Gnome notification like Ubuntu volume OSD is stuttering games and freezing computer.
- Ubuntu 20.04
- GNOME Shell 3.36.3
- Don't know Wayland or XOrg
The volume OSD on Ubuntu 20.04, which I assume is a GNOME notification based on a reddit thread I read, when adjusting volume will stutter any game I am playing and will completely freeze my computer when I'm in a certain fullscreen application.
Multiple people have this issue; some the volume OSD will stutter their game some it will minimize their game when adjusting the volume.
I made a bug post on r/GNOME but I found this gitlab and thought it might be more appropriate to file an issue here on gitlab. Link to my post: https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/hz9jcj/gnome_notification_like_ubuntu_volume_osd_is/
Steps to reproduce
Steps to reproduce stutter:
Start up any game like CS:GO for example, it's completely free to play. If you own Minecraft that works too it's way faster to load.
Now enter a game and move mouse around while adjusting volume or move character while adjusting volume and observe stutter.
Now the freeze, I used technic launcher which requires a Minecraft account; but technic launcher is ran as an executable jar file so I hope that helps; maybe it can also reproduced by running a jar file eg a game in fullscreen. However I know these steps work on the technic launcher
How to reproduce freeze:
- Download the technic launcher jar file to desktop
- Right click jar file and allow executing of file as program under permissions
- Double click the jar file to run it
- Log in
- Install empty forge 1.12.2
- After installed run that modpack (empty forge 1.12.2)
- Head into options and enable fullscreen
- Adjust volume and observe freeze (I'll try to capture this in OBS if I can)
After reproducing the steps above the game stutters every time the volume OSD is drawn.
What did you expect to happen
The volume OSD should draw without lagging anything.
Relevant logs, screenshots, screencasts etc.
I will download obs and record it happening then post to youtube and provide a link. This will take some time.
Link to stutter: https://youtu.be/RDTZXWcKck4
Link to freeze: https://youtu.be/9JuQ-FBUyyo