Plasma panel is broken on plasma 6

Hi.
Today, after KDE Neon is updated to Plasma 6, nothing was visible: only mouse cursor.
I already found, how to restore krunner, but when I tried to restart plasma shell, there are folloving log appeared:

KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"touchpad", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/touchpad/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.showdesktop", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.showdesktop/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.kicker", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.kicker/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.minimizeall", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.minimizeall/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.windowlist", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.windowlist/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.showActivityManager", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.showActivityManager/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.keyboardlayout", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.keyboardlayout/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.marginsseparator", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.marginsseparator/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.folder", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.folder/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.taskmanager", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.taskmanager/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.icontasks", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.icontasks/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.kickoff", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.kickoff/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.panel", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.panel/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.kimpanel", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.kimpanel/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.trash", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.trash/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.activitypager", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.activitypager/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.kupapplet", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kupapplet/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.desktopcontainment", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.desktopcontainment/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.pager", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.pager/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/Applet" "
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.desktop.appmenubar", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/layout-templates/org.kde.plasma.desktop.appmenubar/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/LayoutTemplate"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.desktop.defaultPanel", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/layout-templates/org.kde.plasma.desktop.defaultPanel/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/LayoutTemplate"
KPackageStructure of KPluginMetaData(pluginId:"org.kde.plasma.desktop.emptyPanel", fileName: "/usr/share/plasma/layout-templates/org.kde.plasma.desktop.emptyPanel/metadata.json") does not match requested format "Plasma/LayoutTemplate"
kf.package: Could not find required file "mainscript" for package "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.kickoff/" should be QList("ui/main.qml")
kf.plasma.core: Applet invalid: Cannot find a package for "org.kde.plasma.kickoff"
kf.package: Could not find required file "mainscript" for package "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.kickoff/" should be QList("ui/main.qml")
kf.package: Could not find required file "mainscript" for package "/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.k

I need to continue working, so I can use my laptop without plasma panel, but I’ll switch to Kubuntu LTS asap, because with such breaking updates Kde Neon User edition is not production ready at all

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This is so crazy, I had bad experiences with Neon too but Fedora Rawhide plasma 6 just worked at the end.

Its sad that the packaging seems so untested and random, being on an atomic distro helps a ton to avoid those issues…

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This is 482066 – No panel after upgrade from 5.27 to 6.0.

I’m really sorry this happened. The roll-out of Neon’s packaging of Plasma 6 was unacceptable, and we’ll be conducting an investigation to determine how it happened and make sure it doesn’t recur.

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I have a similar issue on Arch Linux after updating to plasma 6, I can see the panel icons but they disappear on mouse hover.
It happens on all monitor resolutions. On the bug report 482066 it looks like it has something to do with nvidia drivers. I cannot currently disable them to test, however I am using an NVIDIA GTX 1060 with nvidia drivers 550.54.14.

plasma6_broken_panel

Sounds like nvidiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh

When I installed the new KDE 6 update, I needed to completely reconfigure my KDE environment (the applets, the panel, …) but eventually I found that the text in the panel icons has become very small, too small to be read from a normal distance to the screen. Previously like 10 to 12 pixels, now like 6 from 36px.

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It’s easy to confound the 6°C here with 0°C. My battery is fully charged, otherwise it would be the same for the battery level.

Is this something, I can configure or change by myself? (I am using Garuda Linux btw but changing the Plasma style or icons won’t change this issue.)

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