Xfce is very, very, very slow

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Jan 11 11:22:14 CET 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-11 at 11:10 +0100, Hartmut Haase wrote:
> Xubuntu 13.10 + Xfce 4.10
> Hi,
> sometimes actions need up to 10 seconds: changing the desktop, starting 
> a program, changing windows on a desktop etc. top shows no special 
> loads, and I don't know where to look.

If nothing is shown by top I would check if the hardware is ok. Without
messages that the battery of a PC reached the end of life, it anyway
could be empty and cause strange issues. I really mean the battery that
e.g. powers the clock, not a laptop rechargeable battery. More likely a
hard disk drive reached the end of life.

It might be not related to hardware, so I would take a look at all
available log files, starting with ~/.xsession-errors. 

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