Raspberry Pi Specs:

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB RAM)
  • 32GB SD card with Ubuntu Server as the OS
  • Canakit case
  • Canakit fan
  • Three heat sinks

The Problem

I started with a freshly installed version of Ubuntu Server (20.4.1 LTS) on the SD card I have using the Raspberry Pi imager. It booted up successfully and proceeded to use the command sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade to update the pi. After that, I proceeded to install a desktop environment. I am attempting to make a modded Minecraft Server, so I decided that a GUI would make things easier. So I installed Lubuntu with sudo apt install lubuntu-desktop, as recommended from ubuntu.com, and chose SDDM as my Login Manager, as I learned that lightdm has had problems and would frequently freeze for me. I also found out that on a blog, Gnome also has some problems (having to manually select which one you want to use) and waited for that to finish. After finishing that I rebooted and had it freeze during boot, I waited all night for something to happen, after nothing happened I attempted to research the problem and diagnose it, although I could find nothing wrong in the bootlog and could also not find anyone with the same problem. So I wound up here. The last five lines in the boot terminal before it ended is this:

[  OK  ] Finished Permit User Sessions.
[   30.626350] cloud-init[1970]: Cloud-init v. 20.4.1-0ubuntu1~20.04.1 running 'modules:config' at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:31:02 +0000. Up 30.34 seconds.
[   32.259504] cloud-init[1976]: Cloud-init v. 20.4.1-0ubuntu1~20.04.1 running 'modules:final' at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:31:04 +0000. Up 31.94 seconds.
[   32.261881] cloud-init[1976]: Cloud-init v. 20.4.1-0ubuntu1~20.04.1 finished at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:31:04 +0000. Datasource DataSourceNoCloud [seed=/dev/mmcblk0p1] [dsmode=net]. Up 32.24 seconds

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!

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