[Testing Update] 2018-09-30 - Kernels, Nvidia, Wine, Pamac-Dev, Python, Haskell

Went fine on my low end testing laptop (Gnome, 4.18.11). Thanks a lot. I am pretty sure that icon themes and themes make a difference to push the performance a little bit. I am gonna investigate this.

XFCE 4.18
All good here, but since 1 day ago, when I switched to Testing brach, under cursor things at side menu blinks.

That hapens at Nemo, Evince etc.


Same in unstable, thunar left side "Geräte", not for browser ff-developer.

But boot-time :smiley:

[sgs ~]$ systemd-analyze                                                       
Startup finished in 2.502s (kernel) + 1.482s (userspace) = 3.985s
graphical.target reached after 1.182s in userspace

Same on my old medion without nvidia.

  Host: xfce Kernel: 4.19.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 0 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: MEDIONPC model: MS-7501 v: 3.1 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: American Megatrends v: A7501MLN.30E date: 04/28/2009 
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Phenom 9650 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  Speed: 1150 MHz min/max: 1150/2300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1150 2: 1150 
  3: 1150 4: 1150 
  Device-1: AMD RV710 [Radeon HD 4550] driver: radeon v: kernel 
  Display: server: N/A driver: ati,radeon unloaded: modesetting tty: N/A 
  Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display 
  Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-2: AMD RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series] 
  driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8168 
  IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: IMC Networks AW-NU222 802.11bgn Wireless Module [Ralink 
  type: USB driver: rt2800usb 
  IF: wlp0s19f2u4 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.49 TiB used: 8.23 GiB (0.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD6400AACS-00G8B1 
  size: 596.17 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: HDT721010SLA360 size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 577.46 GiB used: 8.23 GiB (1.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
  Message: No sensors data was found. Is sensors configured? 
  Processes: 180 Uptime: 30m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 609.3 MiB (15.4%) 
  Init: systemd Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.24 ```

yeah - boot time got amazing:

hk@hk-01:[~]$ systemd-analyze 
Startup finished in 3.953s (firmware) + 27.479s (loader) + 7.972s (kernel) + 1.602s (userspace) = 41.007s
graphical.target reached after 1.258s in userspace

Concidering this is on a full encrypted system which uses a shi.. very many itterations on the Key ^^ I am really happy with way under a minute.

So, On bios machine with GPT table on a ssd (with ef02 flag partition for bootloader) and no DM (auto connect on TTY), Arch and a old Manjaro from 0.8.2 on an other tired Hdd, no problem to boot.
Here is a compare Before/after:

Startup finished in 2.382s (kernel) + 5.911s (userspace) = 8.294s
graphical.target reached after 2.287s in userspace
Startup finished in 2.223s (kernel) + 2.769s (userspace) = 4.993s
graphical.target reached after 2.256s in userspace
inxi -b
  Host: steph-tour Kernel: 4.18.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-A55M-S2HP serial: <root required> 
  BIOS: Award v: F2 date: 07/13/2011 
  Dual Core: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics type: MCP 
  speed: 801 MHz min/max: 800/2500 MHz 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] driver: nvidia v: 390.87 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8168 
  Local Storage: total: 782.51 GiB used: 38.29 GiB (4.9%) 
  Processes: 143 Uptime: 12m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 965.7 MiB (24.5%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.24 

Short gain but it looks ok for me.

I can't boot since trying to switch to smooth-bootup. I posted my issue in the mentioned thread.

Updated without problem, since my laptop only have intel graphic :grin:

❯ inxi -b
System: Host: laptop Kernel: 4.18.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.5
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: UX303UA v: 1.0 serial:
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX303UA v: 1.0 serial: UEFI: American Megatrends
v: UX303UA.202 date: 08/27/2015
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 16.6 Wh condition: 42.3/53.0 Wh (80%)
CPU: Dual Core: Intel Core i5-6200U type: MT MCP speed: 801 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz
Graphics: Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.1
Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi
Drives: Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 77.31 GiB (33.2%)
Info: Processes: 171 Uptime: 55m Memory: 7.69 GiB used: 1.18 GiB (15.3%) Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.24

on nvidia (bumblebee)

This game no longer works (same problem again ) [Testing Update] 2018-08-16 - Kernels (L1TF), Firefox, Mate, Virtualbox

meanwhile other games like Borderlands and csgo works fine, why only that game gives me trouble once in a while? lol

After this update Nvidia GPU seems to be always on:

cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch
0000:01:00.0 ON
inxi -G
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel 
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] driver: nvidia v: 410.57 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: intel 
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.1

However, it is quite convenient (for temperature monitoring purpose). I just hope it won't impact battery life.

Yes, we changed one file and removed Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes" from nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf. However, changes to bumblebee should have fixed that.

This is a known issue with theme. You can try to switch to another one. Which theme do you currently use?

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Adapta-Eta, from adapta-gtk-theme.

I have Arc Theme also here, but there isn't a "hoover" efect at Arc.

I have a question - how can I suppress the oem logo show after grub? as of now I am asked to enter luks password (with the prompt overlaying the oem screen) - than grub (which i like to show) - and than it shows the OEM logo again - until cryptmapper reports clear... i rather not have the logo at all.

Is there a boot parameter to suppress the logo?

OMG - on my old PC (2009) i will see this??? :smiley:

Possible surreptitious advertising?


or Lenovo ? :wink:

sudo grub-editenv - unset menu_auto_hide

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