I have encountered some show-stopping issues on a freshly delivered librem 13 laptop.
- The screensaver would not allow me to enter my password to unlock the session. I had to use
loginctl in a separate tty.
- On restart,
gdm3 will not start at all.
F2 will drop me in in a tty just fine, but I cannot startx as the system didn’t boot with systemd, and
service gdm3 start fails silently.
dpkg-reconfigure reports that the gdm3 install is broken, but I am having major problems reinstalling since I cannot easily connect to wifi without the window manager and a valid gnome-session.
Any advice would be helpful here.
Assuming lots of things here, but once in tty, try the command
Chances are you’ll get wifi connection as easily as in gnome session.
I managed to resolve this, which involved the following steps:
- Get a USB-ethernet cable
- Plug in ethernet cable
- Get interface name of ethernet connection when activated, add to
/etc/network/interfaces, by adding the line
iface enx00e04c68001e inet dhcp so that a DNS lease would be acquired. (Your interface name will vary).
- Once in, I reinstalled
gdm3, and found I also had to reinstall the entire
Following this, I was able to log in again to a graphical shell. I also made sure to install the
network-manager package so that I would have access to
nmtui in the future.
Later I encountered significant issues with start up jobs blocking boot. This was mitigated by removing
plymouth from the system, so for now I have a less pretty boot, but it is much more reliable.