So these problems have been occurring for a while, but I have been far too busy to do anything until now. After I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 lts to 18.04 lts these things all started. Here are a list of the problems I have seen, I am sure there are probably more;
1) the CPU skyrockets from compiz. Just doing nothing and it can be over 100%.
2) the HDMI port does not work. I have tried several monitors and cables. Nothing changes. When I open systems settings and click on desktop settings, the window crashes.
comp info (some) Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.3 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Machine: Device: laptop System: System76 product: Oryx Pro v: oryp3 Mobo: System76 model: Oryx Pro v: oryp3 serial: N/A UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.05.03RSA1 date: 02/16/2017 Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile]
I am considering another distro, but we will see.
Lastly, I probably forgot to say something but I cannot remember everything so if you need more information just ask me.