(Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

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(Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by abharshahic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:22 am

I am new to Linux mint and i am just getting used to these forums and all.I am using mint sylvia 18.3 cinnamon desktop
The display worked great up until yesterday but now all of a sudden after a reboot the display seems to be lagging as if you are using some 128 MB ram.
But when i use mpv player the video playback is somewhat normal but all the other players and the entire display is lagging.The system is not slow but the display is lagging. I tried changing to previous kernels but nothing seems to work.
The output of inxi -F is

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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: no-kill-zone Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7  Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron N4030 v: A05
           Mobo: Dell model: 0KRP5X v: A05 Bios: Dell v: A05 date: 10/14/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 M 380 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 2527 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 2128 MHz 3: 2261 MHz
           4: 1463 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-38-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: wl
           IF: wlp18s0 state: up mac: c0:cb:38:94:ea:f3
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c
           IF: enp19s0 state: down mac: 78:2b:cb:c7:7e:02
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (55.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD0 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 74G used: 16G (23%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 277G used: 236G (90%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 86.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 81.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 2:43 Memory: 1882.4/3814.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
i dont see any display drivers in use in below image
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Re: Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:45 am

You won't see any drivers fvor AMD cards in Driver Manager in mint 18.x. AMD has deprecated their binary drivers while they rewrite their Linux graphics stack.

If you were running mint 17.x there may have been one but I don't think so ... AFAIK anything older than the 6xxx series is legacy. There are newer AMD drivers but they're for much newer cards.

Mpv is a fork of mplayer, and like it has just about the best video playback performmance around. So if it kind of works OK with that it's likely a horsepower issue.

Here's a speed tweak article from one of our members' site ... most Linux blogs stink but this one doesn't ...

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3

... but I don't really think Cinnamon is the right choice for a 2010 model AMD video card. It has similar requirements to Windows 8/10 and is meant for much more powerful hardware. I've had Cinnamon installed and didn't really care for it personally but if I were to install it again it'd be on a machine with a modern video card with at least 1G or dedicated RAM. I'd recommend Xfce or Mate. I use Xfce on my netbook but Mate, I think, is a nicer choice for most. It's bettter sorted.

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Re: Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by abharshahic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 am

Thanks.I'll give MATE a try

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Re: Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by abharshahic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 am

I just installed the MATE desktop and somehow the cinnamon is working smooth now. :o
Its even better than MATE

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Re: Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by Moem » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 am

abharshahic wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 am
I just installed the MATE desktop and somehow the cinnamon is working smooth now. :o
You have two desktop environments running on the same installation? That will often lead to unpredictable problems. Keep this in mind in case something goes wrong.
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Re: (Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by greerd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:47 am

Your inxi output says that your /home is 90% full. A partition that full can cause the system to slow down, I would suggest moving some stuff (videos, etc) to an external drive if you have one. You can use baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer) to see what is filling up the partition.

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Re: (Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by abharshahic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Moem wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 am
abharshahic wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 am
I just installed the MATE desktop and somehow the cinnamon is working smooth now. :o
You have two desktop environments running on the same installation? That will often lead to unpredictable problems. Keep this in mind in case something goes wrong.
What do you suggest I do? Remove MATE and stick with cinnamon?
Thanks for the insight.

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Re: (Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by Moem » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:05 am

abharshahic wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:50 pm
What do you suggest I do? Remove MATE and stick with cinnamon?
I've never dealt with the situation, I hope someone else can advise.
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Re: (Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by Pierre » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:22 am

if your older machine does run better with the Mate DE, then you could remove the Cinnamon DE,
but - since you installed with the Cinnamon DE in the first instance, then any removal of that,
could well cause some system instabilities. . .

you could give it a go, by removing Cinnamon from the system by using Synaptic AKA Package Manager
to do that & then re-boot, but it would pay to get a Mate ISO version of LinuxMint first off.
- then try removing the Cinnamon DE from your system & then test out it's stability.
if there are any issues - - then re-install with that Mate ISO that you had downloaded.
:)
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Re: (Solved)Suddenly Lagging Display

Post by abharshahic » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 am

Thanks for your help and Ill try that :)

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