Hey guys, so I came to Void Linux because I wanted to see if game emulators would work properly or not.
This happens to me on Debian too. After playing for a few minutes, the game will suddenly and randomly become very laggy, to the point where its unplayable.
Its a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1011) intel atom N270 32-bit 10" netbook.
The video card is an intel i915 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
it has 2GB of DDR2 RAM. Its a bit of an older laptop but it works good… I don’t know where this bug came from, but one day my laptop started doing this when I play emulator games. I’m not playing games that take much resources - its like GameBoy emulators, Nintendo64, Super Nintendo, old Sega emulators, etc…
What should I do? Should I try BSD??? I don’t understand why it would do this… I just want my netbook to play games and watch videos while I’m on the bus or waiting in the doctors office…
It goes from roughly 43.000ish+ UI/S all the way down to
And the sound starts to lag as well too.
Something definitely isn’t right, but I can’t figure it out… What could this be?
It would at least seem that I need to reboot my PC to make it go away, then I can re-open the emulator & its fine again for maybe 10-15ish minutes…
At one point in time I had no problems at all running emulator games… I used to run Fedora 25 & Debian Sid on this netbook no problem! So what has changed?!
I’m running some tests on the 4.9 LTS kernel to see if it goes all messed up on 4.9 too, I have a funny suspicion that its got something to do with the kernel, I’m testing this right now as I’m typing this.