I have two laptops and, yesterday, both started really labouring.
I checked the system monitor on the Dell Inspiron 153000 and found that one or the other of the four cores was constantly running at 100% or pretty near. The Processes tab showed that the culprit was nemo-desktop. This was happening constantly, even when I was not using Nemo at all.
I then checked my other laptop, an eight-year-old Novatech, and found the same thing happening there; though that one has only two cores, and nemo-desktop was pulling 50% of total resources. What’s more, for a short while yesterday evening the Processes tab was showing nemo itself pulling almost as much as nemo-desktop, so that the Novatech was getting really slow.
My first thought was to remove Nemo, but when I attempted that on the Dell it appeared to be too integrated into Cinnamon to do.
Can anyone tell me what is going on?
After fruitless hours of tinkering and online searching yesterday, I gave up on the Dell, wiped the drive, and installed EndeavourOS GNOME. However, EndeavourOS Cinnamon was the best set-up I’ve tried yet, so I’m a bit cheesed-off about it all. Help?