No Desktop wall paper or icons

Please advise as I have no"desktop", meaning I have no wallpaper or icons down the left side of the screen.
I ran the hot disk and installed from there. The hot disk desktop was visible as were the icons down the left side. So I installed.
As there was no wallpaper or icons, I tried all the settings for desktop and screen etc but no joy.
All the applications in Cairo dock are fully functional.
So I installed teh gnome version and everything works. I reinstalled kwin and had the same issue. I installed llinux mint as I had work to do.
I retried this morning to install kwin and I have had the same issue. No desktop. Everything else is working (Still need to figure out the printer).
Please advise.


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           ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram4
           ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram5
           ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram6
           ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
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System:    Kernel: 5.12.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
           root=UUID=924ea257-35e1-469e-904b-43d177c50086 rw [email protected] quiet splash
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
           resume=UUID=50c9de9c-5875-4ee3-906c-4c139f32bb5d loglevel=3
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.1 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: cairo-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.12
           date: 11/10/2018
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8350U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
           note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache:
           L2: 6 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 30399
           Speed: 3600 MHz min/max: 400/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3600 2: 3601 3: 3600
           4: 3600 5: 3600 6: 3600 7: 3599 8: 3602
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
           Type: spec_store_bypass
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
           STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
           Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
           chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Logitech Webcam C310 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:9
           chip-ID: 046d:081b class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
           s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
           Monitor-1: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 70 size: 700x390mm (27.6x15.4")
           diag: 801mm (31.5")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: Logitech Webcam C310 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:9
           chip-ID: 046d:081b class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
           v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On
           driver: ath9k v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0034 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB driver: r8152
           bus-ID: 2-1.1:4 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Toshiba Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
           bus-ID: 1-9:12 chip-ID: 0930:021c class-ID: e001
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
           rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.06 TiB used: 8.32 GiB (0.4%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Indilinx model: IND-S3MP 256G size: 238.47 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD
           serial: <filter> rev: B1T2 scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade
           size: 7.36 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1.27
           scheme: MBR
           SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
           ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Western Digital
           model: WD Elements 10B8 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
           serial: <filter> rev: 1012 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.32 GiB (3.6%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%)
           fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.32 GiB (3.6%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.32 GiB (3.6%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 8.32 GiB (3.6%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
           dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram3
           ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram4
           ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram5
           ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram6
           ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 967.6 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.5 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 251 Uptime: 29m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 2.79 GiB (36.9%)
           Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0
           Packages: 1145 pacman: 1138 lib: 284 snap: 7 Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 default: Bash
           v: 5.1.8 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.04

What edition is this?

So, you installed Kwin on GNOME for what reason? Kwin is the compositor of Plasma/KDE, it does not work with GNOME. GNOME has its own compositor called Mutter :eyes:
Btw, I edited your post to not look as messy as before, please use "~~~ text ~~~" next time for text output to have a better readable look :slight_smile: And welcome to the forum!

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Thx for the reply.
When I say I reinstalled, I meant that I did a complete reinstall with formatting of harddrive before I installed Kwin. I didnt install kwin into gnome.

So with a clean install, when it boots up, there is nothing on my desktop except the Cairo dock. No background pictures, no icons down the left hand side - literally just a blank screen with the dock.

I hope that this is better explained. (I tend to assume things - sorry)

It is difficult for me to follow what you are saying.
So we are now on Garuda LXQT-Kwin?
And it doesn't look like the download section on the Garuda homepage or the live ISO you launched from the USB stick?

Why you change afterwards if this is what you like to see?

Correct. I installed Kwin. And it does not look anything ike the garuda homepage.
I tried a different edition to see how it works. The gnome edition looks exactly like th homepage.
I did another fresh install to install LXQT-Kwin. And again it does not look ike the Garuda homepage. I want the Kwin edition because I like the look of that one. But screen is blank. Only cairo dock is at the bottom of the screen.

Please also... I dont see cinnamon edition on download page.
Please advise. Thanks

Me too, there is also no Deepin :wink: how can that be?
Not enough maintainers who can satisfy your wishes?
Who knows?


What is the full ISO name you downloaded?
From which host was it downloaded?
Have you checked sha256?

I just downloaded it from sourceforge. I did not checked the sha256.
garuda-lxqt-kwin-linux-zen-210621.iso is the name of the file I downloaded.

Thank you for taking the time to answer.

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I just boot live-ISO 210627

garuda-lxqt-kwin-linux-zen-210627.iso

Seems we have a broken link?
@garuda-team
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The liveboot edition I have, looks the same as online. When I installed it, thats when there was blank screen with the dock. OK, Ill wait for the updated link.

Cinnamon edition - must I just wait a few days?

My answer was:

If you like to maintain it we offer Cinnamon again.
If you need to ask how to do that then you don't need to ask.

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