Re: ubuntu seriously lagging, freezing
The problem is solved by switching off Background Blur from the Search option in the Unity Tweak Tool as per the post #8 above.
I did not do a top command as the problem only appear when you click on the Unity search icon and the system then become unresponsive for several minutes...
Last edited by chrismine; September 16th, 2013 at 04:45 PM.
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