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Newbie questions / Re: SparkyLinux too slow
Last post by paul74 - May 08, 2024, 09:18:32 AM

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 ?
Installation / How to proceed during installa...
Last post by paul74 - May 07, 2024, 04:21:43 PM

By default, when you format an EXT4 partition, space for Inodes is set to 5 %, that's means about 12 GB for a 240 GB SSD drive, that's really too much.

I try to limite that to 2% using  tune2fs command : 

pnp@pnp-aspirex3950:~$ sudo tune2fs -m 2 /dev/sdb1

tune2fs 1.47.0 (5-Feb-2023)

Setting reserved blocks percentage to 2% (1172137 blocks) <--------------

pnp@pnp-aspirex3950:~$ df -i

Sys. de fichiers Inœuds IUtil. ILibre IUti% Monté sur

udev 1261349 474 1260875 1% /dev

tmpfs 1271735 844 1270891 1% /run

/dev/sdb1 14655488 483632 14171856 4% / <---------------

tmpfs 1271735 184 1271551 1% /dev/shm

tmpfs 1271735 7 1271728 1% /run/lock

tmpfs 1271735 44 1271691 1% /tmp

/dev/sda1 72789392 36071 72753321 1% /media/pnp/Datas

tmpfs 254347 84 254263 1% /run/user/1000

Problem remains after restarting, and also if I try to proceed from booting using a USB key containing SparkyLinux.

How to proceed during a new installation to initiate SparkyLinux partition and specify only 2 % of space reserved to Inodes ?

Thank in advance for your ideas and comments.

System upgrading / Re: [RESOLU] System update req...
Last post by paul74 - May 07, 2024, 03:59:33 PM
Hello Piotrfr,

I upgraded from 6 to 7, no problem.
Since I updated from 7.1 to 7.2 and 7.3.
Everything is working fine.

Je suis passé de 6 à 7 sans problème.
Puis de 7.1 à 7.2 puis 7.3.
Tout fonctionne parfaitement.
System upgrading / Re: Upgrade stuck?
Last post by AxL - May 05, 2024, 12:49:38 PM
System upgrading / Re: Upgrade stuck?
Last post by grahamperrin - May 05, 2024, 05:24:25 AM

I keyed Control-C in the background window for the non-working upgrade, wasn't sure whether things had ended (the window remained open), I closed that window then restarted the system, ran the apt commands, restarted the system again.

There remained, near bottom right, a dialogue with two buttons (Cancel and OK, IIRC) but no content. I guessed, this was a ghost of a prompt to upgrade that preceded the second restart, so I opted to cancel.

I checked for an upgrade, began the upgrade, during the upgrade there appeared a prompt to upgrade.

I ignored the prompt to upgrade, completed the upgrade, restarted the system.
System upgrading / Re: Upgrade stuck?
Last post by AxL - May 04, 2024, 11:39:22 PM
Quote from: grahamperrin on May 04, 2024, 10:09:14 PM[....]  No progress in the background window.

How to proceed?

I think you should check out the latest article published by pavroo in Sparky News 2024/04 where he recommends uninstalling NALA due to malfunction:

Quote[....]  Due to nala doesn't full-upgrade packages properly and doesn't handle with broken packages on Sparky rolling (8) I recommend to uninstall nala. The sparky-upgrade tool on Sparky 8 uses apt back now to upgrade packages.

Use instead, the classic sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
And this way, you probably won't have any problems updating the system.

Cheers !!

System upgrading / Upgrade stuck?
Last post by grahamperrin - May 04, 2024, 10:09:14 PM

No progress in the background window.

How to proceed?
Newbie questions / Re: SparkyLinux too slow
Last post by duststuff - May 03, 2024, 11:10:10 AM
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.
Newbie questions / Re: SparkyLinux too slow
Last post by Bazzer786786 - May 03, 2024, 09:23:25 AM
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?
Newbie questions / Re: SparkyLinux too slow
Last post by Bazzer786786 - May 03, 2024, 09:16:05 AM
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.

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