Super Key / Windows Key makes XFCE switch to TTY1


I’m having the same problems as described in this thread.

After a certain time or event Manjaro goes to TTY1 when I press the super key instead of showing me the whisker menu. Ctrl + Alt + F7 gets me back to X and the whisker menu is shown.

I haven’t figured out yet, what starts this behavior. Right after boot it works as expected.

I executed the commands suggested in above mentioned thread but it doesn’t look helpful.

$ journalctl --system --boot=0 | grep "suspend exit"
$ journalctl --system --boot=0 | grep "suspend entry"
$ journalctl --system --boot=0 --since "2021-11-24 14:55:00"
-- Journal begins at Mon 2021-05-03 08:10:20 CEST, ends at Wed 2021-11-24 14:56:56 CET. --
Nov 24 14:55:35 flathead NetworkManager[629]: <info>  [1637762135.1451] policy: set 'my-company' (wlp114s0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS
Nov 24 14:56:05 flathead NetworkManager[629]: <info>  [1637762165.5517] policy: set 'Wired connection 1' (enp0s13f0u3u3) as default for IPv4 routing >
Nov 24 14:56:24 flathead wpa_supplicant[914]: wlp114s0: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=0 signal=-68 noise=-116 txrate=6000
Nov 24 14:56:31 flathead wpa_supplicant[914]: wlp114s0: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=0 noise=-116 txrate=6000
Nov 24 14:56:34 flathead wpa_supplicant[914]: wlp114s0: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=0 signal=0 noise=-116 txrate=6000
Nov 24 14:56:56 flathead wpa_supplicant[914]: wlp114s0: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=0 noise=-116 txrate=6000
$ date
Mi 24. Nov 15:01:14 CET 2021
$ inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --width
  Kernel: 5.15.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
  root=UUID=321df898-00b8-4dad-b5ea-8541154ad2b4 rw quiet
  root=/dev/mapper/luks-21fceea1-eadf-4e3a-b0d0-90e877a22bda apparmor=1
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 13 9310 v: N/A
  serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0MRT12 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
  v: 3.0.3 date: 06/19/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 47.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 47.2/51.0 Wh (92.6%)
  volts: 8.4 min: 7.6 model: BYD DELL FP86V0A type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
  status: Full
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech K520 serial: <filter>
  charge: 70% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
  RAM: total: 31.07 GiB used: 7.91 GiB (25.5%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
  Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
  arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 88
  cache: L1: 320 KiB L2: 5 MiB L3: 12 MiB bogomips: 47936
  Speed: 1177 MHz min/max: 400/4800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 966 2: 1164
  3: 1013 4: 1129 5: 1097 6: 1059 7: 1177 8: 1192
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_capabilities
  arch_perfmon art avx avx2 avx512_bitalg avx512_vbmi2 avx512_vnni
  avx512_vp2intersect avx512_vpopcntdq avx512bw avx512cd avx512dq avx512f
  avx512ifma avx512vbmi avx512vl bmi1 bmi2 bts cat_l2 cdp_l2 clflush
  clflushopt clwb cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl
  dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma
  fpu fsgsbase fsrm fxsr gfni ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify
  hwp_pkg_req ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single
  lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe movdir64b movdiri msr mtrr
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx ospke pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge
  pku pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdpid rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good
  sdbg sep sha_ni smap smep smx split_lock_detect ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1
  sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tme tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust
  tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq umip vaes vme vmx vnmi vpclmulqdq vpid
  x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
  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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Dell
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  bus-ID: 3-6:3 chip-ID: 0c45:672a class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver:
  loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1185x381mm (46.7x15.0")
  s-diag: 1245mm (49")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 169 size: 288x180mm (11.3x7.1")
  diag: 340mm (13.4")
  Monitor-2: DP-3 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2")
  diag: 685mm (27")
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5
  direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Dell
  driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
  alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
  chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.2-2-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Message: No device data found.
  IF-ID-1: br-27ec8f710cf2 state: down mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: br-78324d18d473 state: down mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IF-ID-3: br-a5b9c1335093 state: down mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IF-ID-4: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IF-ID-5: wg0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global
  IF-ID-6: wlp114s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Device-1: luks-21fceea1-eadf-4e3a-b0d0-90e877a22bda maj-min: 254:0
  type: LUKS dm: dm-0 size: 1.83 TiB
  p-1: nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 1.83 TiB
  Device-2: luks-dea7e668-5a81-4632-b0bb-b8501d7b6cb3 maj-min: 254:1
  type: LUKS dm: dm-1 size: 34.19 GiB
  p-1: nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 size: 34.19 GiB
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 1.86 TiB used: 136.32 GiB (7.1%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: KIOXIA
  model: KXG60PNV2T04 NVMe 2048GB size: 1.86 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
  logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
  rev: 10704104 temp: 32.9 C scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 1.83 TiB size: 1.8 TiB (98.37%) used: 136.29 GiB (7.4%)
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
  mapped: luks-21fceea1-eadf-4e3a-b0d0-90e877a22bda label: N/A
  uuid: 321df898-00b8-4dad-b5ea-8541154ad2b4
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
  used: 27 MiB (9.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  label: NO_LABEL uuid: D54D-26EE
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.19 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
  dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
  mapped: luks-dea7e668-5a81-4632-b0bb-b8501d7b6cb3 label: N/A
  uuid: 96fc67b6-42df-4bf8-aa1d-307dd080e982
  Message: No unmounted partitions found.
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 1 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: 2-3:5 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
  chip-ID: 2109:0813 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 12 rev: 2.0
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-3:2 info: Shenzhen Goodix FingerPrint type: <vendor specific>
  driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA
  chip-ID: 27c6:533c class-ID: ff00
  Hub-5: 3-4:26 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s
  chip-ID: 2109:2813 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-4.1:27
  info: Kensington Expert Wireless Trackball Mouse (K72359WW) type: Mouse,HID
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 047d:8018 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: 3-4.4:28 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
  Device-3: 3-6:3 info: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: Video
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
  chip-ID: 0c45:672a class-ID: 0e02
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
  Processes: 271 Uptime: 36m wakeups: 48 Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1277 pacman: 1268 lib: 345 snap: 9
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.09

Anything else I could do?


If I were you, i’d create a new test_user on the system, and login into that user account, and see if the problem is there. The problem might be a keybiinding in your dotfiles/init-files.

This is the solution that I applied some time ago, and the problem never came back:

I’m not super happy with it, since it’s more a workaround than a fix but it seems to do the job. Thanks.

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