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 Post subject: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:30 am 
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After about a month of using PeppermintOS2 on my Asus eeePC1005PE (1Gb RAM) I'm noticing a drastic performance loss.

Peppermint used to boot in just over 60 seconds... now it almost takes 3 minutes.

After a boot when I open Chromiun it used to run ASAP... now it takes around 10-20 seconds to load properly (the browser window opens, but needs time to sync with my GoogleAccount and show bookmarks and everything).

And in general, applications seem to take much longer to launch and look a bit sluggish when they work (than before).

I haven't installed much stuff, nor I have so much more files then when I first installed Peppermint.
What could the problem be? ç_ç


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:44 am 
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Cleaning up/out log files always helps general performance. You can increase browser speed by cleaning out the browser cache.
Check what you have loading at boot and clear out what you do not need -- should help with the boot time. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Maybe some starting app waits a long time for a non-coming entry... Did you check what's going on, with the up-date manager ?


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Thanks for the replies :)

1) I tried to search the forum for info on how to edit my start-up applications, but failed.
Any help?

2) In the meantime I found some other options to slim down my boot times and the general workload of the PC... BleachBit being one of those.
But with no appreciable effects :\


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:04 pm 
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1) Does this help?

2) Without understanding what you may have installed in the interim it's difficult to say what might be causing a mysterious slow down. Checking
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htop
or good old system monitor in the tools part of the menu might point a finger at a cause, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:24 am 
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@ Rich_Roast
1) no, not really :\
My autostart file only contains this stuff, and I don't think this is clogging my system down?
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@lxpanel --profile Peppermint
@xscreensaver -no-splash
@gnome-power-manager
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile peppermint
@mintinput1
@xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update


Same goes for the ~/.config/autostart folder, it only contains:
- check for ne hardware drives
- LXRandR autostart
- Network Manager
- PolicyKit Authentication Agent
...and I added Chromiun to it too :P

2) I've installed htop but so far I'm failing to understand what could be clogging down my system.
basically after start-up I get to the password screen ... enter my password ... and then it takes quite some time for the system to be operational.
I mean, it takes almost 60 seconds (often a bit more) for the desktop to be accessible at all.
Then if I click on any icon it takes quite some time to actually load the application I asked for.
For example Chromiun takes a while to load at all, then I still have to wait for the Chromium window to be operational, load the home-screen contents and my GoogleAccount settings, extensions (I only have 4) and bookmarks.
If in this time I try to run LXpanel it too lags and is unresponsive!

Then, after the machine has "digested" whatever it was trying to swallow, it all runs fine.
Maybe a bit slow when I first start a new app, but basically after some loading time it all works more or less fine.

Problem is: it wasn't like this one month ago!
I'm very puzzled :\


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:03 am 
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might want to try forcing a new ureadahead configuration, though
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Peppermint used to boot in just over 60 seconds... now it almost takes 3 minutes
even 60 seconds seems indicative of a previous problem, IMO. then again, it's not my rig, so that may be normal for you.
And I'm a bit doubtful it will help chromium start up time any. It might have no effect on your system start up time at all, just musing. Might help, might not. Shouldn't hurt though.

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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:29 am 
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What is an "ureadahead configuration"? o_O
Anyway, my rig is a plain old eeePC 1005pe with 1Gb Ram ... it is 2 years old and has always been used very intensively as my main/desktop computer.
It used to run Win7Starter, then Windows8, then Peppermint (with a brief usb-based period with Puppy Linux).


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:45 am 
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Chromium in the starting menu is possible the problem, as it could be requesting for some information not quickly available. Same for any browser, including Konqueror.

I prefer to start it when needed, usually as soon as the system is ready to go on.

Same for the files manager, of course. If you set a files directory as default starting page and this directory is on a SD card, by example, this can cause a very long starting time.


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 Post subject: Re: Performance Loss
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Chromium was never in the starting sequence.
I added it today, as an experiment, and have yet yo reboot the system :P


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