After upgrading f39 to f40 a white rectangle in the top left corner of the desktop appers (xwaylandvideobridge)

Problem

After booting the updatet Fedora 39 to 40 Workstation, a white rectangle in the top left corner of the desktop appers (right below the activities button).

Cause

It seems that the problem is related to xwaylandvideobridge (Version 0.4.0-5.fc40).

Related Issues

maybe a simmilar problem

Workarounds

removing the xwaylandvideobridge package ( dnf remove xwaylandvideobridge )

Screenshot

Please report the bug into Bugzilla against the xwaylandvideobridge package, thanks.

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From Proposed Common Issues to Ask Fedora

… done … 2277867 – After booting the updated Fedora 39 to 40 Workstation, a white rectangle in the top left corner of the desktop appears. , thx Kamil

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Ok, let’s just keep this in Ask Fedora , it doesn’t seem to be an issue affecting most of our users.

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In fact, there are others here with the same problem. I would therefore leave it in the Proposed Common Issues group, but leave this decision to you Kamil, see for example: Strange Gray Rectangle in Top Left Corner

This is also affecting me on my Fedora 40 GNOME login; uninstalling xwaylandvideobridge removed the rectangle.

Would you also please make an appropriate comment on the bug report linked above about this problem with that package.

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I only heard of xwaylandvideobridge on Plasma 6 (they leave a big useless notification tile for it), and didn’t see the rectangle with a few days. I’m not seeing it on GNOME 46 either, and I’m not sure if I even have it (if it’s there it’s properly hidden :stuck_out_tongue: )

Is there a common cause I wonder? I have Intel UHD 630 graphics. Does it only affect upgrades? I installed F40 KDE and GNOME clean.

Lenovo ThinkPad T16 Gen 2, 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1355U × 10

sudo lshw -numeric -C display
  *-display                 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Raptor Lake-P [Iris Xe Graphics] [8086:A7A1]
       vendor: Intel Corporation [8086]
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 04
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: iomemory:600-5ff iomemory:400-3ff irq:154 memory:603c000000-603cffffff memory:4000000000-400fffffff ioport:2000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff memory:4010000000-4016ffffff memory:4020000000-40ffffffff


gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 46.1
 *-display                 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Renoir [Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000 Mobile Series)] [1002:1636]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] [1002]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       version: c2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
       resources: irq:56 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:e0000000-e01fffff ioport:f000(size=256) memory:fe600000-fe67ffff

I encountered the same issue after upgrading to Nobara 40. I was able to remove the package to fix the issue. Hopefully that doesn’t bit me in the butt later…

It seems that none of the maintainers have taken care of our matter yet, even though the same problem keeps being reported from a variety of directions.

dnf list xwaylandvideobridge
> xwaylandvideobridge.x86_64                 0.4.0-5.fc40                  updates

This is still the same version as when I first reported the error. Very unfortunate.