Pixelated font and titlebar buttons

I’m having this issue where on my second monitor the titlebar font and buttons appear pixelated, not only there but the text in general on this monitor is way off.
I’ve been trying to fix this and play with the settings but found no solution :frowning:

System:
Kernel: 6.6.4-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=d0a00734-65df-4c62-b206-4a1ada5e53f2 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet resume=UUID=ee425d7f-db9d-4f14-ad8c-bcdf224d9ffb loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_wayland vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9570 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0D0T05 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.27.0 date: 08/12/2022
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 5.0 Wh (100.0%) condition: 5.0/56.0 Wh (8.9%) volts: 12.3
min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL CP6DF89 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
status: full
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 8 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 9 MiB desc: 1x9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3470 high: 4077 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 3961 3: 3909
4: 4066 5: 4044 6: 4049 7: 3959 8: 3931 9: 3997 10: 4077 11: 4047 12: 800
bogomips: 52799
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: DP-3,eDP-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] vendor: Dell
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-2021 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8c
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD driver: uvcvideo type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-12:6
chip-ID: 0c45:671d class-ID: 0e02
Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris
gpu: i915,nvidia d-rect: 3590x1080 display-ID: 0
Monitor-1: DP-3 pos: right res: 1920x1080 size: N/A modes: N/A
Monitor-2: eDP-1 pos: primary,left res: 1670x939 size: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
drv: nvidia device: 1 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia
surfaceless: drv: nvidia wayland: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
inactive: device-2
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL
GT2) device-ID: 8086:3e9b memory: 7.23 GiB unified: yes display-ID: :1.0
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 4 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 8086:3e9b surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 1
type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q Design
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 device-ID: 10de:1c8c
surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 2 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,wayland
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.6.4-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active 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
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp59s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter driver: btusb v: 0.8
type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-4:3
chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1 lmp-v: 10
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 45.22 GiB (19.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba
model: KXG50ZNV256G NVMe 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: AADA4106 temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
used: 45.22 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
used: 45.22 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
used: 45.22 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 229.37 GiB size: 229.37 GiB (100.00%)
used: 45.22 GiB (19.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 7.4 GiB used: 676.2 MiB (8.9%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 84.0 C pch: 45.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
Processes: 298 Uptime: 3h 16m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 8 GiB note: est.
available: 7.4 GiB used: 5.39 GiB (72.8%) Init: systemd v: 255
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1396 libs: 430 tools: octopi,paru,yay Shell: fish v: 3.6.2
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
System install date:     2023-11-14
Last full system update: 2023-12-09 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       timeshift(custom) NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

Does rebooting help?

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No, i’ve been having this problem for a month or so(since attaching the 2nd monitor) and rebooted multiple times

Does it do it running x11 instead of wayland?

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idk how can i check? (im sorry im a newbie)

restart and choose x11 at the login screen on the lower left tab

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Thanks! That fixed the problem

But now when i change the global scale of a monitor it applies even for the second one :frowning:
Before i had my first monitor tset at 115% and the second at 100%, now i cant do that, they’re aither both at 100% or both at 125%

You can check that in the inxi output.

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