Two Monitors Glitch

I'm using Garuda Dr460nized and I'm having an issue I haven't been able to resolve for over a month.

Background:
I have two 4K monitors and I'm concerned about burn-in. So I set the Screen Energy Saving to switch off the displays after 15 minutes of inactivity. I also set each monitor to use a slideshow for desktop wallpapers that changes every 15 minutes, using a photo folder I have saved in the Home drive. For months this worked perfectly with no problems, but at some point something changed.

Issue description:
When I move my mouse to reactivate the displays there is a weird glitch on the main monitor. Firstly, it won't let me right click (or left click) on the desktop, though the taskbar and dock still function normally. Secondly, any icons that were on the desktop of the main monitor are now on the secondary monitor. Thirdly, the wallpaper will now either be stuck on the last image and fail to change, or it will be just a black background. The only way to fix these issues is to either logout and log back in, or restart the computer. When I do that I find that the wallpaper settings have been reset to "Image" from "Slideshow," regardless if there is a visible wallpaper or if it is blank. I then have to set it back to slideshow and find the folder containing my backgrounds again.

I'm sure one solution is reinstalling the OS but I've spent a lot of time getting this setup exactly the way I want, so I really don't want to do that. Not to mention, how do I know it won't just happen again?

Does anyone have any ideas on what might have changed and how I can fix it?

This seems to be the same issue found in the post below which appears to not have been resolved:

Can you provide your

garuda-inxi

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Hi, thanks for taking a look. Here's the output:

System:
Kernel: 5.17.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=642710e8-56f9-4854-9724-36f1318ec366 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
resume=UUID=20fb7f3d-2ecf-48cd-ad0a-239e0717e374 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1407
date: 04/01/2020
Battery:
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G700s serial: <filter>
charge: 50% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: N/A
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701013
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: 3596 high: 3690 min/max: 2200/4672 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3588 2: 3606
3: 3583 4: 3591 5: 3690 6: 3599 7: 3590 8: 3592 9: 3594 10: 3578 11: 3592
12: 3594 13: 3591 14: 3592 15: 3593 16: 3590 17: 3590 18: 3591 19: 3594
20: 3593 21: 3600 22: 3595 23: 3592 24: 3594 bogomips: 182058
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: 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: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT]
vendor: ASRock driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-1,DP-2 empty: DP-3, DP-4, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2
bus-ID: 0c:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:731f class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 7680x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 2032x571mm (80.00x22.48")
s-diag: 2111mm (83.1")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 pos: primary,left
model: Acer VG280K serial: <filter> built: 2019 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60
dpi: 157 gamma: 1.2 size: 621x341mm (24.45x13.43") diag: 708mm (27.9")
ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 pos: right model: Acer VG280K
serial: <filter> built: 2019 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 157 gamma: 1.2
size: 621x341mm (24.45x13.43") diag: 708mm (27.9") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (navi10 LLVM 13.0.1 DRM 3.44
5.17.4-zen1-1-zen)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.2 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab38
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0e:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.50 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 21.38 TiB used: 4.34 TiB (20.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B4QFXO7
temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B4QFXO7
temp: 34.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD60EZAZ-00ZGHB0 size: 5.46 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: HGST (Hitachi)
model: HTS721010A9E630 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: A3B0 scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWE150
size: 4.55 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: FP2A scheme: GPT
ID-6: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA300
size: 2.73 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: ABB0 scheme: GPT
ID-7: /dev/sde maj-min: 8:64 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS250G1B0A-00H9H0 size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD
scheme: GPT
ID-8: /dev/sdf maj-min: 8:80 vendor: Crucial model: CT250BX100SSD1
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: MU02 scheme: GPT
ID-9: /dev/sdg maj-min: 8:96 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1 size: 5.46 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5700 serial: <filter>
rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 914.16 GiB size: 914.16 GiB (100.00%)
used: 805.78 GiB (88.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 5.5 MiB (2.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
ID-3: /home raw-size: 914.16 GiB size: 914.16 GiB (100.00%)
used: 805.78 GiB (88.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:3
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 914.16 GiB size: 914.16 GiB (100.00%)
used: 805.78 GiB (88.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 914.16 GiB size: 914.16 GiB (100.00%)
used: 805.78 GiB (88.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.1 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:4
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 31.33 GiB used: 2.5 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 33.5 C mobo: 36.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 50.0 C
mem: 56.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 794 fan-2: 1351 fan-3: 505 fan-4: 508
fan-5: 3047 fan-6: 0 fan-7: 736 gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Processes: 443 Uptime: 4h 28m wakeups: 5 Memory: 31.33 GiB
used: 7.48 GiB (23.9%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1454 lib: 435 Shell: fish
v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.2-1):
System install date:     2021-09-22
Last full system update: 2022-04-27
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Timeshift (maybe)
Failed units:            pacman-files.service

First i would update your system with

garuda-update

as there is a kernel update which may help

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I'm afraid not...
Welcome to KDE multi-screen nightmare bugs!
Until KDE resolves these issues (which are created from monitor naming and enable/disable monitors), which is suspected to be with Plasma 6, you can only find workarounds for your system. Unfortunately, there is no one-only solution, since it is related to individual HW/SW combination.

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