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CS: GO - Linux Mint 18 low FPS/ no internet lagg

Post by Oem131 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:07 pm

Dear all,
There are so many topics around the net for CS:GO and the low FPS, and yet i have not found any solution to help me:

So what is going on ... When i am playing CS:GO in Windows i have 160 Frames per second, however after i changed to Linux Mint 18 my FPS has dropped to 20 - 30 making the game unplayable ( i am used to play only 2 games CS:GO, League of legends - please do not judge). Please, help me if any one have suggestion what i can do more ...

So far i have updated my video driver to Nvidia 367,27, i have updated my Intel chip set, i have installed the latest updates, i have installed the update manager on (Recommended for most users) - to the point i am extremely new to linux

What i think might be the problem: I think, the problem comes from the Vsync of Nvidia- I have turned off the Vsynx of CS:GO menu (however strangely, i cannot turn it off from the NVIDIA X Server panel, even if i am root..)

As far as i know Vsync limits the video card to the FPS of the monitor ..

Here are my computer specifications:

Host: Leron Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.5 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20354 v: Lenovo Z50-70
Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A5 v: 31900058WIN
Bios: LENOVO v: 9BCN29WW date: 10/20/2014
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-4510U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10375
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 2019 MHz 2: 2000 MHz 3: 2035 MHz
4: 2002 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 840M] bus-ID: 03:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
driver: rtl8723be port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (17.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 909G used: 153G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 109M (25%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 218 Uptime: 1:28 Memory: 1482.5/7875.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.3.1
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35

If some one has a spear time, to help me it will be great, thank you for your time all :-)

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Re: CS: GO - Linux Mint 18 low FPS/ no internet lagg

Post by ShadowOfBaphomet666 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:22 pm

Hello, I noticed You appear to be playing on a Dual Core I7. I would say you are trying to run on a laptop from the 4510-u. You Have an NVIDIA 840m.
I will first ask, is your CPU in your system Monitor Maxing Out? Also Counter Strike GO, While Not super Graphics intensive, it is a bit. I would say it is mostly due to Being run on a Laptop. Laptops are Notorious for Getting Hot. Which as such, would explain the FPS drop. The more it heats up, it works harder, to power the fan, and it is working harder to do the same work. I would say if it isn't the driver for the GPU, which is unlikely, as out of hardware vendors, Nvidia has the best discrete drivers for Linux; It is probably the CPU. and maybe a combination of both, generating heat.

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Re: CS: GO - Linux Mint 18 low FPS/ no internet lagg

Post by asaoppenheimer » Thu May 25, 2017 4:18 pm

I had the same problem and couldnt fint solution. However few days ago I found one. To solve that issue you should enable OPENGL mode in CS GO. Add -gl command in startup settings in CSGO steam. Its gonna work. I tested on 3 computers with Linux Mint, and Ubuntu installed. Before, I had always fps dropped to 30 in the beggining of the game.

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Re: CS: GO - Linux Mint 18 low FPS/ no internet lagg

Post by Yupy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:30 am

Same here the performance on CS:GO with the Cinnamon desktop is the worst experience with other desktops runs ok, I get in KDE Plasma 5 the best experience.

Cinnamon is my favorite desktop but I cannot use it because of the FPS drops on CS:GO does anyone have any idea or a patch on how to resolve this issue?

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