System frequent freezes

I just finished setting up and installing software packages for my version of Manjaro. I don’t know why, but I find the system quite slow and often freezes. Could this be related to the swap setting?
At the moment, it literally freezes after I open a few programs or a few tabs of Edge.

Hi @Eragonvn, and welcome!

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Yes, it could. But it also could not. More info should help with determining the cause.

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Basic troubleshooting would involve monitoring your system while active.

Hi @Mirdarthos , I would be glad if you could help. I have attached here my system information:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LANGUAGE = "en_GB:en_US:vi",
        LC_ALL = (unset),
        LC_ADDRESS = "vi_VN",
        LC_COLLATE = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_IDENTIFICATION = "vi_VN",
        LC_MEASUREMENT = "blt_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_MONETARY = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_NAME = "vi_VN",
        LC_NUMERIC = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_PAPER = "vi_VN",
        LC_TELEPHONE = "vi_VN",
        LC_TIME = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LANG = "vi_VN.UTF-8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("vi_VN.UTF-8").
System:
  Kernel: 5.10.105-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64
    root=UUID=925141c7-f3fe-4c8c-ba20-8196a3f37fb7 rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.3 tk: Qt 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6530 v: 01
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0GMVN7 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: A22
    date: 11/30/2018
Memory:
  RAM: total: 3.77 GiB used: 2.88 GiB (76.3%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x21
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2081 high: 2464 min/max: 1200/3100 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1638 2: 2140 3: 2084
    4: 2464 bogomips: 19940
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
    constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept
    erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida
    lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae
    pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts
    rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic
    xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF108GLM [NVS 5200M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 390.147
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0dfc class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.5:3 chip-ID: 0c45:6449 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 143 s-size: 341x191mm (13.4x7.5")
    s-diag: 391mm (15.4")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: NVS 5200M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.147
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0bea class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.105-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1502 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:422b
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-3: Lite-On Dell Wireless Mouse WM314 type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:2 chip-ID: 04ca:0077 class-ID: 0301
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 585 GiB used: 22.73 GiB (3.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: OSC model: SSD 128GB size: 119.24 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 7A scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Hitachi model: HTS725050A7E630
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: A3C0 scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 45.47 GiB size: 44.45 GiB (97.77%) used: 22.71 GiB (51.1%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb8 maj-min: 8:24 label: N/A
    uuid: 925141c7-f3fe-4c8c-ba20-8196a3f37fb7
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 121.4 MiB size: 120.4 MiB (99.20%)
    used: 13.5 MiB (11.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A
    uuid: E6DB-C750
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 119.12 GiB fs: ntfs label: 64WinXP
    uuid: 01D7E6D3E6159120
  ID-2: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 11.72 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A
    uuid: f3766176-407f-4e3e-bd56-9930c1fa32c4
  ID-3: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 102 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
    uuid: 0F57-105F
  ID-4: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19 size: 465 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 48900B4F900B4344
  ID-5: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20 size: 183.01 GiB fs: ntfs
    label: Ph\xc3\xa2\xcc\x80n m\xc3\xaa\xcc\x80m uuid: 00078446000E7AE5
  ID-6: /dev/sdb5 maj-min: 8:21 size: 182.74 GiB fs: ntfs
    label: Ta\xcc\x80i li\xc3\xaa\xcc\xa3u uuid: 0000DFF30009FEEF
  ID-7: /dev/sdb6 maj-min: 8:22 size: 42.16 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 18AB63AD63C99A1D
  ID-8: /dev/sdb7 maj-min: 8:23 size: 99 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 12AFB0A74B87E1FD
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-1.5:3 info: Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD type: Video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 0c45:6449 class-ID: 0e02
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-3:2 info: Lite-On Dell Wireless Mouse WM314 type: Mouse,HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 04ca:0077 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: 42.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C gpu: nvidia
    temp: 60 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2794
Info:
  Processes: 242 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 2 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1442 pacman: 1434 lib: 374
  flatpak: 8 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
  inxi: 3.3.13
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LANGUAGE = "en_GB:en_US:vi",
        LC_ALL = (unset),
        LC_ADDRESS = "vi_VN",
        LC_COLLATE = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_IDENTIFICATION = "vi_VN",
        LC_MEASUREMENT = "blt_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_MONETARY = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_NAME = "vi_VN",
        LC_NUMERIC = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LC_PAPER = "vi_VN",
        LC_TELEPHONE = "vi_VN",
        LC_TIME = "vi_VN.UTF-8",
        LANG = "vi_VN.UTF-8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("vi_VN.UTF-8").
System:
  Kernel: 5.10.105-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64
    root=UUID=925141c7-f3fe-4c8c-ba20-8196a3f37fb7 rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.3 tk: Qt 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6530 v: 01
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0GMVN7 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: A22
    date: 11/30/2018
Memory:
  RAM: total: 3.77 GiB used: 2.88 GiB (76.3%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x21
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2081 high: 2464 min/max: 1200/3100 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1638 2: 2140 3: 2084
    4: 2464 bogomips: 19940
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
    constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept
    erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida
    lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae
    pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts
    rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic
    xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF108GLM [NVS 5200M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 390.147
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0dfc class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.5:3 chip-ID: 0c45:6449 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 143 s-size: 341x191mm (13.4x7.5")
    s-diag: 391mm (15.4")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 395mm (15.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: NVS 5200M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.147
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0bea class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.105-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1502 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:422b
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-3: Lite-On Dell Wireless Mouse WM314 type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 3-3:2 chip-ID: 04ca:0077 class-ID: 0301
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 585 GiB used: 22.73 GiB (3.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: OSC model: SSD 128GB size: 119.24 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 7A scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Hitachi model: HTS725050A7E630
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: A3C0 scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 45.47 GiB size: 44.45 GiB (97.77%) used: 22.71 GiB (51.1%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb8 maj-min: 8:24 label: N/A
    uuid: 925141c7-f3fe-4c8c-ba20-8196a3f37fb7
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 121.4 MiB size: 120.4 MiB (99.20%)
    used: 13.5 MiB (11.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A
    uuid: E6DB-C750
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 119.12 GiB fs: ntfs label: 64WinXP
    uuid: 01D7E6D3E6159120
  ID-2: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 11.72 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A
    uuid: f3766176-407f-4e3e-bd56-9930c1fa32c4
  ID-3: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 102 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A
    uuid: 0F57-105F
  ID-4: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19 size: 465 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 48900B4F900B4344
  ID-5: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20 size: 183.01 GiB fs: ntfs
    label: Ph\xc3\xa2\xcc\x80n m\xc3\xaa\xcc\x80m uuid: 00078446000E7AE5
  ID-6: /dev/sdb5 maj-min: 8:21 size: 182.74 GiB fs: ntfs
    label: Ta\xcc\x80i li\xc3\xaa\xcc\xa3u uuid: 0000DFF30009FEEF
  ID-7: /dev/sdb6 maj-min: 8:22 size: 42.16 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 18AB63AD63C99A1D
  ID-8: /dev/sdb7 maj-min: 8:23 size: 99 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
    uuid: 12AFB0A74B87E1FD
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-1.5:3 info: Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD type: Video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 0c45:6449 class-ID: 0e02
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed or root hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-5: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-3:2 info: Lite-On Dell Wireless Mouse WM314 type: Mouse,HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 04ca:0077 class-ID: 0301
  Hub-6: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0 C mobo: 42.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C gpu: nvidia
    temp: 60 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2794
Info:
  Processes: 242 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 2 Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1442 pacman: 1434 lib: 374
  flatpak: 8 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
  inxi: 3.3.13

