I finally made the move to Linux on my desktop. I’d demoed a lot of distributions before, but nothing is really sticking. I’ve decided on Kubuntu with KDE and love it for the most part…
Except I have a 32" 4k main display and a 1080p secondary rotated (I like to code and read and watch movies at the same time - accomplish nothing, love everything kinda guy).
Display scaling and framerate issues!
I had to switch the desktop render to opengl 3.1 and manually alter the nvidia config in terminal to keep the 4k monitor from tearing. It was hurting my eyes. Since I couldn’t set scaling on each monitor independently, I manually changed font sizes and title bar widths so it looks good across both monitors. It’s ok. I am getting huge dips in framerate, though (have a dedicated gtx 1030 - no gaming, just vs code a bunch of browser windows, maybe some vlc and a few terminals, valentino…some custom sidebar with per stats. It’s sick).
SO. I am thinking of switching between distros. I loved Fedora last time I used it. How do people handle going between with the least headache?
**NOTE: I’m reading that some 1030’s can’t handle 4k 60 in some situations. I’m not seeing it go above 60% usage (still high, so it’d doing something), even when it’s only putting out 20fps. Maybe I should look for a more powerful card.