None of the GNOME settings menus open

  Kernel: 5.10.79-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64
  root=UUID=dad97322-5903-4ff0-9441-555f41020ef6 rw quiet apparmor=1
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.1 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20NFCTO1WW v: ThinkPad E595
  serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20NFCTO1WW serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO
  v: R11ET41W (1.21 ) date: 06/07/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.4 Wh (78.5%) condition: 43.8/45.3 Wh (96.8%)
  volts: 11.8 min: 11.1 model: SMP 01AV446 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
  status: Unknown cycles: 53
  RAM: total: 13.6 GiB used: 2.37 GiB (17.4%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen family: 17 (23) model-id: 18 (24)
  stepping: 1 microcode: 8108102 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 4 MiB
  bogomips: 33551
  Speed: 2150 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz):
  1: 1925 2: 2583 3: 1629 4: 1580 5: 1229 6: 1230 7: 1234 8: 1231
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
  bmi2 bpext clflush clflushopt clzero cmov cmp_legacy constant_tsc cpb cpuid
  cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid
  fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mca
  mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl
  npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb
  perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36
  rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni skinit smap smca sme
  smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 succor svm svm_lock syscall tce
  topoext tsc tsc_scale v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall wdt
  xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
  disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad E595 driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15d8 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera (1280x720@30) type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  bus-ID: 3-2:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b604 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: compositor: gnome-shell driver:
  loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (RAVEN DRM 3.40.0
  5.10.79-1-MANJARO LLVM 13.0.0)
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio
  vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad E595 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.1
  chip-ID: 1002:15de class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
  vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad E595 driver: N/A
  alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x bus-ID: 05:00.5
  chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad E595
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
  class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.79-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
  vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad E595 driver: r8168 v: 8.049.02-NAPI modules: r8169
  port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 04:00.0
  chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 48.28 GiB (10.4%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
  model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
  logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
  rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 40.9 C scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 80.8 GiB size: 79.03 GiB (97.81%) used: 48.25 GiB (61.1%)
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7 label: N/A
  uuid: dad97322-5903-4ff0-9441-555f41020ef6
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 259.5 MiB size: 258.9 MiB (99.80%)
  used: 31.1 MiB (12.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  label: SYSTEM uuid: 7640-B410
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required>
  label: N/A uuid: N/A
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 size: 236.53 GiB fs: ntfs label: Windows
  uuid: 01D56A0A8E345830
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 707 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
  uuid: 76E6521CE651DD45
  ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 size: 1000 MiB fs: ntfs label: WinRE_DRV
  uuid: 01D56A0A96426AD0
  ID-5: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6 size: 146.48 GiB fs: ntfs label: Games
  uuid: 94F22E63F22E4A36
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-1:2 info: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
  Device-2: 3-2:3 info: Chicony Integrated Camera (1280x720@30) type: Video
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
  chip-ID: 04f2:b604 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 1 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.2 C mobo: 0.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 55.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3300
  Processes: 306 Uptime: 11m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: 1354 pacman: 1339 lib: 393
  flatpak: 8 snap: 7 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: gnome-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.09

Any settings options I try to open, nothing happens. This could be right clicking display and trying ‘display settings’ or just ‘settings’ or going to power options, bluetooth/wifi options etc. in the top right - any sort of settings do not open.
Have had Manjaro GNOME installed for 2 years and normally any issues like this are resolved by disabling GNOME extensions, and/or updating these extensions. No luck this time.
I have tried changing themes as well.
Please advise if I can give any more info. - as per the “how to provide good info page” I am currently studying Computer Science and have spent many years as an IT/Printer Technician, but reasonably inexperienced with the inner workings of Linux.

I guess Xorg was default 2 years ago.

You are using Xorg or Wayland?


One diagnostic to trick to try is starting the settings from the terminal and see if there are any errors. You start the settings windows in the terminal with:
$ gnome-control-center

Did you remove gnome-control-center by accident? :wink:

Thanks for the quick response!
I must’ve uninstalled it accidentally.
Re-installing solved the problem.
Thanks all.

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