Mint Cinnamon lag when opening browser

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Mint Cinnamon lag when opening browser

Post by aniruddha31 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:04 am

So I just installed Linux Mint cinnamon. Everything seemed to work fine, but when I'm using the browser, there is a clear lag that is visible. I have a MacBook pro that has i7 processor and 8 GB ram. It is able to run OS X quite efficiently. I haven't noticed any lag apart from using a browser. Opening youtube made it worse and the lag would continue even after closing Firefox and chrome. The lag would be so bad that I'd have to restart the OS. Once restarted, it behaves absolutely fine. I researched a previous post that sounded like my issue, but I couldn't find any solution there. . Also, the system temperature goes higher than it should. I am running linux from an external SSD(Is that the problem??). Based on a suggestion, I ran the following command in terminal.

i@interstellar ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: interstellar Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Apple (portable) product: MacBookPro9 2 v: 1.0
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06 v: MacBookPro9 2
Bios: Apple v: MBP91.88Z.00D7.B00.1708080744 date: 08/08/2017
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-3520M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11573
clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 2893 MHz 2: 2893 MHz 3: 2893 MHz
4: 2893 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x800@60.22hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-26-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n driver: wl bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 376.1GB (4.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Name n/a size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 102G used: 6.3G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
ID-2: /boot size: 465M used: 133M (31%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sdb2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 223 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 728.3/7883.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
i@interstellar ~ $

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