- Ubuntu Mate
- Ubuntu 20.04
- with Linux 5.4.0-42-generic
I have also tried changing the Kernel version to
Linux 188.8.131.52-generic, but the symptoms persist.
After rebooting my laptop, I attempted a login as usual. This time, however, I get a black screen and no use of keyboard or mouse that I can tell. Once this has happened, I can't do anything but hold the power button. Ctrl+Alt+F1 does nothing in this state.
If instead of logging in with the GUI, I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 from the login screen, tty1 comes up and I can log in perfectly fine from there with no issue.
From there, I tried
startx with nothing happening, except an IO error, which may be the cause. If I do
sudo startx the GUI boots mostly fine, with some strange glitches here and there.
I have not recently installed any strange packages that I'm aware of, but I did hold the power button during the shutdown cycle, since it was taking longer than normal. I did this right before things went wrong, so it could be that as well.
One other thing to note is that I'm getting messages about having 1GB of space left, while the Disk Usage Analyzer says I have 13GB. Which one is wrong and what the implications are to this issue, I'm not sure.
Any insight is appreciated!