I’ve been using Manjaro for a couple years now, and it’s been a breath of fresh air that whole time. I’m really grateful for the work put into it. That in mind, in that time I’ve encountered an issue I’m not equipped to diagnose, but I’d like to try if anyone can point me in the right direction.
The issue is this: in fairly specific circumstances, when I try running a game in full screen the screen goes black and stays that way. The game isn’t frozen, though, and neither is the desktop. I’m able to use the super key to see the GNOME overview, and in that view the game seems to be running fine. I’m even able to interact with the game while the screen is black, although for obvious reasons my enjoyment is… somewhat negatively impacted.
The specific circumstances seem to be after allowing the screen to turn off, or manually turning the monitor off, or allowing the desktop to suspend or hibernate. Restarting the desktop fixes it, as does logging out and logging back in.
The work put into the GNU/Linux ecosystem in the past decade to improve boot up times seems to have really paid off. Between that and the SSD I’m grateful to have, it hasn’t been too onerous to restart when I want to play a game. I would be quite happy to be able to let my computer hibernate freely again, though.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you!