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treehugger58
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PC Running slow

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I have an older PC that was running Windows 10. We used it mainly for a media PC. I have since converted it to my primary PC and loaded Mint 19.3 Tricia. I am really only using the PC for e-mail, surfing web, and streaming videos (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). Here are the PC's specs:

-Computer-
Processor : AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Memory : 3726MB (1371MB used)
Machine Type : Desktop
Operating System : Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
s not dropping below 95%. Memory is pretty steady at 45% (swap is 0.3%).
Right now I have only one tab in Firefox running, Thunderbird, and System Monitor. The CPU stays at 95-100% for a few minutes, then drops to about 50%, fluctuates between 50% and 100% and then goes back to 95%.

Looking at processes, the CINNAMON process is always the highest CPU user - doesn't seem to drop below 25% and goes as high as 85% and all I am doing is typing this post. Keyboard and mouse are slow to respond. I can't stream videos of any sort - movies, YouTube, etc. - because the lag is so bad. Opening non-web applications (Libre Office, Gramps, GnuCash) are also very slow.

I haver been using Linux for several years, but I am still a relative newbie (I don't spend a lot of time "under the hood"). Any thoughts/ideas?
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Re: PC Running slow

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Re: PC Running slow

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treehugger58 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:16 am
Any thoughts/ideas?
Check writes in file system
Logs, Firefox...

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sudo apt-get install fatrace
sudo fatrace -f W
File system can NOT be written every second.
Ordinary only if you do something.
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Re: PC Running slow

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The fatrace application doesn't show anything out of the ordinary - when I launch Firefox, the Firefox process shows up in fatrace. When I start Thunderbird, Thunderbird shows up in fattrace. but even after those have settled down (2 or 3% CPU usage), the cinnamon process stays at 40-60% CPU usage. At that time, the only thing that shows up in fatrace is the rsyslogd process. They output once and stop, but the processor usage stays high.
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Re: PC Running slow

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Hi treehugger,

Before any real answers can be given for your system slowness, i have listed the very first things that should be supplied as far as actual info that is needed to work with in order to be of any meaningful help.

Open tour "terminal" and copy and past one at a time, the following commands listed below and then copy and paste the results back here using the code tags button. which looks like this...</> and paste it in middle where the cursor flashes.

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inxi -Fxzd

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systemd-analyze

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systemd-analyze critical-chain

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systemd-analyze blame
It will look something like this when done:

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damien@damien ~ $ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 1.485s (kernel) + 2.533s (userspace) = 4.019s
graphical.target reached after 2.528s in userspace

damien@damien ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @2.528s
└─lightdm.service @2.425s +103ms
  └─systemd-user-sessions.service @2.415s +4ms
    └─network.target @2.415s
      └─NetworkManager.service @2.161s +253ms
        └─dbus.service @2.148s
          └─basic.target @2.145s
            └─sockets.target @2.145s
              └─dbus.socket @2.145s
                └─sysinit.target @2.142s
                  └─apparmor.service @266ms +1.876s
                    └─local-fs.target @264ms
                      └─local-fs-pre.target @264ms
                        └─keyboard-setup.service @154ms +109ms
                          └─systemd-journald.socket @154ms
                            └─system.slice @153ms
                              └─-.slice @137ms
damien@damien ~ $ systemd-analyze blame
          1.876s apparmor.service
           566ms systemd-journal-flush.service
           518ms dev-sda1.device
           431ms ufw.service
           253ms NetworkManager.service
           231ms systemd-logind.service
           204ms udisks2.service
           195ms mintsystem.service
           151ms networkd-dispatcher.service
           129ms systemd-resolved.service
           109ms keyboard-setup.service
           103ms run-rpc_pipefs.mount
           103ms lightdm.service
            90ms upower.service
            77ms systemd-udevd.service
            73ms grub-common.service
            71ms swapfile.swap
            68ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
            62ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
            58ms systemd-modules-load.service
            58ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
            57ms systemd-journald.service
            55ms accounts-daemon.service
            40ms rpcbind.service
            36ms gpu-manager.service
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Only then will anyone be able to possibly help you find the actual problem or problems...It could be that Cinnamon is too heavy for your hardware or other things involved...DAMIEN
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Re: PC Running slow

