After boot/reboot sometimes my desktop does not load with the taskbar

@brahma @Zesko

# inxi -Faz

  Kernel: 5.15.60-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=ece9fde4-aa4e-441d-8ef7-db685b9c348e rw
    resume=UUID=41b019f3-091c-4ab7-88df-be4b1cf9cee1 quiet
    resume=UUID=41b019f3-091c-4ab7-88df-be4b1cf9cee1 udev.log_priority=3
  Console: pty pts/1 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision 5540 v: N/A serial: <filter>
    Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Dell model: 03DYVY v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.17.0
    date: 04/19/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 81.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 81.6/97.0 Wh (84.1%)
    volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL GPM0365 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: full
  Info: model: Intel Xeon E-2276M socket: BGA1440 (U3E1) note: check bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake level: v3 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4700 base/boost: 3465/4700 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 1.0 V ext-clock: 100 MHz
    cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800
    10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 bogomips: 67226
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable: eIBRS with unprivileged eBPF
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: DP-4,DP-5 off: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-6
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117GLM [Quadro T2000 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell
    driver: nouveau v: kernel non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-08)
    arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1fb8 class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-12:7 chip-ID: 0c45:6723 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1200 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1014x317mm (39.92x12.48")
    s-diag: 1062mm (41.83")
  Monitor-1: not-matched mapped: DP-1-1 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1200
    hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 518x324mm (20.39x12.76") diag: 611mm (24.05")
    modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: not-matched mapped: DP-1-2 pos: primary,right res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.54")
    modes: N/A
  Monitor-3: eDP-1 note: disabled model: Sharp 0x14ba built: 2019
    res: 1920x1080 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
    diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa
    22.1.6 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    bus-ID: 1-5.3.4:10 v: kernel chip-ID: 0bda:402e
    alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl class-ID: 0102
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 serial: <filter> chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Realtek USB Audio type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.60-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp59s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB
    driver: r8152 bus-ID: 4-1.4:4 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000
    serial: <filter>
  IF: enp58s0u1u4 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 583.59 GiB (61.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: PC601A NVMe 1TB
    size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 80001111
    temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 344d 6h cycles: 858 read-units: 236,504,284
    [121 TB] written-units: 89,904,164 [46.0 TB]
  ID-1: / raw-size: 62.5 GiB size: 61.22 GiB (97.95%) used: 28.35 GiB (46.3%)
    fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512.8 MiB size: 511.7 MiB (99.80%) used: 316
    KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 191 GiB size: 186.94 GiB (97.87%) used: 40.83 GiB
    (21.8%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C pch: 48.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau
    temp: 25.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2394 fan-2: 2404
  Processes: 291 Uptime: 20h 29m wakeups: 19 Memory: 62.44 GiB used: 4.98 GiB
  (8.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.1 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1568 pm: pacman pkgs: 1556 libs: 404
  tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 12 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.1.16
  running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.21

# journalctl -b0 -p4 --no-pager

it looks like you dont have installed nvidia drivers, provide output from:
mhwd -l && mhwd -li

[Applications]# mhwd -l && mhwd -li

0000:01:00.0 (0302:10de:1fb8) Display controller nVidia Corporation:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-470xx-prime 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-nvidia 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-nvidia-470xx 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI

0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:3e9b) Display controller Intel Corporation:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-470xx-prime 2021.11.04 false PCI
video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI
video-modesetting 2020.01.13 true PCI
video-vesa 2017.03.12 true PCI

Installed PCI configs:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!


I appreciate your help!
Just to help getting this nailed down. This was not happening before. So why would nvidea drivers have anything to do?

so you dont have it installed … so install them:
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

then open this file:
kate /etc/environment
and add there this line:
it will disable the kwin/qt logs, because the logs you provided were useless because of these kwin/qt logs …
then reboot

you are running open source nouveau drivers with nvidia, which is not good and can cause all kinds of graphical issues, so hopefully installing the proper drivers will fix the issue


Since i installed manjaro (about 1 month ago) this did not happen.
Likely software updates entanglement?

you never know with nvidia/noveau … if you installed the nvidia drivers and you no longer be experiencing the taskbar issue, you will know it was related to the open source drivers …
if you dont planning to use nvidia you can then disable it, so that its not powered and thus you prolong your battery life and reduce the temperatures - thats what i did on mine laptop …

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Will do. And report!

ok so if you no longer in the next days experience the taskbar issue, we can then disable the nvidia, if you dont want to use it …

Hi I have the same issue. It started less often but now happens pretty much every other time I restart/start the PC and I have to reboot 2-3 times to fix it. Sometimes when I log in the Manjaro splash screen loading gets stuck near the end for a bit before continuing.

I tried removing a whole lot of configs including plasma and changed to Breeze temporarily, didn’t help. Also I need the PC for Blender, I rather not fiddle with GPU drivers since the GPU seems to be working as good as it can with the drivers I have at the moment. I used to have terrible problems with the GPU drivers and Blender before. I can’t remember what exactly caused the problem, I think Noveau drivers? Not sure I’m a Linux noob.

Here’s the result of the command you asked OP about. Also I have no idea how to post this info so I hope it’s fine:

mhwd -l && mhwd -li  :heavy_check_mark:
0000:2b:00.0 (0300:10de:2206) Display controller nVidia Corporation:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2021.12.18               false            PCI
video-nvidia-470xx            2021.12.18               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI
 video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI
        video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

0000:2a:00.0 (0200:10ec:8168) Network controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

     network-r8168            2016.04.20                true            PCI

Installed PCI configs:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2021.12.18               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

Edit: It might actually be the drivers. Very rarely when I start my PC the login screen is on some ridiculously low res like 800x600, then I gotta log in and log out to go back to 1080p