Jelly window effect not working on high refresh rate

Hello, many things in Garuda just do not utilize high refresh displays.
I am running a GTX 1060 Ti mobile and an i7 8750h, so computing power should not be the problem.
The wobbly window effect, scrolling, almost all animations are just sitting at 60 Hz.

I would love to know how to help this issue!

Try other Kernel, please. Post also

inxi -Faz

Define high refresh, please.


BTW
Garuda do not write the driver for hardware, if Nvidia or others not write them for Linux you can't push the problem to Garuda.

No offense, if you like to use Linux, buy hardware that is supported by Linux.

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System:    Kernel: 5.12.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=4f836dd2-4964-4107-805d-1fb73d3c1af8 
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Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GEX_UX580GE v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX550GEX v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: UX550GEX.312 
date: 10/28/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 56.6 Wh (96.3%) condition: 58.8/71.0 Wh (82.8%) volts: 15.8 min: 15.8 
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Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
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Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1900
Info:      Processes: 314 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.47 GiB used: 3.04 GiB (19.6%) Init: systemd
v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0 Packages: pacman: 2194 lib: 416
Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

The probe states that I'd have an UX550GE but I own a UX580GE

High refresh means above 60 Hz. I tested it on an 240 Hz external monitor (HDMI), the mouse moves at 240 Hz but all animations are still at 60 FPS.

Which kernel should I try? Is it easy to change afterwards?

Thank you very much

There are two GPU! Search for it
Yes, via pacman or garuda-assistent (press refresh if list is empty).
Please search first in forum or arch-wiki next time.

I understand. But on the other hand it seems that Garuda strives to be the clean Arch distro, so a general problem with high refresh animations which do not only are due to my NVIDIA drivers is a general issue that the Garuda Team and users might be interested in.

I mean many linux questions and issues are discussed here, not only very Garuda implementation specific ones

This is by no means meant to be offensive in any way, just my thought process on why I askes here :slight_smile: I really love Garuda like anyone that tried it, really

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There is one internal and one dedicated GPU, I am not sure where you are going with this :slight_smile:

Thank you! I am sorry, next time I will

Just to be sure, you mean I should check out the zen kernel? I thought this may be a software implementation problem and not a kernel limitation, but it seems that the zen kernel is recommended for desktops and will drain my laptop battery quite a bit

Check this and search for prime and similar

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You know what? I am very dumb, I saw in the forum post that hybrid actually uses intel iGPU all the time.
After switching to NVIDIA everything except for scrolling in FireDragon and Firefox is smooth, chromium is a bit smoother but that really is no issue at all

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