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by toolrick
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

I just installed Linux Mint Xfce, so far so good.. I will let you know how it goes.

RD
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Yes, I have been using Mint Mate for the past 2 weeks and it seems to be working fine...I just red on other posts that Xfce it's not as stable as Cinnamon and Mate, what has been your experience? My problem is just when I am using some apps at the same time, like spotify for music and Chrome or Chro...
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

I have never installed Mate on this machine so I cannot tell the difference. Difference is very small. If the computer is slow, some packages and startup applications is good to remove. apt-xapian-index makes CPU-peaks, whose can freeze weak computer, so it the first thing to remove. apt purge apt-...
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

I've red that changing swapiness from 60 to 10 is better... I do not know if this would work with my system.
Also is the distro still Ubuntu?
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Do you recommend Xfce better than Mint Mate? I just can speak of my experience of Xfce running with the same CPU and same amount of RAM as you have. And it is good. Unfortunately, I have never installed Mate on this machine so I cannot tell the difference. Though, I had LM Cinnamon before and no ma...
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Moem wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:40 pm
toolrick wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Do you recommend Xfce better than Mint Mate?
It's lighter, it should run faster on your machine.
Should I use partitions while installint it? I did not use any partitions when I fresh installed Cinnamon.. also what should I configure Swapiness to?
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Also I had an issue with the bluetooth when installing cinnamon in the first place... I know this has nothing to do with the post of running slow, but just out of curiosity... would freshinstalling Xfce would help me get rid of that problem too?
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Marziano wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 pm
toolrick wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Where can I get the official distro of Xfce?

https://linuxmint.com/download.php
also would there be available same sofware manager than the one we already have in mint?
Yes.
Do you recommend Xfce better than Mint Mate?
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

@toolrick: do you wish a solution or not? :wink: If you want a solution, do as advised: a clean installation of either 18.3 Xfce (optimal lightweight) or 18.3 Mate (a bit heavier). Where can I get the official distro of Xfce? also would there be available same sofware manager than the one we alread...
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Here are the requirements for Linux Mint Mate 18.3:
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

I installed cinnamon first. I still have both of them Are they both on the same installation or on separate installations? It's always cleaner to do a separate installation if you want more than one desktop environment. If you combine several of them in the same installation, that can lead to unpre...
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

@Joe, I red that to use Mate it needed a computer with much less specifications than this ones.
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

I installed cinnamon first. I still have both of them and try one to the other depending on what I want to do, but if I get 4 to 5 programs open it becomes slower
by toolrick
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Re: Linux Mint is very slow

Here is the information required:

I stopped using Cinnamon because it was running slow and changed to Mate. Now this are better but still have some slowness. I turned swapiness to 10 yesterday and still am working to see how this goes.
by toolrick
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is very slow
Replies: 39
Views: 5322

Linux Mint is very slow

Does anyone know why sometimes my Linux Mint Mate 18.3 runs slow?
I have this PC configuration:
by toolrick
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Please help with Bluetooth
Replies: 27
Views: 8649

Re: Please help with Bluetooth

Thanks, that did not work either. I think I will just stay away from using the bluetooth.

Sincerely,

RD.
by toolrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Please help with Bluetooth
Replies: 27
Views: 8649

Re: Please help with Bluetooth

Here are all the files in the BRCM file
by toolrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Please help with Bluetooth
Replies: 27
Views: 8649

Re: Please help with Bluetooth

Tried that, but when I open blueman it's like it does not recognize anything or it has been deactivated.
by toolrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Please help with Bluetooth
Replies: 27
Views: 8649

Re: Please help with Bluetooth

Seems like a lot of effort... I have all the drivers from windows in a back up, but I do not know if they could be installed somehow in linux. Also I do not know specifically which driver is from the bluetooth as all are named SP...
by toolrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Please help with Bluetooth
Replies: 27
Views: 8649

Re: Please help with Bluetooth

There is a full list of BCM on the page you sent me, but I do not know which one would work in my case:
Attached is the full list:

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