I had some problems with the hard disk, and have now replaced it
I reinstalled Manjaro (17.1.7. x86-64) and then updated.
When I boot up, I end up with the black screen. But when I type control, Alt, F2 and type startx at the terminal, I then get the desktop. I should be able to avoid this stage.
I also find that after a period the screen becomes black and I am told that the screen locker is broken. I then need to type control, Alt, F1 and login ctl unlock-session c3, then type control, Alt, F2 to get the desktop back
I switched off in Power Management - the screen energy saver, so I am surprised that get the black screen and the message. This problem reoccurs.
Can you advise?
I have now found the button that controls the Lock Screen and have unchecked it.
I think that startx should be put in Autostart, but the menus do not include this programme!
I have just checked my home folder and note that .xinirc is present. Should this file not start the gui automatically?