in.
I have to power off to recover, though there may be some key sequence that could restore the screen of which I am unaware. (Interestingly, though my power switch is configured to power off, it actually suspends unless I hold it down for a long time.)
This is reproducible. I do not have problems when I type the correct password the first time, so this is a minor issue.
Before I run off to open a new tracking item, has anyone else seen this behavior? Thanks.