Hey, I am not entirely sure what might have caused this issue, since I installed quiet a few things and updated my system in one session, but after I rebooted my laptop my GUI was buggy, this showed in the Application launcher which did not display images anymore. Also my Taskbar is completely green and my items on the desktop have no icons. Here is one example:
Does someone have an idea what the problem might be?
Thanks in advance
I suspect the update did not finish, or was incomplete, or something like that. Try resyncing your system.
Open a terminal.
Run the following to make sure you mirror pool is correct:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5
This will select the 5 fastest mirrors to you.
Re-sync the package database and do the update:
pamac upgrade --enable-downgrade --aur --devel
Hold your thumbs, do a little dance, say a prayer, and
Hope it helps!
You’d do good to work through this:
Either when you use your system or shortly after login - a message appears - telling you there is updates available. When you click the message Pamac opens with the updates pane listing 100’s of packages ready to download/install on your system.
Almost per instinct you click the update now - provide your password and the flow begin.
Suddenly your screen goes blank - you wait - nothing happens.
You press CtrlAltF4 to access TTY - nothing happens - you wait - nothing happens.
It is likely you are using an unmaintained theme
Revert your global theme to Plasma default.
Remove any custom packages
Switch to TTY
Do a full system sync
Hey, this did not change anything for me. Do you have another idea?
I am using “breath dark” as a global theme, is it unmaintained?
I clicked the “Default” in “Global theme” and rebooted. I am not sure how I would do a full system sync,
sudo pacman -Syu did not have any updates
Just as an FYI — with a potential solution…
after each big update, all my adjustements (activities, wallpaper etc) have to be done again …
I am tired…and I don’t use any fancy software, only using the plasma setting manager.
I am thinking to move to a more stable DE…
If you are continuing to have issue with the desktop - try creating a new user and login using the new user. Use
Ctrl Alt T to open a new konsole window
sudo useradd -m testuser
If your issues goes away using the test user - the issue is with local user configuration.
I have the same problem with my laptop,
but only when an external monitor is connected on boot.
I don’t use custom themes, and this can be reproduced with a new user.
And there is nothing in
journalctl to indicate the real problem.
The solution for me: I connect the monitor only after logging in.
Another way is to restart
plasmashell after each login:
(kquitapp5 plasmashell || killall plasmashell) && kstart5 plasmashell
The panel is normal again, but
The save dialog window (
xdg-desktop-portal) shows invisible items for everything
Context menus (not all) are opened in full-screen (yes, the entire monitor) with invisible text
The superuser (
pkexec) dialog is invisible, the screen just goes black, I blindly type my password and press enter
Window titles have a strange monospaced font
and so on
The issue persists even when on another user
This is exactly my problem, and restarting the plasmashell fixes it. Your solution works, but I would prefer not to type this in every time I reboot. When did this bug started for you?
EDIT: It doesnt fix everything, my titles are still the wrong font
Can I somehow downgrade my plasma version? I heard 5.24.6 was very stable
Check this out
KDE plasma bugs after each update [Stable Update] 2022-09-12 - #104 by Aragorn
But I am not sure, that it will work after openssl 3.0 lands in stable branch (there will be a lot of rebuilds for the packages).