After Update ThinkorSwim/Java is crazy slow

I don’t think java is using my gpu. How do I check or trouble shoot this?

tried nvidia-smi
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

Manjaro settings manager shows 450xx installed

It seems the nvidia driver is not installed/loaded or something. Please run inxi -Fza and sudo mhwd -li

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Okay - not 100% sure what I’m looking for

inxi -Fza

  Kernel: 5.4.64-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 
  root=UUID=b00a514f-23bc-4f7f-97cb-3deb17088532 rw quiet 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel, plank wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X79-DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0401 date: 08/15/2013 
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-4930K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge 
  family: 6 model-id: 3E (62) stepping: 4 microcode: 42E L2 cache: 12.0 MiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 81680 
  Speed: 1358 MHz min/max: 1200/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1244 2: 1228 3: 1298 
  4: 1398 5: 1461 6: 1246 7: 1312 8: 1304 9: 1532 10: 1295 11: 1279 12: 1500 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, 
  STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP102 [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti] vendor: driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel alternate: nvidia_drm,nvidia bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1b06 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK110 [GeForce GTX 780] vendor: GK110B driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel alternate: nvidia_drm,nvidia bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1004 
  Device-3: NVIDIA GK110 [GeForce GTX 780] vendor: GK110B driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel alternate: nvidia_drm,nvidia bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1004 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 7200x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1905x571mm (75.0x22.5") 
  s-diag: 1989mm (78.3") 
  Monitor-1: DVI-D-1 res: 1440x900 hz: 60 dpi: 90 size: 408x255mm (16.1x10.0") 
  diag: 481mm (18.9") 
  Monitor-2: DP-1 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 140 size: 697x392mm (27.4x15.4") 
  diag: 800mm (31.5") 
  Monitor-3: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 85 size: 575x323mm (22.6x12.7") 
  diag: 660mm (26") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NV132 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1d20 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP102 HDMI Audio vendor: driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10ef 
  Device-3: NVIDIA GK110 High Definition Audio vendor: driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e1a 
  Device-4: NVIDIA GK110 High Definition Audio vendor: driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e1a 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.64-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK P8P67 Deluxe driver: e1000e 
  v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1503 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma port: b000 bus ID: 0a:00.0 
  chip ID: 14e4:43b1 
  IF: wlp10s0 state: dormant mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: r8168 v: 8.048.03-NAPI modules: r8169 port: 9000 bus ID: 0c:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp12s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 10.68 TiB used: 2.44 TiB (22.8%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST8000DM004-2CX188 size: 7.28 TiB block size: 
  physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5425 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0001 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: A-Data model: SU655 size: 223.57 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1c62 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Seagate model: ST3000DM001-1CH166 size: 2.73 TiB block size: 
  physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: CC27 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 465.46 GiB size: 457.16 GiB (98.22%) used: 113.26 GiB (24.8%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 26.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  GPU: device: nouveau temp: 31 C fan: 1230 device: nouveau temp: 45 C fan: 0 
  device: nouveau temp: 37 C fan: 1290 
  Processes: 317 Uptime: 33m Memory: 31.31 GiB used: 10.31 GiB (32.9%) Init: systemd 
  v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 alt: 8/9 clang: 10.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1550 lib: 437 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.1.05 

mhwd -li

Installed PCI configs:
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
    video-nvidia-450xx            2019.10.25               false            PCI
         network-r8168            2016.04.20                true            PCI
   network-broadcom-wl            2018.10.07                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

It seems the nouvau driver is loaded? If you want the proprietary, then you need to blacklist nouveau.

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Okay -
updated /etc/modprobe.d/mhwd-gpu.conf
with this line

blacklist nouveau

Is that the right way to do it? Getting ready to reboot now.

If nvidia fails will nouveau load or will I be at a black screen? I’ve had to reinstall my whole system before because I was messing with video drivers?

nouveau will not load. It’ll probably be a black screen, so you might want to install and start an ssh server to be on the safe side of things.

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Dude I don’t know how to install or administer an ssh server . I’ll research it. For now I’m doing an external backup, and I’ll reboot. Fingers crossed.

Thank you for the help.

Well, if you’re not directly connected to the internet, it’s just:

sudo pacman -Syu openssh
sudo systemctl enable ssh
sudo systemctl start ssh

and you should be good to go. Anyway, I hope it’s gonna work out. The worst that can happen is a black screen with no TTY access, but then you can use the installation medium to fix the issue very simply.

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Installation medium you mean an iso usb?

Yes, I mean that.

My backup finally finished. I rebooted. No blackscreen :grinning:

nvidia-smi returns driver info, nvidia-settings launches and shows new driver info. Seems to be working well.

Thanks for the help! I needed someone to walk me through that.

I am new to Linux entirely, and discovered that TD updated their TOS java? What does one need to enter into the konsole to get the appropriate java update to get this install to work?

Some recent updates to Thinkorswim require version 11. I discovered that jre8 was made default on my system despite having the version 11 components installed so I removed the 8 components and now it’s working normally with the java11-openjfx package. As for day-trading…can’t say I recommend it. Memes and short-squeeze plays can only last so long. But I will say that TOS’s interface is infinitely-better than TD Ameritrade’s dinosaur-looking main account page.