I am retiring my old debian laptop ( i5, 3 GB RAM, HDD, Icewm ) and moving to a new laptop HP 245 G8 ( AMD Ryzen5, 8 GB, 250GB NVME SSD ). The new laptop is pre-installed with win 10 and running really fast on nvme. Even it is supporting few MAC like gesture, flawlessly.
. I would like to switch to Manjaro per its great review and more important the arch based rolling release. So I have installed Manjaro XFCE 21.2.4 ( no encryption ) , community based drivers as dual boot making separate /boot/efi keeping win 10 untouched and the dual boot is working fine. But Manjaro is comparatively running slow than win10. FF, chrome, thunderbird, office … are taking comparatively more time… Also post log into XFCE, taking time to connect with wifi, . It would be a great help , if you experts share any post installation H/W tweaking which can make this newly installed linux run faster or at-least with same speed like win10.
. From security point, I would like to enable disk encryption as I did earlier based on LUKS1+LVM… Seems we have better option now with improved H/W and linux kernel… Swap as file… Though am not sure if hibernation works with such setup with disk encryption. Again LUKS2 is available but am lost as some posts suggest it is not that much fast like LUKS1. Could you please put me on track to follow best combination we have these days to allow hibernation along with FDE ( excluding /boot/efi ) ? I’m preparing this laptop for primary system and will delete win10 to reclaim disk, hence need to try out all the scope to make it robust and secured.
Your startup time looks good, I see no problems there, and from experience I found that Manjaro is significantly faster and more stable than Windows. I’m thinking in your case it is because of caching, so it only seems faster.
But I have no way of proving this, so I can’t determine whether it’s so, or not. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I can help.
Your startup time looks good, I see no problems there,
agreed, don’t see any issue in startup. Only the apps like FF, TDB, Chrome, office etc… are opening late ( comparing that of win10 ). I can understand if used gnome or KDE with heavy animation… but XFCE should perform better. Not sure if kernel can be an issue but given that too.
5.15.28-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 11 14:12:57 UTC 2022 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Do we need any setup for NVME SSD to exploit its full capability ?
Hi all and thanks for your responses. I restarted win10 a few times to avoid caching if any and observed apps are opening with same speed every time which is faster than MA. As suggested also installed and enabled preload but that didn’t show any major impact. No compositing is enabled, just the XFCE as shipped with Installer. Below is the /etc/fastab I have .