Brave does not draw window contents

Description of the issue:
The Brave browser doesn’t draw window contents. All windows including internal pages like brave://settings/help do not draw.

Google Chrome does work on the same system.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Reproduces how often:
Every time. I have closed all processes and see the same result (even after an OS reboot).

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Fedora Linux"
VERSION="38 (Thirty Eight)"
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora Linux 38 (Thirty Eight)"

Note that I cannot load the Brave internal page, about.

$ rpm -qi brave-browser
Name        : brave-browser
Version     : 1.51.110
Release     : 1
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Thu 04 May 2023 06:33:09 AM EDT
Group       : Applications/Internet
Size        : 337183452
License     : Multiple, see
Signature   : RSA/SHA512, Wed 03 May 2023 04:47:04 PM EDT, Key ID a8580bdc82d3dc6c
Source RPM  : brave-browser-1.51.110-1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Wed 03 May 2023 04:22:15 AM EDT
Build Host  : lion.king
Relocations : /opt
Packager    : Brave Software <>
Vendor      : Brave Software, Inc.
URL         :
Summary     : Brave Web Browser
Description :
The web browser from Brave

Browse faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy and cost you time and money.

Here’s a snippet of out running Brave from the command-line:

$ brave-browser 2>&1 | grep -A3 Errors
link failed but did not provide an info log
[12846:1:0505/] Skia shader compilation error
link failed but did not provide an info log
[12846:1:0505/] Skia shader compilation error
link failed but did not provide an info log
[12723:12723:0505/] Failed to call method: org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.GetActive: object_path= /org/freedesktop/ScreenSaver: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: This method is not implemented
[12760:12760:0505/] GetVSyncParametersIfAvailable() failed for 1 times!
link failed but did not provide an info log
[12903:10:0505/] Skia shader compilation error
link failed but did not provide an info log

Did this issue just start for you (that is, were you using Brave normally before this) or did you just install the browser and are seeing this behavior when trying to run it?

The issue did just start, yes. I had been using Brave for a few days without issue.

Nothing changed on the system related to Brave or desktop environment configuration, but it’s possible that an update to the OS broke something. Here’s what the package manager reveals:

$ sudo dnf history | head -n6
ID     | Command line                                                                                            | Date and time    | Action(s)      | Altered
   688 | -y install usbutils                                                                                     | 2023-05-05 14:31 | Install        |    1
   687 | -y install android-tools                                                                                | 2023-05-05 14:13 | Install        |    1
   686 |                                                                                                         | 2023-05-05 09:56 | Upgrade        |   32 EE
   685 | -y autoremove                                                                                           | 2023-05-04 21:32 | Removed        |    1

