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Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:30 pm
by BronsonB
Hi all,

Firstly, thank you for having me on board. If there is an intro section then i shall make my way there at some point for a more formal introduction.

So, have had my Linux Mint desktop now a number of years though am still in complete learner phase so know very little.
My issue is, since yesterday my laptop that houses Linux distro has slowed down considerably and i do not know why??? Simply trying to open up a browser to downloading packages is now a time consuming annoyance.

Can anyone help me find and rectify the issue/s please..... Any assistsnce would be much appreciated 8)





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Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:57 pm
by blueocean
Do you have free space on your system?
Run these command in your terminal and post the results:

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sudo df -Th

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inxi -Fxz

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inxi -Sz

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:15 pm
by gittiest personITW
Hi,
Welcome to the forum,

Could you also copy/paste the output of the following command from terminal, or see if you can see if something is taking up RAM or CPU

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Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:10 am
by BronsonB
blueocean wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Do you have free space on your system?
Run these command in your terminal and post the results

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sudo df -Th
bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $ sudo df -Th
[sudo] password for bronson:
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev devtmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 767M 9.4M 758M 2% /run
/dev/sda1 ext4 110G 30G 75G 29% /
tmpfs tmpfs 3.8G 60M 3.7G 2% /dev/shm
tmpfs tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs tmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/loop0 squashfs 182M 182M 0 100% /snap/spotify/36
/dev/loop2 squashfs 90M 90M 0 100% /snap/core/7917
/dev/loop1 squashfs 181M 181M 0 100% /snap/spotify/35
/dev/loop3 squashfs 90M 90M 0 100% /snap/core/7713
cgmfs tmpfs 100K 0 100K 0% /run/cgmanager/fs
tmpfs tmpfs 767M 32K 767M 1% /run/user/1000

bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20BTA0MJNZ v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BTA0MJNZ v: SDK0E50510 WIN
Bios: LENOVO v: N14ET46W (1.24 ) date: 03/01/2018
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-5300U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9178
clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 888 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 912 MHz
4: 886 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel HD Graphics 5500 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 2560x1440@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 128.0GB (30.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZNLN128 size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 30G (29%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.25GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2828
Info: Processes: 235 Uptime: 12:35 Memory: 1614.0/7665.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $

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inxi -Sz
bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $ inxi -Sz
System: Host: bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:20 am
by BronsonB
gittiest personITW wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Hi,
Welcome to the forum,

Could you also copy/paste the output of the following command from terminal, or see if you can see if something is taking up RAM or CPU

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bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $ top

top - 00:15:07 up 12:48, 1 user, load average: 0.04, 0.29, 0.39
Tasks: 233 total, 1 running, 232 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 0.5 us, 0.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 99.1 id, 0.1 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem : 7849744 total, 4221944 free, 1423660 used, 2204140 buff/cache
KiB Swap: 8059900 total, 8059900 free, 0 used. 5504552 avail Mem

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1451 root 20 0 566680 122148 111636 S 1.3 1.6 1:29.99 Xorg
2486 bronson 20 0 1682752 165464 72436 S 1.3 2.1 1:32.75 cinnamon
9639 bronson 20 0 493112 36808 28208 S 1.0 0.5 0:01.04 gnome-term+
584 root -51 0 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 0:05.34 irq/47-iwl+
1152 root 20 0 449704 17408 14204 S 0.3 0.2 0:01.59 NetworkMan+
2258 bronson 20 0 451420 23472 18088 S 0.3 0.3 0:00.41 csd-keyboa+
2389 bronson 20 0 22364 1096 944 S 0.3 0.0 0:00.03 syndaemon
2927 bronson 20 0 784604 150520 87724 S 0.3 1.9 0:06.99 chrome
1 root 20 0 185516 6164 4024 S 0.0 0.1 0:02.57 systemd
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
4 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/0:+
6 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.09 ksoftirqd/0
7 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:02.24 rcu_sched
8 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 rcu_bh
9 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.38 migration/0
10 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 lru-add-dr+
11 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
bronson@bronson-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd ~ $

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:28 am
by BronsonB
Hi again guys,

Thank you both for the support replies.....
So I've entered the commands you both have given me, results have been posted up, however I do wish I knew what all these results meant? Some of it seems like my H/W-S/W stats etc though other than that??? Hopefully ive given enough for you guys assist.

Thanks again guys

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:00 pm
by blueocean
The only glaring item I see is spotify. It's pegged out at 100%. Were you using it when the commands were run? Google returns hits on it bogging PCs down, but I confess not knowing anything about Spotify. Someone may have a better suggestion, but I'd try uninstalling it temporarily and see what happens to the lag issue. You could take a Timeshift snapshot before uninstalling Spotify and then you could put the system back like it is with no worries about screwing something up.
How did you go about installing Spotify? There are 2 versions in the Software Manager. I will try and duplicate you situation.

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:01 pm
by blueocean
Okay, I installed Spotify with snap and here's my sudo df -Th output with a song playing (same with no song playing or spotify shut off):

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/dev/loop0     squashfs   90M   90M     0 100% /snap/core/7917
/dev/loop1     squashfs  182M  182M     0 100% /snap/spotify/36
So why you have 4 instances of it running and I only have 2 is a mystery.
/dev/loop0 squashfs 182M 182M 0 100% /snap/spotify/36
/dev/loop2 squashfs 90M 90M 0 100% /snap/core/7917
/dev/loop1 squashfs 181M 181M 0 100% /snap/spotify/35
/dev/loop3 squashfs 90M 90M 0 100% /snap/core/7713


Hopefully someone on here can find something more or knows about spotify and snap etc.

Re: Serious lag issue!!

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:00 pm
by BronsonB
Thank you guys for your help on this.......

My issue has ow been sorted. Probably the most simplist of fixes really and something I guess I should have tried from the get go. I turned off my machine feeling defeated and helpless, only to turn it back on later in the day to sort email etc and would you know it, bloody thing fixed itself lol

Can anyone give me an idea on what may have happened in this time.....VERY INTERESTED in knowing what this may have been?

Thanks again guys

Mr B