*Really* laggy system - diagnostics

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JLC17
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*Really* laggy system - diagnostics

Post by JLC17 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:47 am

Here's my system specs ...

Generally I run Firefox, with about 10 tabs open at any one time. Plus Evolution for email/calendar.

Every so often - and it's getting worse - the system will jam up for over 5 minutes. When I say "jam up" I mean the clock doesn't update (I have photographs of my phone today showing 15:21 while the PC says 15:16) and the Caps lock/Num Lock don't toggle.

When it emerges from this coma, "top" shows Firefox or "Web Content" as being biggest CPU hogs.

Is there anything I can setup to log these events, and dig in to see confused is stealing all my resources ? Whatever it is, it's getting more priority than the screen clock.


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computer                    
    description: Notebook
    product: HP ProBook 650 G1 (H5G74ET#ABU)
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: A3009DD10303
    serial: [REMOVED]
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook family=103C_5336AN G=N L=BUS B=HP S=ELI sku=H5G74ET#ABU uuid=[REMOVED]
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 1993
       vendor: Hewlett-Packard
       physical id: 0
       version: KBC Version 16.39
       serial: [REMOVED]
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Hewlett-Packard
          physical id: b
          version: L77 Ver. 01.20
          date: 07/17/2014
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 8128KiB
          capabilities: pci pcmcia upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot uefi
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 0
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
          serial: [REMOVED]
          slot: U3E1
          size: 1256MHz
          capacity: 2400MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm cpuid_fault epb invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt dtherm arat pln pts flush_l1d cpufreq
          configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=4
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 2
             slot: Unknown
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back instruction
             configuration: level=1
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 3
             slot: Unknown
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 256KiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=2
        *-cache:2
             description: L3 cache
             physical id: 4
             slot: Unknown
             size: 3MiB
             capacity: 3MiB
             capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=3
     *-cache
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 1
          slot: Unknown
          size: 32KiB
          capacity: 32KiB
          capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back data
          configuration: level=1
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 6
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 4GiB

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Re: *Really* laggy system - diagnostics

Post by administrollaattori » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:51 am

Is Timeshift running?

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(ps -ef|grep -v grep|grep timeshift >/dev/null && echo ”running” || echo ”not running”)

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Re: *Really* laggy system - diagnostics

Post by JLC17 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:01 pm

No. I fiddled around ages ago to ensure Timeshift only ran at night. I can't remember exactly how (it wasn't intuitive).

Just run your command, and it returned "Not Running".

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