I idiotically just borked my whole new Manjaro install with a stupid decision.
Maybe this is life telling me to take the opportunity to install Arch, which I cbf doing before, now that I think I gotta start over anyway.
Oooh or maybe Salient OS, been hearing good things about it.
@freedcreative what decision was that?
@dualhammers Was trying to get jack audio working with Bitwig. Saw someone say they'd had success uninstalling & reinstalling a particular package. I uninstalled and reinstalled said package, not realising it was some type of critical package for Xorg.
I think I messed up some dependencies and now X won't start at all.
Still, I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about Salient OS for gaming and multimedia, exactly what I need, so it might be a happy accident.
@freedcreative looking forward to reading how it goes for you. :)
@dualhammers For some reason since I installed this Nvidia card absolutely no live USB will boot unless it already has the proprietary drivers in it. :(
Salient offers a really nice post install script to get Nvidia drivers going, but I can't access it.
I tried nomodeset and related things, but no joy. Oh well.
@dualhammers I fixed it!
I thought, well if I'm going to do something like an Arch install anyway, I might as well go through the install process on the system I'm trying to fix and see which part shows up as not already being there.
Turns out *somehow* removing that package took the entirety of KDE Plasma with it. I really don't know how I managed to do that.
Lesson learned, don't remove packages I know nothing about. Got it.
@Katsudon Thank you! I will definitely be more careful in future.
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