$ sudo dnf history info 686
Transaction ID : 686
Begin time     : Fri 05 May 2023 09:56:27 AM EDT
Begin rpmdb    : 8181dc3d8031b9b58cfb569ae9795f855ac9e7f260a7c49a6bb6e6ebbe7605d1
End time       : Fri 05 May 2023 09:56:40 AM EDT (13 seconds)
End rpmdb      : 11aed87849c9dfa04416f506fa8b77889cd741a6bc9d9bc03e5d1e5e8f922825
User           : System <unset>
Return-Code    : Success
Releasever     : 38
Command Line   :
Comment        :
Packages Altered:
    Upgrade  annobin-docs-12.10-1.fc38.noarch               @updates
    Upgraded annobin-docs-12.02-1.fc38.noarch               @@System
    Upgrade  annobin-plugin-gcc-12.10-1.fc38.x86_64         @updates
    Upgraded annobin-plugin-gcc-12.02-1.fc38.x86_64         @@System
    Upgrade  clang-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64                     @updates
    Upgraded clang-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                     @@System
    Upgrade  clang-devel-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64               @updates
    Upgraded clang-devel-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64               @@System
    Upgrade  clang-libs-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64                @updates
    Upgraded clang-libs-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                @@System
    Upgrade  clang-resource-filesystem-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64 @updates
    Upgraded clang-resource-filesystem-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64 @@System
    Upgrade  clang-tools-extra-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64         @updates
    Upgraded clang-tools-extra-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64         @@System
    Upgrade  colord-1.4.6-4.fc38.x86_64                     @updates
    Upgraded colord-1.4.6-2.fc37.x86_64                     @@System
    Upgrade  colord-libs-1.4.6-4.fc38.x86_64                @updates
    Upgraded colord-libs-1.4.6-2.fc37.x86_64                @@System
    Upgrade  compiler-rt-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64               @updates
    Upgraded compiler-rt-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64               @@System
    Upgrade  curl-8.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                       @updates
    Upgraded curl-7.87.0-8.fc38.x86_64                      @@System
    Upgrade  gdb-minimal-13.1-4.fc38.x86_64                 @updates
    Upgraded gdb-minimal-13.1-3.fc38.x86_64                 @@System
    Upgrade  gspell-1.12.1-1.fc38.x86_64                    @updates
    Upgraded gspell-1.12.0-3.fc38.x86_64                    @@System
    Upgrade  libXft-2.3.8-2.fc38.x86_64                     @updates
    Upgraded libXft-2.3.6-2.fc38.x86_64                     @@System
    Upgrade  libcurl-8.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                    @updates
    Upgraded libcurl-7.87.0-8.fc38.x86_64                   @@System
    Upgrade  libcurl-devel-8.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64              @updates
    Upgraded libcurl-devel-7.87.0-8.fc38.x86_64             @@System
    Upgrade  libomp-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64                    @updates
    Upgraded libomp-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                    @@System
    Upgrade  libomp-devel-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64              @updates
    Upgraded libomp-devel-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64              @@System
    Upgrade  libsoup3-3.4.2-2.fc38.x86_64                   @updates
    Upgraded libsoup3-3.4.0-2.fc38.x86_64                   @@System
    Upgrade  llvm-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64                      @updates
    Upgraded llvm-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                      @@System
    Upgrade  llvm-libs-16.0.2-1.fc38.x86_64                 @updates
    Upgraded llvm-libs-16.0.1-1.fc38.x86_64                 @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-dri-drivers-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64          @updates
    Upgraded mesa-dri-drivers-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64          @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-filesystem-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64           @updates
    Upgraded mesa-filesystem-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64           @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-libEGL-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64               @updates
    Upgraded mesa-libEGL-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64               @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-libGL-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64                @updates
    Upgraded mesa-libGL-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64                @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-libgbm-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64               @updates
    Upgraded mesa-libgbm-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64               @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-libglapi-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64             @updates
    Upgraded mesa-libglapi-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64             @@System
    Upgrade  mesa-vulkan-drivers-23.0.3-3.fc38.x86_64       @updates
    Upgraded mesa-vulkan-drivers-23.0.3-1.fc38.x86_64       @@System
    Upgrade  mkpasswd-5.5.17-1.fc38.x86_64                  @updates
    Upgraded mkpasswd-5.5.16-1.fc38.x86_64                  @@System
    Upgrade  qgnomeplatform-qt5-0.9.0-14.fc38.x86_64        @updates
    Upgraded qgnomeplatform-qt5-0.9.0-13.fc38.x86_64        @@System
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    Upgraded whois-5.5.16-1.fc38.x86_64                     @@System
    Upgrade  whois-nls-5.5.17-1.fc38.noarch                 @updates
    Upgraded whois-nls-5.5.16-1.fc38.noarch                 @@System
Scriptlet output:
   1 warning: file 7c5350fde3da78a5bc0caf011a367d1cceff4a: remove failed: No such file or directory
   2 warning: file 39f59c69cb0103008b3f9f3fd237eaf9a63d09: remove failed: No such file or directory
   3 warning: file 8d0df2f37dcc9a5a8d20e54ce2d16f950cd4be: remove failed: No such file or directory
   4 warning: file 61edcd67222cef4c4e99efd34dd91e5c879fd2: remove failed: No such file or directory
   5 warning: file 00bbc73f777b670a8ef40665fcd04ed7c8f707: remove failed: No such file or directory
   6 warning: file 6c56b7c1b2695a81cf080ccf5cd58ff7fb09fc: remove failed: No such file or directory
   7 warning: file 89aefc076026bd436da128fe82e8dc266648a2: remove failed: No such file or directory

The change to the mesa packages seem worthy of suspicion.

These all the same issue?

Yes, it’s the same problem.

Another workaround, if the user won’t mind, is to remove the Brave .cache directory in the homedir.

Apparently, Google Chrome is also affected, but I saw good results because my Chrome cache was brand new.

1 Like

Yes, it looks the same issue.

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