• Gnome 3.20 animation FPS


    Hi,

    I just installed antergos and I really like it so far, but the gnome shell is really slow.
    From the moment I see the login screen, it’s slow. The password input is slow and the background chooser list at the right is just impossible to use due to the lagg. Once logged in, only the appdrawer and opening animations are slow. Windows move fast, chrome is fast, everything else is simply fast.

    The animations are killing me. My computer is more than powerfull enough to run any linux distro though.

    I’ve installed bumblebee to ensure optimus is working fine.

    I’ve got an Intel I7-2670qm 2.2Ghz & Nvidia GT555m, it shouldn’t lagg the way it does now.
    Everything else works flawlessly.

    Thanks in advance.

    Notebook: Asus UX501VW

    • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6-GHz Skylake
    • Nvidia GTX960M 2Gb
    • 12GB DDR3 2133Mhz
    • 128GB SSD & 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
  • @ThomasPoppe said in Gnome 3.20 animation FPS:

    Hi,

    I just installed antergos and I really like it so far, but the gnome shell is really slow.
    From the moment I see the login screen, it’s slow.

    “Slow” is not a fine definition. Is it possible to define the “slowness” better?

    The password input is slow and the background chooser list at the right is just impossible to use due to the lagg.

    If you’re the only computer’s user, it is possible to enable autologin. Arch/Antergos will not bother you with passwords anymore.

    Once logged in, only the appdrawer and opening animations are slow.

    “Slow” remains undefined. Try to use the Impatience Gnome shell extension. It may accelerate and decelarte Gnome 3 animations.

    Windows move fast, chrome is fast, everything else is simply fast.

    The animations are killing me. My computer is more than powerfull enough to run any linux distro though.

    I’ve installed bumblebee to ensure optimus is working fine.

    Bumblebee is the “must-have” for NVIDIA Optimus, glad you’ve installed it. But it doesn’t influence in any mode to Gnome animations.

    I’ve got an Intel I7-2670qm 2.2Ghz & Nvidia GT555m, it shouldn’t lagg the way it does now.

    A very decent hardware. Full respect.

    Everything else works flawlessly.

    It would be nice if it were possible for you to post back here the full output of the command:

    inxi -Fxx
    

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards

  • @just said in Gnome 3.20 animation FPS:

    “Slow” is not a fine definition. Could you define the “slowness” better?

    Well, once I enter the login screen, the white box to login pops up first. With a delay, the background comes, along with the buttons on the white box etc. If I click on my name, it takes a second to switch to the password box. This all happens with animations at, my guess, 5 FPS. Once logged in, going to the left upper corner to display activities goes at around 10 FPS I think. It’s definitly smoother than the login screen but nothing near what it should be.

    “Slow” remains undefined. Try to use the Impatience Gnome shell extension. It may accelerate and decelarte Gnome 3 animations.

    I’ve installed it now, doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. I may have to restart my pc, but as I was writing this I thought it be better to do it afterwards.

    It would be nice if it were possible for you to post back here the full output of the command:

    inxi -Fxx
    
    System:    Host: BTO Kernel: 4.5.4-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.1.1)
               Desktop: Gnome 3.20.2 (Gtk 3.20.6) dm: lightdm
               Distro: Antergos Linux
    Machine:   System: CLEVO (portable) product: W150HRM Chassis: type: 9
               Mobo: CLEVO model: W150HRM
               Bios: American Megatrends v: 4.6.4 date: 10/09/2011
    Battery    BAT: charge: 25.6 Wh 100.0% condition: 25.6/44.0 Wh (58%)
               volts: 12.5/11.1
               model: NOTEBOOK BAT serial: 0001 status: Full
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2670QM (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 17566
               clock speeds: min/max: 800/3100 MHz 1: 843 MHz 2: 906 MHz
               3: 1020 MHz 4: 1024 MHz 5: 813 MHz 6: 873 MHz 7: 919 MHz 8: 842 MHz
    Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
               bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0116
               Card-2: NVIDIA GF106M [GeForce GT 555M]
               bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0dce
               Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: (unloaded: fbdev)
               Resolution: [email protected]
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
               GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.5.4-1-ARCH
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
               driver: rtl8192ce port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8176
               IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: 00:1c:7b:9e:f7:a0
               Card-2: JMicron JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: jme v: 1.0.8 ports: c100 c000
               bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 197b:0250
               IF: enp5s0f0 state: down mac: 00:90:f5:c2:e7:2e
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (4.1% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST9500420AS size: 500.1GB serial: 5VJEJ1GC
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 250.1GB serial: S1DBNSBF306269F
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 50G used: 15G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.39GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
    Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
    Info:      Processes: 222 Uptime: 31 min Memory: 2392.6/7893.9MB
               Init: systemd v: 229 Gcc sys: 6.1.1
               Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.3.0 
    
    

    Here you go.

    Thanks for the help so far :).

    Notebook: Asus UX501VW

    • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6-GHz Skylake
    • Nvidia GTX960M 2Gb
    • 12GB DDR3 2133Mhz
    • 128GB SSD & 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
  • @ThomasPoppe Thank you. Much appreciated. Needs some study.

    Regards

  • @just said in Gnome 3.20 animation FPS:

    @ThomasPoppe Thank you. Much appreciated. Needs some study.

    Regards

    After restarting, going to the app-drawer still lags a bit but everything is smoother. Not fixed, but definitely a decent workaround until I find a real fix. Thanks.

    Notebook: Asus UX501VW

    • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6-GHz Skylake
    • Nvidia GTX960M 2Gb
    • 12GB DDR3 2133Mhz
    • 128GB SSD & 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
  • I had this issue, but switching my cpu driver back to intel_pstate from acpi_cpufreq fixed it. (intel_pstate should be the default by the way, you can check which driver you’re on with cpupower frequency-info)

  • @TehAtheist Update in system

    Kernel 4.5.4-1 for 4.9.8-1

    Command: sudo pacman -Syu

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