Update makes system unusable

Trying to do a system update on my PC. Unfortunately it makes the system completely unusable afterwards. After the update it’s like all UI systems disappear. It thinks no file manager is installed, so I can’t look at files. It thinks no terminal is installed, so I can’t even use that to suss out the issue. I don’t even have any error codes to look up, just a blank desktop and default UI with [?] for the icons. Tried the update a few times, selecting different options, but every time I have to roll back to a snapshot.
It’s also pretty annoying that every other time I do an update I have to reassemble my theme and layout configs. Reset widgets. Etc. Is this normal or am I experiencing edge cases, or doing a common practice wrong?

garuda-inxi

System:
Kernel: 6.6.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=c29fb1d5-8388-4db2-b4c7-71dde32885c3 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI (MS-7C91)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.B0
date: 08/30/2022
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3716 high: 3800 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3596 2: 3800
3: 3596 4: 3800 5: 3800 6: 3800 7: 3596 8: 3602 9: 3610 10: 3800 11: 3660
12: 3800 13: 3800 14: 3800 15: 3800 16: 3598 bogomips: 121593
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: DP-1,HDMI-A-2 empty: DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 2d:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:73ff class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1184x380mm (46.61x14.96")
s-diag: 1243mm (48.96")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 pos: primary,left model: ASUS VG289
serial: <filter> built: 2023 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 105 gamma: 1.2
size: 621x341mm (24.45x13.43") diag: 708mm (27.9") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 pos: right
model: LG (GoldStar) FULL HD built: 2014 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
gamma: 1.2 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.7") ratio: 16:9
modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (navi23 LLVM
16.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.6.4-zen1-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:73ff memory: 7.81 GiB
unified: no
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 9 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
Radeon RX 6600 XT (RADV NAVI23) driver: mesa radv v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 1002:73ff surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM
16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 2d:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2f:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech Blue Microphones
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-5:5 chip-ID: 046d:0ab7 class-ID: 0300
serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.6.4-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 29:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 2a:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp42s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-9:7 chip-ID: 8087:0032
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.3
lmp-v: 12 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.61 TiB used: 844.85 GiB (31.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD BLACK SN770 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 731030WD temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 00WD
scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD7500BPKX-80HPJT0 size: 698.64 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 70
size: 57.62 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 3.2 spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 3.0
size: 57.73 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 0000 scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 844.85 GiB (90.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 844.85 GiB (90.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 844.85 GiB (90.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 844.85 GiB (90.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 29.8 MiB (0.1%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 41.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 33.0 C
mem: 28.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Processes: 369 Uptime: 14m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 32 GiB
available: 31.27 GiB used: 3.27 GiB (10.5%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
Packages: 2220 pm: pacman pkgs: 2214 libs: 589 tools: octopi,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 6 Shell: fish v: 3.6.2 default: Bash v: 5.2.21
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
System install date:     2022-10-09
Last full system update: 2023-12-06
Is partially upgraded:   Yes
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

Make sure the migration is executed completely and correctly.
It was a long story, with many issues (not Garuda stuff), but I think everybody reached a good compromise.
No need to read the whole thread, but…

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Make sure the migration is executed completely and correctly.

Maybe I’m just being dumb. But the link you gave essentially says to just do it via garuda-update which is what I usually do when I system update. But when I do it that way, and restart my computer, it’s just unusable. But lets do this again just for fun. (Posting these before I restart, because I won’t be able to do anything after I do.)
garuda-update
Dododoooo

