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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
11 views

Very poor performance after regular updates

Recently my install of 13.10 decided to go all wonky on me. It did some kind of system update and then I got that lovely black screen after on boot. After many efforts to fix it I did a dirty upgrade ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

enabling swapping cripples system

I am having a strange issue. Essentially, when swapping is enabled (on a swap partition), the system becomes unusably slow even at times when no swapping is in fact occurring. For example, when ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Is my netbook powerful enough to run Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Mods: this question is not a duplicate of others. While related in subject, this question is not a general specifications request, nor is it concerned with building kernels and whatnot. This question ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

How I can disable CPU frequency scaling and set the system to performance?

My processor is running at 40% of its maximum speed, I want it to use 100% of the speed, all the time. I searched on Google but the tutorials are very old and they all differ. So, how can I ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

How can I log pre-process resource usage?

I am encountering a reproducible system slowdown when I perform a given action on the desktop. I have observed some odd behaviour running top and iotop in separate TTYs. How can I log resource usage ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
0
votes
2answers
101 views

SSD is more sluggish in Unity than my HDD on 14.04

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell 6400 laptop with 2Gb RAM (max) with a small 60Gb HDD and Unity performance has been fine. Last night I dropped in a 128Gb Adata SP600 SSD and installed ...
-1
votes
1answer
47 views

Ubuntu 14.04 videos and games running slow

I have little problem with Ubuntu here. I was running Windows 8 and then i decide to make dual boot with ubuntu 14.04 (whitch is great system!) but when i boot to Ubuntu i have problems with system ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Difference between System monitor and free -h

I have a Lenovo T430 laptop with 3.7GB of RAM. Since I started using this machine I observe the following strange behavior. If I do a lot of things, say have rails server running, a few nodejs ...
2
votes
2answers
30 views

Find files that are heavily used in the system

atopsar -d 30 - shows that one of hard drive (sda) in the system is heavily used. Is there a way to know which files are heavily used on HDD?
0
votes
2answers
30 views

How to clean up/clean out /dev/sda7 when permission is denied?

d@d-Satellite-C655:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 38G 36G 278M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 931M ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

SSD performance testing

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Low desktop performance with netbook

After installing latest ubuntu on my netbook (ASUS 1225c) I experienced major drop in responsiveness and frames per second on desktop. It seems that there is something wrong with video drivers. The ...
-1
votes
2answers
60 views

Disable unnecessary startup services and applications

What is the best practices to disable unnecessary startup services and applications? This post is very useful when i came to decide what to disable Which startup applications can I safely disable? , ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Xubuntu laggy/slow in brand new MBP host

I am using Xubuntu as a VM in both a Windows/PC host and recently a OS/X Mac host. The latter is laggy, especially when I use two monitors. It's weird cause the Windows machine is less capable (less ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 32bits on a modern PC - So slow!

I'm working on a project that only works on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. I've been given a modern computer to work with but the installation of Ubuntu is driving me nuts. The machine specs are: MoBo: ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

I only have 1GB of ram, what can I do to improve the performance on my 32-bit 14.04 system? [duplicate]

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu on an old iMac. It was going painfully slow on OSX so I wiped that and installed Ubuntu overtop of it hoping it would speed things up a bit. I'm not going to be ...
1
vote
2answers
128 views

How do Ubuntu flavors compare regarding resource consumption and performance?

Minimum requirements statistics do not provide enough accurate info to new and prospective users trying to determine a suitable flavor for their machine. People need to know if an OS will run smoothly ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Total system failure on ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that just had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I installed restricted extras, attempted to turn on the firewall in the terminal, and made a few extra tweaks. Now there is a ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Getting URL of YouTube video with `youtube-dl` is slow, without downloading video

I want to get the URL using youtube-dl, and the "simulate" option -g that does not download the video. So I gave the following command: youtube-dl -g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4JGSAmu4lg ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

Radeon R7 M260 & Proprietary Drivers: Bad Performance

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Almost everything worked great out of the box. This laptop comes with two graphic cards, an Intel HD Graphics 4400 and ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

Ubuntu touch threads priority; Will Touch be as laggy as Android, or smooth like IOS?

