Manjaro kde with kernel 6.1 big performance improvement

I had a random freeze like usual so decided to test kernel 6.1
after reboot i immediately realized that my pc connected really fast to wifi, before it takes 2-3 seconds to connect, but now its immediately connected. after that i noticed that every thing works faster than before

also i didnt had random freezes with kernel 6.1 for 3 days

is it really because kernel 6.1 ?!
typical manjaro installation with hibernation and ext4
24 gb ram 25.5gb swap
system disk: ssd nvme 512gb ext4
second disk : hdd 1tb ext4
stable branch fully updated
not using chromium based browsers

  Host: manjaro Kernel: 6.1.0-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TUF Gaming FX505DY_TUF505 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: FX505DY v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: FX505DY.315 date: 03/09/2020
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 34.3/48.0 Wh (71.4%)
    volts: 11.7 min: 11.7
  Info: quad core AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx [MT MCP]
    speed (MHz): avg: 2676 min/max: 1400/2100
  Device-1: AMD Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro
    450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-2: AMD Picasso/Raven 2 [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Mobile Series]
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu resolution:
    1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
    (raven LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.49 6.1.0-1-MANJARO)
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    driver: rtw_8821ce
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 435.68 GiB (30.9%)
  Processes: 404 Uptime: 4h 3m Memory: 23.17 GiB used: 15.84 GiB (68.4%)
  Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.23

If you have noted a difference after syncing your system to 6.1 then your are correct - I assume you did

sudo pacman -Syu linux61

In that case you have also synced other packages - and then you can make no certain decision if it is the kernel or something else.

I have been using 6.0 and now 6.1 for a while - even custom build 6.0 directly from - but I have not experienced any freezes either - so noone knows for a fact unless the kernel is verifiable the only thing synced.

I envy you guys cause im too scared to try…
(I’m a nVidea user, and no idea if the driver will work on that kernel)

It would likely work

  • I would install the headers, dkms and nvidia-dkms for the current kernel
  • then reboot to verify the driver works
  • then proceed with linux61 and linux61-headers
  • reboot and see what happens
  • the biggest risk is failure and you still have two kernels which you can choose from after holding Shift key while booting.
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i updated the kernel by using kde settings > kernel

If you are certain you have not updated other package and the kernel has hit the peak performance top with your system

:confetti_ball: :cake: :lobster: :trumpet: :fireworks:


The reason i was scared was because, IIRC, manjaro was dropping support for nVidia cards last time i was using Manjaro.
(But as you’ve noticed i recently came back)

I decided to try anyhow, and what ya know…
I’m now on kernel 6.0 incl. nVidea and broadcom-wl, working good so far (crosses fingers)

  • inxi -v 2
  Host: manjaro Kernel: 6.0.8-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-PRO/USB 3.1 v: Rev 1.xx
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4101
    date: 07/10/2019
  Info: 6-core Intel Core i7-5820K [MT MCP] speed (MHz): avg: 1529
    min/max: 1200/3600
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP102 [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti] driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: N/A
    resolution: 2560x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 520.56.06 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V driver: e1000e
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl
  Local Storage: total: 9.24 TiB used: 1.1 TiB (11.9%)
  Processes: 316 Uptime: 2m Memory: 31.26 GiB used: 1.65 GiB (5.3%) Shell: Zsh
  inxi: 3.3.23

I just have a random problem with my wireless port not being activated/recognized, but that is same on normal kernel also since a few days, no idea why but a few reboots fixes it.
(might be hardware on motherboard breaking slowly on this machine i think [hope not])

That’s a test for another day, enough excitement for today :rofl:

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I don’t think Manjaro will drop Nvidia in the foreseable future - but who knows what happens tomorrow - I don’t.

I believe you are talking about the old cards which was caused by Nvidia dropping the drivers < 390 I thnk.