Update changes defaults to gnome?

Hi all
running endeavour OS fully patched, KDE/Plasma all the way. Today, large update. Changes some defaults to extra/.
KDE start button now has GNOME foot as icon. Lots of KDE icons disappeared from startmenu and systemtray, or from KDE native apps.
How to repair? Any questions happy to answer best as I can.
6.7.9-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri, 08 Mar 2024 01:59:01 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Wayland, QT 6.6.2, KDE Frameworks 6.0.0, KDE Plasma version 6.0.1

what does this mean? Do you mean the latest ISO?

Can you please explain better what is meant here?

Sounds like to me you installed gnome on top of KDE. if you log out there should be a session chooser try changing the session to KDE.

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Fully patched means exactly that: running yay yields no updates.

last update, i got asked: do you want to chage xxx to extra/xxx where xxx is a couple of packages that I can’t exactly reproduce as this is a regular thing that did not seem important at the time.

No, I did NOT install gnome on top of KDE, all I did was run yay in order to install updates.

Funny thing: as time has passed, slowly (over some 12 hours) icons were returned, and the startbutton finally returned to normal as well. I have not done ANYTHING to change/repair the system in the meantime, as I was waiting for an helpful/informative answer here.
WHY the symptoms I described in my topic starting post occurred I have no idea. It does worry me a bit though as I sincerely dislike things occurring and then disappearing without obvious cause.

was you on KDE 5 and then did the upgrade to KDE 6? I know there are some differences there and there are still some bugs they are working out. KDE did an intrusive upgrade from my understanding. Changing defaults like X11 to Wayland even on upgrades. Changing wallpaper, themes, plasmoids/widgits and other things not working.

this is probably where things happened that is why is important to take note of the updates before applying them.

I was on KDE 6 for a while, but agree that changes happened where the repo changed. WHY that means that icon-defaults change to gnome until caching is updated (only way I can explain what happend) is something else.
As is Kaffeine all of a sudden opening a seperate VLC-window when playing back video (something I noticed today that never happened before). That is very annoying as well, but will (hopefully/probably) be fixed in a next update.
We can consider this case closed, no more changing repos for me :slight_smile:

I just ran into a similar situation with same results.
The system in question sat aside since Jan 1st and I now did all the updates and upgrades which accumulated since then.
This of course included updating mirrors, those moves of packages to ‘extra’ and the Plasma 6 upgrade. All in all some 900 packages, IIRC.
If this was an option, I went for ‘Cleanbuilds’ where available.
Basically the system is up and running again but Plasma doesn’t look good:

Most confusing I find the Gnome foot as the menu icon.
Plasma is the only DE I have on this machine and the login screen only provides Plasma on Wayland (default) or Plasma on X11.
Currently there are no pending updates.
Basically it appears to be ‘only’ icons are missing but I just can’t tell if that’s only a symptom of an underlying problem.
My work and main systems run Cinnamon and I’m fairly new to Plasma (just wanted to try it on this machine back then).
Is this a problem I can do something about?
Thanks a lot,

What icon themes are shown in System Settings-Colors and Themes-Icons, and which one is your system currently using? If you have more than one available, what happens if you switch it?

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I was working through your response and your last question seemed to kinda solve it:
Looking up the Themes-Settings, I saw I had “Breeze” selected (which seems to be default anyway), switched it back and forth (just for the sake of it) et voilà there we go, icons again!
So the upgrade process seemed to have ‘forgotten’ to refresh the theme settings, or something like that.
If it was that simple, all is good now, AFAICT.
The only remaining thing is this the Q how this Gnome foot came about as menu icon?
Makes it a bit unsettling. :wink:
Thanks a lot!

Original, long version:
I found an old screenshot w/ KDE5:

So the top right icons in the KDE6 taskbar (below) are ‘Clipboard’, ‘Media Player’, ‘Audio Volume’, ‘Brightness and Color’, ‘Networks’, ‘Status and Notifications’ ( l to r).

I just can’t remember of any customisations, so I had to consult pacman.log to be sure:

$ grep -i icon  /var/log/pacman.log 
[2023-12-08T04:21:36+0100] [ALPM] installed hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-3)
[2023-12-08T04:21:36+0100] [ALPM] installed gtk-update-icon-cache (1:4.12.4-1)
[2023-12-08T04:21:36+0100] [ALPM] installed adwaita-icon-theme (45.0-1)
[2023-12-08T04:21:41+0100] [ALPM] installed kiconthemes5 (5.112.0-1)
[2023-12-08T04:21:44+0100] [ALPM] installed breeze-icons (5.112.0-1)
[2023-12-08T04:21:44+0100] [ALPM] installed kemoticons (5.112.0-1)
[2023-12-08T04:21:50+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2023-12-08T04:22:04+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2023-12-08T04:22:19+0100] [ALPM] installed eos-qogir-icons (5-1)
[2023-12-08T04:22:19+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2023-12-20T03:00:47+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2023-12-21T22:37:38+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kiconthemes5 (5.112.0-1 -> 5.113.0-1)
[2023-12-21T22:37:40+0100] [ALPM] upgraded breeze-icons (5.112.0-1 -> 5.113.0-1)
[2023-12-21T22:37:41+0100] [ALPM] upgraded kemoticons (5.112.0-1 -> 5.113.0-1)
[2023-12-21T22:38:10+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2024-05-14T04:12:06+0200] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2024-05-14T15:03:05+0200] [ALPM] upgraded gtk-update-icon-cache (1:4.12.4-1 -> 1:4.14.4-1)
[2024-05-14T15:03:05+0200] [ALPM] upgraded adwaita-icon-theme (45.0-1 -> 46.0-1)
[2024-05-14T15:03:10+0200] [ALPM] installed kiconthemes (6.2.0-1)
[2024-05-14T15:03:27+0200] [ALPM] upgraded breeze-icons (5.113.0-1 -> 6.2.0-1)
[2024-05-14T15:03:28+0200] [ALPM] upgraded kiconthemes5 (5.113.0-1 -> 5.115.0-1)
[2024-05-14T15:03:51+0200] [ALPM] upgraded kemoticons (5.113.0-1 -> 5.115.0-1)
[2024-05-14T15:06:51+0200] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...

which correlates to:

$ pacman  -Qs icon
local/adwaita-icon-theme 46.0-1
    GNOME standard icons
local/breeze-icons 6.2.0-1 (kf6)
    Breeze icon theme
    Default EndeavourOS background images and icons
local/eos-qogir-icons 5-1
    A colorful design icon theme for linux desktops
local/gtk-update-icon-cache 1:4.14.4-1
    GTK icon cache updater
local/hicolor-icon-theme 0.17-3
    Freedesktop.org Hicolor icon theme
local/kemoticons 5.115.0-1 (kf5)
    Support for emoticons and emoticons themes
local/kiconthemes 6.2.0-1 (kf6)
    Support for icon themes
local/kiconthemes5 5.115.0-1 (kf5)
    Support for icon themes

IIRC I didn’t do any customisations at all, I’m happy to get used to plain KDE, it’s pretty ‘rich’ as it is!

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Might have loaded some default icon set. KDE 6 update might have done some changes to the icon location or names or what ever that needed to be refreshed to work.

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