I’ve been testing Manjaro over the last two days. (I’m running headless arches since Pi1)
One main issue is the extreme slow start of Firefox.
In the beginning it was around 10s ( I also ran into lockups).
I introduced several tweaks to speed it up.
- cache on /tmp
- network optimizations
- desktop optimizations - no background image
- FF not running full screen
- Turn off smooth scrolling
- Introduced latest Samsung SD-card
- And some more
(some tweaks according to wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox/Tweaks#Performance )
And. Guess what.
All that caused a serious step forward. FF runs much smoother. Doesn’t lock the machine up here and there anymore.
It now just takes 7 seconds for startup. Still 7 seconds.
I’m still wondering what else I could do!?!?
Is the mainline kernel providing the PI B3+ graphic driver ?
Any special GPU settings I could try !?!?
Has the gpu_mem= parameter any impact?