OBS Studio Preview with Wayland

The preview window in OBS Studio on Fedora 33 is not working under Wayland. It doesn’t show anything. The issue apparently existed in flatpak as well but has been fixed. I don’t like flatpaks so I’d rather not use that. This suggestion does work:

env XDG_SESSION_TYPE=gtk obs

I plan to file a bug when I get a chance.

EDIT: Well that’s annoying, it’s part of RPM Fusion not Fedora. I guess I’ll need to create an account over there.

Bugzilla ticket has been opened in rpm fusion.


We used OBS Studio for our virtual Pinewood Derby. I’ve written up the experience. It worked great but I still hope not to need to do a virtual Pinewood Derby in the future.