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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 19.10 Available For Download With Its GNOME 3.34 + Experimental ZFS Experience

    Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has hit mirrors today for an on-time release of this six-month non-LTS installment to Ubuntu Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...9.10-Available

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    Using Ubuntu MATE, I noticed tearing is finally fixed! Also reported on their release notes: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-...rmine-release/

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    • #3
      Well done Ubuntu. Desktop Linux lives!

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        I switched from Fedora to try out the new Nvidia Prime `on-demand` feature, but doesn't work. Nvidia GPU on my hybrid laptop is always on

        I do appreciate auto-nvidia driver installation though, saves a few pains
        Last edited by JeansenVaars; 10-17-2019, 12:05 PM.

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        • #5
          At the risk of sounding like a broken and possibly annoying record, my system has been absolutely flying on 19.10 / GNOME 3.34.1.

          I may not have the respect of the arch crowd, but damnit I love my Ubuntu/debian desktop right now.

          1TB RAID 0 ext4 (two 512GB 860 EVO's)
          BFQ scheduler
          intel_pstate performance governor
          mitigations=off (i5-4670K here)
          5.3.6 custom kernel plus -O3 -march=native
          zstd kernel compression
          oibaf PPA for Mesa 19.3-devel + Feral GameMode + Valve fsync (with env vars RADV_PERFTEST=aco, AMD_DEBUG=sisched,forcedma + nir enabled via ~/.drirc)
          Gnome extensions include Clipboard Indicator, Multi monitors add-on, Arc menu, Alt-tab switcher popup delay removal, User themes
          Animations off
          Firefox Nightly with WebRender enabled

          perpetual_tweaking...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JeansenVaars View Post
            I switched from Fedora to try out the new Nvidia Prime `on-demand` feature, but doesn't work. Nvidia GPU on my hybrid laptop is always on

            I do appreciate auto-nvidia driver installation though, saves a few pains
            The on-demand feature, for now, is only for choosing whete the rendering is done. The NVIDIA GPU is always on, although in a low power state.

            Personally, it seems to work well and I haven't notices a huge impact on my battery life.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by andrebrait View Post

              The on-demand feature, for now, is only for choosing whete the rendering is done. The NVIDIA GPU is always on, although in a low power state.

              Personally, it seems to work well and I haven't notices a huge impact on my battery life.
              The rendering where? I would assume, just as like Windows does, to turn off the GPU until something needs GPU. Is Xorg using the GPU here? it's draining my battery that's all I know, unless I turn it off completely (through a full reboot...)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JeansenVaars View Post

                The rendering where? I would assume, just as like Windows does, to turn off the GPU until something needs GPU. Is Xorg using the GPU here? it's draining my battery that's all I know, unless I turn it off completely (through a full reboot...)
                The rendering is done on the iGPU, unless the proper environment variables are set. Even though the chip and bus remain active, the NVIDIA GPU won't actually be receiving any work to do and will keep a low power state.

                I'm not saying it's the ideal, just that it's the current state of things.

                The chip being on doesn't mean it's being used.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andrebrait View Post

                  The rendering is done on the iGPU, unless the proper environment variables are set. Even though the chip and bus remain active, the NVIDIA GPU won't actually be receiving any work to do and will keep a low power state.

                  I'm not saying it's the ideal, just that it's the current state of things.

                  The chip being on doesn't mean it's being used.
                  Are you sure of this? My laptop points an orange light when the GPU is ON and draining huge amounts of power. Light goes white when discrete GPU is off. When using bumblebee this works fine, or when disabling it completely with `prime-select`. "on-demand" however leaves my orange light and drains battery. I think you are just "thinking" it works but it doesn't.

                  The reason I can't keep with Bumblebee is because it's horrible performance bottleneck and it's no longer maintained.
                  Last edited by JeansenVaars; 10-17-2019, 01:21 PM.

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                  • #10
                    They didn't include the Navi firmware... Grr....

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