Partition manager not loading from Garuda Welcome (No Icon either)

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Partition manager not loading from Garuda Welcome (No Icon either)

KDE Partition Manger loads just fine from Start menu.

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  Failed units:            

The picture show not the standard color and icons from KDE Plasma dragonized :slight_smile: , but it works fine for me on i3wm, I test later KDE.

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Is displayed correctly for me (garuda-dr460nized).

But I can confirm that partitionmanager does not start from the GUI.
Journalctl / manual starting from terminal:

/usr/lib/garuda/pkexec-gui partitionmanager
kf.dbusaddons: DBus session bus not found. To circumvent this problem try the following command (with bash):
export $(dbus-launch)
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and works here too. :slight_smile:

pacman -Qi gparted
Name                     : gparted
Version                  : 1.6.0-1

works too

At least

/usr/lib/garuda/pkexec-gui partitionmanager
Error executing command as another user: Not authorized

This incident has been reported.

Seems it works only one time :thinking:

Maybe the developer has a solution for this? @TNE


I did not have gparted installed for some reason. Just installed BOP last night.

I installed via pacman, icon appeared, when I click on it it asks for password but does not load.

I can start gparted from menu, enter password, and starts. Will restart system to see if issue resolves and update later.

sudo pacman -Syu gparted

pacman -Qi gparted
Name            : gparted
Version         : 1.6.0-1

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Just for fun, try


in terminal


Works fine from Terminal as it does from start window.

I reinstalled Garuda-welcome still asks for password then returns to Garuda-Windows.

I also re-installed partitionmanager.
Doesn’t start from welcome, as I said there is a password screen then returns to welcome

Is there an log file for garuda welcome

This isn’t a issue for me, Just pointing out something odd.

after reinstall with sudo pacman -S garuda-welcome the version is soaring. Is soaring that the correct version of Garuda Welcome to use with BOP

This is the image of the password screen I get with the details

I noticed the logs

May 07 12:03:13 CompName sudo[19517]: UserName : a password is required ; TTY=pts/3 ; PWD=/home/UserName ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/true
May 07 12:04:18 CompName partitionmanager[21718]: kf.dbusaddons: DBus session bus not found. To circumvent this problem try the following command (with bash):
                                                      export $(dbus-launch)

I tried bash export $(dbus-launch got no reply, Tried Garuda-welcome>Partition manger, same thing, password window then returns to Garuda-welcome. I changed the computer name and user name for privacy.

Not sure if that helps in anyway.

I guess if no one else has an issue you can close this because i don’t need that to work.

Correct, this is GF computer she changed the themes, I was just testing everything on the new version. Let me know if you want me to try anything else if not I will push this issue to null.

That’s fine :slight_smile:
Remember that our mods, developers, and maintainers do everything in their spare time.
The developer is informed. Please be patient.
Only rarely does a new installation repair the existing error, rather it helps to delete the configuration files in ~/ (save beforehand).

I was able to reproduce the problem under KDE.


If KDE Partition Manager is installed it will still try to run that. It only runs GParted if it does not find the partitionmanager binary due to the way they are ordered in this if statement:

Can you try like this:

  • Install gparted
  • Uninstall partitionmanager
  • Click the icon in Garuda Welcome and see if GParted launches.

That may tell us if the issue is specifically related to something which has changed in KDE Partition Manager, or something else.


I am very sorry if I came across impatient. I was just testing things and noticed it didn’t work. Just wanted to report it somewhere. I wanted to try to provide as much information as possible, I learn that way too.

Honestly I was more concerned that I would get busy and forget about this and might not check back for a while.

After install KDE partition was installed Gparted was not. I installed Gparted but never uninstalled KDE Partition. Both work fine from terminal and the app menu. I will try the suggestion later and try to report back

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I had previously installed gparted
Gparted loaded correctly from welcome menue after uninstalling KDE partionmanager

Since I prefer Gparted this seems like a win.


Nice one, thanks for testing that. It sounds like something changed with KDE Partition Manager and it needs something from the environment that it is not getting from the pkexec tool. :face_with_monocle:


The partition manager is not supposed to be visible in Garuda assistant once installed so you don’t accidentally install again. Its in the menu if required.

Seems logical. But when I test things if its there I click it. lol

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No, it is supposed to be there and it is supposed to work when you click on it. Perhaps he is thinking of the installer, which should only appear when booted to the live environment.


Its in the Garuda welcome app
Sorry i thought it was in the Garuda assistant app

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