Empty menu button InputLeap

I am not a Linux noob, just a Garuda noob. I tested out several so-called gaming distros and decided to dual boot my laptop with MX Linux so I could switch to a better option for gaming. It remains to be seen if I can switch completely to this distro as my business is run on this machine. But as for gaming? This rocks! First game downloaded & played without issues. I will continue to test others, but so far, this is what I needed.

While I am slowly learning how to get stuff done in this new -to-me system, I have encountered something I can’t seem to resolve, nor have I found any related issues in the forums searched.

Since I have several machines, Linux Mint, home server with Debian 12, PopOS (Lenovo Tablet), Fedora 40 (Surface Pro), I have used Barrier for years to share mouse/keyboard. When I installed Fedora I found I had to switch to input-leap due to Wayland.

So I installed it on Garuda and opened it to setup, but the menu button (top panel) is empty and I can find no way to get to settings, which is required, in order to do some tweaking in order for it to work with input-leap on Linux Mint.

I searched in the file directories but did not see any .config files that I might edit to accomplish this, so my question is: How do I get the app menu?

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Thanks for any help you can offer and remember, I am new to the DE, the package manager, etc.

This is not up to date, these are the preinstalled versions.

Since you have just installed Garuda, I assume that you have run the “Garuda Setup Assistant” and thus a system update has been carried out. You must then reboot.

The swoosh indicates a pending reboot.

After a reboot, check whether input-leap is working correctly.
If not, then test whether input-leap is working on an x11 session w/o issues (problems with input-leap on wayland are known).

Welcome to the community :slight_smile:


Thanks for the input. I did reboot and the input-leap button remains empty of menu items. I switched to X11 with same results. Debug log on Linux Mint (server) shows “no neighbor up”. Of course that is because we have not gotten this client configured.

I have found that anytime you start Barrier or InputLeap, if it says “starting” it is not going to work. It needs to say “running.” I am sure it is the settings, as it always defaults to SSL and you have to uncheck that. I could try copying/modifying the settings file (input-leap.conf) from Linux Mint for input-leap and see what happens, but I wasn’t sure of every item to edit, so may not work.

It’s not the end of the world if I can’t get it running, as I do use the mouse/keyboard with button switches where I can use one exclusively on Garuda, as I have been doing. It just kills the copy/paste issue I normally use a lot.

I have the same “empty menu button” issue on Bitwarden, which I installed the desktop version of. There is nothing to be gained by clicking it and nothing displays to the right as in most apps on Garuda.

I definitely like Wayland and will be using it extensively. Any further ideas are greatly appreciated.


I dug through the files and found an included example.conf under headless git so I am going to try and see if I can make the modifications from there.

Will update later. Thanks.

Good hint. Is the menu bar completely missing in input-leap and bitwarden and is it not displayed in the top panel? The menu of the active window should be displayed in the top panel:

If the menu of bitwarden and input-leap is not displayed anywhere, try removing the top panel.

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Well removing the panel (since as you said, I had no menu items for InputLeap or Bitwarden across the top) certainly gave me access to the menu in each. However, it did not fix the non-working input leap. And I really liked that panel. Will have to get it back now. LOL

I deselected SSL and required certficate, reloaded, but since the log shows " no route to host" I will see if I can figure out the firewall on this OS. Maybe I need to open that port.


If a panel with Global Menu is activated, the menu bar in applications is removed and displayed in the panel’s Global Menu. If you remove the panel (or just the Global Menu) then the menu bar is displayed in the application windows again. This works with almost all applications out of the box.
Have you installed bitwarden from the extra repo and input-leap from the chaotic-aur - or via Flatpak, AUR or whatever?

I used AUR for both packages. I don’t use flatpaks. I got the panel back. Bitwarden works fine as you just sign in and the app is set. It is only Input-Leap that will not work. I did add the port to the firewald, but so far, that did not help either.

I remember first trying the chaotic aur, but I did not know how to use it, so when I check both it and package, it gave errors about being blocked. So the next install I left chaotic unchecked? Let me double check where I actually installed from, but I figured out how to use Octopi and did it there.


Yes, it was input-leap git & headless that I installed by searching the packages, right-clicking install & then checkmark to apply. Before I remembered that Barrier did not work with Wayland, I had tried to install it with chaotic AUR and it installed, but of course, gave me the message it doesn’t work with Wayland. Then I just used Octupi to install the rest.

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