So I've noticed that on my Solus Budgie installation in particular, there are many times when animations are inconsistent. What I mean by this is that when during motion (or tweens) certain menu animations are choppy/not as smooth as they would be on other distributions that I've tested the Budgie desktop environment on. Here's some screenshots for hardware details:
And I'm using the nvidia-glx-driver-current (455.38) as recommended by doflicky, as of this post.
I'll try to be more specific:
- Windows during resizing tend to lag behind. (I know this is the normal case for heavier programs, but I found it especially prevalent in my scenario; eg. file managers, text editors like gedit, and the more basic system applications, unless they are very lightweight like the software center.).
- Tween animations are often choppy on system-related applications like the raven panel, and in the software center (the little animation at the beginning). This is more noticable when the window in question is floating over another one.
Now let me explain. These might be somewhat trivial things to complain about, but I'm coming from a Budgie desktop experience on Manjaro, I've never encountered these issues- or at least very rarely. I've installed Budgie-desktop on Manjaro multiple times (twice on the community edition, and 5 times from the architect ISO from "scratch") so I have no reason to believe it was a fluke. Out of the times I've installed Solus, this has been a consistent quirk. And considering that Budgie was created for- and is the flagship of Solus makes this situation a bit confusing for me.
Could this be an Nvidia card thing for this particular distro? I know KDE's Plasma has issues with Nvidia (although Plasma's are much worse). Could this be an issue with a particular background process, perhaps? Does anyone else here have a similar experience? I've had a few other small quirks with Solus, but I'm not going to mention them in this thread.
I'd be happy to do more tests/comparisons for development assistance, and I'm open to giving more details/specifications about my setup. Thanks for reading.
(Btw I LOVE budgie, I'm not trying to flame it)