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I'm running Linux Mint 15. All of a sudden about a week or so ago my system has started crawling. When the screen shuts off from power save, and then comes back on it takes a long time for the icons to re-appear. The panel shows, then one applet, then another and so on. Finally all the desktop icons appear.
It doesn't only happen when the screen shuts off either.
I opened the system monitor when this was happening and nothing is causing the CPU% to go up to anything higher than like 12%. If firefox is running, I often get an "Unresponsive Script message". I know the website is fine, this message is only appearing when the system in general is running very slow (all programs -- the whole system).
The computer is more than powerful enough and was running beautifully for 6mo - 1yr. It's got 6GB of RAM.
Any idea's on how I can figure out what is causing this?
FYI - I don't run any virus software. Do you think I could have picked up a virus?
If it works initially after a reboot it's probably not a DNS problem then. If you want to check anyway, I usually just do something like dig www.yahoo.com from a command prompt and make sure DNS provides the answer.
There are SMART reporting tools that can identify a failing hard drive, but I don't know how to run them in Mint, sorry.