Does Grauda have problems with removal media?

Does Garuda have a problem with removable media?
Before I reinstall anything, I have now got into the habit of making a backup image with Garuda.
Garuda ran flawlessly, no problems.
after creating an image, I left the USB data disk (no boot partition, only data) connected and restarted Garuda.
I was able to enter my password and the screen popped up, just like I had in the very beginning with Garuda.
No bar/dock, no app icons on the desktop, only open windows of the last started programmes, but no possibility to close/enlarge/reduce the apps.
And the background was completely black again.
Also no icon to restart etc,.
So a total hardware reset, only this time the bar/dock was there, but still without icons.
A Garuda -inxi is not possible, as I cannot open a terminal.

Pretty sure your concerns about removable media aren't connected to this issue. Restart without it connected just in case it if it was a bootable media and you booted to it somehow.

What my guess that the real problem is, is that there has been recent threads about this issue and I am guessing it is connected to Latte Dock (I am assuming you are running KDE here since little info, and the rest of what I say will reflect this.).

If you are running KDE and run into some weird UI issues such as this, hit Alt+Space to bring up KRunner. From there you can search for what you need to run (for instance, in KDE the terminal program Konsole). Be sure your system is up to date by running garuda-update in Konsole. Restart after the update finishes.

If you still experience issues after an update:
Latte Dock can act a bit oddly after updates, but sometimes you can get functionally back by running "Garuda Assistant" (can also search this and run it through KRunner) and Resetting the config for Latte (check the box for Latte and hit the button below). After that, restart.


Use in terminal

nohup latte-dock --replace &

Missing garuda-inxi, you can get it from live ISO too.

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Surface: XFCE
Restart without USB disk brings no help, everything as before.
Apparently something was broken that cannot be repaired.

What have you done/reinstall/whatever, before reboot?

You should try other boot options, like another kernel, or fallback image grub entry.
If all fail, edit grub entry (replace quiet with 3), and boot to TTY, to troubleshoot.


Nice to be informed, there the trick with latte-dock in the terminal does not work.

Therefore for the third and last time


Sorry but I don't know what a latte-dock is.
Therefor for the third and last time: I don't know how to run garuda-inxi from live ISO.
Please step by step instruction.

In this Community was a question: "Is Garuda Newbie friendly?"
I can say definitely no.

I think Garuda Linux is friendly, but you must start reading.

About garuda-inxi the template you delete in your first post give the hint.

Hello Garuda users.

Please read the following template before requesting assistance:

Please post the terminal/konsole input and output as text (no pictures) from the the following command:


Refusing to post the output of the required "garuda-inxi" on a help request will likely result in you not receiving any help from the Garuda team. A failure to provide your system specs may also result in your thread being closed without notice, (as without this information providing assistance is often next to impossible).

Before opening a new help request, please search the Arch and Garuda Wiki's, and read any relevant sections related to your issue. Also, thoroughly search any error messages in the forum's search engine and on the web. For in depth information on how to search for answers to Linux issues effectively read the tips on the Garuda Wiki:

Please report in detail everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.


Okay, you don't want to have any questions in this community.
Read Wiki by Wiki and please don't disturb - that's it what you wrote.
Anyway I deleted Garuda from my Notebook
an if you are a member of administration here pleased delete my account.
Thank you.

As always, the others are to blame.
There are too few of us here, who, by the way, all give their free time to teach any beginner the basics.
Without initiative, there is no way in life, not even in a help forum.
The above mentioned hint, how to proceed, is already too much for you?
There is no talk of wiki to wiki to wiki.

Think about it again.
I will comply with your request tomorrow, if necessary.

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While there is an effort made to be friendly to newcomers, there is also an effort made to put up some resistance when help vampires insist on being spoon-fed.

The distinction is crucial; as SGS mentioned, this is a small distro with not a lot of resources, so even a small infestation of help vampires could destroy the forum and suck the life out of an otherwise robust community.



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