Questions about improving the performance/speed of Ubuntu. Note that this is a general tag, and should be accompanied by another tag indicating what kind of performance you are referring to.

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Windows flickering, lag on window resize

I have a 3 Years old PC (GeForce GTX570, i7, 16GB RAM, SSD, 2x 24'' LCD monitors) and I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (I also tried with Mint). Depending on the graphic driver I installed, I got various ...
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Ubuntu running extremely slow on P4 1GB RAM. New Install. Used to run well previously

i am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Pentium 4 with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. It used to run butter smooth on 2 GB RAM. Unfortunately I had to remove 1 RAM card to use in another old PC. And now, in ...
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Just upgraded from Ubuntu mate 14 to 16 and Xorg is chewing up my CPU… [closed]

Older Emachine that ran Ubuntu Mate 14 quite well. Upgraded to 16 and Xorg is making my system performance impossible. Any help is appreciated.....?
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How to make dragging windows not lagging behind?

I am new to Ubuntu and I feel my window manager (I've tried Unity and Cinnamon so far) is not fully responsive. In fact when I take a window by holding its title bar and moving it around, the window ...
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Virtual GPU for Ubuntu 16.04 Clients on VirtualBox

Assuming the host OS has a GPU, can anybody tell me if Ubuntu 16.04 clients run using VirtualBox will be able to make use of the GPU through virtualization? I read that GPU virtualization is only ...
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When can i use linux on my new computer? [on hold]

I have recently built a beast! however I am finding it very difficult to use Linux on it. I am still considered a noob for my level of Linux knowledge but I am not new to it. It is comprised mostly ...
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Ubuntu is fast at one moment, but slow at the other moment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer that acts as a server. Short pc spec list (lshw): http://pastebin.com/7ud6rpxX The average number of procs is 500 (I have got a little widget that I forgot the ...
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Do I need to clear out swap to make my computer fast again?

I ran a process which used up mostly all my RAM and Swap... I was forced to kill the process, but now I see something strange, my Swap usage has decreased a little bit, but it is still half used while ...
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Fresh Ubutnu 14.04 on External SSD slow

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new USB3 connected SSD drive and it seems to be very slow. The slowdowns are particularly apparent when performing actions such as opening programs, ...
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kworker CPU hog - waking up from suspend

I have the (apparently very common) problem of 'kworker' hogging CPU usage. As mentioned here, the solution for many is identifying the problematic 'gpe'. This solution seems to apply to my situation, ...
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Tile server performance seemling inconsistant with SSH Launch vs 'Local' Launch

I am setting up a Dell PowerEdge R410 as a tile server (i.e. a server which serves web map images á la Google Maps) and experimenting with TileStache -- a Python application which handles HTTP ...
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Performance issue when turning the pc on but dissapears when restarting

I am new to linux. My problem is that when i turn on the pc it is terribly slow, but when i restart the performance normalizes dissapears and the performance normalizes. I had the same issue also in ...
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Graphics and CPU Performance Programs

Are there any applications similar to "Razer Cortex" or "nVidia Experience" that will run on 15.10? I really love playing Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but they lag ...
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Android Studio & Emulator slow performance in Android Studio on Ubuntu?

On my mac Android Studio is usable, however on my Linux Ultrabook, normally a fast machine, Android Studio and the Emulator are so slow (5 mins to start, one response or less per minute) that they are ...
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Will xubuntu and lubuntu give better performance for software development tools

I have tried xubuntu and lubuntu and found battery sacing distro. Will these distros provide me enough performance for using software development tools like eclipse, netbeans, tomcats, xampp etc ...
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Performance Alerts

Is it possible & how do I, in Ubuntu to setup a performance monitor / event at a certain performance. I want setup a monitor that calls a .SH script on a couple of things the first and major one ...
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What should be compared with ullimit -n

I know that max number of opened files per user is set in $ ulimit -n What is the right way to get a number to compare it with? My guess would be $ lsof | grep "REG" | wc -l but this number ...
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Slow display rendering on ATI Radeon with rotated display

I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 and I have a AMD Radeon HD 5450 graphics card and two Dell UltraSharp U2415 24" displays (1920x1200) where one display is rotated to be portrait. My system has never been ...
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Ubuntu lagging a lot in my laptop

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC, but it lags a lot. My pc runs all other OS at high speed, only Ubuntu is really slow. System specifications: Lenovo y_40 8 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Intel® Core™ i7-4510U ...
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Performance mode in a Desktop enviroment

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 x64 in a desktopPC. What really annoying me is that each restart or start begin running in a power-safe mode.. It could be useful with a laptop, but in a desktop ...
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Choppy windows, slow animation/performance

So basically I just did a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10, I installed a recommended driver, which is nvidia-352. I recorded a video to show what's happening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BE7D4MOzF8 ...
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Why the screen is turning black and white in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Frequently I am facing this issue of screen turning black and white for few seconds(20-30) and in that time I cannot use that application. I felt like(dont know this is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 running slow on bootup and online

My apologizes right off is I do not know much about computers. My laptop crashed and was replaced by my sons college desktop computer that he built. we had a problem with windows XP on it and ...
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Massive throttling when switch from charger to battery on Ubuntu 15.10

When I watch a 1080p video on youtube, I got easy 60 frames/s. But when I plug out the charger the framerate drops below 20 f/s (even if battery is 100&). The governor is set to performance, but ...
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Intel HD 520 really weak performance | Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Using Lenovo e460 with i5-6200u + Intel HD 520. Performance is terrible, 20FPS on games I got 80+ in Windows (same settings) and even native linux games like CSGO. I've done all the updates etc, ...
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Strange cpufreq scaling issues: regardless of governor, max cpufreq drops incrementally on wake

