Hi. So after an update when i logged in, the apps that usually start on boot load and i can interact with them but the desktop and taskbar are not there and the system freezes once in a while with my background image flashing. I think its not able to load everything and tries to restart it, im not sure thoe. if anyone knows whats happening i would appreciate a solution.
Yes. Completely agree.
No informatioin to ascertain what’s going on.
Also, what do you mean by
" …but the desktop and taskbar are not there…“
”…background image flashing…"
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@modisc I mean that I only have a black screen with the cursor. I can’t right click or anything. However I can open the search with alt+F2 and open some apps like terminal and some system settings but not all. I also cannot connect to the internet for some reason so I can only use my phone to talk here. I don’t know which logs I’m supposed to give you if you could tell me the commands ill try my best to get them working.
wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
Do that on a tty (alt + F2) and then take a picture and put it here
@judd Doesnt that require internet cause i cant connect to it.
If you have a smart phone, USB tie it up and use it for your Internet connection. It will appear as a wired network in Arch, all you need to do is run dhcpcd.
The phone will share any wireless connection you are using; either WiFi or cellular data. If you are using cellular data, observe the data limits. After you get to the installation of your wireless controllers and user space tools, you can switch to the internal WiFi.
wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
lspci > log.txt && lsusb >> log.txt && journalctl -b -0 >> log.txt && cat log.txt
will work without internet, but logs are hard to take on picture as they are to long… may you can copy log.txt to your phone and post it
a list of may related logs:
### DMI: Dell Inc. Inspiron 7420/08PPR2, BIOS A03 05/24/2012 ### Process 1046 (kactivitymanage) of user 1000 dumped core. (tons of it) + plasmashell: KActivities: FATAL ERROR: Failed to contact the activity manager daemon + Process 841 (plasmashell) of user 1000 dumped core. + org_kde_powerdevil: KActivities: FATAL ERROR: Failed to contact the activity manager daemon
There is a BIOS update aviable for Dell Inspiron 7420 but no big fixes inside as i can see…
The dump cores from kactivitymanager looking bad to me, as there come up tons of it repeatly…
You can try this commands:
kactivitymanagerd stop rm -rf .local/share/kactivitymanagerd/ kactivitymanagerd start
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M] (rev a1)
looks like optimus? hybrid graphics… can also be a problem, if system get confused on what graphics to use…
Apr 11 03:53:16 HunterKiller NetworkManager: <info> [1523389996.0007] device (wlp2s0): state change: need-auth -> failed (reason 'no-secrets', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Apr 11 03:53:24 HunterKiller org.kde.ActivityManager: Service started, version: Apr 11 03:53:24 HunterKiller dbus-daemon: [session uid=1000 pid=753] Activating service name='org.kde.ActivityManager' requested by ':1.53' (uid=1000 pid=1124 comm="/usr/bin/kactivitymanagerd ") Apr 11 03:53:16 HunterKiller NetworkManager: <info> [1523389996.0011] manager: NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED Apr 11 03:53:24 HunterKiller dbus-daemon: [session uid=1000 pid=753] Successfully activated service 'org.kde.ActivityManager' Apr 11 03:53:16 HunterKiller NetworkManager: <warn> [1523389996.0015] device (wlp2s0): Activation: failed for connection 'HunterKiller' Apr 11 03:53:16 HunterKiller NetworkManager: <info> [1523389996.0021] device (wlp2s0): state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none', sys-iface-state: 'managed') Apr 11 03:53:16 HunterKiller NetworkManager: <info> [1523389996.0154] device (wlp2s0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 4E:0B:C4:BA:CF:7B (scanning)
need-auth -> failed (reason ‘no-secrets’, sys-iface-state: ‘managed’)
may also related to kactivitymanagerd …
@joekamprad Apparently kactivitymanagerd was the culprit. Thanks for the help. Although everything works as it should i cant update some packages. its giving me the error:
“could not satisfy dependencies”
“removing libical2 breaks dependency libical2 required by kdepimlibs4”
is an AUR PKGBUILD : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kdepimlibs4
and is depending on libical … libical2 do not exist as a package may be installed long time ago?
If you are still using it you need to rebuild kdepimlibs4, and uninstall it before…
got the same problem today
rm -rf .local/share/kactivitymanagerd/
solved the issue.
I generated log.txt before that, but it got almost 48MB