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Slowness due to internal hardware breakdown?


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#1 ReneeIII

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:48 PM

I am using an EMachine desktop PC which was purchased 2005. Os is ubuntu. Lately it freezes a lot after doing a lot of cut and past. For example on a spreadsheet I want to copy some text. I right click and get a white box. I try to close the page and get a blank box. It use to works after waiting for some time. Today had to restart PC.

 

Could this be due to breakdown of an internal hardware part.


Edited by ReneeIII, 03 August 2016 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:18 PM

That sounds like a software problem to me...if it were failing hardware I imagine it would constantly freeze.

 

With that in mind I have requested/suggested this topic be moved to the Linux/Unix area where the resident experts in all things Ubuntu/Linux will see your topic


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:22 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 03:49 AM

Maybe its time to go lighter.

Can you list your specs?


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:17 AM

Are you using Libre Office Calc...??

 

If so try...

 

 under the Tools->Options->LibreOffice->View menu, turn off "Use Anti-Aliasing"
(If that doesn't work, try also turning off "Use hardware acceleration")

 

(This suggestion is from https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=77851

 

let us know.

 

I am hoping some of the more experienced Ubuntu users will chime in here


Edited by Condobloke, 04 August 2016 - 06:17 AM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:05 AM

Remove side cover and with a magnifying glass and flashlight look at every capacitor for a swollen bloated or rounded top generally the first sign of hardware failure.

 

Bad Caps:

http://badcaps.net/index.php?s=9c269dbceb61e14458331b3b298b6c95&pageid=identity


Edited by vacuum-tube, 04 August 2016 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 09:02 AM

Are you using Libre Office Calc...??

 

If so try...

 

 under the Tools->Options->LibreOffice->View menu, turn off "Use Anti-Aliasing"
(If that doesn't work, try also turning off "Use hardware acceleration")

 

(This suggestion is from https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=77851

 

let us know.

 

I am hoping some of the more experienced Ubuntu users will chime in here

Thanks! I did that. Now just have to wait and see if I have any problems for a week.

 

I posted a thread on ubuntu about this under upgrades for this problem started a few months ago after I upgraded. 


Edited by ReneeIII, 04 August 2016 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:00 PM

Well it has been 2 days since I did Anti-Aliasing and I am no longer having any problems.

 

Just downloaded updates and the problem is back worse. Clicked tools>options and I get a blank page. Restarted the PC and still had the problem. Turned PC off and then on resulted in the problem gone.

 

I was having a problem with the font spacing properly on text in a word document so decided to turn off use hardware acceleration. Now the problem is affecting word page only.


Edited by ReneeIII, 05 August 2016 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:02 PM

Remove side cover and with a magnifying glass and flashlight look at every capacitor for a swollen bloated or rounded top generally the first sign of hardware failure.

 

Bad Caps:

http://badcaps.net/index.php?s=9c269dbceb61e14458331b3b298b6c95&pageid=identity

That is good idea! For the PC desktop is getting old.  I will eventually check the capacitors.  



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:43 PM

So these were ubuntu updates  ??

 

copy and paste the line below into terminal and hit enter....it will tell you what was updated..

 

Post the log back here

tail -n25 /var/log/apt/history.log

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:52 PM

 

So these were ubuntu updates  ??

 

copy and paste the line below into terminal and hit enter....it will tell you what was updated..

 

Post the log back here

tail -n25 /var/log/apt/history.log

Now can not cut and paste in word which I tend to a lot. Also can not close a word page, for when I  try to close it I get a blank square. 

 

Yes these are ubuntu updates

 

Start-Date: 2016-08-04  16:03:13
Commandline: aptdaemon role='role-commit-packages' sender=':1.90'
Upgrade: openjdk-8-jre:amd64 (8u91-b14-0ubuntu4~16.04.1, 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1), libllvm3.8:amd64 (1:3.8-2ubuntu3, 1:3.8-2ubuntu4), openjdk-8-jre-headless:amd64 (8u91-b14-0ubuntu4~16.04.1, 8u91-b14-3ubuntu1~16.04.1)
End-Date: 2016-08-04  16:03:35
 
Start-Date: 2016-08-05  20:54:13
Commandline: aptdaemon role='role-commit-packages' sender=':1.99'
Upgrade: liboxideqt-qmlplugin:amd64 (1.15.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), liboxideqtquick0:amd64 (1.15.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), xserver-common:amd64 (2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2, 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3), liboxideqtcore0:amd64 (1.15.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), xserver-xorg-core:amd64 (2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2, 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3), snapd:amd64 (2.0.10, 2.11+0.16.04), oxideqt-codecs:amd64 (1.15.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, 1.16.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), firefox:amd64 (47.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, 48.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1), less:amd64 (481-2.1, 481-2.1ubuntu0.1)
End-Date: 2016-08-05  20:55:11
brain@brain:~$ 

Edited by ReneeIII, 05 August 2016 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Thinking of removing LibreOffice Writer and then reinstalling it. For I have every document save on a flash drive. First got to restart the PC so that word pages are closed. Too busy to do that now.

 

Now trying to make bold a text in LibreOffice Calc and it is working slow. Thinking of removing it and reinstalling it too.

 

Can not even type in the calc sheet so I am finished. So now going to remove and reinstall. 


Edited by ReneeIII, 05 August 2016 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:25 PM

What is the name of the "word" program that is used in your ubuntu ??....is it xed ?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:27 PM

What is the name of the "word" program that is used in your ubuntu ??....is it xed ?

LibreOffice Writer 



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:28 PM

ok....just read your latest post.

 

Yes...go ahead and reinstall Libre.

 

or you could go to Synaptic package manager and under EDIT...select "Fix Broken Packages''


Edited by Condobloke, 05 August 2016 - 09:28 PM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 





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