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Re: buster = slow laptop?

mark <mark@aktivix.org> writes:

> Hi people,
> I'm asking your advice here because since upgrading from stretch to
> buster, my laptop has "become slow" by which I mean applications take
> longer to open, new windows take several seconds to complete drawing on
> the desktop and there's a noticeable lag when I use the mouse to select
> text (you can see the text becoming highlighted one char at a time).
> I wonder, is one of the new features in buster (e.g. ACLs) too taxing on
> my old machine, and if so can I turn it off?
> The machine in question is a ThinkPad T500, core2duo processor 2.4GHz,
> with 4GB RAM and an SSD - see https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T500 .
> I installed first with default Gnome desktop, then ran that without
> Wayland, then switched to Mate, but none of that helped.
> Any suggestions please?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark


On the face of it no as my T60p made the change fine that didn't tax the
2.33Ghz CPU. Maybe journalctl -b might give some clues? What GFX does
the T500 have? Intel or Ati

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