Mint netbook a bit slow

My Mint netbook used to be lightning fast but it is slower now ( though I think anything would seem slower in comparison to the Chromebook!)

It used to load real quick when I turned it on, now it takes awhile and also loading up webpages is slow.

What might be causing this?

what’s the output from:

df -h

arij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 6.5G 4.5G 1.7G 74% /
udev 490M 4.0K 490M 1% /dev
tmpfs 100M 952K 99M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 497M 80K 497M 1% /run/shm
/dev/sdb1 299G 39G 260G 14% /media/Dark_Shadows
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

What’s the output from:

uname -a

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ uname -a
Linux karij-Inspiron-1011 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Okay, can you run:

dmesg > ~/Desktop/dmesg.txt

you’ll now find a file on your desktop called dmesg.txt
can you host that file somewhere online such as:
http://www.tinyupload.com/
then provide a link to it.

Can you also (whilst browsing the web) run:

free -m

and post the output.

Also run:

top

this displays the processes using the CPU the most … does anything jump out as hogging the CPU ?

Thanks Mark, will do that later, not got netbook on at the moment.

         total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached

Mem: 992 871 120 0 33 409
-/+ buffers/cache: 428 564
Swap: 1012 2 1010
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ top

top - 16:53:57 up 47 min, 1 user, load average: 2.10, 1.64, 1.63
Tasks: 137 total, 2 running, 134 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu(s): 55.8%us, 6.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 35.0%id, 2.2%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.2%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 1016280k total, 937236k used, 79044k free, 23852k buffers
Swap: 1037308k total, 8944k used, 1028364k free, 349172k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
3385 karij 20 0 917m 334m 46m R 103 33.7 7:42.65 firefox
3803 karij 20 0 300m 71m 27m S 9 7.2 0:10.34 Web Content
1375 root 20 0 98.0m 19m 9544 S 6 1.9 2:39.85 Xorg
3741 karij 20 0 120m 14m 10m S 3 1.4 0:02.37 mate-terminal
27 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 1 0.0 0:02.59 kswapd0
1733 karij 20 0 101m 12m 9028 S 1 1.3 0:25.88 marco
1768 karij 20 0 105m 8960 6724 S 1 0.9 0:24.78 geyes_applet2
3834 karij 20 0 2848 1160 888 R 1 0.1 0:00.19 top
2686 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.92 kworker/0:1
3602 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.65 kworker/1:2
1 root 20 0 3652 1784 1160 S 0 0.2 0:02.16 init
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.81 ksoftirqd/0
6 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
7 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.03 watchdog/0

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97143748335048210964

Do you get any output from:

sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep -i trim

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep -i trim
[sudo] password for karij:
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Doesn’t look like it Mark.

does this thing boot faster and run quicker without the USB mouse attached ?

if so, have you got another mouse you could try

I tend to boot it without the mouse, but not noticed any different, and I only have one mouse.

is this the one that needs more RAM and a new HDD ?

It is fine for RAM, it has a small SSD, and I did have a spare HD for it, but that went to the Peppermint laptop that went to grub error and died (corrupted HD and not enough RAM).

If you tell me how to get system specs I can detail them. Forgot how to get them!

It’s working ok but slower than it used to be.

inxi -F

should return the system specs in Mint

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ inxi -
CPU~Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) clocked at Min:800.000Mhz Max:1600.000Mhz Kernel~3.2.0-23-generic i686 Up~14 min Mem~393.3/992.5MB HDD~8.0GB(60.3% used) Procs~137 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.33
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

You forgot the “-F” option … the command SHOULD read

inxi -F

not

inxi -

Sorry Mark- the font on the netbook is so tiny. On Chromebook at mo, will turn netbook on and do again later.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host: karij-Inspiron-1011 Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 1011 version: A06
Mobo: Dell model: CN0Y53 version: A06 Bios: Dell version: A06 date: 07/29/2009
CPU: Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio: Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 0c:ee:e6:d1:ea:87
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:24:e8:ed:e3:0d
Drives: HDD Total Size: 8.0GB (60.3% used) 1: /dev/sda SAMSUNG_SSD_UM41 8.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 6.5G used: 4.6G (74%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 139 Uptime: 1:38 Memory: 486.2/992.5MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $