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MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:36 pm

I have been using MATE on a low-level Think-Pad-netbook in vacation for many years (Intel Core i3-3217U, 4GB RAM) and I have never recognized differences in speed through the different releases. But since I am using MATE 19 and now 19.1 everything is slower, especially when opening several applications at the time.

Has there been a significant change under the hood that is slowing down my netbook or is something wrong here? By the way I have encrypted the documents-folder only, not the whole system.

Thanks for your help

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 pm

Not that I know.
If I start Timeshift, the window is empty, but at the bottom it says: "Selected snapshot device is not a system disk". But I have never selected anything.

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by administrollaattori » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:38 pm

To check via Terminal:

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

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:40 pm

"not running".

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm

Speed things up a bit, with these safe speed tweaks:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -mint.html
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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:04 am

Thank you. I will read that through.

My initial question was more like: Is Mint 19 generally slower than earlier versions? Has something important changed?

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:18 am

buayadarat wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:04 am
Is Mint 19 generally slower than earlier versions? Has something important changed?
To the best of my knowledge: no and no.
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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by sarge816 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 am

Did you come from 17.x? I run several very low end machines (C2Duo) that are 11-12 years old now and I noticed what you are saying when I went from 17.x to 18.x and continuing onto now. Not sure if that is a System D thing or if it's just the natural evolution of more stuff going into an OS over time, but it's only noticeable on my old rigs. I changed over from Cinnamon to Xfce on all my older computers some time ago to help.

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am

Thank you.
I have had this only under Mint 19, Mint 18 was still okay.

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Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Post by buayadarat » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:11 am

Could this be the reason?

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_mate.php
Benchmarks have demonstrated that, in most cases, home directory encryption is slower than full disk encryption.
Should I use full disk encryption, when I setup the computer next time?

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