Greetings everyone. Right now i’m experiencing “new user difficulties”
i’ve just transferred from Windows and right now my graphics card can’t give me the perfomance it did when i was on windows.
Simple 420p videos are lagging (losing frames?)
and a lot of tabs in my browser are constantly closing on their own, especially with highly graphically intensive ones
the tabs are just breaking and i have to constantly reload them after which they are breaking again in 15 seconds. the UI of gnome is also breaking often - after almost each suspend i have to restart my pc to start again.
i’ve tried to update drivers for my NVIDIA GTX 560 TI automatically by adding RPM fusion - it helped, but not much
i’ve also tried to install a driver manually, by following this guide, but during the final phase it gave me an error and i had to abort.
The log of an error is avalible if it helps.
Any suggestions? would really appreciate any help!
Please check on the Enable Graphics API Visual Indicator check box on your NVIDIA Settings application like it is shown below. (I have unchecked it because I have a PRIME configuration employed which renders everything using discrete GPU so I do not need to distinguish between multiple renderers but you do)
Four gigabytes probably isn’t enough for that many tabs. They are probably being killed by the OOM service to keep things running. You probably need to install more RAM in the computer if possible. Alternatively, workarounds would include enabling/increasing ZRAM and/or using an environment that requires less memory like LXDE or i3.
I suspect the video is lagging because the OOM service is taking priority on the CPU to recover memory (by killing things).
I’m guessing it was an older version of Windows if it ran on only 4GB of RAM. None the less, since you appear to be running Fedora Linux 33, I would suggest starting by increasing the ZRAM size. What is the current content of /etc/systemd/zram-generator.conf?
Try changing it to the following and reboot to see if that helps:
It is using swap heavily – a definite sign that the system has insufficient memory for what it is trying to run. ZRAM should still perform better than using disk though. Go ahead and create the zram-generator.conf file and reboot.