These are locale warnings. Please see: Locale - Manjaro on how to setup your locale settings.

This machine seems to be on the older side, with not enough memory for no SWAP space. It could simply be that it doesn’t have enough juice.

See

For more. And your CPU also looks sort of old, so I just think it doesn’t have enough power to give.

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I would think you need a swap file with that low amount of ram. I have an older pc like that except it has 4 cores with 8 threads but the same amount of ram with an SSD. It did lag at times 100%. I found with firefox it ran smooth with 5 or 6 tabs until I had other things going in the background. I did not try edge ever with any linux.

Thanks, I looked at the wiki post and set up a swap file. Can you advise me whether using a swap file or a swap partition is better for my machine’s performance?

Hi, Can you explain it more specifically and instruct me on how to do it?

AFAIK using a file or a partition has no impact on performance. The main benefit of the file is that its size can be changed more easily.


Keep the system monitor open, for instance?..

:point_up: This

@Mirdarthos Currently, I’m tinkering around with zswap and when I use the command swapon it shows up like this:

Filename                                Type            Size            Used            Priority
/swapfile                               file            4194300         315616          -2
/var/lib/systemd-swap/swapfc/1          file            524284          519812          50

Should I set the priority of swapfc higher or lower than swapfile ? Thanks

@Eragonvn,

I can honestly not answer you on that. I have absolutely no experience with swap files. I always used to leave settings on default and lately I’ve got 16GB RAM, so I don’t use the swap. (Although it’s there, somewhere, and configured and 8GB in size, I know nothing more than that.)

Your best bet would be to look here: Swap - ArchWiki

Why do you go from “mah PC broken” to “let try various multiple things I don’t understand at the same time and complicating everything before seeing if one step brings some light on my issue”?

Test a SWAP file, see if your issue is fixed.

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