I don’t think this is a Proton/Wine problem (Didn’t impact my mate on an install that’s been running for a while) so I’m asking here. Whenever I run anything (particularly games) under proton, there’s a strange sound that occasionally plays, similar to Windows’ sound when a window has focus and you try to click off it. I will post over on proton/wine. It seems to correspond with a spike in CPU/GPU.
I’ve tried a few different proton versions, a fresh install of wine, etc.and it’s made no difference. It’s really been getting on my nerves and I can’t seem to work it out myself so I’m looking for a hand if anyone’s got ideas.
Also can someone remind me of the
inxi parameteres used on here. I can’t remember, it’s been a while since I’ve asked on here.
I can’t remember
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Not sure, I spent a bit looking but couldn’t find it. Might have just been me searching the wrong terms.
Anyhow, this is
Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A
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ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.6 Wh condition: 55.6/66.0 Wh (84%) volts: 15.7/15.7
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Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
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System Temperatures: cpu: 73.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C
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Do you use
prime-run when opening the games with proton? Or did you try to make use of the
This is what I’ve been using, same as on the previous install. I’m not sure if it’s working on the new install, seems that everything’s running a little sluggish now. I’ve not read about prime run, though on the wiki it doesn’t appear necessary if I’ve got this up and running?
It seems that at this point you switched to dGPU, but what i meant is to switch to iGPU and see if by using
prime-run aka render offload you have the same performance. If is the same, then there is something off about when running only trough dGPU. At least that is how i see it.
Personally i think you will have better results with optimus-manager.
Swapped to optimus-manager and it fails to put me to nvidia. I also couldn’t get prime-run to start things successfully. Do you have any recommendations?
The problem that the swap is not just like that. You have to make sure of all the steps as described here:
For hybrid GPU laptops with Intel and Nvidia the best solution usually is to have switchable graphics: Intel for normal, everyday usage (uses less power and saves battery) and NVIDIA for games or more graphic intense programs (uses more battery)....
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Sadly there are no longer pictures to help visually what is what, but the tutorial si straight forward.
I forgot one step from the last time I tried to use it, my bad. It seems to have fixed a lot of the performance problems, but the strange sound and associated performance drop is still there. Not really sure how to debug this. Last night it persisted after the proton game was closed, making the noise every 3 minutes or so.
Considering just doing a new install, noting everything I change and then reporting where the noise is introduced.
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