So… I have decided to give Antergos Budgie a spin to compare it’s performance to the Budgie Desktop distro Solus, on Solus it runs like crazy, snappy, amazing performance even thou the system uses 1 GB ram with a pure fresh install, but what threw me away from Solus was the lack of documentation on it and the lack of community posts in the forums, I actually asked them how to compile Popcorntime and they refused to tell me as that would mean Solus is supporting piracy (lol) … I’m still a Linux newbie so I kinda don’t know how to do these things on my own… ~~So anyways, I have installed a fresh install of Antergos with the Budgie DE, and I installed the Budgie-Extras package, my NVIDIA proprietary drivers, rebooted … first thing i notice is, performance, I was a Antergos KDE user for 2 months, then i decided to start distro hopping and DE hopping to see the what else there is in the Linux world, but in the end, I returned to Antergos because to simply put it, It’s almost “bare bone” similar to minimal install versions of other distros, yet it gives a good starting point with anything a browsing/gaming user would use, the Arch repo’s and AUR are a life saver for me (and for most noob linux users) because you simply search a app, and it’s there, you install it, and wualla, it works … but when i was running KDE Antergos, everything worked smooth, But on Budgie the performance is a catastrophe, I have Chromium running on 4 tabs out of which, 3 are the browser game Forge of Empires running on HTML5, and the Antergos forum in the 4th, I go to the launcher menu, and launch a terminal, and I end up waiting 5-10 minutes to launch it, same thing happens with the settings menu … o.O I’m like, okay wtf? back when I was using KDE, I attempted to switch to GNOME, and had the same/similar issues on GNOME … So my question is, am I missing something here? When I was researching the installation of pure Arc, i read something processor microcode for Intel CPU’s, do i need to install it? could that possibly solve my GNOME/Budgie performance issues?
here are my sys specs:
[[email protected] ~]$ neofetch `.-/::/-`` [email protected] .-/osssssssso/. ------------------- :osyysssssssyyys+- OS: Antergos Linux x86_64 `.+yyyysssssssssyyyyy+. Host: MS-7808 1.0 `/syyyyyssssssssssyyyyys-` Kernel: 5.0.1-arch1-1-ARCH `/yhyyyyysss++ssosyyyyhhy/` Uptime: 1 hour, 2 mins .ohhhyyyyso++/+oso+syy+shhhho. Packages: 853 (pacman) .shhhhysoo++//+sss+++yyy+shhhhs. Shell: bash 5.0.0 -yhhhhs+++++++ossso+++yyys+ohhddy: Resolution: 1920x1080 -yddhhyo+++++osyyss++++yyyyooyhdddy- DE: Budgie .yddddhso++osyyyyys+++++yyhhsoshddddy` WM: Mutter(Budgie) `odddddhyosyhyyyyyy++++++yhhhyosddddddo Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2/3] .dmdddddhhhhhhhyyyo+++++shhhhhohddddmmh. Icons: Numix-Square [GTK2/3] ddmmdddddhhhhhhhso++++++yhhhhhhdddddmmdy Terminal: gnome-terminal dmmmdddddddhhhyso++++++shhhhhddddddmmmmh CPU: Intel i5-3350P (4) @ 3.300GHz -dmmmdddddddhhyso++++oshhhhdddddddmmmmd- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti .smmmmddddddddhhhhhhhhhdddddddddmmmms. Memory: 957MiB / 7909MiB `+ydmmmdddddddddddddddddddmmmmdy/. `.:+ooyyddddddddddddyyso+:.`
[EDIT] I have checked installed repositories and figured out that Intel Microcode is already installed, what am I missing?
[EDIT] I have now Installed a fresh Antergos GNOME, and the problem persists
`.-/::/-`` [email protected] .-/osssssssso/. ------------------- :osyysssssssyyys+- OS: Antergos Linux x86_64 `.+yyyysssssssssyyyyy+. Host: MS-7808 1.0 `/syyyyyssssssssssyyyyys-` Kernel: 5.0.1-arch1-1-ARCH `/yhyyyyysss++ssosyyyyhhy/` Uptime: 36 mins .ohhhyyyyso++/+oso+syy+shhhho. Packages: 839 (pacman) .shhhhysoo++//+sss+++yyy+shhhhs. Shell: bash 5.0.0 -yhhhhs+++++++ossso+++yyys+ohhddy: Resolution: 1920x1080 -yddhhyo+++++osyyss++++yyyyooyhdddy- DE: GNOME 3.30.2 .yddddhso++osyyyyys+++++yyhhsoshddddy` WM: GNOME Shell `odddddhyosyhyyyyyy++++++yhhhyosddddddo WM Theme: Numix-Frost .dmdddddhhhhhhhyyyo+++++shhhhhohddddmmh. Theme: Numix-Frost-Light [GTK2/3] ddmmdddddhhhhhhhso++++++yhhhhhhdddddmmdy Icons: Numix-Circle [GTK2/3] dmmmdddddddhhhyso++++++shhhhhddddddmmmmh Terminal: gnome-terminal -dmmmdddddddhhyso++++oshhhhdddddddmmmmd- CPU: Intel i5-3350P (4) @ 3.300GHz .smmmmddddddddhhhhhhhhhdddddddddmmmms. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti `+ydmmmdddddddddddddddddddmmmmdy/. Memory: 1068MiB / 7909MiB `.:+ooyyddddddddddddyyso+:.`
what makes it even worse, that is in the X session, if i try to run GNOME in Wayland, and try to open GNOME settings, all 4 of my cpu cores spike almost to max, and the settings app never opens