Issue after recent update

Good morning, after attempting the recent update after a reboot I get the log-in screen, but once logged in I am getting a black screen with what looks like a low resolution.
I say this because I can see the cursor which is huge and fuzzy and if I hit the f7 button on my keyboard window switcher appears briefly but besides that it’s a black screen.

I’m not sure if this is relevant but I do get this prompt from the update:

:: There are 2 providers available for qt6-multimedia-backend:
:: Repository extra
1) qt6-multimedia-ffmpeg  2) qt6-multimedia-gstreamer

Enter a number (default=1): 1
:: There are 2 providers available for qt6-python-bindings:
:: Repository extra
1) pyside6  2) python-pyqt6

Enter a number (default=1):

I have tried 1 and 2 for both options but get the same result so I don’t think it’s related but wanted to point it out.

Has anyone else had this experience?

Kernel: 6.7.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=31ddc345-0928-456b-bf48-5c86e845ba38 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Gigabyte model: F2A88XN-WIFI v: x.x serial: <superuser required>
uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F2 date: 12/16/2013
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400
serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: AMD A10-7850K APU with Radeon R7 Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Steamroller level: v2 built: 2014 process: GF 28nm family: 0x15 (21)
model-id: 0x30 (48) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x6003103
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: enabled cache: L1: 256 KiB
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3: 2994 4: 2937 bogomips: 29549
Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
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alternate: amdgpu arch: GCN-2 code: Sea Islands process: GF/TSMC 16-28nm
built: 2013-17 ports: active: none empty: DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2
bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:130f class-ID: 0300
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screens: 1
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s-diag: 600mm (23.62")
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API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0
drv: nvidia device: 1 drv: radeonsi device: 3 drv: swrast gbm:
drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-2
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.54.14
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bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.0.2-arch1.1 (LLVM 16.0.6)
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bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:1308 class-ID: 0403
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bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403
Device-3: NVIDIA GM107 High Definition Audio [GeForce 940MX]
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbc class-ID: 0403
Device-4: GEMBIRD Honk HK-5002 USB Speaker
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 1908:2070 class-ID: 0300
serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.7.8-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
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4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
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IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
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IF: wlp0s16f0u2 state: up mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
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rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 4-3:2 chip-ID: 8087:07dc
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0 lmp-v: 6
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 96.4 GiB (6.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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used: 96.4 GiB (20.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 14.57 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 24.1 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
GPU: device: nvidia screen: :0.0 temp: 60 C fan: 42% device: radeon
temp: 25.0 C
Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est. available: 14.57 GiB used: 2.72 GiB (18.6%)
Processes: 231 Power: uptime: 1m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 5.76 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1905 libs: 568 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
System install date:     2024-03-20
Last full system update: 2024-03-04
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

It looks like this is the big update to KDE6, so something might have gone wrong there.
Did you get the migration pop-up and act according to the KDE migration instructions?

Can you check, updating again and rebooting, if you have better luck selecting in the login screen x11 instead of Wayland (which is the new default, but is still giving troubles to many people)?


Thanks for the reply, I did attempt to select X11 first but same issue occurred.
I then loaded a snapshot and changed my global theme and all other options to the Garuda Dragonized and attempted again.
It worked this time. Thank you for the assistance.
Marking this as fixed.

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