Upgrade to 21.1.14 broke XFCE desktop, installing new Mate dt works fine

A long running system, I upgraded to XFCE manjaro-release (21.1.3-1 → 21.1.4-1.0) and after rebooting none of the windows main navigation would operate properly - can’t drag the windows, minimize, maximize, Alt-tab doesn’t work, an open terminal window doesn’t accept typing, etc.
I then installed the Mate desktop and everything works properly.
Is there a way to do a complete re-install of the XFCE desktop?

The output to inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width is:

  Kernel: 5.10.68-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: \\boot\vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=3baba987-a7b2-4011-945f-682e788c225c rw quiet 
  Desktop: MATE 1.26.0 info: mate-panel wm: marco 1.26.0 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81F5 v: Lenovo ideapad 330S-15IKB 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 330S-15IKB 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 7SCN26WW date: 10/26/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.1 Wh (98.4%) condition: 25.5/30.0 Wh (84.9%) 
  volts: 8.1 min: 7.4 model: LENOVO BASE-BAT type: Li-poly serial: <filter> 
  status: Unknown 
  RAM: total: 19.46 GiB used: 3.34 GiB (17.2%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: A (10) 
  microcode: 96 cache: L2: 6 MiB bogomips: 28808 
  Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 700 2: 700 3: 700 
  4: 700 5: 700 6: 700 7: 700 8: 700 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art 
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt 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 fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window 
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm 
  mca mce mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid 
  pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand 
  rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap 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 xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: Acer Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:7 
  chip-ID: 5986:2115 class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: marco v: 1.26.0 driver: 
  loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3") 
  s-diag: 583mm (23") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") 
  diag: 686mm (27") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.2 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.68-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no 
  Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.37 running: yes 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3040 
  bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:5 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 4 state: up address: see --recommends 
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
  Message: No RAID data found. 
  Local Storage: total: 972.65 GiB used: 201.32 GiB (20.7%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP510 
  size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: ECFM12.2 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB 
  size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT 
  SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data. 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Samsung 
  model: Flash Drive FIT size: 59.75 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 166.02 GiB size: 162.41 GiB (97.83%) 
  used: 115.38 GiB (71.0%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda4 
  maj-min: 8:4 label: N/A uuid: 3baba987-a7b2-4011-945f-682e788c225c 
  ID-2: /mnt/backup-ext4 raw-size: 168.62 GiB size: 164.98 GiB (97.84%) 
  used: 85.88 GiB (52.1%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda6 
  maj-min: 8:6 label: backup-ext4 uuid: 9b190ce8-347b-4243-b3a2-1f9dc0982cd5 
  ID-3: /run/media/brad/freespace raw-size: 121.16 GiB 
  size: 118.76 GiB (98.02%) used: 60 MiB (0.0%) fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B 
  dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: freespace 
  uuid: 34a6d2d4-d803-443a-87c5-cfbd5a952434 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 4.1 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 label: N/A 
  uuid: d9055910-4309-408c-8d0e-3d69ca62aa00 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 size: 512 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: F7C6-3263 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 446.63 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
  uuid: ae79268c-77ce-4c22-9eb6-479522b31e98 
  ID-3: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 600 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: 89DD-EAFC 
  ID-4: /dev/sda8 maj-min: 8:8 size: 3.91 GiB fs: ntfs label: 16299_x64-v2 
  uuid: 66BE9F63BE9F2A97 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 2.95 GiB fs: iso9660 
  ID-6: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 3.9 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: 54C5-9C6C 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Silicon Motion - Taiwan (formerly Feiya ) Flash Drive 
  type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 
  speed: 480 Mb/s power: 300mA chip-ID: 090c:1000 class-ID: 0806 
  serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-2:21 info: Xiaomi Mi/Redmi series (MTP) type: <vendor specific> 
  driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 2717:ff40 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-2: 1-3:15 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-3.2:20 info: [Maxxter] Optical gaming mouse type: Mouse,Keyboard 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 18f8:0f99 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 1-3.3:19 info: China Resource Semico USB Keyboard 
  type: Keyboard,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 
  speed: 1.5 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 1a2c:2e43 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-3: 1-4:5 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-4: 1-7:7 info: Acer Integrated Camera type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 5986:2115 
  class-ID: 0e02 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 298 Uptime: 6h 39m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 249 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: note: see --pkg apt: 0 
  pacman: 1833 lib: 467 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: terminator 
  inxi: 3.3.06

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  1. Please read this:
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    and press the three dots below your post and press the :pencil2: to give us more information so we can see what’s really going on.
    Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies… :grin:
  2. An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information for us to be able to help you. (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
    Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.
  3. Does this issue also happen when you create a new user and log in there under the XFCE desktop? (E.G. bbaker2)


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Your inxi output looks good, except you seem to have the following issues: (which are just choices, and should not influence the issue you’re experiencing)

  • installed Manjaro in BIOS compatibility mode
  • you have hibernation enabled but only SQRT(RAM) of swap instead of RAM+SQRT(RAM)

Therefore, does the problem also arise if you create a new user and log in into the XFCE desktop there? (E.G. bbaker2)