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 64bit (kernel 4.2.0) on a Lenovo y5070 with an i7-4710HQ cpu. I noticed recently (possibly after a recent dist-upgrade) that certain programs were really slow. After a ...
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With all respect ..but Why linux sucks so much on gaming? [closed]

I mean on windows 10 i play left4dead 2 full res,full detail maxed everything and it plays it fluently and nice. On ubuntu,xubuntu,kubuntu it sucks so much that i must lower many settings to make it ...
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Not able to run perf on linux 4.4 kernel

I'm not able to run perf on linux 4.4 kernel version. I'm using ubuntu 15.10. I have also installed linux-tools specific for this kernel. But when I try to run perf from the terminal I'm getting this ...
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Performance with Intel skylake 6500U with integrated graphics HD 520

I just got a new laptop (razer blade stealth) with the following configuration : Intel skylake i7 6500U Intel HD Graphics 520 8Gb of RAM 512Gb SSD 4k Display I know this question might seem too ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 server setup

Need some help on my configuration on my low power server. I have a multiple applications loaded on my ASRock Q1900M Intel Quad-Core Celeron Processor with 4GB memory and 2 TB WD green drive. The ...
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Should I use an older version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 fresh earlier today and the cpu maxes out several cores while watching Youtube videos and the cores run high while doing pretty much anything. Is Gnome my problem ...
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xfs on raid0(mdadm) proper mounting

Reading manuals on howto tune xfs on raid is totally crazy. In my case I have raid0 of 2 disks with 512K chunk size. Physical disk block size is 4096 The correct su and sw should be su=512k and sw=2? ...
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External Hard drive gets slow while copying lots of data

I have an external 5T drive where I want to copy my files (about 22GB). When copying the files everything runs well for a while and then it gets really slow (maybe because of the file size?): If I ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 Live SD card on Atom N270-powered netbook: How do I improve boot time?

I know using Xubuntu in Live mode can be slow, even with persistent drive space. I was given a netbook whose SATA connector is not working. It's a bit expensive to repair it so I'm using Xubuntu ...
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Live USB Xubuntu unresponsive BUT Kali USB distro running ok, how to fix it?

update: today it turned unresponsive. I Can barely use it for more than typing text in a text editor. adjusted the title accordingly. I'm not going to be able to buy a hard drive until 10 days and I ...
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Low network speeds Ubuntu 14.04 RTL8191SU 0bda:8172

My wireless adapter Bus 006 Device 017: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter Output of lsmod Module Size Used by ctr 16384 ...
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Kernel generic vs low-latency vs Zen

I would like to move from Windows to Ubuntu 14 LTS and i would like to ask you which kernel should i use. I will be using PC for surfing, programming, livestreaming (twitch), recording videos on ...
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15.10 very slow during file operations, despite 16GB RAM good CPU and no apps running

Every time I move or extract a big file (example: 1GB), or when I delete a directory containing a lot of small files, Ubuntu becomes extremely slow: the mouse stops moving (or only moves after a ...
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Degrading streaming video performance (Google Chrome and 15.10)

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15.10 and the latest beta of Google Chrome 48.0.2564.48, and whenever I try and stream video through Chrome, performance drops off rapidly. I can start a video, but after ...
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Better nice: how can I pause a demanding process completely if the computer is unidle?

Some background jobs on my PC do heavy processing. Running them with maximum nice level still produces slow interactivity and annoys me. Is there a better way than maximum nice? As soon as I use the ...
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Ubuntu 15 is slower than 14 [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 15. Completely deleted Ubuntu 14. However, running a 3GHz with 1 gigabyte of RAM, I'd think Ubuntu would 'fly'. Ubuntu 15 is much slower than Ubuntu 14 was and I wouldn't begin ...
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Restore boot parameters to default value

It feels like my system is getting slower and slower. I am using Ubuntu and my machine is an HP ProBook 450 i7 4x2.0GHz, 8GB RAM and an ordinary HDD. Still it takes ~2 minutes to boot, which in my ...
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Samsung SSD performance in Linux

I'm going to replace my HDD with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I've seen a software called Samsung Magician that only works in windows. Can I get the same performance on Linux than in Windows? Or is better ...
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Performance Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS vs 15.10

I am running now on Windows 7, but i am thinking about going to Linux (Ubuntu), i have experiences only with debian (VPS) yet :) But i like Linux, so i would like to have Ubuntu as my primary desktop ...
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i5-6300HQ max CPU frequency set to 760 MHz in Ubuntu 15.04

I have a Dell Inspiron i7559 laptop with a Core i5-6300 HQ and an NVIDIA GTX960M GPU. I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it, and I've been noticing that the CPU performance is much slower than I ...
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Slow PC as I installed ubuntu 14.04

A week ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite with a QuadCore 2.4GHz and 8(!)GB Ram, Intel chip 4000 and Nvidia gt 640M which are both activated. Since I've done that my Laptop is just ...
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Got a new SSD, don't want to wear it out but I still want to use some of it to store data files together with the old HDD

I've bought a brand new 250GB Samsung 850 EVO for my laptop, that I want to use as primary storage device, together with the old - but still pretty functioning - 250GB 7500 RPM HDD that I put in the ...
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Will run Ubuntu only over terminal increase my computer performace?

I have this software that I need to run for a project I'm working on but it uses all my CPU and will take 10 days to finish. I want it to run faster so I can finish this earlier. My computer is ...
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What is the bottleneck in system performance?

System Configuration: Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 GB AMD RADEON Graphics, 500 GB SATA 5400rpm HDD, Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (this is supposedly lighter than the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 64 is very slow on Four Core i7 16GB of Ram

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I came from a Macbook pro to a Dell Latitude E74400 i7 16Gb of ram. Ubuntu is terribly slow even if I reinstall it. It laggs when I work with it, opening multiple windows. ...