Operating System: Fedora Linux 38
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.106.0
Qt Version: 5.15.9
Kernel Version: 6.2.15-300.fc38.x86_64 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 12 × Intel® Core™ i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: NV136
I applied all updates available last night 5/27/2023 and something broke the UI in Google Chrome (latest release) and browser extension Raindrop.io. Removing and reinstalling didn’t fix the issue, rebooting and doing all that also had no effect.
Firefox works, and I installed MS Edge and that UI works, however, the raindrop.io browser extension still has UI problems.
I understand that Chrome is Google’s problem and raindrop is theirs, however, if the latest microcode or other fedora patches has impacted UI changes, you should know about it and address it.
Hi @mattdm a screenshot was just posted here by @sparcher which shows the exact problem, parts of the Google Chrome UI and his extension just vanish or glitch out. Firefox, Chromium (not fully tested) and MS Edge do not appear to have this issue, however, the raindrop extension, regardless of which browser it’s installed on, does and we can see from @sparcher screenshot, so do other extensions. Not all my browser extensions are impacted, so far (for me) it’s just my raindrop extension.
I am having the same issue with just using Chrome. Elements are not drawn correctly. Even browsing this Fedoraproject.org site has issues where just scrolling the page things are not painted correctly. If I lauch Chrome and go to the address bar and type in an address, the left half of the dropdown box is not drawn and only half the box is populated.
Something is broken.
[archer@DELLV ~]$ google-chrome --disable-gpu
MESA-INTEL: warning: Ivy Bridge Vulkan support is incomplete
libva error: /usr/lib64/dri/iHD_drv_video.so init failed
failed to open /usr/lib64/dri/hybrid_drv_video.so
INFO: Created TensorFlow Lite XNNPACK delegate for CPU.
Not to get into a war or anything, but I’ve been using Fedora Workstation for 2-weeks, been using Linux for 20 years overall and supporting large data infrastructures for 30 years.
I’ve experienced exactly 3 problems since I’ve been using it.
Chrome problem after update.
Bluetooth connection issues with my Bose Headset
KSystemLog issues that apparently date back to 2013
I’m not sure how you can claim that you “seldom see problems” when I’ve experienced three issues that caused me to delete a browser and install and configure less desirable browsers (the time spent troubleshooting), how incredibly frustrating the bluetooth issue is which there’s no fix for (for some reason) and the other random weirdness, all in the span of two weeks.
And I’m certain other issues will pop up in the near term. I’ve had to fresh install Fedora Desktop three times due to nvidia modules hosing the system before I got this “stable” version running.
Every distro has issues, it’s free after all. Having said that, overall, I’m really enjoying Fedora given the bumps in the road and I’m looking forward to it getting better.
For whatever it is worth: I would love it if we had the ability to put out updates more frequently if need be, but our current infrastructure pushes batches of updates daily.
Please remember that Fedora is an integrator — we package literally thousands of independent upstream software projects and make them available to you. These comprise both what you might think of as the “core” operating system and other applications and utilities you can install.
When these projects have updates, our packagers — largely volunteers — make those available to you, as quickly as possible. These often are security fixes, or solve serious problems.
I don’t know what’s wrong with with Chrome. Chrome is not open source software, so it’s not really involved in our effort to bring all this amazing community-built software to the world. I’m glad it generally works, and I hope Google fixes whatever the problem is soon.
That about the updates I just found it funny, whenever I watch videos claiming how Linux is so much better than windows they always speak about the updates and fedora as so much more. But at least I don’t think they are forced in anyway that’s better.
I’m having the same issue today after rebooting with new updates.
I thought it was NVIDIA so I updated the driver, same issue.
I uninstalled the NVIDIA driver (and didn’t install nouveau so using the iGPU), same issue.
Now without NVIDIA at all and having disabled GPU usage in Chrome (chrome://flags → Disable GPU rasterization disabled GPU in settings), things are a bit more stable, but the screen still blinks sometimes.
The issue is that things that use Electron are still broken (eg. Zoom, Slack, etc)
E.g.: in Zoom I can’t click the “View” button sometimes. It doesn’t draw on the screen anymore and it was working before the reboot. It’s hard to pinpoint what’s the issue.