Graphical issues on GNOME DE on most apps

I have no idea why this is happening. As visible in the video i am having issues with things not working properly and glitching. This issue occurred today i dont know how. It most likely happened after last system update i used the garuda-update command this time(i don’t want to mess up something and i learnt my lesson)
If anymore info is required please tell me.
The video
The garuda -nxi output(sorry I forgot to add it)

Kernel: 6.6.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=692a1f37-ca4d-418e-843a-1b020bd28d17 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: GNOME v: 45.1 tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM
v: 45.0.1 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15s-fq5xxx v: N/A
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: HP model: 8A20 v: 20.19 serial: UEFI: AMI v: F.17
date: 10/20/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 34.2/41.0 Wh (83.3%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.3 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial:
status: full cycles: 31
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial:
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
Info: model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U socket: U3E1 bits: 64
type: MST AMCP arch: Alder Lake level: v3 note: check built: 2021+
process: Intel 7 (10nm ESF) family: 6 model-id: 0x9A (154) stepping: 4
microcode: 0x42C
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 10 mt: 2 tpc: 2 st: 8 threads: 12 smt: enabled
cache: L1: 928 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB, 2x48 KiB; i-2x32 KiB, 8x64 KiB
L2: 6.5 MiB desc: 2x1.2 MiB, 2x2 MiB L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 855 high: 3181 min/max: 400/4400:3300
base/boost: 3960/4400 scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave
volts: 1.1 V ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 400 2: 400 3: 3086 4: 400 5: 400
6: 400 7: 400 8: 3181 9: 400 10: 400 11: 400 12: 400 bogomips: 59904
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-UP3 GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.2
process: Intel 10nm built: 2021-22+ ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,
DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:46a8
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP True Vision HD Camera
driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0
bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 05c8:0b05 class-ID: 0e02 serial:
Display: server: [X.Org](http://X.Org) v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: N/A unloaded: modesetting
failed: intel alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: i965 gpu: i915 display-ID: :1
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x153b built: 2020
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 gamma: 1.2 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 3 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
Graphics (ADL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 8086:46a8 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM
16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:51c8 class-ID: 0401
API: ALSA v: k6.6.1-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.84 status: n/a (root, process) with:
1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:c822 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac:
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-10:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b00c
class-ID: e001 serial:
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: bt-v: 5.1
lmp-v: 10 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c010c
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 156.29 GiB (32.8%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN530
SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial:
fw-rev: HPS2 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.05 GiB size: 238.05 GiB (100.00%)
used: 156.2 GiB (65.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 91.1 MiB (35.6%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.05 GiB size: 238.05 GiB (100.00%)
used: 156.2 GiB (65.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.05 GiB size: 238.05 GiB (100.00%)
used: 156.2 GiB (65.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.05 GiB size: 238.05 GiB (100.00%)
used: 156.2 GiB (65.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
maj-min: 259:5
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.44 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (18.3%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Processes: 369 Uptime: 2h 13m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 8 GiB note: est.
available: 7.44 GiB used: 2.97 GiB (40.0%) igpu: 60 MiB Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1592 libs: 473 tools: pamac,paru
Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.2.15 running-in: gnome-terminal
inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.18-1):
System install date: 2022-11-09
Last full system update: 2023-11-10
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
Windows dual boot: Yes
Failed units:

Also games are not working properly such as Xonotic, and other games( a game is stuck on blinking screen of made in unity)

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Meh… modern desktop … That’s why I always stick with windows managers :slight_smile:

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I edited the post sorry i forgot about it


Can you try the lts kernel and see if it persist


From you inxi, looks like your are just running integrated intel graphics.
This might be related as you stated it happened after a system upgrade:

(A fix is in the works. check the links for tracking)


Best to revert to a working snapshot. Then wait for the fix.


Yep i only have integrated intel graphics so i have to use it.
From what i was able to understand from the post a pkg is causing this issue so should i attempt to remove it manually?(i tried to find a snapshot before the update but cant find one as i have multiple snapshots rn due to downloading yt-dlp and removing yt-dl etc is there a way to see which snapshot to use? i can send a screenshot of available snapshots?.) or should i wait for the fix from the devs?
Also thank you for mentioning this:slight_smile:

Don’t remove packages. If it has to do with what I think it is, it won’t help. Try to find a working snapshot if you can, or wait for a fix.

If you can’t find a working snapshot, I would recommend you doing a memtest just in case.


In fact, the package has already been “hotfixed” (aka reverted to the previous state)

I’m currently waiting for @TNE to review the linked MR, before merging it. But nevertheless the package should no longer be causing issues.

@Private0im if you already restored a snapshot, can you run a garuda-update without confirming the transaction (just abort when it prompts for your consent to update) and post the output here? This way we can see what is going to be updated to further diagnose whats going on.


I did restore to another snapshot but i dont think its the correct one as the issue is still there and the latest snapshots are of today only(i.e. 11 Nov the number is 203) after that the snapshot number is 166.
But in case it still helps here is the output:

[⚡] × garuda-update
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 garuda is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 chaotic-aur is up to date

--> Refreshing mirrorlists using rate-mirrors, please be patient..🍵

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 garuda downloading...
 core downloading...
 extra downloading...
 multilib downloading...
 chaotic-aur downloading...
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (17) appstream-0.16.4-1  garuda-common-settings-2.6.19-1  garuda-video-linux-config-2:1.1.4-5  harfbuzz-8.3.0-1  harfbuzz-icu-8.3.0-1  lib32-harfbuzz-8.3.0-1  lib32-systemd-254.6-1
              libimagequant-4.2.2-2  liborcus-0.19.2-1  libphonenumber-1:8.13.25-1  mhwd-db-garuda-git-2:1.1.4-5  openvpn-2.6.7-1  systemd-254.6-1  systemd-libs-254.6-1
              systemd-sysvcompat-254.6-1  webkit2gtk-2.42.2-1  webkit2gtk-4.1-2.42.2-1

Total Download Size:     4.19 MiB
Total Installed Size:  278.60 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:        1.26 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] n

This indicates the correct packages are getting pulled, and not the previous broken version of the graphics config.


so should i update now? cause after this i wont be able to reply/do anything for about 8 hrs as it is night over here?

imo you should wait til tomorrow to update, give the upstream fixes a chance to materialize.


@SGS, I think you’ve been challenged as the local Forum Enforcer.




A nice enforcer.

he’s always doing it so i figured to give him a break lmao


Ohk I will update it in 2-3 hours and tell if the issue is still there

So i have updated the system but the issue is still there

Try updating again now since the packages have been updated. (to answer your question you made in a different thread)

If that doesn’t fix your issue, I would go over previous mentioned suggestions in this thread. It could be kernel, memory, or even a BIOS related issue.