System works all fine, but slow to load for (at least) 2 software

I’m not a pro, but I’ve been using Manjaro for a while now. My system was very fast in all aspect: boot, start a software, etc.

But I noticed about 6 month ago, without changing anything to my system, that at least 2 software are really slow to load: Firefox and the software manager. ALL the rest is still snappy.

When I click on the shortcut for Firefox, it takes about 10 to 15 seconds to open up, where as before it was almost instant, like the rest of my program.

I don’t know exactly what went wrong. And I don’t know what “report” to add in my question for you guys to see what is wrong. Too newbie for that.

Thanks all for the help. I want to avoid reinstalling the whole thing.

Maybe start one of these things from terminal?

Also see this:

inxi -Fazy

might be a good start.

And … in the off-chance its related to a certain old bug…

pacman -Qs portal
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You haven’t told us what desktop environment you’re using, and it’s not in your profile information either, so… :point_down:

Workaround for gtk-based desktops (including Xfce)

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Workaround for KDE

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-kde

Workaround for Lxqt

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-lxqt

Workaround for desktops using hyprland

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-hyprland

Workaround for desktops using wlroots

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
sudo pacman -S xdg-desktop-portal-wlr
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Yes, most likely the standard issue with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome being installed on a NON-Gnome desktop environment …

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Sorry about that guys. Didn’t know exactly what to show you. I’m using Cinnamon.

Here’s the results of inxi -Fazy

  Kernel: 6.1.55-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=adfaf474-fbcb-4203-bd38-8b551939caf8 rw quiet
  Desktop: Cinnamon v: 5.8.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: Acer product: Aspire TC-885 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Acer model: Aspire TC-885 v: V:1.1 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Acer v: R01-A0 date: 03/29/2018
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M705 serial: <filter> charge: 90%
    rechargeable: yes status: discharging
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-8400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 8 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
    desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2000 min/max: 800/4000 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 2000 2: 2000 3: 2000 4: 2000 5: 2000 6: 2000
    bogomips: 33613
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: gather_data_sampling mitigation: Microcode
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630]
    vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5
    process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: HDMI-A-2
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3e92
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 driver: X: loaded: intel dri: i965
    gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
    s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI2 model: Acer S243HL serial: <filter>
    built: 2010 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
    size: 530x300mm (20.87x11.81") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.55-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.81 status: off tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: 1: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin 2: pulseaudio-jack type: module tools: pacat,pactl,pavucontrol
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 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) driver: btusb v: 0.8
    type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:5
    chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> status:
    discoverable: no active: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0104
  Local Storage: total: 2.71 TiB used: 869.56 GiB (31.3%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8500G
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: S5Z42105 temp: 24.9 C
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA200
    size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: ABS0 scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G
    size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 61K1 scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 97.66 GiB size: 95.56 GiB (97.86%) used: 38.2 GiB (40.0%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 650 MiB size: 648.7 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 292 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb4 maj-min: 8:20
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 340.05 GiB size: 333.64 GiB (98.12%)
    used: 215.52 GiB (64.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.79 GiB used: 596 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  System Temperatures: cpu: 31.0 C pch: 44.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Processes: 323 Uptime: 1d 2m wakeups: 163 Memory: total: 8 GiB
  available: 7.64 GiB used: 4.15 GiB (54.2%) Init: systemd v: 254
  default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1918 libs: 497 tools: gnome-software,pamac,yay
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.30

And pacman -Qs portal

local/libportal 0.7.1-1
    GIO-style async APIs for most Flatpak portals
local/libportal-gtk3 0.7.1-1
    GIO-style async APIs for most Flatpak portals - GTK 3 backend
local/libportal-gtk4 0.7.1-1
    GIO-style async APIs for most Flatpak portals - GTK 4 backend
local/xdg-desktop-portal 1.18.0-2
    Desktop integration portals for sandboxed apps
local/xdg-desktop-portal-gnome 44.2-2 (gnome)
    A backend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal for the GNOME desktop
local/xdg-desktop-portal-gtk 1.14.1-3
    A backend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using GTK
local/xdg-desktop-portal-xapp 1.0.3-2
    A backend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using GTK and various pieces
    of Cinnamon/MATE/Xfce4 infrastructure

This. You have to remove this.

sudo pacman -Rdd xdg-desktop-portal-gnome

Thank you! I will try this when I get home on Tuesday.

All good now! I don’t understand why suddenly it started to be slow. Anyway…

This was the first time I needed help from this forum. Thank you so much again!


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