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Bad Performance in CS:GO with nVidia Driver 455


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Oct 7, 2020

I have a clean install of PopOS 20.04 with the latest nVidia Driver on my Dell XPS 9560 with an GTX 1050m graphics card.

When I switch to "NVIDIA Graphics"-Mode, the game is unplayable and runs at about 20-30 fps. Which is worse than on "Integrated Graphics"-mode (30-40 fps)
In "Hybrid Graphics"-mode i get between 70-120 fps, which is playable but it sometimes drops to about 30-40 frames per second for a couple of seconds. It feels like the the dedicated graphics card is deactivated and then activated again.

I haven't had these issues with an earlier driver, but this thread about rolling back did not help much: https://pop-planet.info/forums/threads/roll-back-nvidia-driver.806/ after purging the nVidia driver and installing version 450 it automatically installed 455 as well.
Since then I got a new SSD and had a clean install of PopOS (I hoped that I had broken something), but apparently it is a "valid" issue.

Additionally, I ran CS:GO on Windows, to see how the performance compares. I thought it should be in a similar range (maybe a bit better) since it runs natively on linux, but I was far off: It runs far better with at least 60% better performance (120-180fps on higher settings), less frame drops.

Does anyone have a suggestion what I could try to fix this, or how I can roll back drivers easily?

Thanks in advance!


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Oct 7, 2020
After some googling, it seems, that nvidia-driver-440 only works with kernel version up to 5.6. Pop currently uses 5.8, which means that it cannot be installed. Even with the installer from the nVidia website.

I installed synaptic in order to install an older kernel, but could only find kernel modules, not the generic. Are older kernels not supported in pop, or how can I install an older kernel?

In Manjaro you could switch to a different kernel on the fly, I suppose there is no such tool in Pop-OS, is it?

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