After updating Manjaro to the latest via Pamac and switching to the 5.19 kernel, I see a sort of extended, ghostly mouse cursor with extra background in the Plasma Wayland session. Logging into the Plasma X11 session doesn’t show the issue. I also tried going back to the 5.18 kernel, but that didn’t help either. I’m guessing some update in the graphics stack is at fault. It wasn’t a problem with earlier versions of KDE Plasma et al, but I can’t say which versions as I wasn’t paying attention when it was working fine.
A screen capture in spectacle also doesn’t show the issue; the cursor looks fine there. So I’m reduced to taking a photo with my cell phone:
I show some text from Info Centre as a comparison for scaling.
Info Centre says this:
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.97.0
Qt Version: 5.15.5
Kernel Version: 5.19.7-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
Memory: 7.8 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD RV770
There is also a bunch of information from Graphics → Wayland I could paste in if it would help.
I’d appreciate any pointers to help debug this issue, including if this is the right place to report it or not.
remove all customized plasma packages / plasmoids etc
remove all custom theming packages
reset all your customization to default Plasma Breeze including desktop
The reaoning behind is simple - if you apply 3rd party themes - you are in the danger zone of breaking functionality as those themes may not match upstream KDE - they may even be unmaintained - like the ones you find on kde look.
The trick to Plasma stable across updates is to keep as close to upstream as possible - apply as few customizations as possible.
Of course - if you have made no such customization … I have no idea.