General :: LXDE Suddenly Getting Slower And Slower?

Sep 22, 2010

OpenSuse 11.2
LXDE (Latest version)

It used to have a lightening speed. But now every application is taking few seconds to start, even on Konsole, the commands take some seconds to get typed ! (I literally have to wait for cursor to move and commands to get typed on Konsole). Folders are taking some seconds to get opened !

I rebooted the computer but that proved to be useless.

Here the ps output:

anisha@linux-uitj:~> pstree -Apuh `id -anisha`
id: invalid option -- 'i'
Try `id --help' for more information.


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General :: Web Suddenly Slower, Attachments Won't Attach?

May 10, 2010

Recently installed debian lenny.Running very well.WM: ratpoison.Suddenly, today, the internet runs much slower.ONLY ON THIS MACHINE - the parallel windows machine, off of which I was successfully weaning myself, is not having this problem, so it's neither the router nor the actual internet connection.Specifically: I can't attach a document in yahoo mail.I tried it in iceweasel, same problem, so it's not the browser.I piped the output of "top" for a minute or so to a text file, which I'm attaching.

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Aug 7, 2010

Im experiencing a strange problem with 10.04. When it first boots up its reasonably quick (as snappy as Gnome ever has been) but after its been running for a day or two it gets ununsably slow and has to be rebooted.

I dont see how it can be anything to do with my hardware as it runs OK when first started. Ive monitored RAM usage and it doesnt seem to differ much. There's always the same amount unused.

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Sep 6, 2010

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Jan 25, 2011

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205520896 bytes (206 MB) copied, 28.564 s, 7.2 MB/s
247463936 bytes (247 MB) copied, 57.1285 s, 4.3 MB/s
260046848 bytes (260 MB) copied, 73.2388 s, 3.6 MB/s
289406976 bytes (289 MB) copied, 104.121 s, 2.8 MB/s


How come dd gets slower after copying this 8GB file? What can I do about it?

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Jul 28, 2011

While converting some images using ImageMagick, I noticed a somewhat strange effect. Using xargs was significantly slower than a standard for loop. Since xargs limited to a single process should act like a for loop, I tested that, and found it to be about the same.

Thus, we have this demonstration.

Quad core (AMD Athalon X4, 2.6GHz)
Working entirely on a tempfs (16g ram total; no swap)
No other major loads


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Oct 19, 2010

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Jan 1, 2011

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Jul 20, 2011

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Jan 28, 2010

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I have not other browsers on windows; on linux there is aroraonqueror (KDE3), kazehakase, chrome, and dillo, besides text browsers. I didn't test on dillo; Kazehakase and chrome were the only ones which had nearly decent results, but still very bad, 11 to 13 seconds for chrome, and 21 for kazehakase. Konqueror just seemed to never finish to load the page, I gave up when it was still loading somethingfter nutes and 5 seconds.'ve emptied the cache every time I would test, and I was running almost only the browsers and not much else. Whatever comes by default on windows, and on linux, I was on openbox, with nothing much going on I guess, I think the most memory consuming processthe time, besides xorg and the browsers themselves, was dictd.

I've researched a little bit about, but not enough to make a list of possible things to change in order to improve the speed on linux. Most of the time there are people just agreeing that on windows the rendering is faster, and other people saying that with them is the opposite, with some minor variations like people saying that linux is faster for plain downloads while windows is faster for web browsing due to better graphics.

(by the way; I haven't installed any graphic card driver on windows, which is still running on 1024x768, while linux runs on 1280x1024, with the "nv" generic driver, without fancy options, not supported by my old card) The closest to a suggestion of possible solutions was someone saying tha compilation may affect performance, I guess it was both about kernel compilation, and the web browsers themselves.I'll google a bit more about how to "compile for speed", both kernels and programs (maybe the x server

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Jul 5, 2010

I am new to linux but will try and be as precise as I can. I have a Dell Insp. 1545 with 3GB ram with 10.04_64

Problem: Rather out of the blue upon login, from the time of entering password to the desktop, is MUCH slower. I have no splash enabled and there is some reference to AppArmour profiles (it sits there at this apparmour reference , then sits trying to load desktop). However, I have never configured apparmor. Finally, on last login, there was some sort of screen corruption prior to getting to desktop.

Prior to all this i noticed that firefox "blinked" when I was using it, and then said that it needed to shutdown/restart for updates. I did notice at that time two of my previous tabs sortof acted oddly (moved around then disappeared).

I have no SSH/Server software etc activated.

I did change visudo so that sudo timeout shorter than it was. However that is the only modification to the system recently.

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Jul 29, 2010

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In fact this got so bad (slowness, odd errors) that I am in the process of restoring 11.2. This new install of 11.2 is noticeably faster again than the 11.3.

My system has a good hard drive and 1GB memory. Am I underpowered for something in 11.3? I could not figure that there was anything specifically different in 11.3 that could be disabled to restore the speed of 11.2.

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Apr 28, 2010

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When I run puppy it flies with no setup.

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Nov 21, 2010

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