Files App (Nautilus) doesn't show letters, or rendering problems. Nvidia + i5 4th gen

Help me with my old PC.

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      .;cccccccccccccccccccccc;.         OS: Fedora Linux 40 (Workstation Edition) x86_64 
    .:cccccccccccccccccccccccccc:.       Kernel: 6.8.10-300.fc40.x86_64 
  .;ccccccccccccc;.:dddl:.;ccccccc;.     Uptime: 18 mins 
 .:ccccccccccccc;OWMKOOXMWd;ccccccc:.    Packages: 2065 (rpm) 
.:ccccccccccccc;KMMc;cc;xMMc:ccccccc:.   Shell: zsh 5.9 
,cccccccccccccc;MMM.;cc;;WW::cccccccc,   Resolution: 1920x1080 
:cccccccccccccc;MMM.;cccccccccccccccc:   DE: GNOME 46.2 
:ccccccc;oxOOOo;MMM0OOk.;cccccccccccc:   WM: Mutter 
cccccc:0MMKxdd:;MMMkddc.;cccccccccccc;   WM Theme: Adwaita 
ccccc:XM0';cccc;MMM.;cccccccccccccccc'   Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
ccccc;MMo;ccccc;MMW.;ccccccccccccccc;    Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
ccccc;0MNc.ccc.xMMd:ccccccccccccccc;     Terminal: gnome-terminal 
cccccc;dNMWXXXWM0::cccccccccccccc:,      CPU: Intel i5-4430 (4) @ 3.200GHz 
cccccccc;.:odl:.;cccccccccccccc:,.       GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 
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There is using rpmfusion nvidia drivers, version 390xx successfully.
The problems in in some Gnome Apps like Files(Nautilus), Text-Editor, Software App, there is no letters there in the Apps.


Problems with Image-viewer App too, the pictures doesn’t show there in the App.

Screencast of problems in Image-viewed App

You say you are using wayland in the title.
The nvidia 390 driver does not support wayland

I suspect if you were to log in using the xorg DE things may be much improved.
On the login screen where you enter the password you can use the gear icon at the lower right corner to select “gnome on xorg”

Thanks pal. And yes it use wayland, because you don’t have xorg option in the gear icon in the login screen(bottom right), I heard that from fedora workstation 40, they will remove Xorg completely.
No gnome applications works fine for now.

You should be able to install the x11 desktop.
These threads seem promising

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/1cbgria/how_do_i_switch_my_session_to_x11_in_fedora_40/

I realized that the pc is using X11

❯ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.157
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.60 NVIDIA
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.157
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.60 NVIDIA
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 390.157
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20
OpenGL ES profile extensions:
❯ env | grep -i wayland

❯ echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
x11
❯ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
gnome
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❯ 

I have the same problems with my NVIDIA laptop

❯ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.239.06
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.60 NVIDIA
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.239.06
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.60 NVIDIA
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 470.239.06
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20
OpenGL ES profile extensions:

Where you able to fix it?

Your post shows wayland and the nvidia 470.239.06 driver on the GT 750M GPU.

Wayland was not supported on the 470 driver so for best performance in all areas please log in with xorg and see if things improve for you.

How do you see I’m on wayland?

I get this output:

Your title claims that; also in the tags

Screenshot from 2024-06-16 14-57-25

Your screenshot shows you are on X11

There would have been no confusion except the title still says wayland and his posted output from neofetch in post 1 does not show the DE used.

I will edit that from the title.

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Added x11 and removed wayland

I have no clue why people think this is an acceptable way to communicate computer hardware information. I had trouble seeing it myself !

I think there is another post of users with the older Nvidia drivers having rendering issues on Gnome specifically :

Although could be other issues as well.

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I didn’t create this topic.
But since we have the exact some problem I tought I would post here instead of making a new topic.

Thanks for the links, I’ll check them out!