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    Default Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    Something gets clogged up, and cause the system to slow down after watching a series of Facebook videos regardless of which browser I use.
    I thought it was the browser(s), but the system remains slow after closing them out.
    I have added browser cleaner extensions to each of the browsers. No help,

    I have tried everything I know to 'free up' whatever it is, but so far nothing I have tried helps.

    Any ideas? Suggestions? I hate rebooting after each browser session to get things back top normal speeds.
    TIA
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    Default Re: Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    How much RAM do you have?

    How many minutes/hours is "a series of Facebook videos"?

    How fast is your internet connection?

    Are your browsers allowed to preload pages they predict you'll be interested in? (e.g. in Firefox, browser.urlbar.speculativeConnect.enabled)

    Does anything unexpected or using a lot of CPU remain in your running top or htop window after you've closed all browsers you watched videos in?

    Does logging out and back in have the same effect as rebooting?

    Does it help (as root or with sudo) to run
    Code:
    swapoff; swapon
    ?

    Do you see any clues in journalctl or dmesg?
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    Default Re: Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    How much RAM do you have?
    Depends on the machine, desktop 1 4GB, desktop 2 8GB Laptop 4GB All of them exhibit this 'slowness/clogginess after doing those FB watch things. If I go to youtube, and watch for any length of time, it doesn't seem to me to have that problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    How many minutes/hours is "a series of Facebook videos"?
    30 minutes to an hour, depend on how much time I want to spend on them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    How fast is your internet connection?
    Very fast, in Leap 15 usually checks at 60 to 90 Mbps

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Are your browsers allowed to preload pages they predict you'll be interested in? (e.g. in Firefox, browser.urlbar.speculativeConnect.enabled)
    NO, IMO a waste of effort, especially with FB (I don't use Firefox except if I absolutely have to).

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Does anything unexpected or using a lot of CPU remain in your running top or htop window after you've closed all browsers you watched videos in?
    Not that I am aware of, I set the chrome(ium) browsers to not allow running apps to continue after browers shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Does logging out and back in have the same effect as rebooting?
    Don't know, will have to try it!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Does it help (as root or with sudo) to run
    Code:
    swapoff; swapon
    ?
    Something else I will have to try.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Do you see any clues in journalctl or dmesg?
    Not that I AM aware of, but you know I am relatively still a new user, and wouldn't know it if it bit me on the nose.
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    Default Re: Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    Well all machines seem a tad light in memory maybe you are pushing process into swap which is SLOW


    run top to monitor usage and note swap usage and start of problem behavior

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    Default Re: Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Well all machines seem a tad light in memory maybe you are pushing process into swap which is SLOW

    run top to monitor usage and note swap usage and start of problem behavior
    + check up if NCQ is enabled and working.

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    Default Re: Slow downs/clogged up something after watching FB Watch videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    + check up if NCQ is enabled and working.
    Not sure if it is or isn't!
    And my Leap 15 is on a PATA drive if that make a difference.
    Thanks Bill_L
    HP Compaq desktop Leap15.1 Win10, Win7
    Toshiba laptops Leap15.1 & Win10, HP AiO Win10.
    I can now print with openSuSe Leap! Can Scan now, could be better!!
    I can backup my iPod and iPad with Windows, can't with Linux.(Will get there someday!)

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