All Icons are missing

I have followed the instructions posted in the following ticket: All desktop and menu icons missing.
I am having the exact same issue that he was going through.
I am very new to linux and I know there are things needed here to see what my system has but I am not sure what you need in this case.

Things I have done:

Update
Reboot
Clearing the cache (rm -rf ~/.cache/*)
Clearing the cache for the Icons (rm ~/.cache/icon-cache.kcache)
Added ibt=off to (rm ~/.cache/icon-cache.kcache)
Updated grub with ( sudo update-grub)
( sudo mhwd -r pci video-linux)
( sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300)
I did the last 2 because that was the solve for the other ticket.
I rebooted again and still have no icons in the taskbar, desktop, or the application launcher.

System Info:

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.76-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision 7750 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0WWTGG v: A02 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.17.0 date: 07/11/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 85.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 85.1/95.0 Wh (89.6%)
    volts: 12.5 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL CR72X13 status: full
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech MX Ergo Multi-Device Trackball
    charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i7-10850H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Comet Lake rev: 2 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 900 high: 901 min/max: 800/5100 cores: 1: 900 2: 900
    3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900 9: 900 10: 900 11: 900 12: 901
    bogomips: 64821
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104GLM [Quadro RTX 5000 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell
    driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 arch: Turing bus-ID: 01:00.0
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-11:5
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
    dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080 2: 1920x1080 3: 1920x1080
    4: 1920x1080~60Hz 5: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.1 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2)
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 6-2.3.2.4.3.1:9 bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
  Device-3: DisplayLink MB16AMT type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.76-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6
  IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152
    bus-ID: 6-2.4:4
  IF: enp57s0u2u4 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: vmnet1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: vmnet8 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-14:8
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 5.69 TiB used: 547.36 GiB (9.4%)
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SN256 size: 238.3 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Kingston model: SNVS2000G size: 1.82 TiB
    temp: 33.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP BK size: 3.64 TiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 1.79 TiB used: 547.36 GiB (29.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: luks-78704f2e-b6e7-4980-8264-d15cb45dabcb
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 456 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C pch: 67.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
Info:
  Processes: 357 Uptime: 1h 38m Memory: 30.99 GiB used: 7.91 GiB (25.5%)
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1619
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.23

Hi @RUI_c, and welcome!

I don’t have any icons on my desktop. But it seems you didn’t try the obvious, and I haven’t read the other thread to know if you’ve tried this, so I’ll just suggest it:

Right click on your desktop, there should be an Icons sub-menu for everything you need. As I said, I don’t have any so this is mine:

Thank you but that did not do anything for this issue.

Right click on desktop and choose Configure Desktop and Wallpaper...

In the settings for Wallpaper make sure Layout is set to Folder View

I apologize if the title is misleading.
I am missing all icons including my Desktop, Application launcher, System tray, and just anything that has an icon in general. I am even missing my clock and everything in that section as well.

I did, however, check this location you mentioned and it is in folder view.

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.76-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision 7750 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0WWTGG v: A02 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.17.0 date: 07/11/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 85.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 85.1/95.0 Wh (89.6%)
    volts: 12.5 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL CR72X13 status: full
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech MX Ergo Multi-Device Trackball
    charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i7-10850H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Comet Lake rev: 2 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 900 high: 901 min/max: 800/5100 cores: 1: 900 2: 900
    3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900 9: 900 10: 900 11: 900 12: 901
    bogomips: 64821
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 bus-ID: 00:02.0
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104GLM [Quadro RTX 5000 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell
    driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 arch: Turing bus-ID: 01:00.0
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-11:5
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
    dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080 2: 1920x1080 3: 1920x1080
    4: 1920x1080~60Hz 5: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.1 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2)
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 6-2.3.2.4.3.1:9 bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
  Device-3: DisplayLink MB16AMT type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.76-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6
  IF: eno2 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152
    bus-ID: 6-2.4:4
  IF: enp57s0u2u4 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: vmnet1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: vmnet8 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-14:8
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 5.69 TiB used: 547.36 GiB (9.4%)
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SN256 size: 238.3 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Kingston model: SNVS2000G size: 1.82 TiB
    temp: 33.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP BK size: 3.64 TiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 1.79 TiB used: 547.36 GiB (29.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
    mapped: luks-78704f2e-b6e7-4980-8264-d15cb45dabcb
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 456 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C pch: 67.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
Info:
  Processes: 357 Uptime: 1h 38m Memory: 30.99 GiB used: 7.91 GiB (25.5%)
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1619
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.23

Okay well I am not sure what happened but they are back.
Thank you for the suggestions!

