Bug 448250 - Plasma loads incompletely on Login
Summary: Plasma loads incompletely on Login
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 353975
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: generic-multiscreen (show other bugs)
Version: 5.22.5
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Aleix Pol
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-11 09:49 UTC by Phillip Austerfield
Modified: 2022-01-24 19:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Odd behaviour (76.05 KB, image/png)
2022-01-11 09:49 UTC, Phillip Austerfield
Sample "correct" behaviour (648.95 KB, image/png)
2022-01-11 09:50 UTC, Phillip Austerfield

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Description Phillip Austerfield 2022-01-11 09:49:45 UTC
Created attachment 145322 [details]
Odd behaviour


Sometimes after having logged in successfully, the Desktop is not restored/initialized successfully.

The Plasma session is still functional, startup apps are loaded as expected and other applications still seem to work fine.

The login screen is not affected.

To resolve the behaviour, I have to shutdown my computer and start it again. A simple reboot has no effect (the observed behaviour remains the same)


I have not yet found any chance to reporduce this behaviour intentionally. It just happens every once in a while. Today, it happened after having restarted my laptop after an Kernel Update via Discover app.


* Instead of my wallpaper image, I have a black screen
* my notification banners appear in the center of the screen instead of on the upper right
* no context menu (right klick) on the desktop available
* no files on my desktop are visible (simply empty)

Neither logging out and in again nor a reboot solves the issue (it remains the same everytime I log in). Only a complete shutdown and restarting solves the issue.

System log and kernel log do not show any errors/warnings.


* Wallpaper displayed
* notifications at the top right
* context menu on the desktop available
* display files on my desktop

Linux/KDE Plasma:  Kubuntu 21.10
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.86.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2

Graphics Platform: X11
Comment 1 Phillip Austerfield 2022-01-11 09:50:31 UTC
Created attachment 145323 [details]
Sample "correct" behaviour
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2022-01-11 16:33:05 UTC
How many screens does your setup have? Just one ore more than one?
Comment 3 Phillip Austerfield 2022-01-11 16:49:25 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #2)
> How many screens does your setup have? Just one ore more than one?

Usually it is two (Laptop + external; external is the mirror of the laptop display; hdmi port) 

However, as far as I can remember, it does also occur if the monitor is not connected at all (no capble plugged into the laptop)
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2022-01-13 18:21:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 371717 ***
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2022-01-24 19:46:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 353975 ***