My mouse is highlighting everything it is dragged across (without holding any buttons) and it will not select anything when I do click a button. Either I close the browser or reboot the laptop and then the mouse will behave - for a while. This happens regardless of the OS (Ubuntu, Pop!, Fedora, Mint) and with both my wireless and wired mice. (Damn, it’s doing it while I type this note!)
M585 Wireless Mouse
B100 Wired Mouse
Here is the error message I got when the screen froze, highlighted, that I managed to get from a terminal session when I try to start firefox:
[qrp@fedora ~]$ firefox
Crash Annotation GraphicsCriticalError: |[GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection. (t=0.49839) [GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection.
Many hits on the 'net talk about the X server, but I don’t understand what that means other than having something to do with displaying graphics, so that may be in the correct ballpark.
Update: I get the same problem in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Brave.
Host: Laptop AB
BIOS: INSYDE Corp. 3.17 (10/27/2022)
OS: Fedora Linux 37 (Workstation Edition) x86_64
DE: GNOME 43.3 (wayland)
Kernel: Linux 6.2.8-200.fc37.x86_64
Shell: bash 5.2.15
CPU: 11th Gen Intel i7-1165G7 (8) @ 4.7GHz
GPU: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics]
GPU Driver: i915
Memory: 4.37 GiB / 15.39 GiB (28%)
Disk (/): 14G / 232G (6%)
Bluetooth: Intel Corp. AX210