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#1 2022-03-06 21:37:25

recklessswing
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Registered: 2020-12-18
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[SOLVED] Devuan chimaera is better at gaming than artix on my low end laptop

I dual boot with artix. And, devuan stable was both better, and also cooler. Devuan was around 54 C max, whereas artix, 62 C. And FPS was better, and much less stutter either way. The game I used is wow wotlk 3.3.5a, playing on a private server(I play sometimes for nostalgia). I got around 45-50 fps, awesome for this laptop right?

For artix I used the linux-zen kernel, but I use stock kernel in devuan maybe that's why. I will test again with stock arch kernel later.

This is my system info. Pretty potato pc right?

System:
  Host: devuan Kernel: 5.10.0-11-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0
  Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (chimaera)
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: R518 v: N/A
  Mobo: SAMSUNG model: R518 serial: <superuser required> BIOS: Phoenix
  v: 03LC.M026.20091116.Jay date: 11/16/2009
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P7450 bits: 64 type: MCP
  L2 cache: 3 MiB
  Speed: 1595 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1595 2: 1596
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550] driver: radeon
  v: kernel
  Device-2: Z-Star Micro Namuga 1.3M Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: ati,radeon
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV710 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.10.0-11-amd64 LLVM 11.0.1)
  v: 3.3 Mesa 20.3.5
Info:
  Processes: 196 Uptime: 36m Memory: 3.81 GiB used: 1.6 GiB (42.0%)

Last edited by recklessswing (2022-03-07 20:02:30)

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#2 2022-03-06 22:03:21

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2019-03-24
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan chimaera is better at gaming than artix on my low end laptop

Have you seen https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Improving_performance? Not sure how much Artix does in respect of optimisation but you might be able to squeeze a bit more from it.

I find Debian & Arch to be almost identical in respect of gaming performance with amdgpu (both are better than Windows) but Debian is "lighter" than Arch generally.

EDIT: I use the cpufreq.default_governor=performance kernel command line parameter, that might help you if you're not bothered by the reduced battery life (only for kernel >5.9). And mitigations=off but don't try that with Intel :-)

https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.9#CPU … cy_scaling

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-03-06 22:09:10)


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#3 2022-03-12 19:58:42

recklessswing
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Registered: 2020-12-18
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan chimaera is better at gaming than artix on my low end laptop

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have you seen https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Improving_performance? Not sure how much Artix does in respect of optimisation but you might be able to squeeze a bit more from it.

I find Debian & Arch to be almost identical in respect of gaming performance with amdgpu (both are better than Windows) but Debian is "lighter" than Arch generally.

EDIT: I use the cpufreq.default_governor=performance kernel command line parameter, that might help you if you're not bothered by the reduced battery life (only for kernel >5.9). And mitigations=off but don't try that with Intel :-)

https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.9#CPU … cy_scaling

I use gamemode. I think it already does that governor thing isn't it?

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