First i have to say sparky is looking good on my system, working really great. Thanks to developers, super good job. Simple, nice and easy.
When i do fast scrolling in web browser or watching movies with fast scenes moving across my screen, i notice a diagonal line across the screen.
It is not an actual line, it looks like the screen is divided in 2 sections and they get updated slightly different with a small time delay. I can't notice it in normal use. Only when doing fast scrolling or watching a movie with quick changes of the scene. i suspect it could be related to my video card?
VLC is not working on my system (i tried to fix it, but didn't succeed), so i installed MPV and it works nice. There is the line present in movies. I tought it was the player, but then saw the same problem on youtube and later in my browser scrolling up and down quickly.
Is there anything i can do to improve it?
Thank you for your help. Boki
As always posting output of inxi helps. You neglect to mention your DE or version of Sparky.
"inxi -FrG" ## would show us that in a machine outputted version
As always, using the # button to mark up as code earns brownie points.
Thank you for your help. Here is the data.
System: Host: Zotac Kernel: 4.19.0-14-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: LXQt 0.14.1 Distro: SparkyLinux 5.14 (Nibiru)
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ZOTAC model: ION serial: <root required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 10/18/2010
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel U2300 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 1024 KiB
Speed: 1200 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1200 2: 1200
Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA C79 [ION] driver: nouveau v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVAC v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.6
Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Device-2: Logitech Webcam C170 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-14-amd64
Network: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:01:2e:2b:bb:88
Device-2: Ralink RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe driver: rt2800pci
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 74:f0:6d:70:3c:f1
Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.04 TiB used: 1.76 TiB (86.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1 size: 223.57 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JMVW-11AJGS3 size: 931.48 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 219.06 GiB used: 6.85 GiB (3.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 54 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
2: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
3: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
4: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
5: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
6: deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
7: deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org buster main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/liquorix.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list
1: deb https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ core main
2: deb-src https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ core main
3: deb https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ nibiru main
4: deb-src https://repo.sparkylinux.org/ nibiru main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list
1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main
Info: Processes: 152 Uptime: 14m Memory: 7.55 GiB used: 863.8 MiB (11.2%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32
OK. So i tried antiX and manjaro live distros. In both the scrolling and video plays smooth.
I saw the nvidia and since I have not used nvidia in about a decade I left for others. Quick peek today, it is older nvidia so nouveau would probably be the way to go. Glad it worked elsewhere.
Hello guys. I think i found an answer how to improve performance and i think it is fair to share with everyone.
So sparky still looks wonderful and now even performs really good.
It all started as i have replaced the hdd with ssd, and i installed sparky as it looks the best and is fast. But the video wasn't the best. So i was tweaking and tweaking around the bios and rememberd, when i installed ssd i pressed load the best defaults button.
So i checked the cpu settings and noticed it was set on low voltage, since it is CULV cpu. I had nothing to loose so i bumped the voltage up and voila. The videos play much better. I can still see that parts of the screen are updated a little differently, but in very rare occasions. Maybe videos showing explosions. Mostly it is ok, still i wish it could be as good as other distros. I checked also mx linux and the videos play a little better. But now it is close. Have to say that sparky is awesome... looking super good and fast!!!!