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kemperhills

Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon slows down.

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I have an older computer that I replaced the motherboard with an Asus F2A55-M LK board and it runs Windows fine.  And when I first loaded Linux it worked fine.

 

When I loaded Linux at some point in the installation, or the first update, I was given the choice of "Do Not Break My Computer" which I checked.  I was given this advise from another forum when I was having the same problem with Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon.  I downloaded a bunch of updates and the computer was working fine. 

 

Recently I had several updates and when I tried to install them a couple of the updates popped a message that the update would change some things on the computer.  Now Linux sometimes works fine, sometimes slows down badly when trying to open a site, change pages[it does this on this site which I have rarely had happen in Windows], when I try to go back to a previous page.  Sometimes it is so low that I have to stop the process and restart it.

 

My question.  Could the updates that said they would change some things on the computer have caused this.  If so, since I don't know which updates it was, is there a way to reverse this.

 

Also, if anyone has any idea how to fix the problem I would appreciate the help.  

 

In windows I would go to programs and see if there was a lot of "junk" ware loaded. Check for adware, etc.  But in Linux I have not idea how to solve this problem  Thanks.

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7 hours ago, Dr_Bob said:

See what programs are installed in Ubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/questions/556542/how-to-list-all-software-installed-on-ubuntu-14-04-and-uninstall-them

To avoid using the Terminal, scroll down to the Ubuntu Software Center portion.

 

What browser are you using?  If you use a different one such as Chrome will it make any difference?

No go Bob.  Teh Ubuntu Software Center link didn't work and if I let it work long enough it timed out.

 

The browser I am using is FF 54.0.  Haven't used another browser yet.  Will try Chrome and let you know. Thanks.

 

Later:  I downloaded Chrome and it is as slow as FF.

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Try running these two commands from the Terminal (sorry for pointing you towards the Terminal again):

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

and then:

 

sudo apt-get install software-center*

 

See if that installs Software Center.

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On 6/21/2017 at 9:12 AM, Dr_Bob said:

Try running these two commands from the Terminal (sorry for pointing you towards the Terminal again):

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

and then:

 

sudo apt-get install software-center*

 

See if that installs Software Center.

Will do Bob, and I installed Chrome and it does the same thing.  Slow, slow, slow.

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On 6/21/2017 at 9:12 AM, Dr_Bob said:

Try running these two commands from the Terminal (sorry for pointing you towards the Terminal again):

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

and then:

 

sudo apt-get install software-center*

 

See if that installs Software Center.

I ran the first command and it did a lot of downloading and at the end this showed up "E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"

 

Ran second command and everything seems to go right.  Though I don't know what was happening.

 

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On 6/23/2017 at 3:06 PM, Dr_Bob said:

You should be up to date now and have Software Center installed.  Here is a read through on Software Center, running it and using it: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSoftwareCenter

Well Bob, I installed the USC and the link shows up in Accessories but it won't open when I click on it. 

 

Don't know why but it seems Linux isn't going to run properly on the Asus board.  I have two other computers I have loaded Linux Mint  on and they work fine.  I think I will just load Windows back on this computer and find me another computer to load Linux on. 

 

Also, would you explain what the first link is for.  I would like to save the link but need to know what it does.  Thanks.

On 6/23/2017 at 3:06 PM, Dr_Bob said:

You should be up to date now and have Software Center installed.  Here is a read through on Software Center, running it and using it: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSoftwareCenter

Well Bob, I installed the USC and the link shows up in Accessories but it won't open when I click on it. 

 

Don't know why but it seems Linux isn't going to run properly on the Asus board.  I have two other computers I have loaded Linux Mint  on and they work fine.  I think I will just load Windows back on this computer and find me another computer to load Linux on. 

 

Also, would you explain what the first link is for.  I would like to save the link but need to know what it does.  Thanks.

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Do you mean this part?

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

If so, it basically checks the status of the currently installed packages and the packing installing modules.  Kinda like a Windows Update.

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On 6/26/2017 at 11:26 AM, Dr_Bob said:

Do you mean this part?

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

If so, it basically checks the status of the currently installed packages and the packing installing modules.  Kinda like a Windows Update.

Ok, Bob, I appreciate the info.  Thanks. 

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