I have just installed Garuda on a spare drive. But Im having a few minor issues that I cant seem to resolve.
Open Razer isnt working. When I run through the troubleshooting steps it says the driver is missing and that I should install openrazer-driver-dkms. But it is already installed. The openrazer-meta is also installed and I have run the 'sudo gpasswd -a $USER plugdev' command. But Polychromatic still not working.
Bottles wont remeber its directory. Every time I start Bottles it says it cant find the directory. So I select it and all works fine but after reboot it cant find it again. I'm using the Flatpak version of Bottles. I have tried re-installing and deleting all the bottles settings I can find but problem remains.
On startup sometimes I get a grey screen with 3 square dots on it and it sits there for ages before finally booting to the login screen. This doesnt happen every time. What is going on there?
Is it possible to get rid of the shutdown image that comes up when logging off. Its a grey dragon with an orange spinny wheel. Its not a big issue but I dont like it.
Otherwise thank you devs. Im not a fan of the unicorn vomit themeing but a great distro despite that.
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Sounds Bottles related. What do people on other Forums/Reddit/etc say about that problem? You may well not be the only one with this.
I see that grey screen very rarely on some of my machines but it doesn't stall there.
However since you want to get rid of your last point, it is possible both points may be related.
To get rid of the Dragon on Login/Reboot/Shutdown you either have to change the Plymouth Theme or remove Plymouth.
For removing Plymouth this is not as straight forward as a simple pacman removal command, you also have to swap display-manager.service for sddm.service and optionally (I think it's optional) remove plymouth module from dracut initramfs plus proceed with some plymouth files clean-up if you want to keep your system clean.
I suggest you first start with changing the Plymouth Theme!
You should resolve the partially upgraded state before troubleshooting any software problems, including Open Razer or Bottles. Run in the terminal:
If you have any problems getting through the update, paste the full input and output of the command into the thread so we can see what is happening.
You should not be seeing this since you have Plymouth set up. You should be getting the Plymouth splash screen (the one you don't care for, with the dragon and the spinning animation). This could be another side effect of your partially upgraded state, or you may need to enable early kernel module loading for your graphics drivers as described here. Or, since you don't care for the splash screen anyhow you could just ignore it. As for the prolonged delay:
Press Esc during the splash animation to switch to the console, where you can read the process that is running while it hangs.
regarding partial update. I have 1 program Bitwig-Studio that im holding back due to compatibility with scripts and plugins. This should not have any effect on the rest of the system. It is the only thing im holding back.
regards Bottles. Bottles works as it should on Manajro on the same machine. Im gonna guess that it might be some file permissions thing why its not rembering its settings. As I have copied the .Bottles directory across from Manajro.
Thank you all for some of the pointers. Ill continue to research.
Although somehow everything that I reported is workign at the moment.
Im pretty sure I started with the non-flatpak version and couldnt get anything working in it. Which Is why I switched to the Flatpak version. It was early on in my setting the system up though so I didnt exactly persist in trying to fault find.