after this morning updates that the applet suggested, I found out that suddenly I can’t “Save As…” for any files on any web page, or even simple/general Save (CTRL-S) on any web page using my default browser, Chrome (version 96.0.4664.110 - must be the latest available); the exact same thing happened in Chromium; and even in Opera.
Only Firefox continued to work OK.
To be a little more specific, the dialog window where I needed to chose the file name to be saved, and the location, appears for a fraction of a second, and disappears. And nothing is saved.
Turning ON or OFF options like “Use hardware acceleration when available” did not influence anything.
After a lot of cursing, eventually I found the culprit(s): packages xorg-x11-server-1.20.3-184.108.40.206 , xorg-x11-server-extra and xorg-x11-wayland (same versions); probably the first is the one with the main problem.
Unfortunately, trying to switch to Plasma Wayland solved only partially the problem – option to Save As worked, but other programs seem to stop working all together, for instance Spotify Desktop app refused to start under Wayland.
So, I had to revert all 3 packages of xorg-x11-server to previous versions (that is version 1.20.3-22-5.39.1) and now things are back to normal behaviour.
Am I, by any chance, solo in this behaviour ?
Or, perhaps other people faces the same problem ?
Maybe someone has a clue about what change in the xorg-x11-server packages triggered this abnormal behaviour ?
Thanks for any hint.
P.S. For now I have to mark all those 3 packages with “Protect - do not modify” in Yast2, in order to keep them from trying again to upgrade.