Need Help: Slow Performance and Delayed Application Launch on Fedora 38

Hello everyone,

I’m experiencing sluggish performance on Fedora 38 Workstation running on an HP EliteBook 840 G4 with an Intel i7-7500U CPU and Intel HD Graphics 620. Applications take longer than expected to open, and the booting process is also slower than it should be.

I’ve checked for updates and monitored system resource usage, but the issue persists. Could you please provide guidance on diagnosing and improving this performance problem? Any advice on logs to check or commands to run would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help!

Could you provide the output of inxi -Fz? Enclose it in a block fence delimited by three ticks as follows (in your editor):

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Note that it is much better to post the hardware details as text so your post can be found by search engines. In my experience, slowdowns like you report are often due to a failing or nearly full (which often leads to failiure) mass storage device. The Disks utility should provide S.M.A.R.T details and tell you if a partition is nearly full. Use journalctl -b --output=short-delta to identify entries that take a long time.