[SOLVED] Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

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[SOLVED] Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

Post by FerociousLinux » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:43 am

When I start "Xfce Terminal" there is a few seconds delay after typing a character from appearing. Seems like anything related with typing has this delay (eg: Firefox, text editor, etc) but "Xfce Terminal" is the worst..

This was fresh install of Mint 19 Xfce. For testing purposes I wipe everything and installed Mint 19 Cinnamon and do not have this issue. Wiped again and installed Mint 19 Xfce, issue is back... I have also done all the updates but issue persists. Any help with be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance... :)

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user@Stream14:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Stream14-Linux Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP Stream Laptop 14-ax0XX v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: HP model: 82BD v: 11.20 serial: N/A UEFI: Insyde v: F.46 date: 01/18/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 41.6 Wh 100.0% condition: 41.6/41.6 Wh (100%)
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M215 2nd Gen status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N3060 (-MCP-) arch: Airmont rev.4 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6400
           clock speeds: max: 2480 MHz 1: 1158 MHz 2: 553 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 6.2G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 152M (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.20GB 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: 42.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 3:59 Memory: 1007.1/3850.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

Post by Pjotr » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:47 am

Strange.... Try this:

1. Disable all visual effects in Xfce:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ts-in-Xfce
(item 5.3, right column)

2. Update your kernel to the latest one of the 4.15 series (-34). Then reboot.
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Re: Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:54 am

could be the initial startup notify try this which removed the notification of apps starting:

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sudo sed -i 's/StartupNotify=true/StartupNotify=false/g' /usr/share/applications/*.desktop

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sudo sed -i 's/Notify=true/Notify=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
and once more for the home directory but this is not run as sudo

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sed -i 's/StartupNotify=true/StartupNotify=false/g' $HOME/.local/share/applications/*.desktop
do you also have this folder? /usr/share/applications/kde4/

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Re: Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

Post by FerociousLinux » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:26 pm

Pjotr & trytip, thanks for the help. Tried the kernel update using Ukuu and switched to 4.15.0-34.37 then rebooted, no improvement. Used the above link to disable "Turn off visual effects in Xfce". Didn't find that exact option but found "Windows Manager Tweeks" and unchecked the "Enable display compositing, WORKED! =)

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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Xfce typing delay

Post by bcc4foss » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:39 pm

Thank you FerociousLinux, I have been having Keyboard and mouse delays, missed clicks, etc ever since I installed mint 19 XFCE of a brand new Acer Aspire AMD A10 with intergrated Radeon R7 graphics. I have been putting up with it and was thinking of trying a different distro but stumbled upon this post and thought I'd give your solution a try. Disabling display compositing has fixed the problem for me as well.

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