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Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:26 pm
by Silverspur
Hi!

I've just installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (previous distro was an old LMDE, also with Cinnamon).

I experience the following issue: every 10 to 20 seconds, the GUI freezes for about 1 sec, and then continue as usual. These lags coincide with spurs in CPU activity up to 100%, as shown by this screenshot:
http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?i ... onLags.png
(this was recorded while doing nothing special, and each surge seen on the screenshot caused a lag as described below).

The issue seems to increase with the uptime (the longer the machine has been on for, the longer each lag).

To be noted: the issue is critical when using the mouse wheel on the sound widget to increase/decrease the main sound level. The cursor moves very slowly to its new position, however fast the wheel is actioned.

I have no graphic card in the machine, thus using the Intel chipset with its driver (intel microcode v 3.20151106.1).

The issue seems to be very similar to this post (viewtopic.php?f=208&t=227638) but as far as I'm concerned, no satisfactory answer came out of it :(

Here is some more info on my system:

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> inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: willow Kernel: 4.4.0-59-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0402 date: 11/16/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26483
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 2262 MHz 2: 1982 MHz 3: 1690 MHz
           4: 1725 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-59-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 560.1GB (28.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: OCZ size: 60.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.1G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 385G used: 134G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 1206.9/7888.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

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> sudo lshw -C video
[sudo] Mot de passe de silverspur : 
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       produit: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       fabriquant: Intel Corporation
       identifiant matériel: 2
       information bus: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       bits: 64 bits
       horloge: 33MHz
       fonctionnalités: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       ressources: irq:44 mémoire:fb400000-fb7fffff mémoire:d0000000-dfffffff portE/S:f000(taille=64)

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> glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Desktop 
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 11.2.0
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
OpenGL ES profile extensions:
Any idea?

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:35 pm
by xenopeek
The system log may hold clues. Have a terminal ready and the next time the freeze happens run this command to show the system log for past 5 minutes and share the output here:
journalctl --no-pager -S -5minutes

Please also run this command to show any errors that occurred this boot and share the output also:
journalctl --no-pager -b -p3

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:17 pm
by Silverspur
No luck with the first command: --no entries--
(but it made me realize that some random Chinese IP was repeatedly trying to log as root on my machine :shock:)

Here is the result of the second one:

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journalctl --no-pager -b -p3
-- Logs begin at mar. 2017-01-24 21:34:30 CET, end at mar. 2017-01-24 22:04:39 CET. --
janv. 24 21:34:31 willow ntpdate[1111]: name server cannot be used: Temporary failure in name resolution (-3)
janv. 24 21:34:31 willow NetworkManager[837]: nm_device_get_device_type: assertion 'NM_IS_DEVICE (self)' failed
janv. 24 21:34:32 willow ntpd[1160]: error resolving pool 0.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Temporary failure in name resolution (-3)
janv. 24 21:34:32 willow mdm[1171]: PAM unable to dlopen(pam_kwallet.so): /lib/security/pam_kwallet.so: Ne peut ouvrir le fichier d'objet partagé: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
janv. 24 21:34:32 willow mdm[1171]: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet.so
janv. 24 21:34:33 willow ntpd[1160]: error resolving pool 1.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Temporary failure in name resolution (-3)
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Error adding Link Loss service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Current Time Service could not be registered
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: gatt-time-server: Input/output error (5)
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Not enough free handles to register service
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: Sap driver initialization failed.
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow bluetoothd[1279]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)
janv. 24 21:34:34 willow ntpd[1160]: error resolving pool 2.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org: Temporary failure in name resolution (-3)
janv. 24 21:34:35 willow ntpd[1548]: bind(21) AF_INET6 fe80::48cd:e048:da9d:d90d%2#123 flags 0x11 failed: Cannot assign requested address
janv. 24 21:34:35 willow ntpd[1548]: unable to create socket on eno1 (5) for fe80::48cd:e048:da9d:d90d%2#123
janv. 24 21:34:35 willow ntpdate[1438]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting
janv. 24 21:34:36 willow ntpd[1548]: bind(24) AF_INET6 fe80::48cd:e048:da9d:d90d%2#123 flags 0x11 failed: Cannot assign requested address
janv. 24 21:34:36 willow ntpd[1548]: unable to create socket on eno1 (6) for fe80::48cd:e048:da9d:d90d%2#123
janv. 24 21:35:58 willow mdm[1171]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_get_string: assertion 'key_file != NULL' failed
janv. 24 21:35:58 willow mdm[1171]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_free: assertion 'key_file != NULL' failed
janv. 24 21:35:59 willow pulseaudio[2054]: [pulseaudio] backend-ofono.c: Failed to register as a handsfree audio agent with ofono: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.ofono was not provided by any .service files
janv. 24 21:35:59 willow pulseaudio[2149]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:12 pm
by Silverspur
(bump) :wink:

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 am
by JeWu
Same here with Logitech BT Mouse M535.

The bluez developer team seems to ignore the issue for years, considering the vast amount of unsolved forums submissions I found during my web searches. :x

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:42 pm
by riseman
I had similar problem too in LM 18.2 and LM 18.3 Cinnamon.
I use laptop and it seems my problem exists only with external display attached.
First I noticed that steadily moving mouse-pointer stumbles every 20 seconds or so. I continuously move my hand but pointer stops for about 500ms.
Next I noticed that all video output is freezing in this moment.

As I remember I have eventually found some workaround for that. It was some rural magic - attach external display with laptop's lid closed or opened...
But LM had a few more painful issues with external display so I removed it from my laptop...

Re: Cinnamon repetitive freezes/lags

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:13 am
by Hoser Rob
Silverspur wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:17 pm
... (but it made me realize that some random Chinese IP was repeatedly trying to log as root on my machine :shock:)...
I wish that was shocking. At any given time you're online there's very likely someone trying to get in.

Aren't you glad you use Linux rather than WIndows?