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Linux/Terminal running slow

tapachir Posts: 1
edited June 2018 in System Management

Hey guys, 

I just started to work for a new company with my own laptop. It's a Lenovo u430p,  4210U 1,70 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD.

I'm working with python and I need to use the terminal a lot. First I tried to use a Linux Subsystem while still using windows. After this was super laggy and needed long time for simple  things I decided to switch completly to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and started working with it again. Somehow is the whole OS kinda slow and the terminal is laggy and slow again. I have no idea whats wrong. Collegues with less "powerful" computers dont have any trouble. 

Any help ?

Thanks, Nisam


  • soheil.linux

    First, run this command :

    sudo apt-get install htop iotop
    Start a terminal, in it run htop
    Start another terminal, in it run iotop
    Start another terminal, it it run tail -f /var/log/kern.log
    Wait until the lag occurs, then look at your three terminals :

    The first one will tell you if a process is hogging the processor
    The second one will tell you if your hard disk is being thrashed by a process.
    The third one will tell you if an event has occurred regarding your hardware.


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