Issues with all packages in Fedora

• May 12, 2022 - 08:15

Hi, I am new to the forum and to Musescore. I am trying to install MS on Fedora but I cannot find a fully working package.

I know the officially supported package is the appimage but that is absolutely unusable on Fedora. The UI is weirdly scaled (not the fonts or the icons but UI elements including the launch page, palettes, boxes, drop-downs etc which appear huge) and it freezes every 10 seconds rendering the application unusable. I attach some screenshots.

Then there is the flatpak, that I have been able to install with some workaround (see ). Only thing is that MS flatpak breaks Gnome Software because it renames xml files randomly (see this bug reports and )

Then there is the rpm that behaves wierdly on my laptop, but works fine on my desktop pc. The UI doesn't read gnome's top bar nor it inherits the native file manager appearance. Again, on the desktop it works perfectly fine, it does this only on the laptop (both machines run a clean install of Fedora with no particular changes from one another). If I launch MS on the laptop with the terminal, then the app's UI shows up correctly but with some errors. I attach screenshots and terminal log

Besides pointing out these issues, I would like to ask MS and Fedora users out there how did they set up MS to work on their OS


With and package anything that is not the AppImage you'd need to address that with whoever provides that package.
With AppImage try using the -w commandline option, that disables the web part of the startcenter

For those who might encounter the same issues on Fedora...
I filed bug reports both to the maintainers of the rpm and the flatpak.

I also managed to find a workaround for the rpm and the appimage.

Appimage: I integrated the app in the system and modified the .desktop file by adding the variable QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 . The line that previously looked like Exec=musescore.appimage %F now reads Exec=env QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 musescore.appimage %F

The rpm has an issue in wayland. Logging in x11 works perfectly fine. In wayland I deleted the variables from the .desktop file and now it loads the interface correctly themed.

Thanks again for the support!

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