Speed up your Mint : New tip suggestion

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thomas dh

Feb 5, 2021, 8:45:13 AMFeb 5
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Hi all and thank you for this website,

I'm using linux mint since 2017 and had no major problems with it.
Installing the newest Mint 20.1 Cinnamon in January 2021, it came to me with a *laggy interface* especially using Javascript-powered web form inputs (slack chat input for example) and Rubymine (my development IDE based on Intellij Idea).

Here is the trick :
In the Driver Manager, I was using the recommended proprietary nvidia-driver-460 (460.32.03-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Changing to the open-source xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (1:1.0.16-1) removed all the lags !

PS : A lot of reditters had a similar problem, but instead of replying to many threads, I think your website is a better place to hold this info.

Beheerder Computertip

Feb 5, 2021, 8:50:54 AMFeb 5
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Thanks for taking the trouble to report this! It's very strange though, that the default open source Nouveau driver (which has been reverse engineered) apparently performs better than Nvidia's very own home-made proprietary driver.

I can't help but thinking that this is a temporary flaw in the proprietary driver, which Nvidia will probably fix soon.... Nevertheless, I'll add something about this potential workaround on my website.

Again: thanks for the tip!

Op vrijdag 5 februari 2021 om 14:45:13 UTC+1 schreef thomas dh:
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