Never mind, after a reboot they disappear again.
Interestingly enough though I have found what brings. (Even if only until reboot)
Right click on the desktop
Configure desktop and wallpaper
Add Image

After you click “Add Image” you wait a second or 2 and the screens all go black and the icons come back. (Again, until reboot.)

Didn’t know if this information would help someone better at Linux than I am to try and help solve the issue.

create a new test user, log out, log in with it and see if it has the same issue

I have tested that and the icons are there until I hover over them.
Once I hover over them they disappear.
Even on my main account I can still click the links for the applications but the image for the icon is gone.

i think youre the third user with this exact issue after updating to 5.26.2 … one solution was not installed the proper drivers, looks like thats not your case, second was downgrading plasma and the third just went away after some reboots…
you can check logs, maybe there will be some hint, but first do this:
kate /etc/environment
and add there this command:
QT_LOGGING_RULES='*=false'
this will disable useless logs, so that they are more readable, reboot and provide logs:
journalctl -b0 -p5 --no-pager

I have this exact same behavior after the last update. Will try to generate logging as indicated by the last post of this thread.

Update: this is the output of journalctl -b0 p5 --no-pager:

logging
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Linux version 5.15.76-1-MANJARO (builduser@fv-az214-469) (gcc (GCC) 12.2.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.39.0) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 29 14:22:16 UTC 2022
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64 root=UUID=7443cb87-20b5-45e1-a00e-505bcc3d6bff rw quiet resume=UUID=14ec51f8-58e4-41a1-b19d-6be6c7a44806 udev.log_priority=3
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Unknown kernel command line parameters "BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64", will be passed to user space.
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: MDS CPU bug present and SMT on, data leak possible. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/hw-vuln/mds.html for more details.
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #2
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #3
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #4
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #5
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #6
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel:  #7
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=2000 audit(1667935218.069:1): state=initialized audit_enabled=0 res=1
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ENERGY_PERF_BIAS: Set to 'normal', was 'performance'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: mtrr: your CPUs had inconsistent variable MTRR settings
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.6.0
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: pnp 00:05: disabling [mem 0xfffff000-0xffffffff] because it overlaps 0000:01:00.0 BAR 6 [mem 0xfff80000-0xffffffff pref]
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Initialise system trusted keyrings
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Key type blacklist registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Key type asymmetric registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Asymmetric key parser 'x509' registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Loaded X.509 cert 'Build time autogenerated kernel key: 68a427c4edde4c83cfe81268a7da6ca1fa25f99b'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Key type ._fscrypt registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Key type .fscrypt registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: Key type fscrypt-provisioning registered
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ata1.00: supports DRM functions and may not be fully accessible
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ata1.00: supports DRM functions and may not be fully accessible
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      Crucial_CT240M50 MU02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 468862128 512-byte logical blocks: (240 GB/224 GiB)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] supports TCG Opal
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ata2.00: ATA Identify Device Log not supported
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ata2.00: ATA Identify Device Log not supported
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      WDC WD7500BPKT-7 1A01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] 1465149168 512-byte logical blocks: (750 GB/699 GiB)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] 4096-byte physical blocks
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: random: lvm: uninitialized urandom read (4 bytes read)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.098:2): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=lvm2-monitor comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 systemd-random-seed[279]: Kernel entropy pool is not initialized yet, waiting until it is.
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.148:3): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-journald comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.158:4): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-udevd comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.271:5): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-udev-trigger comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.385:6): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-journal-flush comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: wmi_bus wmi_bus-PNP0C14:00: WQBC data block query control method not found
