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Post From: Linux

[2020-11-25 01:20:04]
Kiwi - Posts: 372
Distro-hopping continues.

Loved KDE Neon but discovered that the "KDE is as light as XFCE" argument was exactly half right. The half that was right was memory usage. The half that was wrong was CPU usage. I noticed over a few weeks that I seemed to be running 10C hotter than with Mint. I run fans ultra slowly for silence and speed them up reluctantly.

So I tried XFCE on Neon (Ubuntu LTS) and it lost the 10C & a little bit. And with a little playing I finally got XFCE looking as nice as Mint was - also install Terminator for a flexible terminal and Pcman-fm for a dual pane file manager (will drop to Caja if I hate it but I seem to have it working nicely now). No X11 issues.

So on Sunday I decided to switch to XFCE on Fedora 33. Up. Nice. I do quite like DNF. But, damn it, with the latest SC + wine 5-21 + X11 1.6.12 the darned problem was back. Not there on Buntu+Xfce but here now.

So this morning I compiled, installed, then copied the sos over the olds dlls. 1.7.0 and the problem has disappeared - thread safe and happy.

So, the plan is Fedora (let it drop off the bleeding edge though), XFCE (still can't love gnome), and X11 until Wayland lets me manage windows from user space. Maybe.

System:
Host: fedora Kernel: 5.9.9-200.fc33.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.3 Distro: Fedora release 33 (Thirty Three)
CPU:
Info: 6-Core AMD Ryzen 5 3600 [MT MCP] speed: 2089 MHz
min/max: 2200/3600 MHz
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01
Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz
2: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 1030/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.84 TiB used: 1.77 TiB (62.2%)
Info:
Processes: 319 Uptime: 13m Memory: 15.64 GiB used: 1.99 GiB (12.7%)
Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.1.08

wine-5.21 (Staging)