I'm having this issue right now on 16.04. What's strange, is that if I
copy say 600GB worth of thousands of files, about half way through, Xorg
will start chewing up resources, and everything slows down to a hault,
even though literally the only thing I ever opened was Nautilus. I
never opened Firefox, or anything elses. Straight boot to the file
manager to copy files. It's a weird issue to say the least, because I
can't determine why Xorg would be freaking out on large file copying.
If the files finish, the performance is still poor until I reboot the
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Ubuntu slows down and hangs while copying file from/to USB
Status in nautilus package in Ubuntu:
While copying many and large files to and from a USB drive, the system
becomes incredibly slow and sometimes hangs. I watched the system
monitor while it was running slowly but cpu was not above 50% at any
time, the same for memory.
I'm using the "WD my passport" HD with a USB3 port of my "ASUS K55VD"
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
*** 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu16 0
500 http://ubuntu-archive.mirror.nucleus.be/ raring/main amd64
Steps to reproduce:
1) Aquire many large files (like your totally legit moviecollection)
2) Copy files to external HD
3) Open your browser and be sad when your system becomes incredibly slow
after a few minutes
This is my first bugreport so if I'm missing something, please tell
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-27.40-generic 22.214.171.124
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-27-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Aug 6 22:56:34 2013
b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'656x715+154+151'"
b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'maximized' b'true'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-05-31 (67 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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