On Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:45:46 -0700, Samuel Sieb wrote:
>>> Rebooted a few times, and suddenly the symptoms are gone
>>> It's like something doesn't initialize correctly when it happens.
>> Are you using Wayland or Xorg?
> Currently Wayland and Nouveau driver, which are the default.
Try switching to Xorg instead and see if that makes a difference. You
can edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf to disable Wayland.
As in the original post that opened this thread,
| Switching the login settings from Wayland to Xorg at least results
| in a usable GNOME Shell.
however that may be a fallacy. As it has turned out, Wayland also works
fine most of the time, provided that everything initializes correctly when
booting the machine. If there is noticable lag on the GDM screen already,
and then mouse pointer movement is slow and stutters, and simple actions
such as opening the menu in the top right corner become troublesome, too,
logging in doesn't fix anything. Only a reboot does, but not always either.
Conclusively, F29 GNOME Workstation works with defaults _most of the time_
without using the proprietary drivers, but it would be better if those
mysterious problems could be avoided.