Is it possible Garuda auto updated itself?

Hello :slight_smile: I am using Garuda Linux KDE Dragonized for over a week or two already and I adore it. By yesterday evening everything was ok, after night coding I poweroff-ed my laptop. But today, when I started my os, something was not as I left it hours before. Some of my custom shortcuts was reverted to default and windows controllers just arent the same "colored circles" (now they are just icons, will post an image). And doing ctrl + f9, the animation just isnt the same. What is going on people?

(oops, I'm a new user and cant upload :slight_smile: )

Kernel: 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen 
E: Plasma 5.23.4 

Is it possible Garuda auto updated itself?
Yes, but it will break your system, you need to read the feedback from terminal about info, pacnew and so on.

KDE "features"???
How do you power off? Power button?

Yes, we do not like terminal outputs as pictures.
Copy and paste the terminal text from PC to forum. You can use Garuda Assistant if you do not know how it works.

Must be 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen




Did you force a shutdown or use KDE's shut down option?

Not unless you configured it to do so.


Were you logged into the Guest Account?


Unless your pc has skynet no. This ain't windows friend. What you are saying is the icon theme got changed. I am not a KDE user for some time now so check in your settings and make sure its something like "sweet....."

Thanks for the reply.

I was logged into the only one account, not Guest mode.

I guess I forced it. Just typed in the terminal poweroff, without sudo of course. Actually I have never poweroff-ed or reboot-ed using the KDE's options. Bad habit.

So the answer is no, don't have it and don't want it. As you already figure it out I am new to KDE, too. Been debian-based & gnome fan for years.

[2021-12-20T20:08:00+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Sy --needed --noconfirm garuda-update'
[2021-12-20T20:08:00+0200] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2021-12-20T20:08:10+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syy'
[2021-12-20T20:08:10+0200] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2021-12-20T20:08:11+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S --needed --noconfirm garuda-hotfixes archlinux-keyring chaotic-keyring'
[2021-12-20T20:08:11+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Su'
[2021-12-20T20:08:11+0200] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2021-12-20T20:08:59+0200] [ALPM] running '05-snap-pac-pre.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:08:59+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Failed to set locale.
[2021-12-20T20:08:59+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> root: 61
[2021-12-20T20:08:59+0200] [ALPM] running '10-linux-modules-pre.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM] running '60-mkinitcpio-remove.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM] running '70-dkms-upgrade.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> dkms remove --no-depmod bbswitch/0.8 -k 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> dkms remove bbswitch/0.8
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM] running '71-dkms-remove.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:09:03+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> dkms remove --no-depmod acpi_call/1.2.2 -k 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen
[2021-12-20T20:09:04+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> dkms remove --no-depmod nvidia/495.46 -k 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen
[2021-12-20T20:09:04+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> depmod 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen
[2021-12-20T20:09:05+0200] [ALPM] running 'firefox-pre.hook'...
[2021-12-20T20:09:05+0200] [ALPM] transaction started
[2021-12-20T20:09:05+0200] [ALPM] upgraded alsa-ucm-conf ( ->
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded openssl (1.1.1.l-1 -> 1.1.1.m-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded libxcrypt (4.4.26-1 -> 4.4.27-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded dkms (3.0.2-1 -> 3.0.3-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded bbswitch-dkms (0.8-470 -> 0.8-472)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded boost-libs (1.76.0-6 -> 1.78.0-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM] upgraded fontconfig (2:2.13.94-1 -> 2:2.13.94-2)
[2021-12-20T20:09:06+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Rebuilding fontconfig cache...
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded librsvg (2:2.52.4-1 -> 2:2.52.5-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded sdl2 (2.0.18-1 -> 2.0.18-2)
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded nspr (4.32-1 -> 4.33-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded firefox (95.0.1-1 -> 95.0.2-1)
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded imagemagick ( ->
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded imath (3.1.3-3 -> 3.1.3-4)
[2021-12-20T20:09:09+0200] [ALPM] upgraded inxi ( ->

this is my pacman.log in the day I got the difference. The is no report for the day before, did not install/update anything.

