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Re: System unusably slow after Debian upgrade.

On Jo, 27 feb 20, 15:11:10, G.W. Haywood wrote:
> Hi there,
> Long time Linux user here, very familiar with tools for system
> administration but somewhat stumped by the behaviour of a system
> installed by me about six years ago at a local farm.  It's an old
> Intel 'NUC' like this one:
> https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/78577/intel-nuc-kit-de3815tykhe.html
> It has an Intel E3815 CPU (~1.5GHz), 8GBytes of RAM, 250Gbyte SSD.  As
> luck would have it there's a second system on the site, identical save
> for a 1Tbyte laptop-style spinning disc, but I'll come to that later.
> The 'problem' box is used for all the usual stuff (email and document
> processing, scanning, printing etc.) plus banking, online orders from
> suppliers, security monitoring (some custom Perl scripts and 'motion',
> using a variety of cameras), and United Kingdom VAT returns through a
> combination of a Windows 7 VM under VirtualBox (fired up quarterly -
> to power some Microsoft Office scripts and Microsoft's browser - for
> what should be ten minutes but what in reality, through no fault of
> the computer, is usually nearer a day).  

What Desktop Environment? I believe GNOME is using Wayland by default 
and needs hardware acceleration. Try something like LXDE instead.

Kind regards,

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