Manjaro screen in two different places


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You know how a day a go I said that I had no bugs/problems with manjaro and that it is perfect. I lied. I rebooted my laptop and bam my screen is separated into two different places. Help plz. Have attached image. Basically the right side of the scrwen is in the top left half and the left side is on top right half.


Now I know that Australia and New Zealand are on the bottom side of the world and we are like standing upside down on our heads, but that's taking it to extremes a bit isn't it? :D

Anything happened like downloading updates, introducing new software, &c since it was last OK?

Remind us of the Manjaro you are using, down to DE (Desktop Environment) eg GNOME, Cinnamon, KDE, Xfce &c.

If you can access Terminal, give us the output from

inxi -Fxz

If inxi is not installed,

sudo pacman -S inxi

Wizard off to brew up tea and out for my evening.


OK got this part - KDE Plasma
output of inxi -Fxz is

[zaki@temmytop ~]$ inxi -Fxz
Host: temmytop Kernel: 4.19.56-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 9.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2347CTO v: ThinkPad T430
serial: <filter>
Mobo: LENOVO model: 2347CTO serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO
v: G1ET73WW (2.09 ) date: 10/19/2012
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 4.7 Wh condition: 6.8/56.2 Wh (12%)
model: SANYO 45N1001 status: Charging
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 20761
Speed: 1431 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1366
2: 1396 3: 1413 4: 1432
Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: vesa resolution: 1368x768~N/A
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.1.1
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.56-1-MANJARO
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 78.40 GiB (26.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD3200LPVT-08G33T1
size: 298.09 GiB
ID-1: / size: 292.12 GiB used: 78.40 GiB (26.8%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sda2
System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3618
Processes: 176 Uptime: 11m Memory: 7.61 GiB used: 1.06 GiB (13.9%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 inxi: 3.0.34

Thanks for ur help
Using kde didn't install any new software so don't know why
Patience, young Kiwi - take more than this to kill a Wizard - I am a couple of hours behind you and am having my 1st coffee of the day.

Simplest answer might be a reinstall so think about that for a minute while I "buy" my wife her cup of tea.

Wiz :D
It has become selfa aware and I am prettyusing sure it is fixing itself
Was it something like

Failed to start Create Volatile Files and Directories

If so, could be a systemd problem.

On our reply toolbar, right of emoji is an icon with three dots and a down arrow, in there is Code.

Give us the output for

pacman -Qi systemd

... and copy and paste the output into the code popup window and enter.

Thx for ur help.

You're always welcome, Zaki, but what if it happens again?

I would suggest making friends of Timeshift. I have a Thread on it here

The Manjaro references and video are a bit dated (am going to update), so I will tell you how to install in your current circumstances.

sudo pacman -S timeshift

If this works, well and good, your Timeshift is installed. If it returns that there is no such package, then follow the following:

git clone
cd yay
makepkg -si
yay -S timeshift

yay will prompt you if/when it needs your password.

Once Timeshift is installed, you must have space to take a snapshot.

If you do not tell Timeshift otherwise, it will save to a hidden folder in /home/zaki called .timeshift

If you want to put it elsewhere - you have something like 215 GiB left on your hard drive, and you can generate a discrete partition for it, call it Timeshift, with say, 40 - 50 GiB, using either of KDE's Partition Editor, or else install GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor.

If GParted

sudo pacman -S gparted

Once you have that partition in place, run Timeshift and steer it to the partition in Settings - Location, and then run a full snapshot of your system.

Any questions on Timeshift in general ask at my Thread.

Friday here in Oz, so Avagudweegend, all.


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