Re: PROBLEM: Many games perform sluggishly after waking PC from suspend

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sat May 09 2015 - 05:25:00 EST

On Sat, May 09, 2015 at 04:05:11AM -0500, Nicholas A wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not sure who to report this to. I've already tried reporting it to
> Nvidia, but haven't heard any response. I also submitted it to
> Ubuntu's bug tracker. However, it occurred to me that it could be a
> general Linux issue. Anyway, I'll voice it here since it strikes me as
> the next step.
> Sorry I'm not following the prescribed bug reporting format. I'm not a
> developer, or very technical. I'm just a general end user who found a
> problem. Here is the issue.
> All of my Steam games run at great frame rates normally. However, upon
> waking my PC from a suspend, many of them perform sluggishly until my
> next reboot. It's like their frame rate gets cut in half. They're
> still playable, but not very enjoyably so. Some of these games (played
> through Steam) include Awesomenauts, Left 4 Dead 2, Dota 2,
> Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2, Portal, Portal 2 and Team
> Fortress 2.
> However, some games continue to work just fine after a suspend. For
> example, Killing Floor. I know it uses the Unreal 3 engine, and
> perhaps it is optimized better for Linux. Also Nexuiz and Xonotic
> continue to work well after a wake from suspend.
> While the aforementioned games run sluggishly, the desktop still
> performs as snappy and responsive as before. It seems unaffected by
> the problem. The issue is only noticeable in games.
> I hope this will be addressed in future Linux versions, as I would
> like to continue gaming on this OS.
> If this has already been addressed in newer versions, please excuse this.
> Thank you, and take care.
> System Information:
> Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (64-bit)
> Asus M4A78LT-M LE Motherboard
> AMD Athlon II X4 645, 3.10 GHz
> Mushkin 8GB PC3 Blackline RAM (2x 4GB)
> 500 GB Hard Disk
> Nvidia GeForce GT 240
> Nvidia Driver Version 331.113

If you're using the proprietary nvidia driver, we can't really help you
- you need to complain to them.

Or maybe the Steam people will have an idea...


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