Everything looked fine and was fresh installing my steam games (nothing came from backups only fresh installs on this). Launched a few of them and noticed they were not buttery smooth like in 18.3 It was a remarkable difference.
So I decided to install 18.3 over the 19.1 install, wipe it out but keep the /home so I don't have to re-download everything.
The 18.3 install went smooth. I just had to reset the panels to get them working correctly. And now the games are super buttery smooth again. The only difference is 19.1 and the default nvidia driver (I think it was 391) vs 18.3 and nvidia driver 384 and of course the kernel.
But it is such a difference that in my eyes they are unplayable on 19.1
Is it a different compositor? It shouldn't matter if it is cause I have disable compositing on fullscreen. Is it the nvidia driver? I tried everything I know including managing 3d settings via nvidia instead of application but nothing worked to smooth it out. I tried vsnyc on, vsync off, vsync with gsync, without gsync. Nothing. Could not get it to look as good as 18.3
I'm interested in getting it to work on 19.1 for the LTS being a couple years longer.
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System: Host: n01-Desktop Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: STRIX B250H GAMING v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 1205 date: 05/11/2018 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 32064 clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 2901 MHz 2: 3126 MHz 3: 1089 MHz 4: 899 MHz 5: 2041 MHz 6: 1006 MHz 7: 1012 MHz 8: 1832 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1b06 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Card-2 NVIDIA Device 10ef driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic Network: Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6 IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (7.9% used) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 500.1GB ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000AZRX size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 32G used: 6.6G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 ID-2: /home size: 145G used: 16G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:50C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0 Info: Processes: 238 Uptime: 1:15 Memory: 1340.1/15990.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35