I’ve been testing fedora 31 vs pop os 19.10 on my laptop to try and find the most compatible distro. Fedora wins because the wifi works! However, although they are running the same version of gnome, the general experience is very different. On pop, whether in wayland or X, despite my very low end hardware everything runs smooth. If a process takes a while, it takes a while, but it doesn’t interrupt the display.
On Fedora 31 though there is a noticeable stutter in mouse movements and screen updates when the cpu is active (not 100%, just not idling). When it is really busy (like dnf upgrade) it actually freezes for a few seconds. I have tried the X and Wayland sessions and both suffer from the same choppy experience. I’d love to track this down and fix it for myself and others on this hardware.
What can I do to know where to start?