No usable desktop environment

Upon launching a game I got a freeze, so I switched to another TTY and rebooted. This isn't incredibly uncommon when you use wine staging... When I went to log in again, I didn't have anything but icons, which can't be interacted with. So I figured it was a bad update and went to snapshots. None of them produce different behavior. All the way back to the first. The same result with mainline kernel, zen, and lts. I cannot post inxi yet for obvious reasons, but it should be similar to the last one posted in my previous thread about mysterious orphans.

EDIT: here is inxi after getting back into a working desktop:

System:
Kernel: 5.19.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=1748cca7-e422-4ed9-bd5c-3d12856f8671 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=dbb7a323-f52a-40d2-8ad1-ca512a750c83 loglevel=3
sysrq_always_enabled=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X570 Taichi serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P4.30 date: 04/14/2021
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23)
model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 4x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2199 high: 2202 min/max: 2200/4776 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: powersave cores: 1: 2200 2: 2200
3: 2200 4: 2200 5: 2201 6: 2200 7: 2200 8: 2200 9: 2200 10: 2199 11: 2200
12: 2200 13: 2200 14: 2200 15: 2202 16: 2200 17: 2197 18: 2198 19: 2200
20: 2200 21: 2200 22: 2199 23: 2200 24: 2199 bogomips: 182401
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
protection
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, STIBP:
always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 22 [Radeon RX 6700/6700 XT/6750 XT / 6800M]
vendor: ASRock driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1 empty: none
bus-ID: 0f:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:085c
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 7680x1944 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 2026x513mm (79.76x20.20")
s-diag: 2090mm (82.28")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 pos: 3-1 model: Acer G246HL
serial: <filter> built: 2013 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 531x299mm (20.91x11.77") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 pos: primary,1-2 model: LG
(GoldStar) QHD serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 2560x1440 hz: 144
dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2 size: 697x392mm (27.44x15.43") diag: 800mm (31.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
Monitor-3: DP-3 mapped: DisplayPort-2 pos: 2-4 model: Samsung SyncMaster
serial: <filter> built: 2006 res: 1280x1024 hz: 60 dpi: 86 gamma: 1.2
size: 376x301mm (14.8x11.85") diag: 482mm (19") ratio: 5:4 modes:
max: 1280x1024 min: 720x400
Monitor-4: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 pos: 3-3 model: LCD TV built: 2011
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 3048 gamma: 1.2 size: 16x9mm (0.63x0.35")
diag: 6mm (0.2") ratio: 15:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (navy_flounder LLVM 14.0.6 DRM
3.47 5.19.1-zen1-1-zen) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.6 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 0d8c:013a gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s class-ID: 0300
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0f:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASRock
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 11:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: C-Media USB PnP Sound Device type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Device-4: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:085c
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASRock driver: igb v: kernel
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: br-06dd3263bcf9 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: unknown
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-3: tailscale0 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: full mac: N/A
IF-ID-4: veth0617da2 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-5: veth4b0da1f state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-6: vethb0f99b6 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-7: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-2:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.38 TiB used: 1.67 TiB (70.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
2TB size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXM7
temp: 45.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 500GB
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: DB6Q scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB model: SATA SSD size: 111.79 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter>
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.59 TiB (91.0%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 546 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.59 TiB
(91.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.59 TiB
(91.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.75 TiB size: 1.75 TiB (100.00%) used: 1.59 TiB
(91.0%) 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: 62.73 GiB used: 2.24 GiB (3.6%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 69.07 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: 36.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 58.0 C
mem: 58.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 942 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 1376 fan-5: 1060
fan-6: 2180 fan-7: 0 gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Processes: 642 Uptime: 20m wakeups: 0 Memory: 62.73 GiB used: 14.65 GiB
(23.4%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 2906 lib: 630
flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: yakuake inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2021-06-18
Last full system update: 2022-08-16 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Create new user. My guess is that KDE settings got broken so KDE doesn't work.

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It works on a new user! How can I reset the KDE settings for my user without a GUI?

EDIT: tried gksu -u tech garuda-assistant and reset latte config to no avail.

EDIT 2: I found this post and used the 'all' checkbox with the above method for opening garuda-assistant. It is very annoying to lose all my customizations, but at least I have a working DE now!

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