Updates have caused me grief

About a month ago, after updates, my mouse started behaving oddly. Specifically, when watching youtube videos on Firefox the mouse pointer disappears and does not reappear unless I move the pointer out of Firefox, then I get to see it again.

Another mouse problem is when I play Open TTD. When I right-click on the map, it’s supposed to allow me to move the map around. Instead, the map just jitters and does not move.

Both of the problems above disappear when I use X11 instead of Wayland.

Next, for the past few days, my bluetooth headphones stop working sporadically. If I try to reconnect or otherwise fix the problem, either a popup will claim “System IO error” or my system will hang.

I will then go to the menu a pick either restart or shut down. The system then pops up a confirmation window that only allows me to log out. Guess what? My log out does not work. My screen goes black and my system hangs. Another hard reset.

So I then try using the terminal. I type in “reboot” and press enter. For all the years I have been using Fedora, doing this reboots my machine. Now, it puts this on the screen:

Failed to set wall message, ignoring: Sending user’s quota exceeded
Failed to reboot system via logind: Sending user’s quota exceeded
Failed to open /run/initctl: Permission denied

After seeing this, my system usually hangs, but sometimes does not.

I am overwhelmed with these things. I would like my properly functioning system back.

System info:

Operating System: Fedora Linux 37
KDE Plasma Version: 5.26.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.101.0
Qt Version: 5.15.7
Kernel Version: 6.0.13-300.fc37.x86_64 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX with Radeon Graphics
Memory: 30.8 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon Graphics
Product Name: ROG Strix G713QE_G713QE
System Version: 1.0

GPU information:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4 gig memory
Driver: version 525.60.11

Nothing like these problems have happened before. Any help offered is greatly appreciated. All these hard resets are bound to come back and bite.


In firefox in about:config please check and verify that the following items are being used.

gfx.webrender.all to true
media.ffmpeg.vaapi.enabled to true

An update a while back turned these off and created similar grief for me. Turn them both to true and then quit firefox and restart it. Sorry I can’t help with the bluetooth issue.

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I guess reboot requires sudo. It’s sort of an old-school method, but you could use Ctrl-Alt-F6 (or any VT number that doesn’t have a GUI running on it) followed by Ctrl-Alt-Del.

you may want to post and/or look at the logs when the reboot/shutdown issues are occurring.

Thanks fpr your advice. I did change these settings and unfortunately they made no difference.

Thanks again!