My desktop is just... gone, after updating to Linux54

After updating to the newer Kernel yesterday, I restarted my machine. Everything was fine, until I noticed that my wallpaper wasn’t loading. After a short time, It wasn’t the wallpaper, but the entire dekstop instead. Interacting with it is no use: right-clicking won’t show any options. I’m finding myself with a black background now; but atleast the panel is still here. I didn’t find any solutions online, and I hope asking for help on the forum could lead me to a solution.

Hi!

If you can open terminal then run:

sudo systemctl restart display-manager

to restart the xserver.

There could be some changes in configurations of newer updates. Could check if there are any pacnew or pacsave files?

sudo updatedb && locate --existing --regex "\.pac(new|save)$"
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Tried the first command: didn’t work

This is the output of the second command:

/boot/grub/grub.cfg.pacsave
/etc/locale.gen.pacnew
/etc/shadow.pacnew
/etc/default/grub.pacsave
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf.pacnew
/etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-04-19_00-00-01/localhost/boot/grub/grub.cfg.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-04-19_00-00-01/localhost/etc/locale.gen.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-04-19_00-00-01/localhost/etc/default/grub.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-04-19_00-00-01/localhost/etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-07-15_21-00-01/localhost/boot/grub/grub.cfg.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-07-15_21-00-01/localhost/etc/locale.gen.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-07-15_21-00-01/localhost/etc/shadow.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-07-15_21-00-01/localhost/etc/default/grub.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-07-15_21-00-01/localhost/etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/boot/grub/grub.cfg.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/etc/locale.gen.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/etc/shadow.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/etc/default/grub.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/etc/fonts/fonts.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-08-15_22-00-03/localhost/etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/boot/grub/grub.cfg.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/etc/locale.gen.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/etc/shadow.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/etc/default/grub.pacsave
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/etc/fonts/fonts.conf.pacnew
/timeshift/snapshots/2020-09-12_22-00-02/localhost/etc/security/limits.d/10-gcr.conf.pacnew

I’m an idiot… I didn’t I simply unistalled XfceDesktop… Everything is good now. Thanks

Can this not be had by pacdiff -o ?

@Aless4ndro18
You might want to deal with your pacnew/pacsave files.