When dpkg install a package, when popularity-contest work, when I copy a file on Hard Disk, I can't use my computer, all interfaces are freeze

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 23 21:33:32 UTC 2011

On 09/23/2011 01:25 AM, Stéphane Klein wrote:
> Le 20/09/2011 17:18, NoOp a écrit :
>> On 09/20/2011 06:30 AM, Stéphane Klein wrote:
>>> Le 20/09/2011 15:07, Stéphane Klein a écrit :
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I've write to you because when my system have many access to Hard Disk,
>>>> I can't use my computer.
>>>> When dpkg install a package, when poplarity-contest is executed I can do
>>>> nothing, worse sometime I can move the mouse cursor !
>>>> I use Ubuntu 11.04 on MacBook3,1 (120Go at 5400 rpm).
>>>> What can I do to fix this issue ?
>>> I think it is always the same bug since 4 years ! :(
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/131094
>> More likely this one:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/493852
>> [popularity-contest will stat() every file installed file or ~80k files
>> on my system which grinds things to a halt ]
>> Why not just turn it off?
>> System|Administration|Synaptic...|Settings|Repositories|Statistics|untick 'Submit
>> statistical information'.
> Ok, I did that but my first issue isn't fixed : when I have many IO 
> access, my system freeze.
So it's not popularity-contest. One down.

I'm not overly familiar with Mac's. Can you advise on the exact model?
Is it one of these?

If you can do that, then it's a lot easier to search launchpad etc., for

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