Right click menu not always opened at mouse pointer

I have a set up with 3 monitors. Recently I have a problem with the right click menu. The menu sometimes appears at the top of the screen when I right click, sometimes at the top of the screen on another monitor. sometimes I don’t see any right click menu, I suspect its opened ‘out of vision’.

Some apps are not effected but some are, in some apps the menu options (the tabs at the top) also open at the top of a screen.

When first booted up everything is normal, then it can be a few minutes or longer then this starts happening again.

I’ve had this 3 monitor set up for years and its only recently I have this behaviour.

  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-6 process: Intel 32nm
    built: 2011 ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-2,
    HDMI-A-3, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0122 class-ID: 0380
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF119 [NVS 310] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia
    v: 390.154 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: series: 390.xx+
    status: legacy-active (EOL~late 2022) arch: Fermi code: GF1xx
    process: 40/28nm built: 2010-16 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:107d class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver:
    X: loaded: intel,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
    alternate: nouveau,nv gpu: i915 display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x2363 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1185x625mm (46.65x24.61")
    s-diag: 1340mm (52.74")
  Monitor-1: DP-2 pos: primary,top-left res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96
    size: 509x286mm (20.04x11.26") diag: 584mm (22.99") modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: DP-3 pos: bottom-r res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109
    size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (26.97") modes: N/A
  Monitor-3: HDMI1 pos: middle-l res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 94
    size: 520x330mm (20.47x12.99") diag: 616mm (24.25") modes: N/A
  OpenGL: renderer: NVS 310/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.154
    direct render: Yes

A couple of photos to illustrate, (on Monitor-2), unable to capture this effect with screenshot…


I changed the driver for the Nvidia card to nouveau and it seems to have fixed it, though mouse movement and browser is now jerky.

Update it didn’t ix it, so driver not responsible

I think I have resolved it this time, I was using the ZEN kernel, now gone back to Linux 5.19.3-arch1-1 x86_64 and so far so good.

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