I am running a Fedora 32 on my XPS 13 laptop. I use Chrome as my browser, and I have 2 profiles - work and personal. When I open a new profile, it opens a new Chrome window. However, both windows lag significantly. Opening a new tab takes about 10 seconds, scrolling is very slow, etc. The number of tabs open is insignificant. If I have a single window with 30 tabs, they all respond quickly; but if I have 2 windows with a single tab in each, they are both very slow.
It could not be due to limited resources, as I have 16 GB of RAM, and an 8-core i7. Checking the resource usage, all cores are at about 10%, and used memory is at about 4 GB with no swap used.
Firefox, on the other hand, behaves perfectly fine, even if I open a dozen windows.
When I run
lshw -c video I see the proper driver installed - in my case,
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0.
As suggested in the comments, Kernel version is
5.8.11, Mesa drivers version is
cat /proc/cmdline yields the following result:
BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,gpt7)/vmlinuz-5.8.11-200.fc32.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/fedora_localhost--live-root ro resume=/dev/mapper/fedora_localhost--live-swap rd.lvm.lv=fedora_localhost-live/root rd.lvm.lv=fedora_localhost-live/swap rhgb quiet systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=0
dmesg -t --level=alert,crit,err,warn:
ENERGY_PERF_BIAS: Set to 'normal', was 'performance' usb: port power management may be unreliable i8042: Warning: Keylock active acpi PNP0C14:02: duplicate WMI GUID 05901221-D566-11D1-B2F0-00A0C9062910 (first instance was on PNP0C14:01) wmi_bus wmi_bus-PNP0C14:03: WQBC data block query control method not found acpi PNP0C14:03: duplicate WMI GUID 05901221-D566-11D1-B2F0-00A0C9062910 (first instance was on PNP0C14:01) acpi PNP0C14:04: duplicate WMI GUID 05901221-D566-11D1-B2F0-00A0C9062910 (first instance was on PNP0C14:01) acpi PNP0C14:05: duplicate WMI GUID 05901221-D566-11D1-B2F0-00A0C9062910 (first instance was on PNP0C14:01) i2c_hid i2c-CUST0001:00: supply vdd not found, using dummy regulator i2c_hid i2c-CUST0001:00: supply vddl not found, using dummy regulator psmouse serio1: synaptics: Unable to query device: -5 systemd-journald: File /run/log/journal/31e01750f14d4855bff7e16cfbc2e05e/system.journal corrupted or uncleanly shut down, renaming and replacing. uvcvideo 1-5:1.0: Entity type for entity Extension 4 was not initialized! uvcvideo 1-5:1.0: Entity type for entity Extension 3 was not initialized! uvcvideo 1-5:1.0: Entity type for entity Processing 2 was not initialized! uvcvideo 1-5:1.0: Entity type for entity Camera 1 was not initialized! iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-cc-a0-56.ucode failed with error -2 iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: api flags index 2 larger than supported by driver iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwl-debug-yoyo.bin failed with error -2 thermal thermal_zone9: failed to read out thermal zone (-61) psmouse serio1: Failed to enable mouse on isa0060/serio1 queueing ieee80211 work while going to suspend queueing ieee80211 work while going to suspend psmouse serio1: Failed to disable mouse on isa0060/serio1 done. uvcvideo: Failed to query (GET_CUR) UVC control 11 on unit 2: -110 (exp. 1). done. done. done. done. done. done. typec port1-partner: parent port1 should not be sleeping done.
What could be the issue?
EDIT 2: I have since switched to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and I have no issues with Chrome whatsoever.