System:
Kernel: 6.6.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=c29fb1d5-8388-4db2-b4c7-71dde32885c3 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.14 info: frameworks v: 5.116.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI (MS-7C91)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American
Megatrends LLC. v: 1.B0 date: 08/30/2022
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3787 high: 3800 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3800 2: 3800
3: 3600 4: 3800 5: 3800 6: 3800 7: 3800 8: 3800 9: 3800 10: 3800 11: 3800
12: 3800 13: 3800 14: 3800 15: 3800 16: 3800 bogomips: 121593
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: DP-1,HDMI-A-2 empty: DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 2d:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:73ff class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1184x380mm (46.61x14.96")
s-diag: 1243mm (48.96")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 pos: primary,left model: ASUS VG289
serial: <filter> built: 2023 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 105 gamma: 1.2
size: 621x341mm (24.45x13.43") diag: 708mm (27.9") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 pos: right
model: LG (GoldStar) FULL HD built: 2014 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
gamma: 1.2 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.7") ratio: 16:9
modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11: drv: radeonsi
inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.0-arch1.1
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (radeonsi
navi23 LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.54 6.6.4-zen1-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:73ff
memory: 7.81 GiB unified: no
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 9 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
Radeon RX 6600 XT (RADV NAVI23) driver: mesa radv v: 24.1.0-arch1.1
device-ID: 1002:73ff surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.0-arch1.1 (LLVM
17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 2d:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2f:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech Blue Microphones
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-5:5 chip-ID: 046d:0ab7 class-ID: 0300
serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.6.4-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210/AX1675 2x2 [Typhoon Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 29:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:2725 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 2a:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp42s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-9:7 chip-ID: 8087:0032
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.3
lmp-v: 12 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.61 TiB used: 867.2 GiB (32.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD BLACK SN770 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 731030WD temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 00WD
scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD7500BPKX-80HPJT0 size: 698.64 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 70
size: 57.62 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 3.2 spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 3.0
size: 57.73 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 0000 scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 867.2 GiB (93.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 867.2 GiB (93.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 867.2 GiB (93.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 867.2 GiB (93.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 29.5 MiB (0.1%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 32.0 C
mem: 26.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.27 GiB used: 4.52 GiB (14.5%)
Processes: 420 Power: uptime: 1h 21m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.48 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,upowerd
Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Packages: 2359 pm: pacman pkgs: 2353 libs: 612 tools: octopi,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 6 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi
default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2022-10-09
Last full system update: 2024-06-05 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

systemctl reboot
Dododooo

That’s it! On the next reboot, you will be greeted with our current Dr460nized Plasma 6 SDDM Theme.

And, like every other time, everything is 100% borked. Can’t even take screenshots to show empty menus and things not working because even Spectacle was broken due to permissions. (All) Application launchers are empty. Menus don’t work. Cant open a file manager. Only even managed to get back here by launching the browser from terminal, thank god that works.
It’s not a theme issue, because even lookandfeeltool --resetLayout --apply Dr460nized does nothing.

Did some digging around and found a reddit post about empty app launchers. Ran sudo rm -rf ~/.cache/* and that managed to get everything working after another reboot. Don’t know why, but one problem at a time.

** It is extremely highly recommended to reboot immediately after performing the upgrade! It is possible your usual GUI Logout, Restart, and Shutdown buttons won’t work. Don’t panic, all you have to do is open up a Terminal window (which may well still be opened after your garuda-update) and type in

systemctl reboot

Check also:

Via Garuda System Maintenance

There are two ways of applying the migration after your initial Plasma 6 boot:

  • Accepting the automatic migration prompt: The application will try to detect existing KDE 6 setups with garuda-dr460nized=>4.0.0-1 packages, offering the migration to the new layout. Here, you just need to confirm the prompt. This might not be applicable depending on the changes made to out-of-the-box theming. When applicable, it will reset the theme configuration to the current Dr460nized Plasma 6 theme. It is always a good practice to at minimum log out and re-log in to the desktop.
    dr460nized_p6_prompt.png
  • Triggering the migration manually: head over to the system tray, find the System Maintenance icon, and right-click it. Then select “Dr460nized migration” to execute the needed action. Yet again, this will reset the theme configuration to the current Dr460nized Plasma 6 theme. It is always a good practice to at minimum log out and re-log in to the desktop.dr460nized_p6_tray.png

Manually

This can be done by opening Konsole (or another terminal emulator of choice) and running the following:

lookandfeeltool --resetLayout --apply Dr460nized

I see you tried some of them, reboot, manual, etc.
Try also the others.
It worked for all of us, there must be something that needs to be done.

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I literally said I did that. I followed the guide to the letter.
Additionally, I didn’t have the menu options. Just keyring, update, settings, and quit. Probably because I’ve mostly just been updating apps as needed (like Discord’s regular updates) for the last few months.
I managed to get everything working again by clearing the cache with that command and was going to do some research into why that worked tonight after getting my personalized mess back in order.

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What is “it”? KDE? Krunner?

Run the upgrade, reboot and switch to a TTY with Ctrl + Alt + F1-F12 (just check the F keys until you get a terminal. F5 will most likely work)
Log in with your username and password, and run journalctl -x | tb and share the link here. Let’s see what’s causing your issue. Maybe a library in the repos hasn’t been updated yet?

Also check that you’ve refreshed all your mirrorlist with mirrors. I recently had a mirror that somehow and almost exclusively supplied outdated packages.

After upgrading to Plasma 6, the default session may be switching to Wayland. Try switching back to X11 (on the login screen) and see if you have a better experience.

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