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Mint xfce is slow [Solved]

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hi recently installed mint xfce on my laptop but it feels very slow and takes a few seconds when I open folders or programs

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Kernel: 4.16.0-041600rc1-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Jumper (portable) product: EZbook v: Default string
           Mobo: Jumper model: P3132 v: Default string
           Bios: American Megatrends v: Jumper10x.P8.WP3132.NHNAUHL01 date: 12/05/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Celeron N3450 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8755
           clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1330 MHz 2: 1381 MHz 3: 1536 MHz
           4: 1524 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 5a85 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.93hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 500 (Broxton 2x6)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device 5a98 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:0e.0
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.16.0-041600rc1-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 275.1GB (5.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk1 model: N/A size: 62.5GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT275MX3 size: 275.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 7.1G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk1p2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk1p3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 738.6/5810.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Mint xfce is slow

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nixor wrote:Kernel: 4.16.0-041600rc1-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
Have you tried it with a supported kernel?

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JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:52 pm
nixor wrote:Kernel: 4.16.0-041600rc1-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
Have you tried it with a supported kernel?

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I followed a guide on how to do a isorespin to get mint to work on this computer which kernel should I have?

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nixor wrote:I followed a guide on how to do a isorespin to get mint to work on this computer ...
This may be your problem as well. Is installing via a proper Linux Mint ISO not an option?
nixor wrote:which kernel should I have?
I wouldn't recommend a Release Candidate version unless it has support that you can't do without. Whatever kernel is recommended via the Update Manager should do. I would try 4.4.x LTS or 4.13.x.

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JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:18 pm
nixor wrote:I followed a guide on how to do a isorespin to get mint to work on this computer ...
This may be your problem as well. Is installing via a proper Linux Mint ISO not an option?
nixor wrote:which kernel should I have?
I wouldn't recommend a Release Candidate version unless it has support that you can't do without. Whatever kernel is recommended via the Update Manager should do. I would try 4.4.x LTS or 4.13.x.

Joe
can i change kernel without reinstalling mint or is it better to reinstall it?
not what I could read, it is not possible to install debian without an isorespin on this computer
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nixor wrote:can i change kernel without reinstalling mint or is it better to reinstall it?
You can install multiple kernel versions via the Update Manager, and select which one you want to boot to via GRUB.
nixor wrote:not what I could read, it is not possible to install debian without an isorespin on this computer
I'm not familiar with the Jumper EZbook, but you could always try a Linux Mint issued ISO, and if it didn't work, go back to your isorespin method.

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JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:32 pm
nixor wrote:can i change kernel without reinstalling mint or is it better to reinstall it?
You can install multiple kernel versions via the Update Manager, and select which one you want to boot to via GRUB.
nixor wrote:not what I could read, it is not possible to install debian without an isorespin on this computer
I'm not familiar with the Jumper EZbook, but you could always try a Linux Mint issued ISO, and if it didn't work, go back to your isorespin method.

Joe
okey i will try a regular mint iso but the problem is that the computer is not able to handle grub so using refind. With grub then the computer locks when the grub boot
This is the first time I install Linux without the computer being able to handle grub :P
The simple way would be to install the arch as it does not require an isorespin but prefer mint

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JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:32 pm
nixor wrote:can i change kernel without reinstalling mint or is it better to reinstall it?
You can install multiple kernel versions via the Update Manager, and select which one you want to boot to via GRUB.
nixor wrote:not what I could read, it is not possible to install debian without an isorespin on this computer
I'm not familiar with the Jumper EZbook, but you could always try a Linux Mint issued ISO, and if it didn't work, go back to your isorespin method.

Joe
tried with a new install with kernel 4.13.16 and it is much slower now

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nixor wrote:tried with a new install with kernel 4.13.16 and it is much slower now
Another option is trying a prior Linux Mint version, such as 17.3 Xfce which is still supported until April 2019.

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JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 pm
nixor wrote:tried with a new install with kernel 4.13.16 and it is much slower now
Another option is trying a prior Linux Mint version, such as 17.3 Xfce which is still supported until April 2019.

Joe
Okey i will try it but i must do isorespin otherwise it will not boot

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Newer kernel, not older....

Mint 18.3 is probably simply unfit, because probably too old for that brand new hardware. Try the daily build of Ubuntu Mate 18.04:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/d ... -amd64.iso
(note: still unstable and experimental)

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17.3 Xfce did not work so good :/

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 worked without isorespin, so i wait until mint 19 is released
then I drive with ubuntu mate in the meantime

thanks for all help

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Re: Mint xfce is slow [Solved]

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Also, it will run faster if you move the OS from the slower eMMC drive onto the SSD.
Linux Mint Mate 19.1 k/4.15, Windows 10, Manjaro 18.03 Xfce k/4.19.24-1 MX-Linux 18.1 Lenovo Ideapad G50-45 8GB
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