Garuda is freezing till eternity after recent update

Hello Garuda users.

I'm using Garuda from past many months. Everything was working fine till yesterday until I updated the system. Nothing is working after booting up the system. The only thing I'm getting is a freezed screen without any icons, top bar or the dock. Not even the console is opening up with Ctrl+Alt+T
Please let me what can I do to fix this? I also have important data in the system.
Sorry I can't provide you the latest garuda-inxi output. I have this output which I posted in October 2022 in the community. The only difference is, this time I was using linux-lts Kernel.

Kernel: 5.19.11-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=b045752d-ded3-434e-a114-fc77da77d434 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=af255ac5-9079-4dcd-b646-97184b0fd1ac loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Vostro 15-3568 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0D70P6 v: A00 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI-[Legacy]: Dell v: 3.6.0 date: 06/30/2020
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.3 Wh (41.4%) condition: 39.4/41.4 Wh (95.0%)
volts: 14.3 min: 14.8 model: SMP DELL GR43778 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i3-6100U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
gen: core 6 level: v3 built: 2015 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 500 min/max: 400/2300 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: powersave cores: 1: 500 2: 500 3: 500 4: 500 bogomips: 18399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports:
active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Realtek Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 0bda:5689 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0674 built: 2016 res: 1366x768
hz: 60 dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.11-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.58 running: yes
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Dell driver: r8168 v: 8.050.03-NAPI modules: r8169 pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:5
chip-ID: 0cf3:e009 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 15.73 GiB (1.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 3D scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 195.31 GiB size: 195.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.91 GiB
(7.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 195.31 GiB size: 195.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.91
GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 195.31 GiB size: 195.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.91
GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 195.31 GiB size: 195.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.91
GiB (7.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 12.62 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C pch: 48.5 C mobo: 48.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Processes: 226 Uptime: 1h 19m wakeups: 3 Memory: 11.48 GiB used: 2.49 GiB
(21.7%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1285 libs: 352
tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.21
Garuda (2.6.7-1):
System install date:     2022-09-26
Last full system update: 2022-09-27
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            [email protected]:dell::kbd_backlight.service

So you are able to login?
Does the wallpaper display?

Yes only wallpaper is visible nothing else.

If a right-click does not launch the context menu, then you can probably do CTRL-ALT-F2, login to TTY and get some info out of journalctl.

Let's first see if the keyboard works to flip you to TTY.

Doesn't work. Tried 4-5 times.

Nothing worked. So I re-installed Garuda. Hope I won't encounter such deadlock again.

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Plasma 5.27 upgrade has caused some glitches for many people and on some of my machines as well.
A full reinstall using ISO 230305 will work since it integrates 5.27 already. It just sucks to redo all your config and bring back backups of personal files...


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