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Best Answer sef, 23 July 2017 - 12:03 AM

Ok, glad to hear that you got it sorted. Let us know if anything else comes up.

 

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#1 michmanbiker

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

Hello, I installed and configured most of my preferences and applications and I am enjoying using Bodhi, except I find the system sometimes lags and hangs / freezes specially when using firefox (the application is there but without a window, just the top bar and I cannot kill it)

 

I have 2g of ram on my laptop with a dual core processor.

 

Any thoughts as this makes the system unfit for a production everyday machine.

 

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#2 The waiter

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

I do not know which version of Bodhi Linux have you installed, but let's presume it is the last 4.2 release. If so, yes there were some seqfaults or system freezing issues related to buggy EFL release. The solution is very easy. Upgrade your system as soon as possible. I don't know your skills so I will show the method also for other users who face the same isssue:

 

In terminal emulator (terminology) type or paste:

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

 

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#3 michmanbiker

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:44 PM

Yes I am using 4.2, the latest download and I did update and upgrade and autoremove many times since installation but does not seem to fix the issue.

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

Ahh, OK. Unfortunately I do not use FF. Maybe other users can confirm this behavior. No freezes here...

 

PS: you mentioned you did upgrade. Did you do dist-upgrade? It is not the same...



#5 michmanbiker

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:23 PM

No, should I?

 

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Michel

 

NB: I just did and nothing was updated



#6 graywizardlinux

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

try chromium - i like and it a lot and use it exclusively.  Hate to say it for firfox fans bbut i never liked it at all.  may be more of a hog than chromium too



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

How old is your laptop?

What's the CPU speed?

Did you install 32 or 64 bit?


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#8 michmanbiker

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

It looks like it got a bit more stable now. Thunderbird was busy downloading my emails, so maybe the system was overwhelmed. I installed conky and the mem usage is normal.

 

I installed the 64 bit version. Details of my hardware as follows:

 

michel@michel-Satellite-U400:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
0a:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
0a:01.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
0a:01.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
 

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Michel



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:33 PM

with 2 GB and a lot going on - things will get sketchy.  our oldest laptop had some less than smooth issues.  the other 3 work nicely. the oldest finally pooped out last week.

 

Glad things are finally working for you!



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:03 AM   Best Answer

Ok, glad to hear that you got it sorted. Let us know if anything else comes up.

 

Welcome to the forums!


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#11 graywizardlinux

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:00 AM

i meant to add that it had 2 gig of ram.  i also was thinkng that maybe the ram was starting to go too.   welcome to the forums!



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:26 AM

The only issue I've had with freezing (also on 2GB) is related ot some bug in pcmanfm that causes out of control CPU usage associated with "menu-cached" processes. I'm hoping that gets sorted soon, but otherwise things have been pretty stable.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:18 AM

The only issue I've had with freezing (also on 2GB) is related ot some bug in pcmanfm that causes out of control CPU usage associated with "menu-cached" processes. I'm hoping that gets sorted soon, but otherwise things have been pretty stable.

This happens on one of my laptops too. I've applied the upstream "fix" to the Bodhi repos but it doesn't seem to help. I would recommend changing the file manager to something else like Thunar if it keeps happening to you. This is a PCManFM issue and not something our team personally can fix outside of doing what their folks recommend. 



#14 michmanbiker

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:54 AM

I will look at the file manager, but what I can tell you for sure is that the issue is very much a Firefox issue. I started using chrome today and the system is much faster and no crashes so far even when I load the browser with tabs.

 

Will keep you posted.

 

Thanks,

 

Michel






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