Login Screen background image no longer showing after full system update

I've noticed that after every system update, Garuda Linux Dragonized resets my login screen background image.

after customizing and putting it back, the system either shows a blank image or white background on boot. I've noticed this with the sweet theme as well as the WhiteSur theme.


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System:
System:
Kernel: 5.17.9-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=fd064626-5c5f-4be1-9f81-5f6ac8b2f47d rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=d8ae0431-a1a2-48e5-b320-073dd2566394 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: HP product: HP ProDesk 600 G2 DM v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 15 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 8169 v: KBC Version 05.26 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: HP v: N22 Ver. 02.09 date: 03/10/2016
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-6500T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S
family: 6 model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
desc: 1x6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3026 high: 3095 min/max: 800/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3009 2: 3000 3: 3095
4: 3000 bogomips: 19999
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915
v: kernel ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-2
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1912 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI1 model: Mi Monitor serial: <filter>
built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 530x290mm (20.87x11.42") diag: 603mm (23.7") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 530 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.4
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b7 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB
driver: r8188eu bus-ID: 1-4.3:4 chip-ID: 0bda:8179 class-ID: 0000
serial: <filter>
IF: wlp0s20f0u4u3 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 588.73 GiB used: 101.42 GiB (17.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
model: MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 4L2QEXA7 temp: 32.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TCSunBow model: X3 120GB
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 8A scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.42 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.42 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.42 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.42 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.65 GiB used: 1.2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.18 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0 C pch: 39.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 214 Uptime: 57m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.65 GiB
used: 3.47 GiB (45.4%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1371 lib: 340 Shell: fish
v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
System install date:     2021-09-24
Last full system update: 2022-05-21
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Timeshift (maybe)
Failed units:            bluetooth-autoconnect.service systemd-guest-user.service

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What can I do to get this working again.

Thats not garuda-inxi.
I think you must reboot.

Maybe the wallpapers change :smiley:
Check the pacman history.

I tried but nothing changed I tried changing from Sweet theme to WhiteSur theme, I booted while setting the theme to WhiteSur (without changing the background image) and to my suprise I was welcomed by a login screen with a white background and no picture

Try garuda-assistant, restore configs

Maybe this one could help

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I tried that and got the whole system messed up, latte no longer shows application launcher, network icons, storage icons, etc and I can't connect to WiFi


I wish I had seen this much earlier, now my system is messed up.

"I tried that and got the whole system messed up"

These are not the default settings,
why are there still wrong icons?
Have you restarted the system?

You can go back to an old snapshot.

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Sorry, yes I did reboot. I'll do a snapshot and see if it helps. Sorry I'm no longer able to connect on my PC using WiFi so I replied using my other account on my mobile phone

I am out.
This is against the rules here, the second account was banned.
You can use the only allowed user from any computer, tablet, phone.

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The older shapshot from last week didn't help much, I'm now able to connect to the internet but the latte dock is still missing icons as before. Is there a way I can restore the latte dock?

The strange part is I tried logging in with this login on Firedragon but failed.

I was able to log in with this login on my Firefox browser on my mobile phone but on Firefox it failed. Strange

I'm pretty sure there's a bug in Firedragon. I need to open a new issue. I've noticed I can't use WhatsApp web for more than a minute it crashes and logs me out.

I managed to reset the latte dock via Garuda Assistant now got the icons back except for the application launcher icon.

Update: I've managed to put a custom icon, that does it for now

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