I have very similar issues under OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE with newest patches applied. I have tried several versions of RStudio Desktop IDE. The current 2021.09. Some Dailies. (Since a long time I am running dailies, so far all okay, not any more) I know the rolling release Tumbleweed is not on the list of supported Linux OS. But that was up to now never an issue, I just install the OpenSUSE 15 rpms on Tumbleweed. Compatible.
On the same system RStudio Server (dailies as well) is installed too. This is still fine. On
localhost:8787 I can open any
Rproj just fine, all works as expected.
I went through all the recommended repair steps. The only one I did not attempt so far is a full R reinstall. It would be a huge effort to reinstall the big load of packages already here. And as the RStudio server has no problems at all with that same R setup, why should the desktop IDE?
gdb /usr/lib/rstudio/bin/rstudio from a terminal session as a normal user does not give useful debug information. No logfiles anywhere when started from a terminal session window.
root Terminal session
/usr/lib/rstudio/bin/rstudio works as expected.
So probably there is a access rights problem interfering when not run as root. I could verify that, another normal user can not run
rstrudio as well. Same white window with menu bar only.
How could I pinpoint the problem behind the scene?