Root directory not loading in Dolphin file manager

❯ inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host
  Kernel: 5.17.6-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: MSI product: MS-7922 v: 2.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: MSI model: Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922) v: 2.0
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 10.7
    date: 02/16/2016
  Device-1: hid-98:5a:eb:bf:ae:bd-battery model: Apple Keyboard serial: N/A
    charge: N/A status: discharging
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M325
    serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
    status: discharging
  RAM: total: 15.58 GiB used: 3.67 GiB (23.6%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i5-4690K bits: 64 type: MCP
    smt: <unsupported> arch: Haswell rev: 3 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3710 high: 4000 min/max: 800/4000 cores: 1: 2843
    2: 4000 3: 4000 4: 4000 bogomips: 28008
  Flags: abm acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2
    bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce
    md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
    pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand
    rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi
    vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia
    v: 510.68.02 pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:1401 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 93 s-size: 524x292mm (20.63x11.50")
    s-diag: 600mm (23.62")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 94
    size: 521x293mm (20.51x11.54") diag: 598mm (23.53") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2
    v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 510.68.02 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8ca0
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM206 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fba class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.6-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-6:3 chip-ID: 0a5c:21e8 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  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: 2.49 TiB used: 1.02 TiB (40.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 33.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000BEKT-00KA9T0
    size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
    rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: B1D2 scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD My Passport 0820 size: 931.48 GiB type: N/A serial: <filter>
    rev: 1007 scheme: MBR
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: TSSTcorp model: DVD-ROM SH-D163B rev: SB01
    dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 48 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none
    state: running
  Optical-2: /dev/sr1 vendor: ASUS DVD model: RAM GH95N rev: AS00
    dev-links: N/A
  Features: speed: 12 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
  ID-1: / size: 915.01 GiB used: 45.36 GiB (5.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: Root uuid: 89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c
  ID-2: /.snapshots size: 915.01 GiB used: 45.36 GiB (5.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: Root uuid: 89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c
  ID-3: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 568 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 label: N/A uuid: 15EA-239E
  ID-4: /home size: 915.01 GiB used: 45.36 GiB (5.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: Root uuid: 89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c
  ID-5: /var/cache size: 915.01 GiB used: 45.36 GiB (5.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: Root uuid: 89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c
  ID-6: /var/log size: 915.01 GiB used: 45.36 GiB (5.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: Root uuid: 89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c
  ID-7: /wd size: 457.38 GiB used: 317.03 GiB (69.3%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/sda1 label: WD uuid: bb0e0a16-91ee-44e0-8e7e-d9d21afa60a8
  ID-8: /wdusb size: 915.79 GiB used: 488.23 GiB (53.3%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/sdc1 label: WDusb uuid: 841a94ff-6090-46f7-9e96-9172f21cd30b
  ID-9: /win10 size: 222.97 GiB used: 189.35 GiB (84.9%) fs: ntfs
    dev: /dev/sdb3 label: Win10 uuid: 1278AB1378AAF51F
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 label: N/A uuid: e9f66162-09d0-4f45-a676-e40ee7f9675a
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 size: 100 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A uuid: 1099-ADA2
  ID-2: /dev/sdb2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> label: N/A
    uuid: N/A
  ID-3: /dev/sdb4 size: 500 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A uuid: 90A847FEA847E0F8
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel ports: 6 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 8087:8009 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 8087:8001 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 14 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-5:2 info: digital-X type: Keyboard,Mouse
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 0513:0318 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 3-6:3 info: Broadcom BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0 type: Bluetooth
    driver: btusb interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 0a5c:21e8
    class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 3-11:4 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver
    type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 4-3:2 info: Western Digital My Passport Ultra (WDBMWV WDBZFP)
    type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    power: 896mA chip-ID: 1058:0820 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 51 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 20%
  Processes: 273 Uptime: 32m wakeups: 3 Init: systemd v: 250 Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1344 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1
  running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.15

I have this weird issue where the root directory isn’t loading and just load spins in Dolphin, for what seems like forever, on a fresh new btrfs system install.

What’s weird is I can open gparted and the issue is suddenly fixed and all the files in the root directory suddenly appear instantly in the file manager; this right after I type my password and hit okay in gparted, that is.

