Updated the system the other day and a few unusual things happened.
No WiFi. I awoke today to find it miraculously fixed itself and I can now use WiFi.
The Xfce Power Manager icon is now a white, generic “photo icon” and some of the functions of buttons in the system tray are not working as normal. Though right and left-clicking them seems to produce the normal behavior, all the items preceding that Xfce Power Manager “photo icon” in the tray don’t have the normal mouse hover feedback, like the underline, and their tooltips appear below the region which means they are drawn off the bottom of the screen (I can see only two-pixels-worth of the top of the tooltips, running along the bottom of that part of the screen. I can’t remember the normal operation of the Xfce Power Manager button but if I left-click it (its a generic “photo icon”) it does nothing, if I right-click, there’s a menu with “Presentation mode” and “Settings…”. Clicking those does work at least.
The pamac-manager has a broken ‘Preferences’ screen, ie. there is no ‘Save’ button in the bottom-right corner of the Preferences window anymore so I cannot make changes to preferences in pamac-manager, and I need to make a change. The setting is affecting how I can update over the cli.
Yes, I made a mistake and used pamac rather than pacman. I normally (basically always) use pacman over the cli but tried to install a program from a pkg.tar.zst file and it started updating everything. I didn’t want to stop it. Regardless pamac-manager is now partly broken.
I tried uninstalling it so I could reinstall, with:
sudo pacman -R pamac-manager
…but all I got was:
error: target not found: pamac-manager
There is no man page for pamac-manager nor any info on it at wiki dot archlinux dot org . I assume its part of pamac but preferences still affect pacman. I was referred here by ToZ . Can I reinstall pamac with pacman without breaking stuff in some kind of bizarre infinate loop of uninstallage?