[Bug] Login screen got smaller with every key stroke

Hi, so just today I noticed a really weird behavior. After starting my PC my login screen took less and less width with every key I pressed (also non-letters like ctrl).

I made a video of the situation (already pressed some keys, so the login form is already pretty small):

Below I also added the output of inxi if there is anything else I can help with I will gladly do so.

inxi -Fxzc0
System:    Kernel: 5.8.18-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.1 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5602 date: 07/14/2020 
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 120857 
           Speed: 3030 MHz min/max: 2200/3775 MHz boost: disabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3023 
           2: 1887 3: 1881 4: 1888 5: 1885 6: 1886 7: 1879 8: 1882 9: 1886 10: 1889 11: 1889 
           12: 1885 13: 1883 14: 1883 15: 3057 16: 1883 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 
           bus ID: 09:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.10 driver: nvidia resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: ZOTAC driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.1 
           Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 0b:00.3 
           Device-3: Kingston HyperX 7.1 Audio type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
           bus ID: 1-10:5 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.18-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: ASUSTeK 
           driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 08:00.0 
           IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.27 TiB used: 60.66 GiB (2.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM001-1CH164 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227.94 GiB used: 60.66 GiB (26.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 34% 
Info:      Processes: 357 Uptime: 7m Memory: 31.36 GiB used: 3.44 GiB (11.0%) Init: systemd 
           Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1239 Client: shell wrapper v: 5.0.18-release 
           inxi: 3.1.08 

My system is also a relatively fresh install (maybe about a week old?) and as of today it is still up to date.


Please read the announcement

do the update
the 5.8 kernel is EOL and Gnome is already at 3.38.2 while yours is 3.38.1 …

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Thank you for your quick answer! Sorry, I was unaware that there are updates for this already… And I promise, I really did check if there were updates :smile:

Also, thank you for noticing my older kernel, will update that as well.

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Just now I experienced the same issue again. All updates are installed, I’m currently running kernel version 5.9.11-3.

Anything else I can do/try?