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SparkyLinux too slow

Started by Bazzer786786, May 03, 2024, 12:31:39 AM

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My SparkyLinux boots up slow. Games load up sloe. evrythi8nmg is slow . why?

I am using Sparkylinux 7.3


A couple ideas to check out: Are your fstab entries correct? Is swap set up and enabled?

Someone may be able to help you if you provide more information. For instance, is this a new installation? If so, what was your installation process? Or was it a system that was working as expected and then started showing this behavior? If so, what things changed on your system leading up to this? Etc. ...

When you're looking for help on this or other similar forums, it would be good for you to include as much relevant information as possible. It's great that you mentioned the version of OS (i.e. Sparky here), but it might be helpful to also mention the window manager (WM) and/or desktop environment (DE) you're using. You can use the command-line tool 'inxi' and its various options to generate general / specific / relevant information about your system that you can then copy from the terminal (Shift + Ctrl + C) and paste into your post here using the code markers for easier readability. (Hover over the icons above where you're writing till you see the one marked 'Code', click on that and it should give you code markers like this: "code""/code" except with bracket markers in place of the quote markers. Then just paste the inxi output from the terminal between the code markers so it will show up correctly [you can use the preview option to check it's working as expected].) The 'inxi' tool has lots of different options -- here is just one example: 'inxi -Frz'. The '-F' option includes basic information for quite a few parts of your system, the '-r' option provides details on your repos, and the '-z' option filters out some things for privacy / security, which is probably a good idea when posting in public spaces like this forum.


I don't what you mean by fstab entries. really a newbie. sorry.

I am using a PC i bought. I have installed two OS systems on it using different SSDs.

So it is a dual boot system.

1 SSD has Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon on it, and uses the same hardware and runs smoothly, no slowness, works absolutely fine.

The other SSD has SparkyLinux 7.3 on it. Everything is slow from the boot up to the running of software.

It started off OK, at first. Over time it has become slow that it is frustrating to use it.


Here is my SparkyLinux info :

Arch : x86_64
Kernel : 6.1.0-20-amd64
Ram Total : 8066988 KB (8GB)
SWAP total : 0 KB
Window Manager : Marco
Locale: en_GB.UTF-8
Foreign Architecture Enabled : i386

I am using MATE desktop Enviro

I hope this helps. Maybe my SWAP : 0 KB is the issue?


The fstab file is located at /etc/fstab and you can view its contents by running the following command in a terminal:
cat /etc/fstab It's a file that contains instructions for the system related to auto-mounting partitions. (You can find out more information by doing an online search.) If the entries in this file are wrong, it can actually prevent the system from booting or make it really slow.

It looks like you don't have any swap enabled, but not sure if that would be an issue if you have 8 GB RAM.

But since it was okay at first and has gradually gotten slower, it doesn't seem like the above would be the issues causing it. It sounds more like a case of the partition your system is on gradually getting its space filled up to the point where it affects the performance of the system. So probably the next thing to check is the size of your system partition, how much is used, how much is free, etc. You can find information online about how much space is optimal for a system partition and also for an SSD partition; from my memory I would guess trying to keep at least 20-30% free would be optimal, but you can double-check that. If that is the issue, then you'll need to figure out what's causing the partition to fill up (sometimes it's log files, or could be files that you've downloaded / copied there yourself, programs you've installed, etc.), and then figure out how to stop that and either delete files or move them elsewhere.

Since your other OS is working fine in regard to speed, then you could use that as a benchmark to compare system partition size / used space / free space, fstab files, and swap setup to see if there are any obvious differences that might be causing the problem. For swap info, if you have 'inxi' installed, you can run the following command in the terminal:
inxi --swap If you decide you want to set up and enable a swap partition or file, you can also find info online about how to do that. Those are all the ideas I can think of for now; hope they'll be helpful in some way.



I use same version for an older PC, with SSD and 6 GB memory, no problem.

As your other system is running fine, I may suspect a wrong parameter in BIOS for the SSD containing SparkyLinux.
Could you check than "AHCI" is active for this SSD ?

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