Pito wrote:I installed mint 8 Kde Ce x64 and then updated with KDE 4.4.
Now the system is very slow. I see that the 2 CPUs (Athlon 64 6400 +) are always committed to approximately 50% even when the system does nothing. If I look in System Monitor I cannot find jobs that use so much of the cpu.
A bit more context data is needed: system hardware, software
--how much RAM, what is active when you notice these slowdowns, what are you doing, are you busy streaming flash video for example (youtube )I installed mint 8 Kde Ce x64 and then updated with KDE 4.4
Was the update made via the Mint system repositories as an update, or in some other manner.If I look in System Monitor I cannot find jobs that use so much of the cpu.
Do you mean you don't notice any process that is taking so much of the application space (CPU utilization/memory )
I don't know if this is available in the KDE environment /OS release...
--In a terminal, check
Monitor system resources..http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=770644Watch for system daemons that are always running. On your system, which are they?, and can you find a way to optimize them (possibly not running some daemons, if they are really not needed by your operating style But just be careful!
- inxi -F
--OS detected device list
--another way of looking at the device list
--amount of free RAM/buffers available in MB
Are you running any disk indexing software
--I personally find no benefit with these types of applications and always De-index (do not use) hard drive indexing, which only helps for the occasional hard drive (system search ) for some long forgotten data