Plasma widgets freeze when desktop is inactive

All the clocks and widgets stop fonctionning after a couple of minutes of desktop inactivity, i have to click on the desktop directly or on the clock to unfreeze the whole thing, It's like the whole desktop freezes or something.

I made a video to show an example:

Here is my garuda-inxi:

System:
Kernel: 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=99b6afc9-ab3d-4e2c-8f83-29439ae9a164 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 wm: kwin_wayland vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Z400 Workstation v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 6 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0B4Ch v: D serial: <superuser required>
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 786G3 v03.07 date: 04/06/2010
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Xeon X5675 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Nehalem level: v2
built: 2008-10 process: Intel 45nm family: 6 model-id: 0x2C (44) stepping: 2
microcode: 0x1F
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: disabled cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 12 MiB
desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1739 high: 2048 min/max: 1596/3060 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2048 2: 1991
3: 1600 4: 1600 5: 1599 6: 1600 bogomips: 36797
Flags: 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
disabled
Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
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, IBRS_FW, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Lexa PRO [Radeon 540/540X/550/550X / RX 540X/550/550X]
vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 code: Arctic Islands
process: GF 14nm built: 2016-20 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: DP-1,DVI-D-1 empty: HDMI-A-1
bus-ID: 0f:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:699f class-ID: 0300 temp: 57.0 C
Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu d-rect: 4570x2570
display-ID: 0
Monitor-1: DP-1 pos: top-right res: 2650x1490 size: N/A modes: N/A
Monitor-2: DVI-D-1 pos: bottom-l res: 1920x1080 size: N/A modes: N/A
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 550 / 550 Series
(polaris12 LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.48 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3a3e
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Baffin HDMI/DP Audio [Radeon RX 550 640SP / 560/560X]
vendor: Sapphire driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 0f:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aae0
class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: tg3 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1684 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: d0c0
bus-ID: 00:1f.2 chip-ID: 8086:2822 rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 40.5 GiB (3.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: A-Data model: SU630 size: 223.57 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: 1c87 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: KC45 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: KC45 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 40.5 GiB (18.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 40.5 GiB (18.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 40.5 GiB (18.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 40.5 GiB (18.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.67 GiB used: 475.8 MiB (4.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 56.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1160
Info:
Processes: 283 Uptime: 10h 49m wakeups: 0 Memory: 11.67 GiB
used: 6.01 GiB (51.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1417
pm: pacman pkgs: 1413 libs: 360 tools: octopi,pamac,paru pm: flatpak pkgs: 4
Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.12-1):
System install date:     2022-11-13
Last full system update: 2022-12-21
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

@PhilC

Please, post terminal input and output as text formatted between three ~ in first and last line.
~~~
my terminal text
~~~

my terminal text

greetings SGS

Does this happen when using an X session as well?

Wayland is still not totally bug free on KDE, (although it has come a long way).

Welcome to the Garuda community.

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The bug only appears to be on Wayland, nothing in X11.

So sorry, i don't understand what to do with "my terminal text".
Text from what?

Text from what?

from your terminal. I wrote it here

What is the command line i should use in the terminal in order to have the input/output?

This

and I fixed the wrong format for you in the first post.

My help text referred to future posts of yours, so it's formatted correctly right away.

Here you can read the long version.

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As I suspected this is likely a KDE/Wayland issue. KDE is still not 100% compatible with Wayland yet. Not sure what you can do about this other than thoroughly searching for similar issues with a pre-existing workaround of some kind. Otherwise, your only option would seem to be filing a bug report on the KDE bug tracker.

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I was using Arcolinux on Wayland for the past 18 months and i never had this bug before. That is a couple weeks ago that i changed for Garuda.
I should try to install Arcolinux on another disc to check if the bug appears on their system too.