Gnome layout switcher resets at every boot

I’m new on manjaro but I have a problem. On each startup, the settings of the gnome layout switcher are reset. It’s particularly annoying for the firefox theme.
Thanks for answers :grinning:

Here is the output of the following command: inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

  Kernel: 5.13.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64 
  root=UUID=03d5dda7-dbbf-4c2c-857e-1ab76f9fe85b rw quiet splash apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=9409ec23-83f8-47f4-9fe9-9ece5498c2de 
  Desktop: GNOME 40.4 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.1 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6410 v: 0001 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0667CC v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A04 
  date: 07/08/2010 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: N/A condition: N/A volts: 6.7 min: 11.1 
  model: SMP DELL TX28306 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 
  serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
  RAM: total: 3.7 GiB used: 2.19 GiB (59.2%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 M 520 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Nehalem family: 6 model-id: 25 (37) stepping: 2 microcode: 11 cache: 
  L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 19162 
  Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 1199/2400 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1463 2: 1340 3: 1463 4: 1394 
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept est flexpriority 
  flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pni popcnt pse pse36 
  pti rdtscp rep_good sep smx ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall 
  tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc vme vmx vnmi vpid xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Dell Latitude E6410 driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300 
  Display: wayland server: 1.20.13 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: i915 note: n/a (using device driver) - try sudo/root display-ID: 0 
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 21.2.1 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Dell Latitude E6410 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:3b56 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: no 
  Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell Latitude E6410 
  driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 7040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:10ea 
  class-ID: 0200 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n 
  vendor: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card driver: wl v: kernel 
  modules: bcma port: 7000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4353 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-3: Dell F3607gw v2 Mobile Broadband Module type: USB 
  driver: cdc_acm,cdc_ether,cdc_wdm bus-ID: 2-1.6:5 chip-ID: 413c:8184 
  class-ID: 0202 serial: <filter> 
  IF: wwp0s29u1u6i6 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Message: No bluetooth data found. 
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
  Message: No RAID data found. 
  Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 26.63 GiB (11.4%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST9250410AS 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: MBR 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: PLDS model: DVD+-RW DU-8A3S rev: KD02 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 8 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 224.74 GiB size: 220.16 GiB (97.96%) 
  used: 26.63 GiB (12.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: N/A 
  uuid: 03d5dda7-dbbf-4c2c-857e-1ab76f9fe85b 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.14 GiB used: 420 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: swap 
  uuid: 9409ec23-83f8-47f4-9fe9-9ece5498c2de 
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0020 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0020 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-5: 2-1.1:3 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0608 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-6: 2-1.1.1:6 info: Apple Hub in Aluminum Keyboard ports: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 300mA chip-ID: 05ac:1006 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2- info: Apple Aluminum Keyboard (ISO) type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: apple,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s power: 20mA 
  chip-ID: 05ac:0221 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 2-1.2:4 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID 
  driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: 2-1.6:5 info: Dell F3607gw v2 Mobile Broadband Module 
  type: Communication,Abstract (modem),CDC-Data,Mobile Direct Line 
  driver: cdc_acm,cdc_ether,cdc_wdm interfaces: 11 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 20mA chip-ID: 413c:8184 class-ID: 0202 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: 2-1.8:7 info: Broadcom BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor 
  type: Smart Card driver: N/A interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 0a5c:5800 class-ID: 0b00 serial: <filter> 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: SODIMM C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
  Processes: 320 Uptime: 1d 34m wakeups: 13 Init: systemd v: 248 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: 1321 pacman: 1312 lib: 340 
  flatpak: 0 snap: 9 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.06```

I have had this problem since installing the system for about 2 weeks. I specify  that my laptop is a very old one (about 10-13 years)

Thanks Fabby for your help.
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:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

  1. Please read this:
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    and press the three dots below your post and press the :pencil2: to give us more information so we can see what’s really going on.
    Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies… :grin:
  2. An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information for us to be able to help you. (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
    Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.
  3. Has this always been like that or is it a recent issue?


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Please read this:

Then install an LTS kernel and try again.

If that didn’t solve the problem, does this also happen in a newly created user? (E.G. quegzacov2)


A workaround will be to remove layout switcher from startup applications. That worked for me.

I finally installed the latest LTS kernel (5.10) and I removed the gnome-layout-manager from the startup application and it’s work. Thanks for all :grinning:

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