I’m able to traverse the file system fine and fast using the terminal and all other hdd/ssd work fine in Dolphin, right from the start; it’s just the root directory that has this odd “hiccup”.

Note: I’m not trying to access root’s own home directory at /root

I seem to remember having a similar issue in the past as well (same system, different install):

I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this issue and would therefore appreciate help.


❯ nano /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=15EA-239E                            /boot/efi      vfat    umask=0077 0 2
UUID=e9f66162-09d0-4f45-a676-e40ee7f9675a swap           swap    defaults 0 0
UUID=89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c /              btrfs   subvol=/@,noatime,space_cache=v2,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd,commit=120 0 1
UUID=89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c /home          btrfs   subvol=/@home,noatime,space_cache=v2,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd,commit=120 0 2
UUID=89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c /var/cache     btrfs   subvol=/@cache,noatime,space_cache=v2,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd,commit=120 0 2
UUID=89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c /var/log       btrfs   subvol=/@log,noatime,space_cache=v2,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd,commit=120 0 2
UUID=89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c /.snapshots    btrfs   subvol=/@snapshots,noatime,space_cache=v2,autodefrag,compress=zstd,ssd,commit=120 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
UUID=bb0e0a16-91ee-44e0-8e7e-d9d21afa60a8 /wd            ext4    noatime,discard 0 0
UUID=841a94ff-6090-46f7-9e96-9172f21cd30b /wdusb         ext4    noauto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.idle-timeout=10min,nofail,discard 0 0
UUID=91a4366e-d874-4755-8f41-3c74f652e49f /toshiba       ext4    noauto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.idle-timeout=10min,nofail,discard 0 0
UUID=1278AB1378AAF51F                     /win10         ntfs-3g uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=022,fmask=133,windows_names 0 0
❯ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for username: 
/dev/nvme0n1p1: UUID="15EA-239E" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="43d02dc3-0188-4c4a-9bd1-c03447abad7f"
/dev/nvme0n1p2: UUID="e9f66162-09d0-4f45-a676-e40ee7f9675a" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="03e81171-5ab2-a14b-a1ef-a307cfe44c4f"
/dev/nvme0n1p3: LABEL="Root" UUID="89ff8654-80a1-4d48-acd5-9d3633b7b80c" UUID_SUB="4e9af0c1-7243-4a40-9999-9e731f1e51a0" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="btrfs" PARTLABEL="Root" PARTUUID="e213fe6d-7424-e947-9477-f413dda1f5f9"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="WD" UUID="bb0e0a16-91ee-44e0-8e7e-d9d21afa60a8" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="WD" PARTUUID="74b982c4-adde-42e0-8f2f-1689fb1dac68"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="1099-ADA2" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="b90777de-be05-48dc-a739-31c48fb3c638"
/dev/sdb3: LABEL="Win10" BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="1278AB1378AAF51F" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Win10" PARTUUID="c3d7ad10-ce02-426f-8993-b86bd126615c"
/dev/sdb4: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="90A847FEA847E0F8" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="32a5bed1-5aa6-4d44-a29c-c572b78b5537"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="WDusb" UUID="841a94ff-6090-46f7-9e96-9172f21cd30b" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="d61a2d3e-01"
/dev/sdb2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="d33e2c53-7e89-4326-bf11-fdf2502ed25c"
❯ lsblk
sda           8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
└─sda1        8:1    0 465.8G  0 part /wd
sdb           8:16   0 223.6G  0 disk 
├─sdb1        8:17   0   100M  0 part 
├─sdb2        8:18   0    16M  0 part 
├─sdb3        8:19   0   223G  0 part /win10
└─sdb4        8:20   0   500M  0 part 
sdc           8:32   0 931.5G  0 disk 
└─sdc1        8:33   0 931.5G  0 part /wdusb
sr0          11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  
sr1          11:1    1  1024M  0 rom  
nvme0n1     259:0    0 931.5G  0 disk 
├─nvme0n1p1 259:1    0   512M  0 part /boot/efi
├─nvme0n1p2 259:2    0    16G  0 part [SWAP]
└─nvme0n1p3 259:3    0   915G  0 part /var/log