KDE stutters whenever I open/close/move/resize a window

Self-explanatory title. I’m running EOS on an intel 13th gen cpu, with mesa graphics drivers on my igpu which is driving my display (checked with glxinfo). I’ve tried reinstalling mesa.

If you follow this to upload proper info someone may be able to help you
Just the system info would be sufficient

Here’s my hardware information pastebin.

Here’s my boot log.

Just a thought if its a new install, how do other DEs perform? (I 1500% get it if you want to stick with KDE) Also does it behave like this if you login to an X11 session?

I’ll try booting into an X11 session and try.

But I’ve found via the nvidia-smi command that there’s an Xorg server running on my discrete nvidia gpu when in reality it’s turned off???

here’s the output

| NVIDIA-SMI 550.78                 Driver Version: 550.78         CUDA Version: 12.4     |
| GPU  Name                 Persistence-M | Bus-Id          Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp   Perf          Pwr:Usage/Cap |           Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                                         |                        |               MIG M. |
|   0  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 ...    Off |   00000000:01:00.0 Off |                  N/A |
| N/A   43C    P8              1W /   60W |       8MiB /   8188MiB |      0%      Default |
|                                         |                        |                  N/A |

| Processes:                                                                              |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                              GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                               Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1224      G   /usr/lib/Xorg                                   4MiB |

This is a bit too advanced for me but give it a few hours and someone will probably be able to help you out

Like said above, try x11.

You have an Nvidia card, and you’re using KDE. If you are logged into a Wayland session, this can give random results/performance.

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Yer I’ve found about 80% of my recent issues have been solved by using X11
The rest by patience

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tried x11 and yes, the stuttering problem goes away but window animations and scrolling on kde apps still feel like 30 fps. But it couldn’t be an nvidia problem cause 1) my display is run by my intel gpu and 2) i tested it out by disabling my nvidia gpu (checked using nvidia-smi as well if it was truly disabled) and the issue remains.

found out the problem’s cause. the window decorations i was using (psion). who would’ve guessed.


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