This is going to be a relatively long post where I might go on some tangents. I don’t want to clutter the forums with 5-6 different threads so I’m going to go all out in this one. I realize that it might come as “lazy” on my part to not do the reserach but I also feel that there should be some sort of a condensed topic for this stuff.
I’m on a Desktop PC here are my specs:
16gb DDR4 Ram
3x SATA SSD’s
Main Monitor: 2560x1440@144hz | Secondary Monitor: 3440x1440 @100hz
I’ve been testing different distributions in the past 3 months, looking for my “endgame” in order to switch t o Linux full time. The latest Distro I’ve been using was Manjaro and I’ve fallen inlove with the Arch base and the overall package management in this segment. I’ve tried Ubuntu and Debian based systems and I like them too but just not quite as much as Arch.
For me Manjaro is a double-edged sword as it is both feature rich which helps a lot but kinda bloated and slow at the same time. Now keep in mind I’m speaking only from personal experience and I don’t mean to flame any set distro.
I tried Endeavour and I overall like it a lot except for xfce which I removed and replaced with Plasma immideately ( again no flame on the devs I know an online installer is coming). The problems I’m facing in Linux as a whole is that because it is meant to run on so many types of systems it is not optimised for mine. I am a power user and a heavy gamer and Distros can be so inconsistent in overall performance so I am in desperate need of a “optimization blueprint” .
My goals are:
Make my CPU perform to it’s best abilities. I’ve read about CPU governors and overall CPU setup but I need some sort of a recommendation. How do I setup my CPU to run in performance mode and not try to powersave. Speaking of Powersave, is there a default Powersaver and should I flatout delete it?
Make my SSD’s perform to the best of their abilities. I’ve read that SSD’s can be optimized to run much better in Linux. It has to do with “BFQ” or whatever that is. I got really lost here cuz some of the t opics throughout the forums are pretty old and obsolete to an extent.
Overall performance tips and optimization.
Out of all distros I’ve used I’ve felt popOS was the fastest for me even though it was running Gnome and Gnome lagged in pretty much every other Distro I’ve tested. I know you guys don’t work for system76 but I’m still super curious as to what they’re doing. Overall you can leave all sorts of tips about general performance improvement you can think of. Also I’m going to be using KDE Plasma if that helps.
This is a more particular problem that I’m kind of skeptical I’ll find the solution for but heck I might as well go for it:
The only distro I can get the League Of Legends D9VK app image from Lutris to work on is Manjaro.
EDIT: The problem is with Vulkan :
info: Required Vulkan extension VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2 not supported
info: Required Vulkan extension VK_KHR_surface not supported
info: Required Vulkan extension VK_KHR_win32_surface not supported
terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘dxvk::DxvkError’
EDIT2: Fixed the problem by installing lib32-nvidia-utils as the game is 32 bit. HELL YEAH!
I have all the dependancies and icd_loader installed + latest Nvidia driver.
Web browsing on Linux kinda feels like crap both on Firefox and Chrome. I know that might sound like a gross exhaturation but it just doesn’t have the smoothness that Windows has. I am using high refreshrate panels and it’s especially noticeable. The only improvements I’ve found are when using Chromium VAAPI with the Nvidia vdpau-va driver and h264ify for video encoding but even then there is just something about the scrolling of the web pages that feels super choppy. This is not a deal breaker for me by any means because it is fast and it is functional, it just doesn’t feel good.
Well those are my main issues with Linux/Endevour overall. If I can get some help to even 1/3 of them I’d be super greatful and it will accelerate my journey to Linux full time by a lot.
Last ,but most important thing I want to say is a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in this project. I am hugely appreciative of you guys and gals you actually make it easy for the mainstream user to pick up Arch. <3 EndeavourOS team.