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: random: tlp-readconfs: uninitialized urandom read (4 bytes read)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: random: tlp-readconfs: uninitialized urandom read (4 bytes read)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000428-0x000000000000042F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000400-0x000000000000047F (\PMIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000540-0x000000000000054F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000055F (\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000540-0x000000000000054F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000530-0x000000000000053F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000055F (\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000530-0x000000000000053F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000052F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000055F (\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: SystemIO range 0x0000000000000500-0x000000000000052F conflicts with OpRegion 0x0000000000000500-0x0000000000000563 (\GPIO) (20210730/utaddress-204)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting gpio_ich
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.608:7): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-0f3a844f\x2ddb13\x2d4ded\x2d93b3\x2d7e86cf984864 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.611:8): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-fdc45707\x2da936\x2d46f0\x2da2e2\x2d496db1960a5a comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory database
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935222.721:9): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-tmpfiles-setup comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1667935222.725:10): prog-id=8 op=LOAD
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: dell_smm_hwmon dell_smm_hwmon: broken Dell BIOS detected, disallow fan support
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: at24 0-0050: supply vcc not found, using dummy regulator
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 polkitd[434]: Loading rules from directory /etc/polkit-1/rules.d
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 polkitd[434]: Loading rules from directory /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 polkitd[434]: Finished loading, compiling and executing 7 rules
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 polkitd[434]: Acquired the name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 on the system bus
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: random: crng init done
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: random: 9 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCI0.GFX0._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20210730/nsarguments-61)
nov 08 20:20:22 xps15 kernel: ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._DSM: Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20210730/nsarguments-61)
nov 08 20:20:23 xps15 kernel: r8169 0000:06:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: kauditd_printk_skb: 21 callbacks suppressed
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.271:32): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=ModemManager comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: dbus: fill_dict_with_properties dbus_interface=fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1.Interface.P2PDevice dbus_property=P2PDeviceConfig getter failed
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.391:33): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.445:34): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-backlight@leds:dell::kbd_backlight comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.485:35): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.578:36): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=alsa-restore comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 systemd[883]: ConfigurationDirectory 'bluetooth' already exists but the mode is different. (File system: 755 ConfigurationDirectoryMode: 555)
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.765:37): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=tlp comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:24 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935224.781:38): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=bluetooth comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1100 audit(1667935226.565:39): pid=905 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:authentication grantors=pam_permit acct="sddm" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1101 audit(1667935226.565:40): pid=905 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:accounting grantors=pam_permit acct="sddm" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1103 audit(1667935226.565:41): pid=905 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:setcred grantors=pam_permit acct="sddm" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 systemd[907]: pam_warn(systemd-user:setcred): function=[pam_sm_setcred] flags=0x8002 service=[systemd-user] terminal=[] user=[sddm] ruser=[<unknown>] rhost=[<unknown>]
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 systemd[907]: xdg-user-dirs-update.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 systemd[907]: xdg-user-dirs-update.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
nov 08 20:20:26 xps15 systemd[907]: Failed to start Update XDG user dir configuration.
nov 08 20:20:27 xps15 udisksd[924]: udisks daemon version 2.9.4 starting
nov 08 20:20:27 xps15 udisksd[924]: Acquired the name org.freedesktop.UDisks2 on the system message bus
nov 08 20:20:33 xps15 kernel: kauditd_printk_skb: 17 callbacks suppressed
nov 08 20:20:33 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1667935233.238:55): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=NetworkManager-dispatcher comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:43 xps15 ModemManager[449]: <warn>  [plugin/ericsson-mbm] could not grab port cdc-wdm0: Cannot add port 'usbmisc/cdc-wdm0', unhandled port type
nov 08 20:20:43 xps15 ModemManager[449]: <warn>  [plugin/ericsson-mbm] could not grab port cdc-wdm1: Cannot add port 'usbmisc/cdc-wdm1', unhandled port type
nov 08 20:20:54 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1667935254.831:56): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-hostnamed comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:20:54 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1667935254.901:57): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD
