I’ve recently upgraded to a larger SSD and installed Manjaro (gnome) on it.
Everything works fine, apps launch fast and loads in seconds but when I try to watch a video at a resolution higher than 480p it just slows down dramatically and it’s unwatchable. I have a 4k monitor but I’ve never had any problem watching videos on my previous archlinux-based distro, EndevaourOS.
This happens when using full-screen apps as well, for instance when I scroll a web page on Firefox text and images overlap and the overall experience is quite bad.
I was using open-source drivers and I tried to switch to proprietary (nvidia in this case) ones, but with no success. Could it be that the SSD is faulty? What else should I be checking?
$inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GM200 [GeForce GTX 980 Ti] driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 980 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01
UPDATE: I discovered the problem is occurs only on Firefox (v83.0)… WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME MOZILLA I’ve disabled hardware acceleration as suggested here but with no success.