• File transfer issues


    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.

    Thanks!

  • $ sudo echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag
    bash: /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag: Permission denied
    $ cat /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag
    always defer [madvise] never

  • could the problem be something related to this: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1867950

    I tested glxgears, and get the same results:

    302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.349 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.872 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.873 FPS

    However it looks like I am using the nvida driver:
    lspci -k | grep -A 2 -E "(VGA|3D)"
    05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device c959
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia

  • transfering large directory is better do do with command line tools, more stable secure and responsive.
    rsync is the tool will do the job.

    rsync -Pr /sourcedirectory /targetdirectory
    

    it has also nice options like –ignore-existing
    wiki
    but read first and take care about / slashes /directory copy the directory /directory/ copy all files under that directory
    P = progress
    r = recursive

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • @joekamprad

    Thanks. You are correct, However I still should be able to copy a file by dragging it over without making my computer so slow it is not usable for 20 min. I have not tried rsync, but cp has the same problem.

    There is defiantly something wrong here, but I am not sure what it is.

  • then open a terminal with:

    journalctl -f
    

    and watch it while copy process.
    Also beforehand check:

    dmesg
    

    after plugin your external hd

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • journalctl -f

    Apr 13 14:35:10 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492115710.0891] device (wlp0s29f7u4): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 1E:00:64:96:58:7F (scanning)
    Apr 13 14:35:50 kids kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    Apr 13 14:35:51 kids wpa_supplicant[371]: wlp0s29f7u4: Reject scan trigger since one is already pending
    Apr 13 14:35:10 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492115710.1666] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
    Apr 13 14:35:10 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492115710.2026] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
    Apr 13 14:40:07 kids gnome-shell[611]: NOTE: Not using GLX TFP!
    Apr 13 14:40:25 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116025.8894] device (wlp0s29f7u4): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to 7A:38:8A:C4:0F:1A (scanning)
    Apr 13 14:40:26 kids kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    Apr 13 14:40:26 kids wpa_supplicant[371]: wlp0s29f7u4: Reject scan trigger since one is already pending
    Apr 13 14:40:25 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116025.9672] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
    Apr 13 14:40:26 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116026.0025] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
    Apr 13 14:44:06 kids org.gnome.Shell.desktop[611]: Window manager warning: last_user_time (18263390) is greater than comparison timestamp (18262180).  This most likely represents a buggy client sending inaccurate timestamps in messages such as _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW.  Trying to work around...
    Apr 13 14:44:20 kids org.gnome.Shell.desktop[611]: Window manager warning: 0x2801cc4 (File Opera) appears to be one of the offending windows with a timestamp of 18263390.  Working around...
    Apr 13 14:45:40 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116340.9130] device (wlp0s29f7u4): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to AE:AD:57:57:AC:6F (scanning)
    Apr 13 14:46:10 kids kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    Apr 13 14:46:10 kids wpa_supplicant[371]: wlp0s29f7u4: Reject scan trigger since one is already pending
    Apr 13 14:45:40 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116340.9904] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: inactive -> disabled
    Apr 13 14:45:41 kids NetworkManager[325]: <info>  [1492116341.0087] device (wlp0s29f7u4): supplicant interface state: disabled -> inactive
    
    

    dmesg

    [16465.229755] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    [16780.216719] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    [17096.181766] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    [17411.240628] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp0s29f7u4: link is not ready
    
    
  • why do you:

    grep wlp0s29f7u4
    

    ???
    This is your network device…

    and please pastebin and post the links working better…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • By the way, this is just transferring from one internal hard drive to another. Since I have the same problem even with internal drives, I figure if we can solve this, then it will probably fix it with my external drive as well.

  • Do you using wireless connection for internet or wired? because there is a issue with wireless ;)

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • yes, that is my network device. I use a wired connection, and link is my wireless id (which I am not using).

    grep wlp0s29f7u4 does not return anything

    I am curious about the comparison time stamp. Before I installed antegros, I was running mint. And I was running into problems orphaned inodes. I had to keep running fsck to fix it (it would not boot until I did). I wonder if there could be something wrong with my hard drive…?

  • then check the drives health?
    with GUI = gnome-disks
    or terminal:

    install smartmontools

    sudo pacman -S smartmontools
    

    short check:

    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdX | less
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • It looks like it is ok. It says it passed.

    I turned off my wireless, and now I am not getting anything new using dmesg, or jounalctl, other than a timeout error from chromium when I tried to load a page while copying a file.

  • i would like to see the full output of

    dmesg
    

    or

    journalctl -b -0
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • and also this can be caused by a lot of things it looks like a “bottleneck” problem…
    Wrongly remounted devices or failed hardware in another place…
    If do a lot fighting with plug in plug of e.t.c. it is good to do a clean reboot sometimes

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • [0_1492120318800_journal](Uploading 100%)

    I don’t think I can upload the file. It says it is too large. Also it is too large for pastbin. Here is a lot of it:
    https://pastebin.com/HhQ37qyv

  • I have rebooted several times, but maybe I need to do a new install…? I just installed this system yesterday.

  • this upload direct to forum does not work here also…
    You get a lot of fail around wireless and also libs does not found errors for “Gnome-Apps” gnome-photos e.t.c.
    Log counts 354 Error warnings … for rt2x00lib_rxdone 590 times randomly error and warning this can alone causes a bottleneck…
    for wlp0s29f7u4 314 error warnings

    I would try to get wireless working or disable it, do you do something trying to use wireless?

    If you want we can take a look to wireless configuration issue:

    sudo lspci -k
    sudo lsusb -v
    dmesg | grep firmware
    

    If you want to do a new install, then do it because you think you do something wrong or something happens wrong on installation…

    on this we can check the installation logs:

    /var/log/cnchi/cnchi-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXX.log
    /var/log/cnchi/pacman-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXX.log
    /var/log/cnchi/postinstall-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXX.log
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • Thanks.
    I was up most of last night working on this. I booted into a live cd (on a flash drive), and everything worked just fine. So I tried a new install, but I had the same problem. I also tried a fresh install of mint (I was using this before), but I had the same problem. However I noticed during the mint install, it took a long time, and kept stalling just before the install finished saying there was a error (I can’t remember exactly what it was, but it sounded like the hard drive). So I pulled a 250gb hard drive out of an old computer and did a fresh install on it. And now everything works just fine.

    So I guess even though the test showed the hard drive was fine, there is something wrong with it. I could transfer to and from it fine when I was running off the flash drive, but when I use it with the operating system installed on it, it caused problems.

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