nov 08 20:20:54 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1667935254.901:58): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD
nov 08 20:20:54 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1334 audit(1667935254.901:59): prog-id=0 op=UNLOAD
nov 08 20:20:56 xps15 ModemManager[449]: <warn>  [modem0] modem couldn't be initialized: Couldn't check unlock status: Couldn't get SIM lock status after 6 retries
nov 08 20:20:56 xps15 ModemManager[449]: <warn>  [modem0] error initializing: Modem in failed state: sim-missing
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1100 audit(1667935295.728:60): pid=967 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:authentication grantors=pam_shells,pam_faillock,pam_permit,pam_faillock acct="patrick" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1101 audit(1667935295.728:61): pid=967 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:accounting grantors=pam_access,pam_unix,pam_permit,pam_time acct="patrick" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1103 audit(1667935295.728:62): pid=967 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:setcred grantors=pam_shells,pam_faillock,pam_permit,pam_faillock acct="patrick" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1006 audit(1667935295.728:63): pid=967 uid=0 old-auid=4294967295 auid=1000 tty=(none) old-ses=4294967295 ses=2 res=1
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1300 audit(1667935295.728:63): arch=c000003e syscall=1 success=yes exit=4 a0=8 a1=7fff1d88bd70 a2=4 a3=7fff1d88ba84 items=0 ppid=463 pid=967 auid=1000 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=2 comm="sddm-helper" exe="/usr/lib/sddm/sddm-helper" key=(null)
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1327 audit(1667935295.728:63): proctitle=2F7573722F6C69622F7364646D2F7364646D2D68656C706572002D2D736F636B6574002F746D702F7364646D2D6175746864333734316230332D373263302D343631382D626163652D373462633163626435376237002D2D69640031002D2D7374617274002F7573722F62696E2F7374617274706C61736D612D783131002D2D
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1667935295.758:64): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=user-runtime-dir@1000 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 systemd[969]: pam_warn(systemd-user:setcred): function=[pam_sm_setcred] flags=0x8002 service=[systemd-user] terminal=[] user=[patrick] ruser=[<unknown>] rhost=[<unknown>]
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1101 audit(1667935295.771:65): pid=969 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:accounting grantors=pam_access,pam_unix,pam_permit,pam_time acct="patrick" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1103 audit(1667935295.771:66): pid=969 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='op=PAM:setcred grantors=? acct="patrick" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
nov 08 20:21:35 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1006 audit(1667935295.771:67): pid=969 uid=0 old-auid=4294967295 auid=1000 tty=(none) old-ses=4294967295 ses=3 res=1
nov 08 20:21:36 xps15 NetworkManager[440]: <warn>  [1667935296.1553] device (wlp3s0): no secrets: No agents were available for this request.
nov 08 20:21:36 xps15 NetworkManager[440]: <warn>  [1667935296.5656] device (wlp3s0): Activation: failed for connection 'VRV95175B87C2'
nov 08 20:21:36 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: WPS-CANCEL
nov 08 20:21:38 xps15 polkitd[434]: Registered Authentication Agent for unix-session:2 (system bus name :1.39 [/usr/lib/polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1], object path /org/kde/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.UTF-8)
nov 08 20:21:38 xps15 pipewire[1225]: mod.rt: Can't find xdg-portal: (null)
nov 08 20:21:38 xps15 pipewire[1225]: mod.rt: found session bus but no portal
nov 08 20:21:38 xps15 pipewire-media-session[1226]: mod.rt: Can't find xdg-portal: (null)
nov 08 20:21:38 xps15 pipewire-media-session[1226]: mod.rt: found session bus but no portal
nov 08 20:21:39 xps15 pamac-tray-plas[1263]: updates_checker.vala:71: check updates
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: WPS-CANCEL
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: SME: Trying to authenticate with 4c:1b:86:5b:87:c3 (SSID='VRV95175B87C2' freq=5500 MHz)
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: Trying to associate with 4c:1b:86:5b:87:c3 (SSID='VRV95175B87C2' freq=5500 MHz)
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: Associated with 4c:1b:86:5b:87:c3
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: CTRL-EVENT-SUBNET-STATUS-UPDATE status=0
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=COUNTRY_IE type=COUNTRY alpha2=NL
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: WPA: Key negotiation completed with 4c:1b:86:5b:87:c3 [PTK=CCMP GTK=CCMP]
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 4c:1b:86:5b:87:c3 completed [id=0 id_str=]
nov 08 20:21:40 xps15 wpa_supplicant[642]: wlp3s0: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=-45 noise=9999 txrate=6000
nov 08 20:21:41 xps15 pulseaudio[1350]: stat('/etc/pulse/default.pa.d'): No such file or directory
nov 08 20:21:41 xps15 pulseaudio[1350]: Could not find org.bluez.BatteryProviderManager1.RegisterBatteryProvider(), is bluetoothd started with experimental features enabled (-E flag)?
nov 08 20:21:42 xps15 pamac-tray-plas[1263]: updates_checker.vala:101: 0 updates found
nov 08 20:21:46 xps15 systemd[908]: pam_warn(systemd-user:setcred): function=[pam_sm_setcred] flags=0x8004 service=[systemd-user] terminal=[] user=[sddm] ruser=[<unknown>] rhost=[<unknown>]
nov 08 20:21:46 xps15 kernel: kauditd_printk_skb: 16 callbacks suppressed
nov 08 20:21:46 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1667935306.088:78): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=user@966 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:46 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1667935306.141:79): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=user-runtime-dir@966 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
nov 08 20:21:50 xps15 kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1667935310.461:80): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=NetworkManager-dispatcher comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'

