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Hi there!

Technology savant Eve here again. A year ago I installed Peppermint 6 on my dell mini 9 that has a 32 gig ss drive that I somehow put in myself. I previously had peppermint 4 and maybe even 2, I forget. Anyway, I got the wifi to work, but it's always only been on about 70- 80%. Recently after I ran the system updater, my internet became even too slow for stubbornly-loyal-to-my-mini-9 me.

I went to look if the new update is what you guys say it should be and the terminal looked like this

What does it mean and does it have anything to do with why it's so slow and can you help me, please????  :(

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 06:12:27 pm »
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 06:31:54 pm »
Hi evie7, how's it going 8)?  It's nice to hear from you again  ;).  You need to use an image hosting site, like Imgur: imgur.com or Postimage.org: postimage.org.  Upload your image(s) to these sites.  These are good sites to make SSBs with the Ice tool for future use  ;).  You will find links to your images already formatted for different uses.  For Imgur, choose the one for BBCode (message boards & forums).  For Postimage.org, choose the one for Thumbnail for Forums (1) and copy the links.  Paste them into the forum editor.  You do not need to encapsulate these links or modify them.  I suggest you have a play around to familiarise yourself with the sites's functions.  Use the Preview button in the forum editor to check how they look. 

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 07:08:26 pm »
HI you guys!

Ok so in the meantime I did the update checky thingy again and it turns out that I'm good, I think, right?
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep libc6
ii  libc6:i386                                  2.19-0ubuntu6.7                         i386         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libc6-dev:i386                              2.19-0ubuntu6.7                         i386         Embedded GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Header Files
ii  libcompfaceg1                               1:1.5.2-5                               i386         Compress/decompress images for mailheaders, libc6 runtime
eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $



But it's still so slow and the wifi is only 78%. I just got a new router or modem, too (sorry I get those confused). Anyway, I saw that someone with a dell mini was having trouble with his wifi, so I did what you guys told him and it said something about the grub and that I may have to "re" something, now I can't remember. Should I do it again?

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 07:29:44 pm »
Okay, I did inxi in the meantime so I could show you guys that, in case that helps...
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: eve-Inspiron-910 Kernel: 3.16.0-62-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: CN0J14 version: A00 Bios: Dell version: A00 date: 08/05/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-62-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:23:08:15:80:af
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:c2:80:c7
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 32.0GB (42.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: RunCore_SSD size: 32.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 29G used: 13G (47%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.02GB (2%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 66.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 136 Uptime: 42 min Memory: 566.4/992.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ apt dist-upgrade
[sudo] password for eve:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 07:32:20 pm »
If this system only has a 32gb SSD, what's the output from:
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df -h 

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If that libc6 output is to see if you're patched against the recent bug .. YES, you're okay with that version of libc6
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 07:58:07 pm »
Here you go...

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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ df -h 
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            487M  4.0K  487M   1% /dev
tmpfs           100M  1.1M   99M   2% /run
/dev/sda1        29G   13G   15G  47% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            497M  448K  496M   1% /run/shm
none            100M  8.0K  100M   1% /run/user
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 08:43:42 pm »
 Okay it's not a full disk.

Can you define "slow" .. do you mean slow to boot, or slow to open applications, or applications freeze whilst in use, or the internet is slow ?

when the system is running slowly, can you open a terminal and run:
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free -m
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And when you run:
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top
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 09:07:21 pm »
It's pretty much just the internet, I think.

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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           992        966         26        130          8        386
-/+ buffers/cache:        571        421
Swap:         1011         95        916
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The % cpu of firefox jumps around from 47% up to 94%! Is that normal? I don't really know what that means... But the next highest % of cpu is used by xorg at 36%- 43%

Thanks! I have to run out now, but I will check what you say in about 1.5 hours...

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 09:08:10 am »
Were you running flash video in Firefox ?

When you say the internet is slow .. do you mean general browsing, or just certain sites (ones with a lot of flash content) ?
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2016, 10:02:24 am »
I think it does have to do with flash because it often asks to allow the update plugin. (I thought I'm all updated anyway?) But, no matter what I do, allow or deny, scrolling down a page goes like this; click wait ten seconds oops I clicked too much click up again, wait 10 seconds oops again. Switching from one open tab to another and waiting for a page to load takes like 30-60 seconds, especially if there is flash content. Just now, I was trying to delete an email from my gmail,  I clicked on the trash button and it's been "still working" for like 10 minutes.  I often get the box that asks if I want to debug, cancel or wait.  Is it firefox? Should I try another browser?  :-\ :(

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2016, 10:26:13 am »
Can't hurt to try another browser .. it may be that just clearing the Firefox cache and renaming the ~/.mozilla folder will speed firefox up again (be aware, renaming that folder will effectively clean out firefox, you'll loose all customisation/boomarks/saved passwords/etc/ .. but you can always rename it back)

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2016, 11:00:22 am »
Yes, please. (typing that just took like 20 seconds!!! while tabs are loading)  ::)

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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2016, 12:24:14 pm »
Okay, you'll probably want to run this command with Firefox CLOSED, so copy it to a text file first, then close Firefox.

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
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mv -v ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-old
now start Firefox .. which should now be as it was when you first installed it.



To UNDO

With Firefox CLOSED, run:
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mv -v ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-new
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mv -v ~/.mozilla-old ~/.mozilla
then start Firefox .. which should now be back as it was.
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Re: Soooo Sloooooow... is it time to give up on my old mini 9?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 02:37:04 pm »
Ok I did the mv -v ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-old and it's the same, super slow. Just now when I clicked the "reply" button it took like 7 seconds for the window to show and I don't even have any other tabs open! I also in the meantime tried chromium and it was just as bad.... Should I try chrome? I don't have chrome on this computer but I guess I can download it if you think that might work. Also, can you tell me why when I had Peppermint 5 on here my wifi connection was always at 100% and now it never even reaches 80%? I'm sitting in the same spot in my livingroom really close to the router and modem...  ::)