Manjaro XFCE won’t start

For me this is a sign that you need to follow this

  1. It's a reinstall
  2. Yes it was, but I reinstalled it because I had problems with it(a bit hard to explain)
  3. I think I haven't?

A summary maybe? We can read minds as well, but we need a first glance! :wink:

For example, depending your reinstallation method, you may have chosen wrong partitions, or something else.
It seems your /home partition is not found on boot.

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Ok, before I answer your answers, I entered sudo e2fsck /dev/sda4 and turns out, that partition has problems, so I clicked y whenever the pacman asks, and finally now my laptop can boot by itself! I was so happy at the moment, but then, there's a little problem


That is not what my desktop looks like.. and now the data in that partition is missing

How, where? Did you try this from a Live ISO or other system, or from inside your running system?
Also post

grep -v ^# /etc/fstab | grep [[:alpha:]]
lsblk -f

Sorry, I cannot copy those logs because I cannot access anything

First fsck your root partition.

Then use [More Complicated Setups] section to boot up to Manjaro.
Provide output as stated in [If problem persists] section.

Probably your fstab uuid does not correspond with blkid.

And check if you have 'fsck' in your HOOKS line in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

grep keymap /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

turns out the problem is not in my root, it's in /home

I tried it from Live ISO

Post what was requested.

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UUID=ECAA-AB56                            /boot/efi      vfat    umask=0077 0 2
UUID=daee4e3a-8a18-472d-9632-055c8bfcf9da /              ext4    defaults,noatime 0 1
UUID=ada2587d-8104-4ae5-bc3b-f76250721967 /home          ext4    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=52c3bf9a-d4e9-4c59-b9e7-c67f7f3ca896 swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2

What about the rest???

lsblk -f
grep keymap /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
│    vfat         ECAA-AB56                             301,1M     0% /boot/efi
│    ext4         daee4e3a-8a18-472d-9632-055c8bfcf9da   55,5G    10% /
│    swap         52c3bf9a-d4e9-4c59-b9e7-c67f7f3ca896                [SWAP]
     ext4   DIO!!!!
                  ada2587d-8104-4ae5-bc3b-f76250721967    363G     0% /home
sdb  iso966 MJRO1813
│                 2019-11-14-13-11-59-00                              
│    iso966 MJRO1813
│                 2019-11-14-13-11-59-00                     0   100% /run/media
     vfat   MISO_EFI

It seems you have made it to delete your home partition or contents!
In order to find the best solution, you have to explain what was done to your system.
Else, just re-configure your XFCE account as you prefer and restore your data from your backup.

Note: When someone asks for info, you have to try to do it, as suggested. It does not feel polite to make others ask you several times the same thing.
After all, it's you that ask for assistance... :man_shrugging:

So sorry, I was replying to other guys, besides I have work to do, so please don't take it to the heart

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I'm currently installing updates after I typed Sudo pacman -Syu
the account is fine, only the data from sda4 is missing

Maybe this would help you

  1. Won't boot after hibernate
  2. A command A start job is running for ... (1s/1min 30s) is in my log after I powered off(because of number 1) everytime I boot
  3. Can't get to login screen because image
  4. At this point, I decided to sudo rm -rf /*
  5. I can't boot of course, then I tried to reinstall the OS, by using Live USB, and then a pop-out shows up which I forgot to photo, it failed to install
  6. I keep reinstalling the OS, and somehow it works!, but when I try to boot,image

And here we are...

It's a decision you are allowed to make.
But you deleted everything inside your /home partition as well.
If you didn't want that, you should have used --one-file-system flag.

sudo rm -rf--one-file-system /* 

then you are fine. I guess there was nothing too valuable :face_with_raised_eyebrow:.

heh, turns out nothing was missing!, I dunno why!

This problem is solved
Now after I changed the theme, background, etc
But the menu seems to be different than what I was using before..

Turns out, there is a parsing error in the menu..

Seems like this file /usr/share/applications/gcr-viewer.desktop is missing

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