I just installed antegros (gnome). Everything seemed fin until I tried to copy over my files I had on a 2tb usb external drive. I was just trying to copy 20gb over, and I left it for over 10 hours, and it still said it had 3 hours left.
Even worse than the slow copy, is the fact that my computer freezes up (or nearly freezes, it is so slow that it is unusable).
I have searched through the forum, and found that maybe disabling usb legacy in the bios may help, but it does not look like I have an option to disable it in my bios. Also I read about disabling transparent hugepage. However when I try, it says I don’t have permission, even when I try as root. I also chekced and it shows it is using the madvise setting for this. I really don’t understand most of this, so sorry if I worded it in a confusing way.
Now I thought I would try to copy a file from an internal hard drive to another internal hard drive, in case it was a usb issue. It looked like it was working great transferring at 25mbps, and showed it would take 30 seconds left to transfer my 900 mb file over. However then the time started going up, and the speed went down to 1.5mbps. It did transfer the file but it took a long time, and more frustrating was that it did completely slow down my computer, making it unusable while it was transferring.
I hope there is something we can do about this, because it worked fine running linux mint. If we can’t fix it, I will have to go back to that.