[OPEN] ALCI-ISO-PURE - Misbehavior during user login on GDM

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d31m0s
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Hello!
Few days ago I landed on this wonderful project because I was developing a custom OS based on Arch Linux. I built my distro with all what I needed and I used ALCI for building an ISO installer (because I see ALCI is comfortable for making it).

I make the installer in a right way (also thank you for the YT videos of Erik), the only issue was that, when I enter by liveuser on the login window, or by my user after the installation of the OS, when I insert the password and I press Enter, the system spawns some strings cause by an unknown misbehavior:

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And it remains on this state for about 20 seconds or more. If I use autologin, I enter directly without this issue.

So, I did a test with a alci-iso-pure (https://github.com/arch-linux-calamares ... i-iso-pure) and I built the installer without touching the package list file. After the installation I got the cli-only environment, so I installed gdm, gnome and then I executed systemctl enable gdm and I rebooted for getting the login GUI window. At the login page, when I inserted the password of the user, I got the same misbehavior. Is it a bug on alci-iso-pure when interfacing with gdm?

Furthermore, I'm new on ArcoLinux project, but I have some doubts on how to lead my project. My basic assumptions are:
- OS based on Arch Linux
- Using GNOME 42
- Use GDM as display manager
- Use only the minimal services and applications I need for the purpose of the OS (for this reason I started with Arch Linux and alci-iso-pure).
- Building a customized installer as Calamares style

On ArcoLinux project I see a lot of stuff like ALCI, CARLI, ArcoLinux itself and so on, so my further question is:
am I right I built the installer for my OS by using ALCI (in particular alci-iso-pure) or I needed to follow a different path/instruments?

Is ALCI the most suggested instrument to build a custom calamares-based installer for my OS?

Sorry for my long post.
Thank you in advance!
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erikdubois
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That is actually how Arch Linux likes it.

Remove the file /etc/motd from the iso and it is gone.

It is only gdm that is affected

not sddm
not lightdm
not lxdm
not ly
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d31m0s
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Thank you for the answer @Erik.

Since I already built my own ISO with all I need, do you suggest to make it from scratch again by using CARLI? What CARLI can provide me more than making this ISO by a basic Arch Linux environment?
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more smaller adpatations

if you are missing tutorials or knowledge you are likely gonna find it on https://arcolinuxiso.com

it is really from A to Z over many many years

so updates and changes
so workflow
so tips
so calamares
so calamares dependencies and issues
...
Learn, have fun and enjoy.
But first use the power of the Arch Wiki
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then use the power of google
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