Install linux clear lost

Black screen after installation. Linux clear lost.

ssh username@ip.ad.dres.ss
sudo swupd bundle-add x11-tools
sudo reboot

Why are these problems not fixed immediately?
I haven’t been able to install the system for a month.

Is your complaint the same as this? I can’t tell. See also this.

I think I had the same problem as he has.
The install usb works perfectly, but after installing Clear Linux into pc and booting, you are greeted with a black screen which has underscore is blinking, and after a short moment the blinking stops and the underline freeze on screen.

I went through the logs and after fiddling around I found out that installing x11-tools helps.
Can’t remember was it setxkbmap or xrandr that was failing because something was missing.

I am guessing you mean installing x11-tools at the time of the initial installation, as an optional bundle, right?

Nope, I had to do this with ssh connection to clear linux, because of the black screen.
But after installing this optional bundle and rebooting, the picture worked just fine.

So you’re telling me that you actually could ssh into what is apparently a failed installation? :astonished: I’ve always been tempted to discard it completely! Thanks for the tip! You may want to add this tip here, so that the devs can see it, and (ideally) fix it.

Otherwise, one can simply install it with the initial installation as an optional bundle … that is, assuming it shows up in the list of optional bundles. Failing that, maybe resort to command line, though I have yet to figure that one out.

No no no, the installation to pc was SUCCESSFUL with the reboot!
Only thing is that it won’t boot up in the GUI. Everything else is being loaded.
And of course this means ssh works after a complete system start, and you can login with the freshly created user account.

I could actually test this again soon, been tempting to try Clear Linux with Xorg (because Synergy works only in Xorg :frowning: )

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Thanks, good to know! Please make a note of your findings in the Github thread I indicated above.

Otherwise, that Synergy … thingie sure looks like a nice piece of SW! Anyway, I am sure that it’ll become adapted to Wayland soon. My gripes are with the lack of remote desktop software in Wayland, yet I am still running CL on all my computers. :blush: I am, at this point, pinning my hopes on Rustdesk.

I’ll add my plug for Barrier here too :wink:

Did you know that the two active developers switched to a new “fork” of barrier?

v3.0 is in the works, which should afaik support wayland.

Ok, I just confirmed my “fix” for this problem. I reinstalled the latest 39630 version and I was greeted yet again with blank screen and blinking underscore (which frozed up after blinking shortly).

ssh logged in and here’s the journalctl output for the problem:

Pastebin link for the errors

Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't find file "rules/evdev" in include paths
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: There are no include paths to search
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: 5 include paths could not be added:
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /etc/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /usr/share/X11/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't look up rules 'evdev', model 'pc105', layout 'us', variant '', options ''
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't find file "rules/evdev" in include paths
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: There are no include paths to search
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: 5 include paths could not be added:
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /etc/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /usr/share/X11/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't look up rules 'evdev', model 'pc105+inet', layout 'us', variant '', options ''
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't find file "rules/evdev" in include paths
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: There are no include paths to search
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: 5 include paths could not be added:
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.config/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /var/lib/gdm/.xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /etc/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR:         /usr/share/X11/xkb
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 org.gnome.Shell.desktop[701]: xkbcommon: ERROR: Couldn't look up rules 'evdev', model 'pc105+inet', layout 'us', variant '', options ''
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 gnome-shell[701]: Unable to load configured keymap: rules=evdev, model=pc105+inet, layout=us, variant=, options=
Jul 15 17:07:48 clr-7f8e8f30faaf4773b0946d45851bc945 kernel: gnome-shell[755]: segfault at 80 ip 00005620f89f8e10 sp 00005620c27faec8 error 4 cpu 3 in libxkbcommon.so.0.0.0[5620f89e0000+21000] likely on CPU 3 (core 1, socket 0)

All I did was what I previously told:

sudo swupd bundle-add x11-tools
sudo reboot

and voilà! I have a GUI on my screen.

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We’re making changes to have that be automatic going forwards.

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Why did that happen in the first place? What changed? :thinking:

… … … … … :person_shrugging: … … … … …

Great thank you very much everyone. I can try to install again soon.

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I was trying to get around the forum limitations on minimum message length. I think I’ve gotten too used to instant messaging services like discord.

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