My computer boots but i cant see any of the minimize or close buttons

I have a feeling it relates to my graphics drivers because that what i updated apparently incorrectly and was part of the way to fixing but the last post i made got deleted and i don’t want to guess which command will fix my computer and possible mess it up more.
result of mhwd -li


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

 video-modesetting            2020.01.13                true            PCI

any help will be very welcome i think i remember i had to reinstall a nvidia driver by a guy or girly named cscs

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Also, please use proper punctuation, this isn’t WhatsApp, an SMS or real life.

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inxi --full --admin --filter --width

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Ok sorry for poor punctuation on the last post

ystem:
  Kernel: 6.2.0-2-rt3-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.2-rt-x86_64
    root=UUID=0dcfe6eb-edc1-4f43-8d1b-32be3a9a08f0 rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 info: xfce4-panel vt: 7
    dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Framework product: Laptop (12th Gen Intel Core) v: A6
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Framework model: FRANMACP06 v: A6 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: INSYDE v: 03.04 date: 07/15/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 52.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 52.6/55.0 Wh (95.6%)
    volts: 17.4 min: 15.4 model: NVT Framewo type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: discharging cycles: 55
CPU:
  Info: model: 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P bits: 64 type: MST AMCP
    arch: Alder Lake level: v3 note: check built: 2021+
    process: Intel 7 (10nm ESF) family: 6 model-id: 0x9A (154) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0x430
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 mt: 4 tpc: 2 st: 8 threads: 16 smt: enabled
    cache: L1: 1.1 MiB desc: d-8x32 KiB, 4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB, 8x64 KiB L2: 9 MiB
    desc: 4x1.2 MiB, 2x2 MiB L3: 18 MiB desc: 1x18 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2141 high: 2500 min/max: 400/4700:3400 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1142 2: 2500 3: 871
    4: 2500 5: 1237 6: 2500 7: 2500 8: 2500 9: 2500 10: 1011 11: 2500 12: 2500
    13: 2500 14: 2500 15: 2500 16: 2500 bogomips: 79872
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Framework
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.2 process: Intel 10nm built: 2021-22+
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:46a6 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek Laptop Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 2-7:2 chip-ID: 0bda:5634
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.10 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2256x1504 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 596x397mm (23.46x15.63")
    s-diag: 716mm (28.19")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x095f built: 2019 res: 2256x1504
    hz: 60 dpi: 201 gamma: 1.2 size: 285x190mm (11.22x7.48") diag: 343mm (13.5")
    ratio: 3:2 modes: 2256x1504
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio vendor: Framework
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:51c8 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.2.0-2-rt3-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: off tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pacat,pactl,pavucontrol
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: a6:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp166s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 2-10:4 chip-ID: 8087:0032
    class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 290.78 GiB (31.2%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WDS100T3X0C-00SJG0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 111130WD temp: 27.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 915.53 GiB (98.32%)
    used: 290.78 GiB (31.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 312 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 521 Uptime: 17h 52m wakeups: 2 Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 15.34 GiB used: 3.7 GiB (24.1%) Init: systemd v: 255
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
  Packages: 1350 pm: pacman pkgs: 1334 libs: 413 tools: pamac,trizen
  pm: flatpak pkgs: 10 pm: snap pkgs: 6 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.21
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.31

This kernel is no longer supported, in addition it’s a real-time-kernel, is there a good reason for using this?

When I try to use a later version it causes a kernel panic. I think I need to update drivers but don’t know the correct command or to see which one I need because last time I tried that it put my computer into the state it is currently in.

You should address this (in a separate thread) or you will get into real trouble sooner or later.

It is good practice to have at least 2 kernels installed.
One of them a LTS kernel.
:footprints:

mhwd-kernel -l
available kernels:
   * linux419
   * linux510
   * linux515
   * linux54
   * linux61
   * linux65
   * linux66
   * linux67
   * linux61-rt
   * linux65-rt
   * linux66-rt

6.5 and 6.7 are not LTS, (Please dont use *-rt)


This may be related to the theme, or to settings in your DE. This is not an area that I know well.

A few uncomfortable questions to answer yourself:

  • Do you keep a record of the changes you make?
  • Have you set up your system so that a rollback to a previous state(snapshot) is possible?
  • Do you have backups?