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danielrichard@daniel-linux:~$ su
Password:
root@daniel-linux:/home/danielrichard# inxi -Fxzd
System:
Host: daniel-linux Kernel: 5.3.0-62-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gateway model: SX2110 v: 1.0A serial: <filter>
BIOS: American Megatrends v: P11-A2 date: 09/07/2012
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bobcat L2 cache: 512 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 6785
Speed: 849 MHz min/max: 850/1700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 849 2: 851
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Wrestler [Radeon HD 7340] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: ati,radeon
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1440x900~60Hz, 1440x900~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.8
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Wrestler HDMI Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1
Device-2: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-62-generic
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8812AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000
bus ID: 06:00.0
IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.27 TiB used: 241.24 GiB (18.6%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142 size: 465.76 GiB
temp: 43 C
ID-2: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Generic model: Multi-Card
size: 235.51 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST9640322AS
size: 596.17 GiB
Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVDRAM GH70N rev: UGA0
dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 40 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 456.50 GiB used: 160.16 GiB (35.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: swap-1 size: 976.0 MiB used: 268 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 65.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 66 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 191 Uptime: 1d 21h 00m Memory: 3.55 GiB used: 1.22 GiB (34.3%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32


root@daniel-linux:/home/danielrichard# systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 27.467s (kernel) + 22.114s (userspace) = 49.581s
graphical.target reached after 22.087s in userspace
root@daniel-linux:/home/danielrichard# systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @22.087s
└─udisks2.service @12.453s +9.632s
└─basic.target @12.354s
└─sockets.target @12.354s
└─dbus.socket @12.354s
└─sysinit.target @12.299s
└─systemd-timesyncd.service @12.068s +231ms
└─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @6.988s +5.048s
└─local-fs.target @6.627s
└─local-fs-pre.target @6.627s
└─lvm2-monitor.service @2.966s +3.660s
└─lvm2-lvmetad.service @4.620s
└─lvm2-lvmetad.socket @2.964s
└─system.slice @2.867s
└─-.slice @2.851s


root@daniel-linux:/home/danielrichard# systemd-analyze blame
9.632s udisks2.service
6.247s dev-mapper-mint\x2d\x2dvg\x2droot.device
6.236s grub-common.service
5.874s systemd-resolved.service
5.757s accounts-daemon.service
5.712s ModemManager.service
5.653s hddtemp.service
5.549s lm-sensors.service
5.507s pppd-dns.service
5.422s gpu-manager.service
5.048s systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
4.041s apparmor.service
3.778s NetworkManager.service
3.660s lvm2-monitor.service
3.147s ubuntu-system-adjustments.service
2.421s apt-daily.service
2.188s wpa_supplicant.service
2.153s dns-clean.service
2.129s ufw.service
2.096s thermald.service
2.048s apt-daily-upgrade.service
1.436s networkd-dispatcher.service
1.413s systemd-udevd.service
1.111s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
982ms systemd-journald.service
892ms lvm2-pvscan@8:1.service
829ms networking.service
748ms keyboard-setup.service
734ms systemd-sysctl.service
727ms systemd-modules-load.service
642ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
622ms dev-mapper-mint\x2d\x2dvg\x2dswap_1.swap
574ms colord.service
508ms user@0.service
414ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
409ms systemd-rfkill.service
356ms finalrd.service
354ms console-setup.service
353ms plymouth-read-write.service
342ms upower.service
265ms systemd-random-seed.service
252ms systemd-logind.service
231ms systemd-timesyncd.service
229ms systemd-journal-flush.service
211ms kmod-static-nodes.service
205ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
182ms systemd-remount-fs.service
166ms user@1000.service
153ms lightdm.service
147ms speech-dispatcher.service
143ms rsyslog.service
131ms plymouth-quit-wait.service
116ms dev-mqueue.mount
109ms polkit.service
101ms alsa-restore.service
93ms plymouth-start.service
83ms setvtrgb.service
81ms systemd-update-utmp.service
53ms blk-availability.service
36ms kerneloops.service
21ms dev-hugepages.mount
20ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
19ms ureadahead-stop.service
18ms rtkit-daemon.service
18ms systemd-user-sessions.service
18ms avahi-daemon.service
16ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
13ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
10ms openvpn.service
6ms motd-news.service
5ms sys-kernel-config.mount
root@daniel-linux:/home/danielrichard#
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