Desktop Freezes While Running Native Linux Games

[quote="Stryder, post:1, topic:21818, full:true"]
System:
Kernel: 5.19.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=06e70fff-9e2f-4441-a486-ee8513b68a6e rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=f261814a-a368-4dfb-b2f1-1798a0f919cc loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.C0
date: 06/11/2020
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23)
model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 4x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3337 high: 4151 min/max: 2200/5102 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 4149 2: 2200
3: 4150 4: 4150 5: 4150 6: 2200 7: 4150 8: 4150 9: 4150 10: 4149 11: 2200
12: 2200 13: 2200 14: 4150 15: 2200 16: 2200 17: 4150 18: 2200 19: 4151
20: 4150 21: 4150 22: 2200 23: 4147 24: 2200 bogomips: 199217
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
protection
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3080 Lite Hash Rate] vendor: eVga.com.
driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7
(7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 26:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2216 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6400x2160 s-dpi: 108 s-size: 1505x513mm (59.25x20.20")
s-diag: 1590mm (62.6")
Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: primary,top-right res: 3840x2160 hz: 144 dpi: 163
size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39") diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: bottom-l res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27.01") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
515.65.01 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 1-4.3:5 v: kernel chip-ID: 2f96:0100 pcie:
class-ID: 0300 gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 26:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aef class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 28:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Antlion Audio Wireless Microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 21:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: igb
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 1.33 TiB (36.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:4 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
500GB size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B2QEXM7
temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3B2QEXM7
temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3B6Q scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A02 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36 GiB
(53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 25.8 MiB
(8.6%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.29 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.49 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 54%
Info:
Processes: 440 Uptime: 1h 31m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.29 GiB used: 6.82 GiB
(21.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: pacman: 1481 lib: 433 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-08-11
Last full system update: 2022-08-16 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:


Running some native linux games (Valheim, Max Max, and Metro for examples) causes the whole desktop to become unresponsive. The game runs fine and no input problems.

If I tab out and click on discord it will eventually become unresponsive, voice chat will work indefinitely until the window is selected. Any windows open prior to launching will also become unresponsive, including konsole. Latte will also not respond to clicks or hotkeys.

Running through proton has none of these issues, only native linux games.

After closing the application the desktop will eventually start responding, depending on the length of time it was running. 

I am curious if anyone else has run into something like this.

Any suggestions for troubleshooting steps would be much appreciated.
[/quote]

System:
Kernel: 5.19.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=06e70fff-9e2f-4441-a486-ee8513b68a6e rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=f261814a-a368-4dfb-b2f1-1798a0f919cc loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.C0
date: 06/11/2020
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23)
model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 4x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3337 high: 4151 min/max: 2200/5102 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 4149 2: 2200
3: 4150 4: 4150 5: 4150 6: 2200 7: 4150 8: 4150 9: 4150 10: 4149 11: 2200
12: 2200 13: 2200 14: 4150 15: 2200 16: 2200 17: 4150 18: 2200 19: 4151
20: 4150 21: 4150 22: 2200 23: 4147 24: 2200 bogomips: 199217
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
protection
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3080 Lite Hash Rate] vendor: eVga.com.
driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7
(7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 26:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2216 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6400x2160 s-dpi: 108 s-size: 1505x513mm (59.25x20.20")
s-diag: 1590mm (62.6")
Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: primary,top-right res: 3840x2160 hz: 144 dpi: 163
size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39") diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: bottom-l res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27.01") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
515.65.01 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 1-4.3:5 v: kernel chip-ID: 2f96:0100 pcie:
class-ID: 0300 gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 26:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aef class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 28:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Antlion Audio Wireless Microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 21:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: igb
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 1.33 TiB (36.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:4 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
500GB size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B2QEXM7
temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3B2QEXM7
temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3B6Q scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A02 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36 GiB
(53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 25.8 MiB
(8.6%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 896.72 GiB size: 896.72 GiB (100.00%) used: 480.36
GiB (53.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.29 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.49 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 52 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 54%
Info:
Processes: 440 Uptime: 1h 31m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.29 GiB used: 6.82 GiB
(21.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: pacman: 1481 lib: 433 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-08-11
Last full system update: 2022-08-16 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Running some native linux games (Valheim, Max Max, and Metro for examples) causes the whole desktop to become unresponsive. The game runs fine and no input problems.

If I tab out and click on discord it will eventually become unresponsive, voice chat will work indefinitely until the window is selected. Any windows open prior to launching will also become unresponsive, including konsole. Latte will also not respond to clicks or hotkeys.

Running through proton has none of these issues, only native linux games.

After closing the application the desktop will eventually start responding, depending on the length of time it was running.

I am curious if anyone else has run into something like this.

Any suggestions for troubleshooting steps would be much appreciated.

Was this behavior just recently? If so, it looks like you need to restart (what the symbol represents at the end there)

1 Like

This has been going on for awhile now. Can't recall the exact time, I installed a few months ago. I did run a recent system update before posting this but you are right I have not rebooted since.

*correction: Installed in January and it has been happening within the past few months from what I recall.

Completed restart, and getting the same behavior. :frowning_face:

1 Like

Looking at protondb , it looks like the a lot of the games you listed don't have a great native version. From the reports you are most likely better off using proton.

7 Likes

Alternatively you can try gamescope if Proton fails.

This topic was automatically closed 2 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.