After having used Arch (i3) for years, accepting that I wasn’t able to configure some stuff (because I didn’t care and didn’t want to invest all the time investigating it), I came to a point where I started noticing that there were even important things I didn’t configure correctly. Battery life on my laptop was always very short and I never bothered configuring the dual gpu system correctly, just always using the dgpu.
So several days ago, I made the switch to Manjaro (i3), thinking that all basic configuration I had troubles with before were installed and configured for me. And it seems like that is the case. I thank all the contributors.
But I am having issues I didn’t have with my Arch installation, and I guess that that also has to do with configuration that Manjaro made for me. I used NetworkManager on my Arch and it comes installed with the i3 version of Manjaro. This time, however, the NetworkManager applet keeps hanging for up to 3 minutes (while wifi is already working fine), blocking itself (can’t select the VPN of my work for example).
Sometimes, my whole system starts slowing down. My mouse stops moving for 3 seconds, then it works for a split second, then it stops moving for 10 seconds, then moves again for a split second and then my computer seems to hang forever and only resetting is the solution. It usually comes when I am starting up network traffic (after playing a game on Steam -> save file sync, and just now when I started the download of a game on Steam). Maybe it has nothing to do with NetworkManager/wifi, but I guess it does. I didn’t have these things with my Arch installations and I must have been using the driver that I have now on it as Manjaro’s version will most likely be one I have used on Arch before.
Any clues? What logs can I investigate?
The laptop is a BTO X-BOOK, intel i9 5Ghz, 32Gb memory, Intel GPU + Nvidia RTX2070, 4K OLED screen. It’s a beast