Manjaro Gnome Extremely Slow

I installed Manjaro on my Thinkpad T420s yesterday. After the install, the distro was working great and fast, however, after I installed some software and rebooted it, it became extremely slow at boot time and after. Now, I can’t even properly move mouse icon on the screen and the CPU overheats.

I installed the following programs: openjdk11, Intellij Community Edition, lm_sensors, base-devel

Hello and welcome,

Would be a good information for us to know what ISO you used for install. Did you updated the system or you only installed the software you mentioned? Pamac by default should have installed all the available updates, unless you changed that setting.
Did you check this?

Even tho some information is available about that model, if you also provide:
inxi -Fxza --no-host
from terminal, would be useful for us to help you out.

Use ``` above and bellow that text when you paste it here, for proper formatting.


I downloaded the iso that’s now available in the download section of the website. Name of the .iso is manjaro-gnome-20.1-200911-linux58.iso. After the install, since pacman was very slow at downloading packages, I changed the mirrors and updated the system.

Regarding running the command-line program, I can’t do it because the computer is that slow. I can’t even open a terminal.

I think it maybe some process that’s taking too many resources. That said, we can’t really point out any help without getting info regarding your system. Please post the model information when you can as mentioned above.

can you provide

ini -Fza 
cpupower frequency-info 

I will do it once I get back to my computer.

System:    Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 root=UUID=a0defa6d-c969-44b0-9ca1-3dc18c0f3e6e rw quiet apparmor=1 
           security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
           Desktop: GNOME 3.36.6 tk: GTK 3.24.23 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.36.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 4173A48 v: ThinkPad T420s serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 4173A48 serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: 8CET44WW (1.24 ) date: 05/23/2011 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 5.9 Wh condition: 5.9/44.0 Wh (13%) volts: 12.5/11.1 model: SANYO 45N1037 type: Li-ion 
           serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2540M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) 
           stepping: 7 microcode: 2F L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 20738 
           Speed: 2156 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2449 2: 2401 3: 2383 4: 2545 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0126 
           Device-2: Chicony integrated camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.6:4 chip ID: 04f2:b221 
           Display: x11 server: 1.20.8 compositor: gnome-shell driver: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.7 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.6-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo ThinkPad T520 driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 4080 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1502 
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:0085 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 9.41 GiB (4.0%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: DB6Q scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 232.59 GiB size: 227.94 GiB (98.00%) used: 9.41 GiB (4.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 79.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3998 
Info:      Processes: 267 Uptime: 2m Memory: 3.73 GiB used: 1.32 GiB (35.4%) Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
           clang: 10.0.1 Packages: 1167 pacman: 1164 lib: 306 flatpak: 0 snap: 3 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal 
           inxi: 3.1.05

Right now it is working fine, but it wasn’t yesterday although I rebooted it several times.

analyzing CPU 0:
  driver: intel_cpufreq
  CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0
  CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0
  maximum transition latency: 20.0 us
  hardware limits: 800 MHz - 3.30 GHz
  available cpufreq governors: performance schedutil
  current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 3.30 GHz.
                  The governor "schedutil" may decide which speed to use
                  within this range.
  current CPU frequency: Unable to call hardware
  current CPU frequency: 1.29 GHz (asserted by call to kernel)
  boost state support:
    Supported: yes
    Active: yes
    25500 MHz max turbo 4 active cores
    25500 MHz max turbo 3 active cores
    25500 MHz max turbo 2 active cores
    25500 MHz max turbo 1 active cores

see this topic ,

I think my CPU was “overworking” instead of working at a minimum clock.

Call me crazy, but the minimal ISO works just about a million times better for me. Don’t know if there’s a huge difference, but worth a shot if nothing else is working yet.

Which one is the minimal ISO?

Right below the normal iso on the download page.