Application menu dissapers randomly upon reboot


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inxi -Faz
inxi -Faz
System:    Kernel: 5.10.63-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts 
           root=UUID=d571e53c-e48f-42fb-9c55-e00ece8b194b rw [email protected] quiet splash 
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
           resume=UUID=ce7c333e-5121-4e0b-a7ec-c5de088dbc9a loglevel=3 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC 
           v: 0497200000241810100020000 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 140A v: 50.17 serial: <filter> BIOS: Insyde v: F.0B 
           date: 02/24/2010 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 0% condition: 47.5/47.5 Wh (100.0%) volts: 3.5 min: 10.8 
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown 
           Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 serial: <filter> 
           charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 M 430 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem 
           family: 6 model-id: 25 (37) stepping: 2 microcode: 11 cache: L2: 3 MiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18089 
           Speed: 1507 MHz min/max: 1199/2267 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1507 
           2: 1658 3: 1735 4: 1493 
           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: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Syntek USB Camera Device type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-1.5:4 
           chip-ID: 174f:1107 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel 
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 21.2.1 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:3b56 class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.63-1-lts 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: 0.3.35 running: no 
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom BCM43225 802.11b/g/n vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: wl 
           v: kernel modules: bcma port: 6000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4357 
           class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: N/A modules: r8169 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 
           class-ID: 0200 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 9.17 GiB (4.1%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: OCZ model: ARC100 size: 223.57 GiB 
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD 
           serial: <filter> rev: 1.01 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 215.55 GiB size: 215.55 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.17 GiB (4.3%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 215.55 GiB size: 215.55 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.17 GiB (4.3%) 
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 215.55 GiB size: 215.55 GiB (100.00%) 
           used: 9.17 GiB (4.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 215.55 GiB size: 215.55 GiB (100.00%) 
           used: 9.17 GiB (4.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.01 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.64 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 
           dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 3 Memory: 3.64 GiB used: 1.41 GiB (38.7%) 
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 
           Packages: pacman: 815 lib: 231 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole 
           inxi: 3.3.06 

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Before you open a new help request, read relevant sections of the Arch and Garuda wiki.
Thoroughly search your issue and any error messages in the forum and on the web.

Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.

I am new to garuda, trying to make my switch from debain. I came across a post about application menubar but do not understand what file the use is modifying under .config? I understand that I went with KDE barebone and support would be limited.
Please help me to get through this simple issue.


If it is a simple problem (as you state), it should be easy for a user who acknowledges they are an advanced user to fix. If you are not an advanced user, perhaps you should not have installed a barebones edition.

As an advanced user you should be able to search your logs to identify the cause of your problem. Your logs are the first place to look to identify the source of your issue.


Ok thank you. I was struggling to get my ethernet card working by trying to get r8169 module replace by r8168. Spent hours without any luck. I thought that problem to me is more complex than application menu bar, Hence I called it a simple issue! I beg your pardon for wrong word selection.

For now I solved this issue by installing latte-dock.

I would create another topic to seek help for my ethernet card.
Thanks again.

You do not need to apologize, I simply like to occaisainaly emphasize to new users that that as barebones users they are expected to work through issues themselves.

Regarding your Ethernet, there is no shortage of topics relating to r8168 based adapters on the forum. Search the preexisting networking threads and you will likely find your solution.

I will make one suggestion before you open another support thread. I do not know your problem, but the first place to start is always cables. For gigabit capable Ethernet cards you should be using at least cat7e cables. Whether the current cabling works well in Windows is irrelevant. Windows is often less fussy about the cables in use.

Good luck.


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