[SOLVED] Porteus Lagging when using a Program

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[SOLVED] Porteus Lagging when using a Program

Post#1 by Ziad » 19 May 2018, 23:24

hello.
i'm currently using Porteus LXQT v4.0 x86_64.
i also have 2.4GBs of RAM, and an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core TK-53 processor.
everytime i open/use a program (that uses RAM?), it lags when i click on a feature. like opening a webpage on waterfox.
all i tried was:
- including the copy2ram cheatcode on boot (porteus.cfg)
- including the noswap cheatcode on boot (porteus.cfg)
- including the zram cheatcode on boot (porteus.cfg)
- and changing the desktop environments (i did change between lxde, openbox, and mate)

any help?
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Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 20 May 2018, 02:49

welcome to porteus forum :)
some more info might be useful: open menu>System>Porteus System Info>Dump Full Report (and upload to pastebin)
or just /var/log/Xorg.0.log
because i'm wondering if it's a video card/driver issue...
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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 20 May 2018, 12:53

looks in order,,
i'd try disabling your changes.dat or use changes=EXIT:/mnt/sda1/multibootusb/Porteus-v4.0-x86_64/porteussave.dat cheatcode (so it only writes on shutdown)
-to see if the usb read/write speed is the bottleneck
if that doesn't help, see how it runs in 'always fresh' and then if it's better, try activating modules to see if any cause a lag..
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Post#5 by apollo » 20 May 2018, 14:06

i agree with ncmprhnsbl, try changes=EXIT: cheatcode to sort out any kind of usb performance problems.
Additionally you could open a task manager or add a system monitor widget to your panel to see if theres any sort of high cpu usage and maybe where this comes from.
Porteus runs good enoughfor me even on an old single core sempron with 1.6 Ghz, so the Athlon should do at least well.
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Post#6 by Ziad » 20 May 2018, 15:40

the performance changed. i didn't know about changes=EXIT: cheatcode until now. thanks.

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