Older 2015 MBP from Apple, wiped clean and installed Garuda Gamer KDE version. Customized to a point where I had Bluetooth Logitech KB and MX Master 3 mouse working.
Got funky and decided that mouse was really not working well, so I tried the logid software. Goofed around until it seemed like it was sorta working, as in, I could change DPI and feel the difference. Still not great performance, but it was OK.
I then farted around with the window appearance and picked some other desktop. No idea what I am doing, but I chose the checkbox to change desktop layout too. Reboot. Boom. In a dark place.
First off, no Bluetooth anymore. Cannot enable it. It is Kaboom gone. No idea what happened to it, but I cannot get it going and all systemctl start/enable bluetooth commands work with nothing changing with the actual Bluetooth being on.
Also, that swanky nice thing we would call a Dock from GNOME world or MacOS world, that I had with Garuda… it is gone too!
How does one re-enable that and what is it called? I understand I am new to KDE and it is just some kind of Panel, but I am seriously bummed that I have zero clue how that was even a thing? The Window Activation hot spots for the bottom of the screen brings up a lot of actions, but none of them are that panel! Where did it go? What is it called?
All in all, I am loving my Garuda experience, but it is so wildly different for me.
Also, it was booting really fast, snappy even. But once I started playing with Logid, and the Toshy KB S/W, wow… all of a sudden, every reboot was taking 30 seconds. Damn! I wish I knew what changed suddenly because it just started when I was fiddling with the mouse parameters. Fragility strikes! I somehow busted a ton of nice things fiddling with the mouse.
Any pointers appreciated on what to do. Re-installing from USB stick to ground zero is an option but seems brutal all things considered.