[xubuntu-users] 18.04 issue-bug?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Aug 12 11:35:10 UTC 2018


Hi,

assuming the issue should be related to the SSD, if you should use
continuous TRIM, stop doing so and use periodic TRIM instead, see

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drive#Continuous_TRIM .

Using Ubuntu 16.04 and Arch Linux, I don't experience any SSD issue,
excepted of one issue that might or might not be related to SSD usage.
On Arch Linux I've got a Windows 7 guest running in Virtualbox. I'm
using qcow not vdi. When running the Windows 7 guest, the guest as
well as the Arch Linux openbox session often becomes unresponsive. If I
push Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get a terminal and without even logging in directly
push Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go back to the X session, everything is fine again.

A "vintage" Xubuntu 12.10 install doesn't work properly with my new
SSD, see

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/2018-August/010695.html .

What SSD are you using? What SSDs I'm using is mentioned by the above
link. Just one SSD user replied to this thread and this only off-list.

You perhaps want to take a look at "Reliability test for hard drives and
SSD", see
https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2018-August/045462.html .

Are you sure that your old SSD reached end of life? Did you connect the
old SSD to a port using the same controller? Perhaps a microchip on
your mobo is broken? What are the signs you noticed, that let you
assume the old SSD is fishy?

Maybe the issu has nothing to do with SSD usage.
Btw. I don't know if nowadays Xfce could be used with Wayland instead
of X and if so, if Xubuntu migrated to Wayland. If Wayland should be
used, I would test using X instead.

Consider to take a look at log files, jouranlctl, dmesg,
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, ~/.xsession-errors* and mybe other, too.

You could run:

  sudo iotop

FWIW a lot of users dislike 18.04. If I run Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1
(64-bit, I guess 32-bit is dropped, but I'm not sure about that) from a
live DVD, to backup my Linux installs, I don't experience issues.

Regards,
Ralf




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