BLUR effect got messed up and turned in different solid colours!

I actually raised this issue with another issue as this one as a minor subtopic here, but now i am actually in need of solution for this again :frowning:

so basically what happened 'this time' was, i used the widget that i usually use for shutdown n others, so now i used it for logout, but it took a very long time but it didnt logout, so (last time i did forceshutdown) but this time i safely to executed reboot from terminal (while all apps were closed, i opened terminal through keyshortcut)
So, as i logged in back after reboot all my blur effects were replaced with different colours, like latte-dock which was transparent it turned to brownish-orange, terminal changed to blueish-black, and all other blur/transparent colours to other solid colours
in below image, top line is latte-dock which should be transparent and terminal which should be blur

and below is of current fullscreen menu

and below is of old current blur/transparent effects

and here is my inxi -Fxxxz

System:    Kernel: 5.11.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
           Distro: Garuda Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80YL v: Lenovo ideapad 520-15IKB
           serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 520-15IKB serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40688 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO
           v: 4WCN46WW date: 12/30/2019
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.4 Wh condition: 21.8/35.3 Wh (62%) volts: 8.5/7.6
           model: CPT-COS L16C2PB1 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Charging
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-7500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
           arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check rev: 9 L2 cache: 4 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23199
           Speed: 3501 MHz min/max: 400/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3501 2: 3500 3: 3500
           4: 3500
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
           chip ID: 8086:5916 class ID: 0300
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia v: 460.39
           bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:134d class ID: 0302
           Device-3: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-8:5
           chip ID: 174f:241a class ID: 0e02
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
           loaded: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 class ID: 0403
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.2-zen1-1-zen
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 class ID: 0200
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo
           driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:003e
           class ID: 0280
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb
           bus ID: 1-7:4 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 class ID: e001
Bluetooth: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
           bus ID: 1-7:4 chip ID: 0cf3:e300 class ID: e001
           Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0
           port: 5060 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 21
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 35.22 GiB (3.8%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-08Z10 size: 931.51 GiB
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A05 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / size: 150 GiB used: 35.2 GiB (23.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96 MiB used: 25.8 MiB (26.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: /home size: 150 GiB used: 35.2 GiB (23.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-4: /var/log size: 150 GiB used: 35.2 GiB (23.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-5: /var/tmp size: 150 GiB used: 35.2 GiB (23.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.5 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 239 Uptime: 32m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.55 GiB used: 3.18 GiB (42.0%)
           Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1600 Shell: fish
           v: 3.1.2 running in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.01

btw, thank you for any support i recieve :slight_smile:

2. This issue also appears when i open any game and then returns back when i terminate that game.


1 - Garuda Assistant
2 - Apply new config/Restore default
3 - Restart

btw restart and all those doesnt effect on this turn back
but "apply new config/restore defaults" i tried but whever i clicked it today i never get any extra response, well for now it didn't fix :frowning:

Apply new config / restore didn't show any response....just click on it wait 1 min and restart...
I hope it will sort out


wel i was updating my system again while i did "apply new config/restore",
and then i rebooted
and now it's fixed (any of the above process might have fixed), thanks :slight_smile:

between, nice splash screen which i just got in this update just now :smiley:

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by the way, one more thing, whenever i open any games, every blur effect will again turn back to mess as shown in the above image
and will return back as soon as i terminate the game

Any suggestions or solutions??

I think the game opens in windowed mode....try to change to full screen
and if nothing change then forum admins will sort it out soon

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some games doesn't open in full screen, so it remains visible
or else even though it 'will' , because if i open terminal while if any game is running, then it will be in solid colour (which should be blur usually)

Well you have to create a new topic with this problem including details...
Someone will sort it out...


sure :slight_smile: :+1:

Continued... 2. BLUR EFFECTs mess-up with GAMES

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Well, am sad to face this again manytimes
i.e., The same issue... Blur effects changed into solid colour :frowning:

But yeah i have the solution, that is..
actually.. only this wont work, but should also run update which i specified here

Although even if i have the solution, it's not that usual to get this error everytime n keep solving it everytime
I would appreciate if i get final solution to prevent this forever

actually no, what i just got as a confirmation is
IT IS HAPPENING EVERYTIME AS I REBOOT :neutral_face: :frowning:

Right now its again changed from blur to solid colour

And One More New Issue i am facing since last 2 boots are...
If somethings open then it will stay same on screen even if i close it, i mean it will close but it will stay on screen as a its image, and if i drag this browser window then it will become like dragiing an eraser that is will leave its mark(image) where ever i drag

This is designed to improve performance in games by disabling the compositor. When the compositor is disabled you will not get the blur or transparency effects.

Depending which desktop you're on, you can re-enable the compositor via a key combination or through your DE's system settings.


actually it's not my "Game" question right now.

It's messing up each n each and everytime i reboot...
and sometimes another issue i.e., which is kind of wont close

Can anybody please help me out !?

shit, now my login screen has also turned completely into White!!!

@staff or @admins ??

I would suggest a fresh install

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Well I have reinstalled many times for many other issues including this same issue too. But after reinstall it will appear again after sometime.
And then again same story repeats.

and looking at my pc now (since the time i started garudalinux (except some starting days), almost every 'installs/reinstalls' and its been 10days i raised this particular topic, and more than 2weeks i am facing this in my 'this' particular reinstall) (i tagged admins now because not to be rude but i also pinnged many times highlighting it in telegram, and i got remembered of other admin saying to ping here itself [quote="Naman, post:10, topic:1867"]
And please ping on forums to revive the issue instead of telegram
[/quote] )
and these issue made me feel like may be i should just keep reinstalling everytime as soon as some issue pops up because its been weeks and i barely can adjust to this messed up blur effects, i just can't even look at it

BUT this never should be the solution, even many others get the same solution and i myself know 2 other guys, but one guy reinstalled sometimes and then later just shifted out to different de, and the other guy edited the os code itself and installed it and till the day he never got this issue again.
But now if i get the solution officially, it's not just for me but even someone else (may be 1 or 2 or more) might also get helped out if they see this.