Why do I have to update python, ms fonts, kernel, etc just to install oracle xe?

I'm still confused what are you seeing right now. Is it black screen with error above? For me, photo/screenshot will be really useful.


I get the above image error when I press ctrl alt f2
Otherwise it just jumps back and forth to blackscreen and login page

okay can you jumps to login page and login with your user?

When I login I get black screen again

Can you follow this instruction? Tutorial: How to magically fix most computers that will not boot after a manjaro update!


I can see tty again
screenfetch : command not found

okay, if you able to login it might sense to do sudo pacman -Syyuu at first, please put the output here.

error failed to init transaction (unable to lock database)
error could not lock database: file exist
if you're sure a package manager is not already running u can remove/var/lib/pacman/db.lck


  1. sudo rm -f /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
  2. sudo pacman -Syyuu
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Its updating1554790823727891625562505699940
Its asking for a number

use default number - 1

Its asking to delete a lot of files is it okay

Can you post the output here please, using </> button, or at least the screen


can you run sudo paccache -r

Should I press ctrl x or z

yes, run sudo paccache -r then one more time sudo pacman -Syyuu

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