I hope someone (@brahma maybe?) can give me some hints what is going on. If you need more info please let me know.

theres nothing there in the logs unfortunately…
@ijskegel did you tried creating a test user and see if its affected too?

Yes, i have created a new test user. Performed a reboot. After first login with the new test user everything seems to be ok, but if I hover over an icon it disappears. After another reboot all icons are missing just as with the regular user.

I also notice font problems in some pop-up windows.

you can post output from:
inxi -G if you have the proper drivers, otherwise revert back if you have a timeshift backup, or downgrade only plasma:

you could also try switching to testing or even maybe unstable branch to see if its fixed there…

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Thanks for your help. If only I had timeshift setup it would have saved me now. Lesson learned, if I get this problem fixed setting up timeshift will be the first thing I’m going to do.

I’m not at my laptop right now so can not provide the output of the inxi command. I’ll try to do that tomorrow.

In the meantime I’ll be reading the link about downgrading plasma.

Update: This is the output of the inxi -G command. I think I have the correct drivers installed, or would it be better to install the proprietary nvidia drivers i.o. the nouveau one?

Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] driver: nouveau v: kernel
  Device-3: Quanta Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2HDM type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    dri: crocus,nouveau gpu: i915,nouveau resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 3.3 Mesa 22.2.1 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB
    GT2)

yes installing the proprietary drivers would be better, one user fixed his icon problem by installing the proper drivers…
but first add the ibt parameter to your kernel:
kate /etc/default/grub
and in this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT inside the quotes add this parameter:
ibt=off
dont remove anything from there!, just add it to existing parameters, save the file, update grub:
sudo update-grub

now install the proper drivers:
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

EDIT: you have the 390xx driver card, so do you have a optimus system?
post also output from:
mhwd -l -li

reboot and see if it helped

Note that my (very old) Dell laptop has a ‘optimus’ setup. In the past I installed bumblebee to get this setup working but since I do not use the machine for heavy graphics processing I decided that using only the internal (intel) graphics card was good enough.

I’m not sure if I can simply install the nonfree driver or if I need to do something else/more.

Wat does the ibt=off kernel parameter do?

yes heres my edit:

so yes, you are probably better off using nouveau instead of the 390/bumblebee/optimus … its a mess to set it up…
there are issues with nvidia if the ibt paramter is not set, it disables something in intel cpu, dont remember exactly …


you can try this also:

Tried the ibt=off kernel parameter but that did not fix it.

Before I switch to testing or maybe downgrading plasma I want to check one other thing. If I perform the actions as mentioned by @RUI_c plasma seems to crash and restart, after the restart everything is alright (until reboot).

Maybe the crash indicates what is wrong/missing on the system at that time. I will dig into the log files to see if I can find something.

P.S. @RUI_c apologies for hijacking your thread. Did you find a solution yet?