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peppermint 7 runs slow (Solved)
« on: July 15, 2016, 10:08:21 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have been running/trying to run the new Peppermint 7. I am about to take it off and re install peppermint 6.
3 times his evening Firefox crashed, Whenever I connect to the Internet the pages are slow to render and I am completely fed up with the experience. The mouse is playing up as well so I bought a new wireless mouse but when I click andtry to drag anything it seems to get left behind. This is really not a pleasant experience.
I will wait until tomorrow before doing anything but itlooks like Pep 7 is a no-no.

take care
Don W
EDIT Added a bit.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 10:09:11 pm by donwatson »
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Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 12:11:39 am »
Nothing stopping you installing Chrome if you prefer it

But also nothing stopping you using Peppermint 6 if it works better for you ;)



Might be worth running
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top
and
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free -m
and seeing if anything is hogging the CPU or RAM



But at the end of the day Don, it's your PC .. put whatever works best for you on it ;)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 12:19:34 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 09:45:27 am »
Hi Mark,
I ran top but I can't see how to get out of it ?
EDIT
When I shutdown the screen says do you really want to exit sakura?
EDIT I get this
don@ldwatson ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3656         402        2735          76         517        2944
Swap:          3794           0        3794
don@ldwatson ~ $
and i can't get a Copy and Paste from the 'top' command ?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 11:20:37 am by donwatson »
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Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 12:21:28 pm »
You can redirect the output of top to a text file:
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top -n 1 -b > top-output.txt
Then just copy out the content of top-output.txt

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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 03:40:28 pm »
Well it's not a memory problem

Hit Q to exit top
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 01:45:59 pm »
Thanks Mark,
I have reduced the monitor display settings and it looks a bit better and works a lot faster now.
Do you still want the top output ?
I have an icon on top of the panel, it is a monitor with an i in yellow on it, it says lock screen or type in password to unlock ? Is this important ?
« Last Edit: July 17, 2016, 03:05:48 pm by donwatson »
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Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016, 03:33:20 pm »
Dunno what that is .. what happens when you click it ?

And can you post the output from
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inxi -F
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 06:06:46 pm »
Hi Mark,
There are 4 little icons at the top of the menu bar and one is a monitor, it has a yellow i on it and when you click it locks the screen. You then have to enter your password to unlock the screen.

don@ldwatson ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: ldwatson Kernel: 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Notebook (portable) product: W24xCZ
           Mobo: Notebook model: W24xCZ v: V3.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: 4.6.5 date: 11/18/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron 1037U (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.06hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-31-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723ae
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: a4:db:30:c7:44:e8
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0f2 state: down mac: 00:90:f5:f3:67:bf
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (4.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 20G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.98GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 178 Uptime: 1:58 Memory: 677.3/3656.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
don@ldwatson ~ $

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Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 10:06:53 pm »
Oh, you mean at the top of the MENU . right, they're supposed to be there.

All Settings  |  Lock Screen  |  Switch Users  |  Logout

As yours has a monitor with yellow circle I'm assuming you've switched the icon theme.

Can I ask a question .. if you didn't know what those icons were for, how have you been shutting down the PC ?
(because you'd normally use the logout icon, which is the rightmost of those 4)
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Re: peppermint 7 runs slow
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 09:54:09 pm »
Hi Mark,
I have been shutting down by using the rightmost of those icons, and yes I have had a look at various options. I just never noticed that the monitor had a yellow i on it.
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

 


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