Hello again everyone. I have somewhat of a curious problem now. my desktop does nor work. because I don not know the appropriate technical term to explain this; I will tell every symptom I can see and pray someone has the wisdom to make it all better.
Desktop icons disappeared. they are nowhere to be found.
Me clicking to the blank space in desktop (right or left) has no apparent effect on anything. but if I right clicked it; the first attempt to go to another window with alt+tab does not work. The focus goes to that new window; but the display stays firmly on the desktop.
I can not change the background image (nothing happens when I change it).
Every other thing in the computer works just fine. I can still open and operate anything from the Whisker menu.
I have NO idea what triggered this. the first time it happened (about 2 weeks ago) I was able to solve the problem with a simple restart and everything worked just fine. but in about 3 or 4 days; a reboot would not be able to make a solution anymore.
thanks for everything. have a nice day.
Edit: I wanted to post inxi -Fxz output but it said “you cant post links”. it’s kernel linux5.9.16-1 if that’s important.
just please feel free to ask anything regarding to the machine itself.
Edit 2: inxi -Fxz output
System: Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X550VC v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X550VC v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: X550VC.222 date: 01/22/2014 CPU: Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3230M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 cache: L2: 3 MiB flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20762 Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 3: 1312 4: 1201 Graphics: Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 Device-3: Chicony USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-1.3:4 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: intel,nouveau unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) v: 4.2 Mesa 21.0.1 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.9.16-1-MANJARO running: yes Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave driver: ath9k v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.2 IF: enp4s0f2 state: down mac: <filter> Bluetooth: Device-1: IMC Networks Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-1.1:5 Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 698.64 GiB used: 80.72 GiB (11.6%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD7500BPVT-75A1YT0 size: 698.64 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 686.38 GiB used: 80.72 GiB (11.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 Swap: Alert: No swap data was found. Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3000 Info: Processes: 209 Uptime: 20m Memory: 3.73 GiB used: 1.54 GiB (41.2%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1338 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 inxi: 3.3.04