Manjaro goes a few slow

Manjaro is a bit slow for me. Especially when I use brave, on youtube videos it gets choppy. In visual studio when I write it goes slow. What I can do?
inxi -Fza :

 Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
 root=UUID=c60dcd42-54e9-48f8-9358-1f314c41043b ro quiet apparmor=1 
 security=apparmor resume=UUID=24a6f42d-81d5-4841-bab0-d1c143e72686 
 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
 Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite S845 v: PSKF6P-002001 
 serial: <filter> 
 Mobo: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1 model: Type2 - Board Product Name1 
 v: Type2 - Board Version serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde 
 v: 6.30 date: 10/31/2012 
 ID-1: BAT1 charge: 10.1 Wh (45.9%) condition: 22.0/47.5 Wh (46.3%) 
 volts: 10.4 min: 10.8 model: LGC PA5024U-1BRS type: Li-ion serial: N/A 
 status: Discharging cycles: 221 
 Info: Single Core model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MCP 
 arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21 
 cache: L2: 3 MiB 
 flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
 bogomips: 4990 
 Speed: 2494 MHz min/max: 1200/2500 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 2494 
 Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
 Type: l1tf 
 mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
 Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
 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, RSB filling 
 Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode 
 Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
 Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Toshiba 
 driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166 
 class-ID: 0300 
 Device-2: Chicony TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
 bus-ID: 1-1.4:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b307 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
 loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
 display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
 s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
 Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 
 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9") 
 OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) 
 v: 4.2 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
 Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio 
 vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 class-ID: 0403 
 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.9.16-1-MANJARO running: yes 
 Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
 Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
 Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.22 running: no 
 Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter 
 vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 3040 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
 chip-ID: 168c:0032 class-ID: 0280 
 IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
 Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet vendor: Toshiba 
 driver: atl1c v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:2062 
 class-ID: 0200 
 IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
 Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 53.25 GiB (23.8%) 
 SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
 ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G 
 size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
 speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0010 scheme: MBR 
 ID-1: / raw-size: 215.34 GiB size: 210.96 GiB (97.97%) 
 used: 53.23 GiB (25.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
 Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
 ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.23 GiB used: 22 MiB (0.3%) 
 priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
 System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0 C mobo: N/A 
 Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
 Processes: 177 Uptime: 11m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.75 GiB 
 used: 1.67 GiB (44.5%) Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
 gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1368 pacman: 1351 lib: 407 flatpak: 0 snap: 17 
 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.02  ```

Please provide the output of inxi -Fza so that we can get an idea of what your laptop is like

Please also use ``` before and after the output.

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:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

  1. Please read this:
    How to provide good information
    and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

  2. An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
    Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.


P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which Desktop Environment you’re using, which CPU/GPU or Kernel, … you have without typing it every time

It’s already edited, thanks

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It should also be clarified that the internet is a bit slow, I use a cable connection.

An almost 10 year old laptop with a single core processor is going to be slow with a modern OS no matter what.

The data:

The conclusion:

Running an advanced Desktop environment like KDE on an Intel Single core without GPU hardware acceleration and 4G of RAM is going to be slow regardless of the pretty good SSD and an Ethernet connection.

You can tweak things here and there but it won’t matter much (I.E. ~10-15%) without a RAM and CPU upgrade.

If you don’t have the $$$ to upgrade RAM and CPU:

  • Take a lightweight DE like LXDE or XFCE
  • set your swappiness to 90 and your cache pressure to 75

That’ll improve things a bit, but don’t expect miracles: 10-15% less slow is the best you can do without a hardware upgrade.



If you want to continue using this hardware, and if even Manjaro LXDE seems to be slow, you can try distros tailored for old hardware, like antiX, LXLE, Bodhi, or Puppy Linux as a last resort.