• KDE fully broken after today's update


    Thanks for the suggestion. However, I’m not sure how could it help? Even in a theory?

  • Laptop now works after the latest upgrades… Both desktop systems still get screwed after applying updates.

  • @toxpal I was hypothesising that the particular user config was “corrupted” and that is why when logged in as that user there were issues.
    I solved at least one weird problem by ditching all config files and starting from scratch.
    I did this when I realised that my son could log in without seeing the weird issues.

  • That makes sense, will try…

  • Had similar issues in the past, seems some updates corrupt some files in the ~/.config folder and this keeps the system from booting into graphical mode.
    Since this has happened several times to me, I have begun to make a backup of my .config folder once a week so I can simpy throw it in and replace the existing, corrupted .config folder. This even works from within a terminal.
    If you simply delete/rename the .config folder, and have the system create a new one, you’ll use all the modifications you made to your desktop,
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ said in KDE fully broken after today's update:

    you’ll loose all the modifications you made to your desktop

    😎

  • Pardon, mais l’anglais n’est pas ma langue autochtone, et le systeme semi rompu du forum ne permet pas de faire des corrections ulterieures.
    J.

  • @Jeannie____ Vi rajtas korekti viajn afiŝojn.

  • My KDE is also borked, I seem to have a problem with compositing and vsync with full screen repaints.
    Whenever I move the mouse or click on something the screen starts blinking.
    As far as I remember, the issue persists since the update to KDE Frameworks 5.53.0 and the 4.19.x kernel.
    I have an nVidia card, which I’m using with the open source nouveau/mesa drivers.

    Could you help me out, please?

    Edit: With vsync turned off, the issue disappears, however I can’t stand tearing. 😋 After a few minutes of waiting I can safely turn on vsync; still, this is not normal behaviour.

  • No issues here with KDE, using the proprietary driver with my GTX 1060, maybe the feature incomplete nouveau driver simply is not doing it’s job properly?
    J.

  • @hordosikrisztian If this happens for all users, then the issue you have is system wide, so the suggestion I made will not help.
    Check that first. The simplest way would be to create a new user, logout, then login as the new user and see if the compositing issues exist or not.
    For the record, I use a fairly ancient nvidia card, GT 630 with nvidia driver (dkms version) without issues.

  • Thank you for the suggestions, I decided to switch to the official nVidia drivers, now everything is fine. :)

    @BlaiseD
    You call that an ancient card?!
    I’m a proud owner of a GTS 250. 😋

  • Did more search on Arch forums, and found some suggestion to disable Compositor. So performed a full upgrade again, and everything seems to work well.

    Not 100% sure if it’s related to disabled Compositor, or maybe some packages got bug fixes recently, and they just work now… Any command line to enable/disable KDE compositor? So I could try enable it now (to see if it works) and then disable it via command line again (in case my desktop becomes useless again after Compositor is activated).

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