I tried clean building Steam and git clone / building from its repo, still the same issue. It started out of the blue a month or 2 ago, and ive never been able to fix it. I never had this issue before and it is not my machine thats the problem as this is a very decent piece of hardware, and should flawlessly respect the necessary specs for EndeavourOS.
Reinstalled kernels, Nvidia drivers, to no avail. Tried Wayland but it causes even more issues (Weird trails when hovering mouse over elements of KDE and qt apps, screen flickering very rapidly and freezes). Tried disabling composition with ALT+SHIFT+F12, the problem still happen and everything on the DE is stuttering/lagging.
Tried on Gnome, same problem.
I am lost. I don’t want to reinstall my system ; I just don’t have the time right now in my personal life with a new born to spend hours reinstalling and importing my custom configs/aliases and more to a new system. I want the system that was once more stable than Windows to run as it was since it’s the same machine with the same hardware. No way im going back to Windows ; Win11 just broke after a BIOS update and i was already sick of it so no way im doing that.
If more informations are necessary i will gladly cooperate. I tried asking on r/endeavourOS but was redirected here.
And indeed hardware should run like a well-oiled machine.
you could show inxi -Gaz to see if Nvidia driver is really used… i saw cases where it failed to load…
And the journal while it stutters could show issues errors fails e.t.c
journalctl --since "10 minutes ago" | eos-sendlog but with journal always take care to check it for personal data like UUIDS or usernames e.t.c. serial numbers. in case you can send me the url in p.m. to not show it in public, or filter it manually …
I’ve configured things the best way i could based on my skills and researching abilities and made sure no mistakes we’re made. The fact that this started randomly and after a very long period is weird to me. If i still had the snapshots from before, i could’ve tried reverting back.
Let me know if you have more ideas, i appreciate the help a lot.
I’m in no way qualified to make suggestions, but I am curious, are you using gamemode?
A fresh install of steam will wipe your commands so it might not be triggering.
I was also curious of the possibility that your new bios install might have enabled new or older, incompatible settings.
Sometimes using the optimised defaults can also enable undesirable settings ime.
My Steam is on my boot drive but my steam games are on their own drive, you can easily move games within steam to a new drive, most of the other stuff is in the cloud, I use exfat for my games drive.
You can also use gparted to make a new partition if you are limited to one SSD.
Congrats on the new baby, but also on ditching windows.
Edit: if your using windows games, try the compatibility modes too, Proton GE being the seemly most compatible one ime.
The official proton versions get updated and break older stuff.
Tried with gamemode on and off, the issues persist.
As for BIOS update related concern, the issues im having started a long time before this bios firmware update and i made sure to put back my previous settings in it to avoid problems, so this is a point i took care of already. Good idea though.
I have really no idea beside buying a third SSD, installing vanilla Arch Linux with KDE Plasma and trying with a clean install of Steam and Lutris to see if the problem occur. It was happening earlier last week when i tried, but i installed a different version of Nvidia drivers i never tried before so could be related to that (It was not the proprietary nor the nouveau one, it was another option in the archinstall script with an option i had never seen before).
I will try on my optimus laptop tonight and see if it does the same thing as my personal laptop also is running EndeavourOS.