I have a big issue with the performance of video on my Laptop. The GPU is the one embedded on the Processor, which is labeled only as Intel HD Graphics even in the Intel Website. The problem is that Chrome, Chromium, and Vivaldi perform incredibly slow, until I disable the Hardware Acceleration. Nonetheless, when I play a video on youtube or netflix, i got some flickering in my laptop screen. This issue becomes more notorious when i connect a monitor on the VGA output, where the video (even at 360p) runs at 12 fps with very notorious Flickering.
Right now i have Manjaro Gnome 16.06.1, but the issue is present also in KDE and XFCE, with the xf86 driver installed and without it (on modesetting, with dri on 3).
This is not happening on Fedora 24 or OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. I believe that is an issue with Arch, because this week i ran tests ofr the same thing on Anteros, Apricity and Manjaro (not tried it on True Arch, as I haven’t time to do the installation) with the same exact results.
Here is my inxi output.
System: Host: r4-pc Kernel: 4.6.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.1.1) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.6.5 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP G42 Notebook PC v: 049C110000202710000020000 Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1425 v: 54.26 Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.16 date: 05/20/2010 Battery BAT0: charge: 22.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 22.1/44.0 Wh (50%) model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3 M 350 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9046 clock speeds: max: 2266 MHz 1: 1599 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1199 MHz 4: 933 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.17.4 driver: N/A Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.6.2-1-MANJARO Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller driver: rtl8192se port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 70:f1:a1:90:ec:08 Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: c8:0a:a9:c3:d9:72 Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (60.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK5059GS size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 21G used: 17G (82%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 200 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 2074.6/3756.3MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.1.1 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.3.0