Problem with transparencies and windowing ghosting out

Hi all!

I am having a weird problem with my Garuda Dragonized KDE recently. The windows I use, at some point ghost out.

For instance, when I close an app, then that app remains in the desktop like stamped on a paper sheet. It's hard to describe, I have attached a picture on which the window shown, is un-clickable since the app is closed and this is just now blended over the screen.

If I logout or restart the problem goes away, then it returns at random.

My guess is that is KDE, but I really don't know were to look

Thanks!

P

Hi there, welcome to the community.
Did you check this thread?

Also post output of

inxi -Faz

As text.

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Hi Naman,

Thanks for your reply,

I did not see that thread cause unfortunately the actual explaining of the problem it's an hard grammar thing to look for online (sorry!)

Anyhow, I now applied the "force smoothest animations" in the KDE compositor settings and it seems to have done the trick!

Thanks so much!

Here is the output of inxi:

╰─λ inxi -Faz
System:    Kernel: 5.12.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
           root=UUID=b0b57f66-57d0-4b8f-ab2e-f39ac7b26789 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 5.22.0 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: LENOVO product: 20N2CTO1WW v: ThinkPad T490 serial: <filter>
           Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20N2CTO1WW v: 0B98417 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO
           v: N2IET93W (1.71 ) date: 11/10/2020
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 40.8 Wh (88.9%) condition: 45.9/50.5 Wh (90.9%) volts: 12.3
           min: 11.5 model: SMP 02DL008 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Discharging
           cycles: 415
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
           note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) microcode: EA cache:
           L2: 6 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28800
           Speed: 2631 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2631 2: 797 3: 703
           4: 2010 5: 723 6: 800 7: 751 8: 1146
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea0 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera ([email protected]) type: USB driver: uvcvideo
           bus-ID: 1-8:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b604 class-ID: 0e02 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: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7")
           diag: 354mm (13.9")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
           bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9dc8 class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:9df0 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel port: efa0
           bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15be class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 217.54 GiB (91.2%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: N/A size: 238.47 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD
           serial: <filter> rev: 5108AGLA scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%) used: 213.13 GiB (89.4%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%) used: 213.13 GiB (89.4%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
           used: 213.13 GiB (89.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.47 GiB size: 238.47 GiB (100.00%)
           used: 213.13 GiB (89.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram3
           ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram4
           ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram5
           ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram6
           ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2868
Info:      Processes: 348 Uptime: 39m wakeups: 5 Memory: 14.86 GiB used: 7.04 GiB (47.4%)
           Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0 Packages:
           apt: 0 pacman: 1599 lib: 435 Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.04
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It's nice to see that your issue has been solved.

And I am marking it solved!

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