Laggy animations in Manjaro GNOME

Hello, everyone !
As a newbie in Linux , I find Manjaro was a good choice for me to step into the Linux world, for it is easy to install, the power of AUR, and the pamac software installer,which is wonderful.

But there is a problem always confuses me,and it takes a lot of time for me to google the solution but can't get a good solution.So hope you guys can help me with it.

I'm now using a lenovo Y400 computer ,the GPU is Nvidia geforce gt 650M。Every time after my installation of the gnome version of Manjaro (I use the nonfree gpu driver) , I found that when I maximumize a window or unmaximumize from a maxiumized window ,the animation become very laggy(there will be a black edge at the left down corner of the app when i doing these actions as well) . especially with gnome apps ,such as calendar,gnome files. There is no problem when I use other desktops,such as KDE, or cinnamon,even when I use fedora gnome ,there is no laggy.

I really like Gnome ,and this is not a deadly problem for using Gnome ,but it is still a pain in the ass,so do you guys know how can i fix it?
Please help me if you know the solution. I'd be very appreciated .

Anyway, thank you guys very much for spending time reading my post.

What version of the GPU driver are you using?

I assume you mean "guys", since not everyone here is gay :stuck_out_tongue:


Please provide the output of inxi -Fxxxz so that we can further help you.

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now I'm using video-nvidia-418XX,but i have used 390,340 before.,and the problem stay the same

System:
  Host: shanyang-20192 Kernel: 5.6.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.3 wm: gnome-shell 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20192 v: Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: INVALID v: 31900005WIN8 STD PRC serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 6BCN32WW(V1.04) date: 11/02/2012 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 5.4 Wh condition: 5.4/6.3 Wh (86%) volts: 12.2/10.8 
  model: LENOVO PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19961 
  Speed: 2098 MHz min/max: 1200/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1480 2: 1401 
  3: 1436 4: 1281 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 650M] vendor: Lenovo driver: nvidia 
  v: 418.113 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0fd1 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia compositor: gnome-shell 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 650M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.113 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e1b 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.16-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Realtek 
  driver: alx v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 1969:1091 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0032 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 468.37 GiB (50.3%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB 
  size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0001 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 117.61 GiB used: 55.23 GiB (47.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda10 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 48 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 212 Uptime: 50m Memory: 7.72 GiB used: 2.05 GiB (26.6%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 
  running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 

OK, thank you for the message. :grinning:

OK ,that's a little embarrassing.I have now correted it. :joy:

one thing sticking out - your bios is from 2012

You mean that the problem maybe from the bios?But when i use Fedora gnome,there is no such problem ,and i think the reason maybe that fedora use wayland.
So i deduce that the problem may lies in between the Mutter wm and my GPU ,or X11 and my GPU or something like that, but I don't get any good solution after a long time of googling it.

I dont necessarilly think its the issue, as you mentioned its different depending on system.
But it sure is old.

OK ,i have to admit ,i have a really old laptop. :sob:

I add some description of the problem("there will be a black edge at the left down corner of the app when i doing these actions as well" )so i can make it clearer :grinning:

Could you check your cpu usage (%) while doing maximumize and unmaximumize a window?

Edit: related issue? https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/ui-performance-of-nvidia-cards-on-linux/124039 (although that is on every DE apparently)

When i do nothing, the usage of cpu is about 3%, when maximumize and unmaximumize windows it is about 10% more or less at that moment .So i think that the usage of cpu is not where the problem lies. I have used ubuntu and arcolinux Gnome before ,it has the same problem.the only distro i use which doesn't have this problem is fedora ,as i mentioned above. Since fedora use wayland ,i thought My GPU may have something wrong with X11. :joy:.But on manjaro ,i can't use wayland even i have change my gdm.conf. So it seems that i cant be a friend of Gnome on this mechine.

As a workaround maybe it is possible to disable animations for minimizing and maximizing.

What extensions are you using? Another issue may be from using light-dm instead of gdm? Also try it on integrated graphics only, those 3rd gen processors have plenty of juice for Gnome. Also do you have another DE installed, besides Gnome?

That's a kind of solution. :grinning: :grinning:

I have tried banning all the extensions.the problem stay the same. The Y400 I use now only have Discrete graphics card.The problem may be in the i3 processor.The problem stay the same no matter how many DE i installed(include the only DE i installed is Gnome ).
I make this post to see if there is anyone who has a Y400 installed Gnome edition of manjaro like me have encountered this problem. As far as I see ,I'm the only unlucky guy :rofl:
So l make a choice to change my desktop to xfce4 :joy:
Anyway,thank you all guys for helping me.
Hope the community be better with each passing day,sincerely.
Apologizes again for my poor English. :upside_down_face:

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