Window manager flashes when a specific app is open

I use xivlauncher to play FF14 in linux.

It works great and have had no issues so far.

Today, I had a problem with garuda where, during an update, the system ran out of memory and stopped midway. Noticing I still had 35 gbs free in the root partition, I chose to restart the pc and try again in case it was a fluke.

When I rebooted, I was met with a window informing me I was missing linux-zen kernel.

To cut a long story short, after 5 hours of troubleshooting, I deleted the snapshots I had to free some space in the brtfs metadata partition, which allowed me to reinstall linux-zen kernel, and everything returned to as it were.

Except for one thing, the ff14 launcher.

As soon as I open it, the whole window manager starts flicking and will continue to do so untill I either reset the computer or somehow quit the launcher. (see video)

This strikes me as very odd since no logs or errors are produced at the app level, which leaves me thinking it’s not a launcher issue (there were no updates today).

This issue also persists through different instalation methods (flatpack and aur).

I’m wondering if anyone has ever had a situation like this before? I’ve tried a few other games, and they all worked correctly.

System:
Kernel: 6.9.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=b652edd7-a598-45e7-bbe6-99791107dfbd rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.1.0 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.3.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B550M AORUS ELITE
serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American
Megatrends LLC. v: F16a date: 11/03/2022
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120A
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3191 high: 3877 min/max: 2200/4662 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 3108 2: 2200
3: 3598 4: 3713 5: 3601 6: 3461 7: 3441 8: 2875 9: 2200 10: 3614 11: 3524
12: 2874 13: 3293 14: 2200 15: 3492 16: 3877 bogomips: 108595
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER] driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 550.xx+ status: current (as of
2024-06; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm FF
built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3
speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: none off: DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1
bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f06 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3520x1080 s-dpi: 90 s-size: 993x301mm (39.09x11.85")
s-diag: 1038mm (40.85")
Monitor-1: DVI-D-1 mapped: DVI-D-0 note: disabled pos: left
model: LG (GoldStar) E2060 built: 2012 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 92
gamma: 1.2 size: 443x249mm (17.44x9.8") diag: 515mm (20.3") ratio: 16:9
modes: max: 1600x900 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled pos: primary,right
model: Acer V226HQL serial: <filter> built: 2022 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2 size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.90.07
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
SUPER/PCIe/SSE2 memory: 7.81 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 8 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07 device-ID: 10de:1f06
surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256
bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.2-arch1.1 (LLVM 17.0.6)
device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 07:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.9.6-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: pipewire-media-session status: active 3: pipewire-alsa
type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: br-209a26951ddc state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) driver: btusb
v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-8:6
chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1
lmp-v: 10 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.78 TiB used: 1.08 TiB (60.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS480G2G0C-00AJM0 size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 231800WD temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G
size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: K1B3 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000VM002-1CT162
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 5900 serial: <filter> fw-rev: SC23 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 125.59 GiB size: 125.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 76.07 GiB (60.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 27.8 MiB (29.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 125.59 GiB size: 125.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 76.07 GiB (60.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 125.59 GiB size: 125.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 76.07 GiB (60.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 125.59 GiB size: 125.59 GiB (100.00%)
used: 76.07 GiB (60.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.25 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 60.8 C mobo: 34.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 42 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 29%
Info:
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.25 GiB used: 8.1 GiB (25.9%)
Processes: 378 Power: uptime: 55m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.46 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 256 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: 1788 pm: pacman pkgs: 1755 libs: 467 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 24 pm: snap pkgs: 9 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1
Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.35
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2023-11-19
Last full system update: 2024-06-26 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

Final Fantasy XIV is dead

](https://www.reddit.com/r/ShitpostXIV/comments/176aq2e/final_fantasy_xiv_is_dead/)

Maybe its better to ask the delopers from ff14? :slight_smile:

I am a trojan horse. I play FF14 with the explicit intention of decreasing the game quality with my presence. lmao

I did ask them, yeah! No errors are produced at the app level. Not in logs, not in console, so it’s not on their side.

I’m just guessing it’s a driver/my side issue, just wondering if there are steps I can do to debug this on the OS level?

I don’t think it’s just you; I’m having a similar issue in many games all of sudden. Everything worked a few days ago but today after updates KDE just starts flashing when I load a game.

