I have a strange issue with gnome atm and can’t figure out what’s going on. Here’s what happend:
Today I tried some tiling window managers, namely hypr, sway and swayfx. I installed all with yay, except for sway for which I used the install script for the sway community edition of EndeavourOS.
edit. Here’s the script I used: https://github.com/EndeavourOS-Community-Editions/sway, and the configs it copied: https://github.com/EndeavourOS-Community-Editions/sway/tree/main/.config. I don’t see anything in there which would result in this behaviour.
After I was done with testing I decided to log in back to Gnome.
Everything seemed fine, expect for some reason gnome-control-center would not start. I tried reinstalling, rebooting, everything but finally gave up and reinstalled EndeavourOS itself.
After booting everything was fine again so I decided to mount my /home on another partition. All my settings were back but again - I just can’t start gnome settings. Some more information:
- I tried a full reset of gnome with dconf reset -f /org/gnome/, which wiped all my themes etc just fine but still, no gnome settings
- Trying to launch gnome-control-center with a terminal doesn’t work either, I don’t even get an error message
- Everything else works fine. Nautilus, gnome extensions manager, gnome-text-editor, the calculator…
- When launching settings with Activities or by right-clicking on my desktop I get a spinner for a while
Given that my issue reappeared as soon as I mounted my /home I suspect some borked configs are the culprit.
I would appreciate any help as I do not want to wipe my /home - nor do I want to switch to KDE. Please let me now if you need more information, and if I don’t answer within an hour I probably went to bed. It’s already 1am.