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    Default OpenSuSE system slowing down

    Recently my system has been slowing down. It seems the longer the system is installed and the more updates I do, the slower my system gets. It takes a few minutes to get to a useable desktop (XFCE) and webpages (Youtube, specifically) takes ages to load. I've tried Firefox, Opera, and Chrome and they all vary with speeds, but are nowhere in comparisson to windows 7 or a fresh OpenSuSE install.

    I am running light applications, like XFCE, mousepad instead of gedit, xfce-terminal instead of gnome-terminal, and thunar instead of nautilus, but the whole system has been dragging lately. I'm running the tumbleweed respoitory with the latest updates. I have also disabled a lot of the unnecessary services and firewalls. I have conky running so I can see what's going on and my swap space is never used and my RAM is never maxed out. When am I missing here?

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    How much memory do you have? Run top and see what's using up the most memory/CPU time. See if there are any rogue processes taking up a lot of resources. Post the results here (in tags).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    How much memory do you have? Run top and see what's using up the most memory/CPU time. See if there are any rogue processes taking up a lot of resources. Post the results here (in tags).
    In conky I have top running, but I run it occasionally in a terminal just because I'm curious. Mostly all I see taking up memory is Firefox and Xorg. I have 1GB in the netbook, which is the reason I use XFCE.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    What's conky? Why don't you post the results of top here?

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    Since you mention Konqy: is nepomuk/strigi running? I use KDE and had to turn them off.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    Another thought, if you install and want a light installation, don't first install one of the heavy hitters like Gnome or KDE, just begin and end with the lightweight DE of your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    What's conky? Why don't you post the results of top here?
    Conky is a light-weight system monitor. Conky - Home

    I'm going to post the results of top here in a few minutes after I give firefox some usage. I was booted in Windows 7 to make that post.

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    Here's the results of running top.

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    1355 root 20 0 119m 19m 11m S 6 2.0 0:37.83 Xorg
    2815 dave 20 0 713m 164m 39m S 5 16.6 1:24.04 firefox
    1979 dave 20 0 209m 6464 4976 S 3 0.6 0:11.98 conky
    6390 dave 20 0 174m 18m 11m S 2 1.9 0:01.17 Terminal
    1306 root 20 0 98784 6516 5248 S 1 0.6 0:00.51 NetworkManager
    50 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 1 0.0 0:00.11 kworker/u:5
    936 messageb 20 0 28328 1736 824 S 1 0.2 0:00.80 dbus-daemon
    2058 dave 20 0 338m 36m 10m S 1 3.7 0:03.73 gmixer
    614 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.92 kworker/0:3
    1505 root 20 0 26524 2800 2276 S 0 0.3 0:00.23 wpa_supplicant
    1926 dave 20 0 55912 2632 1916 S 0 0.3 0:02.12 xscreensaver
    6403 dave 20 0 8716 1136 816 R 0 0.1 0:00.09 top
    1 root 20 0 12460 804 664 S 0 0.1 0:01.04 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 0:00.01 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 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    8 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
    10 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.05 ksoftirqd/1
    11 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.81 kworker/0:1
    12 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/1
    13 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 cpuset
    14 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    Actually, let me ask: have you got both Gnome and KDE installed on the netbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Actually, let me ask: have you got both Gnome and KDE installed on the netbook?
    No. I did a network install and for this I just installed XFCE and possibly whatever dependencies transfer from gnome for applets. As of now, I don't think I have a single KDE library or program installed.

    I should also mention that I don't have any special gtk theme engines installed. I'm using the basic XFCE bluecurve theme. So I'm not using any Aurora engine or Equinox engine with flashy animations.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE system slowing down

    Quote Originally Posted by DupermanDave View Post

    -edit-
    Here's the results of running top.

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    1355 root 20 0 119m 19m 11m S 6 2.0 0:37.83 Xorg
    2815 dave 20 0 713m 164m 39m S 5 16.6 1:24.04 firefox
    1979 dave 20 0 209m 6464 4976 S 3 0.6 0:11.98 conky
    6390 dave 20 0 174m 18m 11m S 2 1.9 0:01.17 Terminal
    1306 root 20 0 98784 6516 5248 S 1 0.6 0:00.51 NetworkManager
    50 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 1 0.0 0:00.11 kworker/u:5
    936 messageb 20 0 28328 1736 824 S 1 0.2 0:00.80 dbus-daemon
    2058 dave 20 0 338m 36m 10m S 1 3.7 0:03.73 gmixer
    614 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.92 kworker/0:3
    1505 root 20 0 26524 2800 2276 S 0 0.3 0:00.23 wpa_supplicant
    1926 dave 20 0 55912 2632 1916 S 0 0.3 0:02.12 xscreensaver
    6403 dave 20 0 8716 1136 816 R 0 0.1 0:00.09 top
    1 root 20 0 12460 804 664 S 0 0.1 0:01.04 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 0:00.01 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 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    8 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
    10 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.05 ksoftirqd/1
    11 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.81 kworker/0:1
    12 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/1
    13 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 cpuset
    14 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
    Please wrap that in CODE tags.

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