Manjaro panel isn't showing

Hi there, I customized Manjaro KDE Plama with a macOS Big Sur look and it went pretty well. Fortunately (:D), I decided to just uninstall everything I had previously installed in order to go back to my default settings but it's not working and to get things worse, not even my panel is showing anymore.

System:
  Host: blyatmobile-mehtop Kernel: 5.6.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.3 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20041 v: Lenovo G460 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: N/A serial: <filter> BIOS: LENOVO v: 29CN40WW(V2.17) 
  date: 04/13/2011 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 0.7 Wh condition: 0.7/47.5 Wh (2%) volts: 12.3/11.1 
  model: SANYO PABAS024 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 M 460 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Nehalem rev: 5 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20224 
  Speed: 1297 MHz min/max: 1199/2534 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1463 2: 1384 3: 1463 4: 1462 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0046 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 20.1.3 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:3b56 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.19-2-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl v: kernel port: 5000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4727 
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 06:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 16.42 GiB (5.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: HM321HI size: 298.09 GiB 
  speed: 1.5 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 0003 scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 292.41 GiB used: 16.42 GiB (5.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 197 Uptime: 37m Memory: 5.61 GiB used: 1.15 GiB (20.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 
  running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37 

Here's a screenshot of the current look:

This sounds like a software issue where we have no info at all. Open Pamac, click history and see what you uninstalled, bring back the kde packages. Or you can choose groups and go to Plasma, install most of the packages (the only ones I left out were: discover-snap (obsolete version), oxygen - theming I don't use, plasma-thunderbolt - don't have thunderbolt. You may also check kde groups and install needed packages.

The other way would be to download list of the default Manjaro packages and install them in bulk. Download the list:

and then check which packages are there by default and you may be missing.
There should be a way to remove version numbers from the list in spreadsheet and there was a way to install from the file, but something has changed and the old command doesn't work and I don't know the new one. So you are left with the tedious comparing, but at least this is a good reference point.

EDIT: I found a way to get rid of version numbers.
Open Calc, paste the list, it will ask you for the separator, choose space bar and voila -> you have two columns, first one have only packages names, copy it and paste to the text file.

Now it's the matter of figuring out how to install from the text file. In the past it was:

sudo pacman -S < list.txt

but somehow it doesn't work, so some element is missing. Hopefully someone else will fill the gap.

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Thanks for the info, mate! I'm gonna do that and find a way to use the command :blush:

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