I have trouble executing simple
flatpak commands, such as
flatpak search, and
flatpak install. All commands just freeze for 5-10 minutes before returning the result. My 30mbps Internet connection is working normally. Manually downloading a flatpakref file to install using Ubuntu Software Center does not help -- it just shows a white/blank window for 5-10 minutes before displaying the software to install, or just be forever like that.
snap work flawlessly. I formatted the drive and started with a fresh Ubuntu 18.10 installation, only to find the problem persisted. The only thing I can think of at the moment is some sort of connection issue from my country to the official flatpak repos.
flatpak remote-add suffer from the issue, and usually throw the
Error: retrieving gpg key timed out. after a 5-10 mins. Try executing the command again will work without error, despite having to wait another 10 mins.
Update 2: It always tooks 2-3 minutes from the bootloader screen to the login screen on my home PC. Today I test 18.10 out on my work PC. The boot process is as fast as Windows 10, with all
flatpak commands work perfectly. I suspect it was a hardware-related issue. But since Windows 10 on my home PC works normally, I need some more time to do some testing with Ubuntu on it. I've got a lot of hardware around to try out.
Executing command in terminal:
10 minutes later:
Using Ubuntu Software Center: