Arch template not running after install 4.2 qubes

i installed the template and created an app vm, it doesn’t open at all, i installed it through the ui of the qubes os which allows installing templates

Doesn’t update through the ui either, of qubes os

Qubes os 4.2 R4.2

I use AppVMs from the archlinux template.

From Qubes Template Manager (i.e. : qvm-template-gui) ?

[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-template list
Installed Templates
archlinux              0:4.2.0-202309141139  qubes-templates-community

In Qubes-OS 4.2, you update the archlinux template from the template it self because it fails from Qubes OS Update. You open a root terminal for the template:

[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-run --user root archlinux xterm

and run the ArchLinux OS update:

[root@archlinux ~]# pacman -Syu

Try the above template update, then retry the AppVM. If it failed, explore the below different ways, try to understand and give us the error messges or logs:

  • start a terminal from Application menu
  • start the AppVM from the Qube Manager and start a terminal (Run terminal from Qubes Domains tray bar applet)
  • start an AppVM terminal with qvm-run (for example if your AppVM name is test-archlinux):
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-run test-archlinux xterm
Running 'xterm' on test-archlinux
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