Wallpaper issue When first boot

System:    Kernel: 5.15.6-zen2-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=1f847441-d85d-4eba-84e0-a8a2349b1e98
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: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: 990FX Extreme9 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.80 date: 03/29/2016
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD FX-8320 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bulldozer family: 15 (21) model-id: 2
stepping: 0 microcode: 6000852 cache: L1: 640 KiB L2: 16 MiB L3: 8 MiB
flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 55881
Speed: 2834 MHz min/max: 1400/3500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2834 2: 3221
3: 2993 4: 3054 5: 3764 6: 2520 7: 2589 8: 2513
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: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 495.44
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13c2 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 91 s-size: 535x301mm (21.1x11.9") s-diag: 614mm (24.2")
Monitor-1: DVI-I-1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8") diag: 609mm (24")
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 46 size: 1050x590mm (41.3x23.2") diag: 1204mm (47.4")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 495.44 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2
chip-ID: 1002:4383 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbb class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.6-zen2-1-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: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel 82583V Gigabit Network vendor: ASRock driver: e1000e v: kernel port: a000
bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:150c class-ID: 0200
IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-3.4:4 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.54 TiB used: 753.23 GiB (47.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Hitachi model: HDP725032GLA360 size: 298.09 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: A5BA
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Intel model: SSDSA2BW120G3 size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0302 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 PRO Series size: 238.47 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 5B0Q
scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1CH162 size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> type: HDD rpm: 7200
serial: <filter> rev: CC47 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 97.51 GiB (40.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 580 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 97.51 GiB (40.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 97.51 GiB (40.9%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 97.51 GiB (40.9%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdc2 maj-min: 8:34
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.64 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 63 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 6%
Info:      Processes: 313 Uptime: 2h 26m wakeups: 0 Memory: 11.64 GiB used: 3.55 GiB (30.5%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1812 lib: 515 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.09

So I have this weird issue that I can't seem to figure out what causes it or how to fix. I have a feeling it has something to do with having my TV plugged into my pc because that when it starts having the issue is when I plugged it in. Any way with both my tv and my monitor plugged in when I boot up my computer this random wallpaper I never selected(nor is it the original garuda wallpaper) pops up instead of the wallpaper I selected, after a minute or so it changes to my settings but still. Does anyone know what causes this and how I can stop it from doing this?

this is the wallpaper that pops up at boot.

Garuda Assistant-Other Diagnostics-Journal Errors.

Or post other boot logs.

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You sure that wallpaper you chose is available at the time of boot?
Is it in some partition that is not mounted at boot? Try moving desired wallpaper to ~/Pictures or somewhere where it is accessible on boot.


Also, share your wallpaper settings to save time.

- Journal begins at Wed 2021-12-01 17:33:30 CST, ends at Sun 2021-12-05 13:43:59 CST. --
Dec 05 10:52:37 donald-desktop kernel: 
Dec 05 10:52:38 donald-desktop systemd-udevd[372]: host9: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/50-sata.rules:2 Failed to write ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.1/ata10/host9/scsi_host/host9/link_power_management_policy}, ignoring: No such file or directory
Dec 05 10:52:38 donald-desktop systemd-udevd[372]: host8: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/50-sata.rules:2 Failed to write ATTR{/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.1/ata9/host8/scsi_host/host8/link_power_management_policy}, ignoring: No such file or directory
Dec 05 10:52:39 donald-desktop systemd-tmpfiles[600]: Failed to write file "/sys/module/pcie_aspm/parameters/policy": Operation not permitted
Dec 05 13:08:12 donald-desktop sddm-helper[510804]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file
Dec 05 13:08:18 donald-desktop bluetoothd[611]: src/service.c:btd_service_connect() a2dp-sink profile connect failed for 90:7A:58:9E:1A:F4: Protocol not available
Dec 05 13:08:26 donald-desktop bluetoothd[611]: src/profile.c:record_cb() Unable to get Hands-Free Voice gateway SDP record: Host is down

This is from the journal errors.

It still does it even if I use a pre-installed wallpaper in the /usr/share/wallpapers/ folder.

Also, if I disable my TV in display settings or unplug it, the issue goes away.

That's weird

Does that happen with every plugin or only with inactive blur?

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Not sure but I do know it even does this on a live usb of Garuda as well just because I was booted to a live USB just now for another task I am trying to solve (long story short I had a motherboard go bad on me a few days ago that had a built-in NVMe slot, so I switched to an older CPU/motherboard combo that doesn't so I installed garuda to a sata drive temporaraly until I was able to get a PCIE/NVMe adapter card and now I have said card so I want to move my install on the SATA drive to the NVMe drive) That's not really related to this issue outside of it doing this on the live USB.