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Behind desktop manager

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 am
by flesh-drive
My PC isn't very powerful and very often my PC got halted, screen got freezed and so on.
I want to cease all processes in linux mint and just like windows 10s task manager force stop the programs. Or at least make custom shortcut for that purposes.
How to do that.
THQ in advance.

Re: Behind desktop manager

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:53 am
by Moem
The System Monitor allows you to stop processes.
Since your computer is not too powerful, wouldn't you be better off running something else than Cinnamon, the heaviest desktop environment that Mint comes with?

Re: Behind desktop manager

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:05 am
by Hoser Rob
Agreed, if it's old slow hardware Cinnamon is never going to run very well.

ANd yes, you can stop processes, but Linux is so modular compared to Windows it's a lot harder to figure out which ones to stop.

Re: Behind desktop manager

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:43 am
by karlchen
Hello, flesh-drive.

If you do not mind, then, please, post the screen output of the terminal command inxi -Fxz.
This will give us a concise overview on your hardware.
Would be a much better basis to judge which Mint desktop environment may be adequate than terms like "old" and "slow" only. :wink:

Below is the inxi -Fxz report, generated on an old (2009), slow (Atom CPUs) Zotac mini desktop, which runs on Mint 19 32-bit Cinnamon.
It is slow like a dead snail on valium. Yet, it does not freeze or get stuck otherwise. It keeps on teaching patience constantly only. :lol:

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 4.15.0-51-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 10/09/2009 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Atom 330 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Bonnell rev: 2 L2 cache: 512 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 12799 
           Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 3: 1600 4: 1600 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA C79 [ION] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVAC v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:08.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-51-generic 
Network:   Device-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet vendor: ZOTAC driver: forcedeth v: kernel port: d080 bus ID: 00:0a.0 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave AW-NE785 / AW-NE785H 802.11bgn 
           driver: ath9k v: kernel port: ec00 bus ID: 04:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 149.05 GiB used: 12.06 GiB (8.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: HM160HI size: 149.05 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47.12 GiB used: 12.05 GiB (25.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 5.05 GiB used: 776 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 87.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 63 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 2h 53m Memory: 1.71 GiB used: 900.2 MiB (51.3%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
           gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.34