My system feels slow

my system has become slow like when i open the application menu or the krunner. even at startup it slow.

  Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=e33d7951-41d6-4429-ac3e-00ce19bbd9f5 rw quiet apparmor=1 security=apparmor 
  resume=UUID=a1d120e4-f6b6-47c2-aa5e-f96cf5292a96 udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0, SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ProBook 450 G6 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: 
  type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 8538 v: KBC Version 51.2E.00 serial: <filter> UEFI: HP 
  v: R71 Ver. 01.16.00 date: 05/19/2021 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 12.5 Wh (44.6%) condition: 28.0/45.2 Wh (62.0%) volts: 11.0 
  min: 11.6 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Discharging cycles: 842 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
  note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: B (11) microcode: DE cache: 
  L2: 6 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28808 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 
  5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  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 mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea0 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce MX130] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia 
  v: 465.31 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:174d 
  class-ID: 0302 
  Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide Vision HD Integrated Webcam 
  type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2:2 chip-ID: 05c8:03cb class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel,nvidia 
  unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,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: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
  diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:9dc8 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-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: 0.3.30 running: no 
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: 5000 bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:9df0 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: 
  hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 44.54 GiB (3.8%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B4QFXO7 temp: 32.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: RSM7 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 34.18 GiB size: 33.35 GiB (97.56%) used: 16.18 GiB (48.5%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 62.7 MiB (65.3%) 
  fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 523.76 GiB size: 514.47 GiB (98.23%) used: 28.3 GiB (5.5%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.85 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: 38.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 252 Uptime: 8m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 2.53 GiB (33.1%) 
  Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1257 
  pacman: 1253 lib: 351 flatpak: 0 snap: 4 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole 
  inxi: 3.3.04

Have you tried monitoring your CPU, RAM and swap, see if any have a high value or a process hogging resources?

ive checked but its the normal things that run everyday the background services

What about disk usage? If you have programs that keep read/writing to the HDD, it can slow down other programs can need files elsewhere on the same drive.

Maybe it’s because your /home partition is on the slower HDD.

Is baloo indexer running in the background?

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He can of course switch off / deinstall Akonadi, Baloo, Krunner and KDE Connect to speed KDE up and switch off all animations and effects.
The question would be, why not take XFCE right away :laughing:


i dont really have so much on my home partition cause. cause i have a ssd and hdd
ssd runs windows C drive and manjaro’s root, boot and swap partition
hdd runs manjaros home partition and the rest of the flies in windows.

let me check

u mean change my distro to XFCE?

In general, I don’t want to say that. But, if shutting down KDE services creates a noticeable speed then you should consider it. However, your HP ProBook 450 should have enough power for KDE.

yes I agree my probook is powerful enough for kde. most probably ill just shut down the unnecessary services

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