System:
Kernel: 6.9.4-1-cachyos-bore arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
clocksource: hpet avail: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-cachyos-bore
root=UUID=7b1646e8-a87f-4409-9be3-9fa1833edd3f rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 amd_iommu=on ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.1.1 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.3.0
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI v: -CF
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Gigabyte model: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI serial: <superuser required>
uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F38
date: 03/22/2024
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120E
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 96 MiB desc: 1x96 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3462 high: 3602 min/max: 2200/4549 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3600 2: 3400
3: 3600 4: 3400 5: 3602 6: 3400 7: 3598 8: 3400 9: 3400 10: 3400 11: 3400
12: 3400 13: 3400 14: 3400 15: 3400 16: 3599 bogomips: 108805
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 31 [Radeon RX 7900 XT/7900 XTX/7900M]
vendor: Tul / PowerColor driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-3 code: Navi-3x
process: TSMC n5 (5nm) built: 2022+ pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
ports: active: DP-2,DP-3 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,Writeback-1 bus-ID: 0c:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:744c class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6000x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1587x381mm (62.48x15.00")
s-diag: 1632mm (64.26")
Monitor-1: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 pos: primary,left
model: Dell AW3420DW serial: <filter> built: 2019 res: 3440x1440 dpi: 109
gamma: 1.2 size: 798x335mm (31.42x13.19") diag: 865mm (34.1") modes:
max: 3440x1440 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: DP-3 mapped: DisplayPort-2 pos: right model: Dell S2716DG
serial: <filter> built: 2017 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: amd radeonsi platforms: device: 0 drv: radeonsi
device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: radeonsi x11:
drv: radeonsi inactive: wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.2-arch1.1
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (radeonsi
navi31 LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.57 6.9.4-1-cachyos-bore) device-ID: 1002:744c
memory: 19.53 GiB unified: no
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 13 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: AMD
Radeon RX 7900 XT (RADV NAVI31) driver: mesa radv v: 24.1.2-arch1.1
device-ID: 1002:744c surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.2-arch1.1 (LLVM
17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 31 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab30
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Creative Sound Blaster X3
driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 041e:3264
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-3: JMTek LLC. USB PnP Audio Device
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 5-2.1.3:7 chip-ID: 0c76:161e class-ID: 0300
API: ALSA v: k6.9.4-1-cachyos-bore status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 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 I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: igb v: kernel
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager,systemd-timesyncd
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2
lmp-v: 11 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 714.43 GiB (37.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:2 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD BLACK SN850 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 613200WD temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 model: PCIe SSD size: 953.87 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: ECFM12.2 temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 714.43 GiB (76.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 880 KiB (0.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:3
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 714.43 GiB (76.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 714.43 GiB (76.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 714.43 GiB (76.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:4
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.27 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 49.4 C mobo: 43.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 44.0 C
mem: 50.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 907 gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.27 GiB used: 5.72 GiB (18.3%)
Processes: 430 Power: uptime: 2m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.5 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 256 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2027 libs: 509 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
Compilers: gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.35
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2024-05-08
Last full system update: 2024-06-27
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

[Update] After a bit more testing I think it might be related to the latest version of Proton Experimental in certain games. Elden Ring and Last Epoch work fine but 2d-ish sprite games like Rimworld and Dwarf Fortress cause the whole desktop to flash (even if they’re just a little window). Setting them to an older version of Proton cleared that up.

[Update 2] I’ve confirmed that it’s the latest Proton on my system. Switch the offending games to Proton 7 and everything is fine. As soon as I switch the game back to the default Proton and start it up KDE goes crazy.

That is very interesting!

Question: Are you on x11 or wayland?

I’ve noticed that the issue is not reproducible on wayland (but a bunch of others show up due to nvidia drivers).

After a bit more testing I think it might be related to the latest version of Proton Experimental in certain games. Elden Ring and Last Epoch work fine but 2d-ish sprite games like Rimworld and Dwarf Fortress cause the whole desktop to flash (even if they’re just a little window). Setting them to an older version of Proton cleared that up.

I’m on AMD hardware and running X11 as Wayland hard locks my system as soon as I start any game.

Cool, that very much could be it!

I’m unsure if that applies to my case since it’s the launcher for the game, but I guess I’ll wait a few days and see.

Thanks for the headsup!

Are you playing through Steam? It’s easy to change your Proton version on a per game basis from the right-click menu there.

I’ve confirmed that it’s the latest Proton on my system. Switch the offending games to Proton 7 and everything is fine. As soon as I switch the game back to the default Proton and start it up KDE goes crazy.

This is a launcher called XIVLauncher, installed through paru that apparently does use proton…

I’m new to Linux in general so I don’t know how to rollback proton to this specific application, as it’s external to steam.

You can try ProtonUp-Qt

sudo pacman -Sy protonup-qt

Ignore the previous ProtonUp suggestion. I assumed it would work for non-Steam / non-Lutris stuff but it apparently does not.

It looks like there’s a version of the launcher called xivlauncher-rb that allows you to select the version of Proton you want to use. rankyn/xivlauncher Copr

Scratch that as well. I gave it a try and it still flashes as I don’t believe it’s using Proton to generate the window. Might just need to wait for an update.

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Woah! Words cannot thank you enough for going all this way to finding an alternative to my issue.

You’ve made my day!!

This version of the launcher does not present the same issue. I don’t know why, it just works. No changes were made to options or anything else.

The game is currently under maintenance so I cannot spin it up to see if the issue will present itself with the actual game, but I believe it will not, given that this other launcher works without any changes to the installed game.

I cannot thank you enough, @VonKreskin .

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