144hz experience

Hey, I am new to linux. I am running clear installation of Manjaro 20.0.4 with KDE Plasma. I have two monitors. One 60hz without freesync, second 144hz with freesync.

The only thing thats is running at 144 fps is cursor and games. The whole dekstop environment is running only 60fps.

I found a fix. I had to create file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amdgpu.conf
and add the following:

Section "Device"
     Identifier "AMD"
     Driver "amdgpu"
     Option "TearFree" "true"
     Option "VariableRefresh" "true"
EndSection

Finally all is smooth as it should be. But it’s not. Browsers like firefox and all chromium based browsers are still at 60fps
I found another solution for this. I had to create this file ~/.config/chrome-flags.conf

--use-gl=egl
--ignore-gpu-blocklist
--enable-gpu-rasterization

Browser is also running smooth finally.


I tried to run the desktop on Wayland. 144hz is running totally fine out of the box. Except browsers again. Browsers are at 60 fps sadly. Unfortunately on wayland this flag --use-gl=egl is not working anymore. Instead of giving me 144 fps expirience I have 15 fps expirence with this flag. I found some issue here. https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1041228 It's about year old and of course there is no fix or any solution for this. I tried to use --use-gl=desktop but it's totally same with it or without it. Still 60 fps.

I have icons only task manager on each monitor. On xorg I have problem with minimize animation. It’s minimizing on left monitor. When I minimize some app on right monitor than it should to minimize it to right monitor’s task bar but insetead the animation is going to the left monitor’s task bar. This is only on Xorg. On Xorg I feel that I don’t have two minitors but just one big screen that is joined.
On Wayland is all fine except the browser is only 60 fps and I didn’t fine any solution for this. Here is what i mean:


For me as a newbie is really ridiculous that linux can't run 144hz out of the box. Only one 144hz monitor is fine. But if you have two monitors with different refesh rates.... It's pain.

I don’t know but I always read that AMD GPU’s are way better than Nvidia on Linux. I don’t think so because nothing is working for me and this is not manjaro specific. It’s on all distors that I tried.
I don’t know if am I the only person that own’s two minitors with different refhesh rates and with AMD GPU. It’s really killing me that this basic things are not working. It’s killing me more that there is no solution for this or I can’t even found one. Maybe is because of AMD GPU? I have no idea. As newbie on Linux I think I leave it alone and stick to Windows again.

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=5418c255-59ab-4065-b0c4-4cb2a1705476 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450M BAZOOKA (MS-7A38) v: 3.0 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: H.E0 date: 06/11/2020 
Battery:
  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present? 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.65 GiB used: 2.16 GiB (13.8%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 
  family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 8701021 cache: 
  L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 86399 
  Speed: 1866 MHz min/max: 2200/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1866 2: 1866 3: 2199 4: 2196 5: 2799 6: 2199 7: 2199 8: 2199 9: 1866 
  10: 1866 11: 2797 12: 2199 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1 
  bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy 
  constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total cqm_occup_llc 
  cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c flushbyasid 
  fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibs irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm 
  mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc 
  nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq 
  pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse 
  pse36 rdpid rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sev sev_es sha_ni 
  skinit smap smca sme smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp 
  succor svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_vmsave_vmload 
  vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr 
  xsaveopt xsaves 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 29:00.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 1055mm (41.5") 
  Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") 
  diag: 686mm (27") 
  Monitor-2: DisplayPort-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 82 
  size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 686mm (27") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 570 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.40.0 
  5.10.34-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.1.0) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.3 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 29:00.1 
  chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-3: C-Media Blue Snowball type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-2:3 chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 
  class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: COOLING.PL Zdziech Spolka Jawn VIRO Plus type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:4 chip-ID: 3299:4e4e 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.34-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.26 running: yes 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp37s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Message: No bluetooth data found. 
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.95 TiB used: 36.68 GiB (1.2%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M81000G 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: S5Z42105 temp: 39.9 C 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G 
  size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 5A scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 
  size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 218.71 GiB (97.96%) 
  used: 36.68 GiB (16.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 5418c255-59ab-4065-b0c4-4cb2a1705476 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 label: NO_LABEL 
  uuid: 7D87-9456 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  file: /swapfile 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 size: 100 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: 387D-31F5 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 size: 930.91 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 027A82FD7A82ED2B 
  ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 500 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: CA18F70118F6EAF9 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 1.82 TiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 368EAD708EAD28F7 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 10 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 3-1:2 info: Itron iONE TESORO GRAM XS type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 500mA chip-ID: 195d:2058 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 3-2:3 info: C-Media Blue Snowball type: Audio,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 1.1 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 class-ID: 0300 
  serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 3-3:4 info: COOLING.PL Zdziech Spolka Jawn VIRO Plus 
  type: Audio,HID driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 4 
  rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 3299:4e4e class-ID: 0300 
  Device-4: 3-4:5 info: Razer USA RZ01-0265 Gaming Mouse [Basilisk Essential] 
  type: Mouse,Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 1532:0065 class-ID: 0300 
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 54.6 C mobo: 0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 45.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1013 
Info:
  Processes: 310 Uptime: 3m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1249 lib: 356 flatpak: 0 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04