Gnome Bad performance

asked 2019-04-07 04:30:53 -0500

Amrl gravatar image

Hi everyone,

I am new to fedora and to some extent to the linux community, and for professional reasons i have to get my self around red hat and fedora, and with that said i am using fedora workstation 29.

I really enjoy using fedora , its actually a very nice distro, and very well polished one, specially with Gnome 3.

I have my laptop that is a thinkpad and the specs are : Intel Core i5 dual core 2.4 Ghz 8gb of DDR3 ram Intel intergrated graphic driver 620 (if not mistaken) SSD kingstom M2 120 gb

Now my questions is , why is it laggy? specially the menu? i can run every other linux distro and it works fine, but the one that i have enjoyed the most has been fedora, but for some reason it takes me like 3 min to boot up and is a bit laggy when go to activities and look for an application, all very laggy, and i am no sure why?

I know it cant be my computer that is shit, because its not that shit specially with the specs i have i should be able to run fine, is there any bug i am suppose to know ?

I have installed the intel graphic driver, and i have tried other flavors, that to be honest i am not a big a fan of.

Any help ?

Thank you guys in advanced.

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Please open up a terminal and run the command systemd-analyze blame. Then edit your post to include the results, but only list the programs with a time of at least one second. (That's more than enough, but the important thing is that the rest of the output isn't important to us.) If nothing else, it will tell us what programs and/or services are taking up the most time.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-04-07 13:39:22 -0500 )edit

As for lagginess of Gnome itself:

  1. You shouldn't install Intel graphics driver, it's installed by default. You can make things worse adding some other driver.

  2. You should try using either Gnome Classic or Gnome on XOrg. You can choose these variants on the login screen, right where you enter you password. Both these variants can give you better performance, and then you can troubleshoot why default Gnome on Wayland doesn't work properly.

Please post here results of your tests, and any additional info about driver you've installed.

Night Romantic gravatar imageNight Romantic ( 2019-04-09 08:42:54 -0500 )edit