Garuda shows nothing after reboot

Hello guys.
I'm having some problems with the startup of Garuda (tbh the whole system messed up). Yesterday there was a power cut while I was using the computer and after rebooting it today, There was nothing on the desktop. No latte. No widgets. No nothing. Then I updated the system, but still nothing is changed.

Here is my inxi Faz

╰─λ inxi -Faz
System:    Kernel: 5.15.6-zen2-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=31462efd-23b4-43d9-9128-7cb5083a1f03 rw
           [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
           systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=37a06802-8265-4d92-901e-28812d45594f loglevel=3
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
           base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: SAMSUNG product: Samsung DeskTop System v: CAAAAAAF serial: <superuser required>
           Chassis: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
           Mobo: SAMSUNG model: Samsung DeskTop System serial: <superuser required> BIOS: SAMSUNG v: 00PE date: 11/12/2009
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom family: 6 model-id: F (15)
           stepping: B (11) microcode: BA cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 16 MiB
           flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19152
           Speed: 2394 MHz min/max: 1600/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2394 2: 2394 3: 2394 4: 2394
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: EPT disabled
           Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
           chip-ID: 8086:2e32 class-ID: 0300
           Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1024x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 270x203mm (10.6x8.0") s-diag: 338mm (13.3")
           Monitor-1: VGA1 res: 1024x768 dpi: 63 size: 410x230mm (16.1x9.1") diag: 470mm (18.5")
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:     Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Samsung Co driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8 class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.6-zen2-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Samsung Co driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u bus-ID: 1-8:5 chip-ID: 148f:7601 class-ID: 0000
           serial: <filter>
           IF: wlp0s29f7u8 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 409.88 GiB used: 85.72 GiB (20.9%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST3320820AS size: 298.09 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
           logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: D scheme: MBR
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 model: AITC KSM 120GB size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
           speed: <unknown> type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2A0 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 103.43 GiB size: 103.43 GiB (100.00%) used: 85.72 GiB (82.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 103.43 GiB size: 103.43 GiB (100.00%) used: 85.72 GiB (82.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 103.43 GiB size: 103.43 GiB (100.00%) used: 85.72 GiB (82.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 103.43 GiB size: 103.43 GiB (100.00%) used: 85.72 GiB (82.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1
           maj-min: 8:17
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.36 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.8 GiB used: 46.5 MiB (1.2%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 68.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 5m wakeups: 0 Memory: 3.8 GiB used: 2.22 GiB (58.5%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl
           Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: 1394 pacman: 1389 lib: 343 flatpak: 5 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1
           default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.09

PS: I couldn't upload a screenshot as the screen shot tools aren't working.

I probably won't be much help but I'll start by being cheeky...UPS...GET ONE :stuck_out_tongue:

I don't think this will recover/fix things perse but have you run fsck or anything to check your file system? Do a check/repair and start there.

Open Krunner (normally shortcuts could be alt+space or alt+F2) and launch Garuda Assistant. From there reset default settings for latte (flag). Maybe flag also something else if you want.
Then, to logoff or reboot you can right-click on the desktop and select Leave.
If for whatever reason Krunner doesn't start, launch garuda-assistant from the terminal (disregard some error messages there).
Last option, right-click on desktop, add widget and add a menu widget: from there you'll be able to launch Garuda Assistant.


latte-dock to launch the latte.
garuda-assistant for the assistant.

If Krunner doesn't work, use Ctrl+Alt+T to launch terminal emulator and use that to launch garuda-assistant.

Are there UPSs which are silent?
I was thinking about a UPS the other day during rolling brownouts, but the buzzing would mean I'd turn it off too often to be useful.

Buzzing when? When idle? When under load? None of mine buzz. I had some chit Belkin/APC ones YEARS ago that would buzz under load / on batt but none of my modern ones buzz. I have an old Tripplite that will brrzzt when it does a self check but that's the only time. It might also be worth noting that mine might not buzz because they are all pure sine, stepping ones might still buzz. I have an APC (god I hate them), one Tripplite still alive, and like 5 Cyberpower.

I had the power go one time while flashing a times...bought UPS while mailing the boards EPROM chip to be reflashed heh.

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It's working now... Thank you so much @filo. The Garuda community is the best community. Thank you all guys.

Btw. I have a question. Sometimes after doing changes and restarting cause the entire desktop to be changed. Is that a bug? in Garuda or in kde.

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I've seen this happening every now and then in the past. To me, just a couple of times in 9 months.
It's not "Garuda". Maybe an update of latte, maybe something in KDE or somewhere else, maybe a mix...
Since it's not reproducible there is not much we can do about it.
To cope with it, I know how to reset and I keep a note of my Latte (and other) configs. But I'm a bit maniac of taking notes of everything :blush:


That kinda touches on something I was going to say along with get a UPS is just having a backup of your configs or whole /home if you can. El crapo cheap flash drive should be able to handle periodic config syncs if not splash out for a full on redundant backup.


Yeah, sure, that's important and it's never enough to remind it.
I do have backups, I was just meaning that a few configs of latte properties and links become so mechanic and quick to do that I wouldn't recover from a backup.

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