Im using fedora plasma spin and i cant do simple things like opening new tab or open discord because of lagging and so i tried reinstalling the entire setup. it was running quite good 2 days ago but now again it went back to lagging too much
also can you explain me this why my home directory is 530gb while i have like a 1tb drive…
size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 539.89 GiB used: 183.31 GiB (34.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 250.3 MiB (25.7%) fs: ext4
I took the liberty of adding the </> Preformatted text tags to your inxi output since it makes it much easier to read. Please in the future use those tags when posting data you copy&paste from the screen.
What I see as probability for the slow performance is the fact you only have 6G of RAM and more than half is used, thus a lot of swapping seems to be occurring.
Also, to answer about the size of your user space, please post the output of df so we can see the actual available and used space for each partition/filesystem
I know a lot of people prefer plasma for its customizing ability and Ubuntu the same, but Fedora offers you a stable system on either Gnome or Pantheon. This of course depending on the RAM Available, Your ability to not install spyware disguised as helper tools, etc. I would say anything from 8 GB, and you won’t even recognize your own computer anymore. Much faster on Pantheon. Use Gnome Packages to install and see for yourself. I myself was attracted to Plasma for that same reason, but I’d rather have a stable system that a lot of strange things working in the background.
Also, for disk space in case you’re in a Virtual Machine or using a system, anything from 250 GB is great.
The lagging might be starting after some update or during file indexing (in KDE baloo does it).
You might want to update BIOS - it may fix some issues and performance.
Main performance issue is caused by HDD, I guess. With probably all devs working on SSDs, no one notices how high iops operations are unbearable on older storage devices. Your best bet would be to buy some SSD, install system on it and use HDD for backup and bigger files. KDE Plasma allows you to easily point e.g. videos, music and pictures folders in your home directory from different drives. That way you have robust system and lots of space for bigger files.
That looks like 8GB of ram with some of it allocated for GPU, that should be enough for internet browsing. Post here output of sudo inxi -ma, if you have one 8GB module, adding another one (even 4GB one) should give noticeable boost in CPU and GPU performance.
I actually fixed the issue…I tried updating my bio, then I cleaned my ram slot and it’s running smoothly… I don’t know which one worked, but gosh, its feels nice using the pc without freezing every two seconds and thank you very very much to all you amazing people.
Hey folks, I am on GNOME and I am experiencing the same lagging problems in one of the newest Dell laptops I bought a few months ago. All of my other machines on Fedora 36 GNOME are NOT having any problems whatsoever (Desktop + another HP Laptop). All of them are on SSD and not HDD. I am at my wit’s end as to what could be the problem. Here is my output. I would appreciate any help you can extend to me here. Thank you.