(SOLVED) games running slower than a powerpoint slide, any ideas?

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im currently using mx linux ahs as it was the only thing that would work on my pc because of the linux kernal preinstalling the wrong drivers, the only issue is my games are running slower than a powerpoint slide show, any ideas?
 


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How are you playing your games? Are you using steam with proton? Lutris?
 

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Which games are you trying to play?

You can also visit a website like ProtonDB that will give you an idea of how the game should run. This is normally what I check before even trying to install any games. You’ll see that some games work really well, some games require custom proton version like the one from GE, and some games just don’t run well.

This will save you a lot of time trying to get a game working as you’ll have a point of reference on the playability of the game based on what everyone says in ProtoDB.

protondb.com
 
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its csgo the highest rated games on proton db and its not even that hard to run, so i dont reallt know
 

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Have you tried running without proton? It seems to also be a Linux native game. I haven't tested on MX Linux AHS, but from my experience running it on Fedora, Manjaro, and EOS, all work well and pretty smooth.

What are the specs of your system?
 
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Have you tried running without proton? It seems to also be a Linux native game. I haven't tested on MX Linux AHS, but from my experience running it on Fedora, Manjaro, and EOS, all work well and pretty smooth.

What are the specs of your system?
my specs are:

i3-10105f
msi b450m pro vdh wifi
16gb of gskill ram at 3000mhz
an asus rx580 4gb
kingston a400 storage
 

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my specs are:

i3-10105f
msi b450m pro vdh wifi
16gb of gskill ram at 3000mhz
an asus rx580 4gb
kingston a400 storage

Specs look good and should run CSGO.

I am not really sure why it is slow to be honest. There could be many things causing this. I would suggest to look at GPU drivers, but with the AMD GPU, I believe the drivers are already integrated in the kernel so there's probably no need to reinstall/download GPU drivers. I assume you have the open source AMD driver for Vulkan?

Are there any other apps running on the machine when you're trying to play the game? Have you also looked at the game settings to see if things like resolution, shadows, etc are tweaked for your machine?

I also had performance issues in the past with KDE desktop environment and games seemed to run much smoother for me in Gnome. If you're using KDE, you also might have to adjust the compositor settings to OpenGL 3.1 which should improve the overall experience.
 
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Specs look good and should run CSGO.

I am not really sure why it is slow to be honest. There could be many things causing this. I would suggest to look at GPU drivers, but with the AMD GPU, I believe the drivers are already integrated in the kernel so there's probably no need to reinstall/download GPU drivers. I assume you have the open source AMD driver for Vulkan?

Are there any other apps running on the machine when you're trying to play the game? Have you also looked at the game settings to see if things like resolution, shadows, etc are tweaked for your machine?

I also had performance issues in the past with KDE desktop environment and games seemed to run much smoother for me in Gnome. If you're using KDE, you also might have to adjust the compositor settings to OpenGL 3.1 which should improve the overall experience.
already tried all of that. the settings are at minimum
 

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Can you run the following and share the output?
Code:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL
 
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$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa/X.org
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.1, 256 bits)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 21.2.5
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.1 Mesa 21.2.5
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.40
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 21.2.5
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20
OpenGL ES profile extensions:
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The only difference is I see from your output with my output is that my output it shows my graphics card which I find strange that it doesn't in your output. Can you share the output of the following?
Code:
lspci -nn | grep -i vga
inxi -G
 
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though it will take some time for me to get back to my computer to send the output, there was one intresting thing i noted, the cpu usage was ocasionally jumping from 25% usage to 75% usage in a game, so the gpu might be holding it back in a way, wether its through drivers or something else idk
 
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$ lspci -nn | grep -i vga
inxi -G
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] [1002:67df] (rev e7)
Graphics: Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] driver: N/A
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: ati,vesa
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon resolution: 1680x1050~N/A
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 12.0.1 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.5
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i think the driver N/A may be a problem....
 

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What distribution are you running on your system?
 

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I would try installing these and then reboot.
sudo apt install firmware-amd-graphics libgl1-mesa-dri libglx-mesa0 mesa-vulkan-drivers xserver-xorg-video-all
Then run inxi -G again to see if the driver is loaded after having installed those.
 
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Can you share the output of the following?
Code:
cat /proc/cmdline
 

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