The "terminal text"... I assume you mean the start-up info:

my user @ my machine name
OS: Garuda Linux
Host: (not important)
Kernel: 5.15.8-zen1-1-zen
Uptime: 9 hours, 17 mins
Packages: 1242 (pacman), 8 (snap)
Shell: bash
DE: Plasma 5.23.4
WM: KWin
Terminal: konsole
CPU: Intel i7-9750H (12) @ 4.5GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q
GPU: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630]
Memory: 8.36GiB / 15.47GiB

Thanks :slight_smile:

Must be. Why? Isnt that a minor revision level from 5.15.8 ?

Best Regards

Is it possible Garuda auto updated itself

Yeah, don't worry about it. Update when you feel like updating.

That might be reason.

Also, can you see if issue replicates?

  1. Create a few shortcuts.
  2. Power off like you do
  3. Power on.

Also, if it doesn't replicates, please try other methods, that you think can replicate issue. If you can't replicate, I don't think there can be any solution.

And welcome to the community.


If you were fully updated you would be running the current kernel. This demonstrates you are not.


Windows 10 is a rolling-release OS with auto-update turned-on. And we all know the horror stories about it.

Rolling release OS tends to break when paired with auto-update. We are expected to take note of the verbose messages Garuda provides while updating so we can react to it and make necessary adjustments.


Certainly not. Windows is edition based release, and latest one is 2021H2. You may also notice that Windows download a whole lot of update each time updated, whether willingly or unwillingly. This certainly indicates that Windows is not rolling release.


That's definitely a big NO! Windows is edition based

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We have a support group in the members lounge for sufferers of this affliction (if you need a shoulder to cry on). :sob:

I feel your pain, and hope you don't relapse at this stressful time of year. :pray:


When I think of the word "rolling", when it is about Linux I think of something happily rolling down the hill to the users; thinking now to windows I can only think to a rolling skewer... :grin:

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More like a steam roller (when it comes to coexisting with other OS's). :steam_locomotive:


Windows 10 was rolling, until Windows 11 came into being.

Remember, Microsoft declared Win10 as the last version of Windows and will just be perpetually updated in-place. <---- that is the basic trait of a rolling OS.

Rolling release + auto-update = trouble.

That may be, but look at the build number, then go to Microsoft's website that shows the many builds leading from 2021H1 up to 2021H2. It is simply frozen from one update release build (Spring Update) to the next update release build (Fall, and the final build for Win 10, according to Microsoft). Normal Windows users never see the incremental builds in between releases, but Windows Insiders do (you have no idea how much I hate that name), because they experience them.

Heck, here's a link to the Flight Hub abstract. Flight Hub

How do I know this? I participated in testing those builds, and also the builds leading up to the release of Windows 11. Anyone can if they have a strong enough stomach. :nauseated_face:

By the way, participation doesn't mean Microsoft actually listens to any Insider suggestions. I've seen no evidence of it, anyway. :upside_down_face: I only do so out of Operating System Boredom Syndrome and if that isn't a real thing, it should be.

So, while Windows may not be a rolling release the way we define it, it does roll in the way, say, Fedora (Rawhide) does.


Oh, it definitely is. The solution I've found is to run something that breaks, which meant I had to switch to Arch testing just for the potential (but it has been really boring for months). :joy:

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That's the same as @mandog does, and he has the same reaction, lately.

It's kind of weird that two of the Linux users whose knowledge I admire come from the land of Harry Potter. Wizard up something!

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Don't admire my knowledge please its fading fast into obscurity. the brain is just imploding to much to do very little time to get it done. And now the car was jam sandwiched when a driver that was speeding fell asleep and ploughed into me pushing me into the car in front we were both stationary, just to much to do for my brain to handle.


Have some fish 'n' chips on me and tell your beautiful young wife I love 'er. And be good to yourself, mate. The world's a better place with you in it.

Merry Christmas!