First of all, if my post is in the wrong section I apologise
Recently I've experienced random lags with my system.
For example sometimes when I watch a video on youtube and then exit full screen my pc will lag for about 2-3 seconds.. both my mouse and keyboard will have trouble with
input, mouse becomes sluggish on moving, keyboard input will have a delay on commands such as alt-tab (sound is unaffected by the lag)
It not only happens in firefox/youtube I've had it happen in dolphin, dbeaver, virtualbox, chromium (pretty much anything)
I used to have a nvidia graphics card few months ago, sold it and removed the drivers.. maybe something was left behind that is causing this.. idk
Also tried what was posted in this thread: Kernel 5.x (5.4.6) slow/freezing during I/O operations it didn't help me
The only workaround is to use: 4.19 LTS kernel (system performs flawlessly with this one)
The newer LTS kernels.. not so much
Most of the time I have open Firefox with a few tabs (4-5 at most), a headless vm with less than 512 ram, deadbeef for music, keepass, telegram and a few terminals open
I really don't want to reformat (even tho I planned to partition my / properly.. and to try btrfs) I'm not in the mood for reformatting just yet.
Any help would be much appreciated.
P.S. inxi output
System: Host: darkstar Kernel: 5.4.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.4 tk: Qt 5.14.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A serial: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 v: Rev 1.xx serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3503 date: 04/18/2018 Battery: Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech MX Ergo Multi-Device Trackball serial: charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4690K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28012 Speed: 1009 MHz min/max: 800/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3466 2: 3403 3: 3482 4: 2591 Graphics: Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0412 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.0.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0c0c Device-2: Samson GoMic compact condenser mic type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 5-1:2 chip ID: 17a0:0305 Device-3: Yoyodyne Consulting ODAC-revB type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 2-13:6 chip ID: 262a:1048 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.34-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:15a1 IF: eno1 state: down mac: Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: TP-LINK TG-3468 driver: r8168 v: 8.048.00-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: IF-ID-1: vboxnet0 state: down mac: Drives: Local Storage: total: 3.41 TiB used: 2.15 TiB (63.0%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: rev: 023 scheme: GPT ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD7501AALS-00J7B0 size: 698.64 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: rev: 0K05 scheme: GPT ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Seagate model: ST1000VN002-2EY102 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5900 rpm serial: rev: SC60 ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Seagate model: ST1000VN002-2EY102 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5900 rpm serial: rev: SC60 ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Hitachi model: HTS725050A9A364 size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: rev: C72E scheme: GPT Partition: ID-1: / size: 448.50 GiB used: 212.09 GiB (47.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 384.8 MiB (4.3%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 207 Uptime: 23h 35m Memory: 7.47 GiB used: 3.69 GiB (49.4%) Init: systemd v: 244 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: zsh v: 5.8 running in: terminator inxi: 3.0.37