Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

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Does your Cinnamon-menu pop up INSTANTLY, without the slightest lag or delay?

Instantaneous - I have an nVidia graphics card
31
17%
Instantaneous - I have an AMD Radeon graphics card
16
9%
Instantaneous - I have Intel HD Graphics
16
9%
Instantaneous - I have something else
0
No votes
Lags with delay - I have an nVidia graphics card
40
22%
Lags with delay - I have an AMD Radeon graphics card
27
15%
Lags with delay - I have Intel HD Graphics
39
22%
Lags with delay - I have something else
10
6%
 
Total votes: 179

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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby Pjotr » Sat May 30, 2015 5:33 pm

ericramos1990 wrote:Running

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inxi -G | grep Renderer


I get:
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 349.16


Pjotr, I installed my driver using your method you suggested in the past :D

Looks good, but maybe the nvidia-352 will work even better for your card. It's already in the mamarley PPA.... :)
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby ericramos1990 » Sat May 30, 2015 5:42 pm

Thanks for the heads up Pjotr!

Is there any way I can get a notification if there is ever a newer update?
Since it's from a different PPA, it doesn't show up in my Update Manager.

Also, which do you recommend for a casual user?
nvidia-352 nvidia-352-dev nvidia-352-uvm

The pessimist in me doesn't believe it will stop the lag, I think 349 should have been sufficient, but I will hope for the best.

I appreciate the help, thanks again!
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby Pjotr » Sat May 30, 2015 5:46 pm

@ericramos1990: simply activate the mamarley PPA in your sources list and run:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-352

Then reboot.

I'm not sure whether this will help for this particular problem, but maybe it will. And it can do no harm anyway.... :)
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby ericramos1990 » Sat May 30, 2015 6:27 pm

I do have the mamarley PPA "enabled" boxes checked off, but it still did not show up in my software manager.

After trying it out with the new driver, it seems to making a huge difference.
But maybe it is because I rebooted (it always used to be fast and snappy after a fresh reboot, but gets slower after I do processes)

I will give it some time, and see if the driver really was the ultimate remedy!

Thanks for the help, I hope the thread helps someone in the future too.
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby Pjotr » Sun May 31, 2015 4:04 am

ericramos1990 wrote:I do have the mamarley PPA "enabled" boxes checked off, but it still did not show up in my software manager.

That's because you probably only get updates for minor versions of the main driver version. :)

For example: when you now have the nvidia-352.09, you'll get an update when the nvidia-352.20 is added to the PPA. Not when the nvidia-360.xx will be added, because that's another main version which might even be unfit for your video card.
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby ericramos1990 » Sun May 31, 2015 11:48 am

I see!

Surprisingly, installing the 352 driver did the trick! After a good 10 hours of testing, and running moderately heavy processes, the menu does not seem to lag at an unreasonable speed.

However, I am getting much more screen tearing from this driver than the 349. But to be honest, the lag annoyed me so much, I'd rather have the screen tearing+lagless menu :shock:
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby lestcape » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:37 pm

The cinnamon menu have an advance characteristic, to facilitate move the mouse from the categories to the application called vectorbox. Please see: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/1775 The vectorbox is a an OpenGL transparent polygon that is rendering when the mouse is moving and the menu is open. This is pretty important to facilitate the user interaction, but have a big computational cost. If your grapichs drivers don't work properly this have a significant impact in the performance. When your graphics drivers are ok, you can not note this.

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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby TursonX » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:10 pm

:? This Delay to displays the Menu dropdrown Button (via click or hotkey), else it happens on my Linux Mint 17.3 MATE.
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Default drivers installed.
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Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Postby scottlouie » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:34 pm

SORTED ... If you have a folder/browser or whatever open the menu is lightning fast it only messes about when it is on it's own


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