Plasma and Latte don't start - repeated issue

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System:
Kernel: 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=5e3df3fe-8820-4ab8-80fe-eb97c317582f rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14q-cs0xxx
v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 849A v: KBC Version 74.37 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: Insyde v: F.64 date: 07/23/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 31.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 31.9/31.9 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 13.0 min: 11.6 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: Full
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter>
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i3-7020U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Amber/Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
stepping: 9 microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2258 high: 2300 min/max: 400/2300 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 2155 2: 2280 3: 2300
4: 2300 bogomips: 18399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
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
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 status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Chicony HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b67f class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7")
diag: 354mm (13.9")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8723de v: N/A modules: rtw88_8723de
port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:d723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Realtek Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b009 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A
class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 36.42 GiB (15.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: 20120006 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 150.01 GiB size: 150.01 GiB (100.00%)
used: 36.35 GiB (24.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 69.6 MiB (27.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 150.01 GiB size: 150.01 GiB (100.00%)
used: 36.35 GiB (24.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 150.01 GiB size: 150.01 GiB (100.00%)
used: 36.35 GiB (24.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 150.01 GiB size: 150.01 GiB (100.00%)
used: 36.35 GiB (24.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.63 GiB used: 171.5 MiB (2.2%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C pch: 38.0 C mobo: 0.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 243 Uptime: 41m wakeups: 5 Memory: 7.63 GiB
used: 3.48 GiB (45.6%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: 1508 pacman: 1494 lib: 360 snap: 14
Shell: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

I'm facing the following issues repeatedly, and am not sure if they are related:

  1. While logging in, Plasma doesn't work sometimes. The screen is completely blank and frozen, including mouse pointer if visible. The only remedy is to force restart
  2. When I force restart, often my .config/kwinrc is replaced. I know this because it removes the lines used to open Application Launcher with Meta Key. So I have to manually add in those lines again
  3. Twice after a force restart, my Latte Dock has stopped showing up. latte-dock --restart doesn't help, although it does mention that an instance is already running. Tried a number of solutions from this forum and even manjaro forum, but the only thing that has worked is using Garuda Assistant to reset latte-dock configuration to default

I am happy to provide more details as necessary, but not sure which details would be relevant, hence just posting the problems. Also not sure of the prevalence of this problem/

Most likely you already tried these, anyway

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I have moved your thread to the new Latte dock specific sub-fora.

To the OP:

In the future, please open separate topics for each separate issue you wish assistance with.

I see you were online several days ago, yet you made no reply to @filo's suggestion from 11 days ago. Please do not open help topics and then leave them hanging without providing feedback to assistants on our forum. On our forum threads are automatically archived/closed after 2 weeks without a reply. So, if you desire assistance on our forum and you do not wish to see your thread closed you need to provide feedback to forum assistants in a timely manner.

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