Just reset my laptop and I've lost plasma?

So i boot into a blank screen as of today? Please help.

I tried switching to tty2 and running startx. I could only take a photo of the results as i cant copy anything.

Just to get your startx working:
startkde has long been replaced by startplasma-x11

As to the original problem: check journal for errors and check sddm.service (display manager) which is responsible for starting up x11.

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well iv tried executing startplasma-x11 in my console and tty2

i get this in my normal console (tty1)

❰greg❙~❱✘≻ startplasma-x11
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
“xmessage” ("-geometry", “500x100”, “Plasma seems to be already running on this display.\n”) exited with code 11
Plasma seems to be already running on this display.

and on tty2
$DISPLAY is not set or cannont connect to Xserver

I have run cp /etc/skel/.xinitrc ~/.xinitrc , it did change my startkde to startplasma-x11. I have rebooted but it still fails.

Not sure how to reset my sddm back to default without a GUI?

i checked journalctl -b | grep -i ‘sddm.service’ but there is nothing there.

tried “startx” in my console

❰greg❙~❱:heavy_check_mark:≻ journalctl -b | grep -i ‘sddm.service’
❰greg❙~❱✘≻ startx

/usr/lib/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
^Cxinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: unexpected signal 2
Couldn’t get a file descriptor referring to the console.

in tty2

It kinda loaded something but just a blank/black screen with a mouse cursor :frowning:

I have managed to change my sddm back to “breath” but it still fails to show plasma when rebooted.

ah thank you for the link, as described on that link the problem is event calendar. I have removed it and we are back up and running but i use event calendar a whole load, so what do i use now?

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In such cases it’s better to check for all errors since booting up:

$ journalctl -b -p err

and if looking at a special service:

$ systemctl status sddm.service

Ah, nice. Glad you solved it.

Probably waiting for a fix/workaround is enough as the problem seems to be “universal” (as in: hitting all installations atm). One never knows how long that might take though :man_shrugging:

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So it seems the dev of event calendar has already fixed the problem. Black Screen on Login / Crash on Arch/Manjaro (Qt 5.15.1) (EventCalendar v68 and below) · Issue #154 · Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar · GitHub

So the problem was that there was a conflict between a widget installed by the “normal” widget install method (panel context, add widget, etc) and/or the main package manager method (yay -S plasma5-applets-eventcalendar). It seems that if you installed it via the “panel add widget” then it was never updated, which leaves me wondering, do widgets / sddm’s / icon packs etc, those kinda of installers get updated at all?

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