Are there separate User Interface and Rendering Threads in Ubuntu Touch? In other words, will Ubuntu Touch be laggy like android or smooth like ios?
1
vote
0answers
103 views

Ubuntu 14.04: very slow response from a 64 bit fresh install on 4 core server

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop version (64 bit) on the Dell quad-core (2.3 Ghz) AMD64 server with 8 GB of memory. The graphics card is NVIDIA CK8-04 Pro (System details says ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Not recognizing GPU, EXTREMELY slow performance

I recently installed Ubuntu 14,04 on my Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop. Specs: 4GB 1600 MhZ DDR3 RAM Ati Mobility Radeon HD 4250 GPU AMD V120 CPU, 1 Core, 2200 MhZ I have installed Ubuntu using the ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Kubuntu is significantly slow to start some of the programs in X window

I have Kubuntu 14.04. There is no performance problems other than this. Since the installation of the OS some programs like Dolphin, Gweview, Dragon Player and Muon Discover take a couple of minutes ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

lm-sensors ubuntu 14.04 core voltages

I am trying to measure the core voltages of my cpu. I installed the lm-sensors, I ran the sensors-detect and I reply YES to all of the question. At the end of the sensors-detect I get: To load ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

Slow performance after wubi install of unbuntu 14 with XP

I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower than the second search, on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and recreated as soon as first ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Google maps brings down performance, even after close

I'm using Ubuntu 12. Google maps are very slow on my laptop, but even when I close browser (Chrome or Chromium), the performance goes down significantly. It stops every 3-4 seconds for about a ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

LibreOffice (Calc) consumes all of the available RAM memory

I am having problems with LibreOffice's memory consumption. It didn't change much since 12.04 - I have tested it in Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04, 13.10 and 14.04 and didn't notice any significant differences. ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Ubuntu send alert mail if CPU usage continusly heigher than a certain amount

I need a way to send alert email if the CPU usage is higher than 80% for more than 5 minute. Installing new software on the server not allowed for me. Is there any way to handle it through a shell ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Ubuntu 14.04 running extremely slow !

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my 8 pc's . Those running on pentium processors are fine but not as stable as they should . Windows 7 used to run extremely smooth on them . App executes slow , and ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

How to find if my hardware supported by Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It is better to let make sure if System can/will be worked effectively & efficiently. So, Before installing Ubuntu, I have question as follows: I want to know how can I find if my hardware like ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Ubuntu behaving very slowly: 2 hr boot time (ata1 hard resetting link / device reported invalid CHS sector 0)

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with windows 8.1 on my HP Pavillion laptop. The windows 8 partition works fine (i.e. boots quickly, performs well etc). The Ubuntu partition is a ...
4
votes
2answers
177 views

How to perform a CPU/disk intensive operation without drastically affecting other processes?

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04. The operation I'm trying to perform is a git clone, as part of a new backup system I'm implementing. The source and destination are both local, so there is no ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Configure samba to fully use a gigabit connection

Is there a way to configure Samba in a way so that it can actually fully use a gigabit LAN connection when only performing a single big (>10GB) file transfer? On several Ubuntu servers in several ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

system.profile.find() command returns no results

I'm trying to run queries against MongoDB (in Ubuntu) and analyse the execution times. I think i've set the profiler up correctly, but when I run a query against it, i'm not getting any response ...
1
vote
3answers
59 views

Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
2
votes
0answers
58 views

KVM guest performance impacted by very long virtblk disk wait times

I have several KVM guests running on Ubuntu 14.04 using libvirt. Their performance is very poor. The intermittent nature of the poor performance with an order of magnitude variability in simple ...
7
votes
5answers
5k views

Why is Ubuntu 14.04 so slow on my laptop? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop with 1.7Ghz Pentium M and 1Gbyte memory. Graphics are Intel® 852GM/855GM x86/MMX/SSE2, OS type is 32bit. The whole system is VERY slow. When I launch the ...
12
votes
4answers
1k views

Ubuntu on low performance laptop [duplicate]

My sister has always wanted a macbook, but I recently convinced her that Ubuntu is a great OS with much more similarity to Mac OS than Windows. She said I can install Ubuntu on her laptop but it is ...
1
vote
0answers
144 views

Very high IOWAIT times

I have a large system - 128GB, a couple of RAID0 filesystems (6TB and 2TB) with an SSD cache, 8 cores (16 with hyperthreading), running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. When I try to write a large file I get very ...
3
votes
0answers
104 views

Constant HIGH CPU Usage - even after reboot with no applications

Here is a PROBLEM, a lists of my ATTEMPTS to solve it, and a PLEA for help: [As indicated, I have read all similar 'answered' questions, and have not found an answer that works for me.] ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Ubuntu dead slow after last update

It's been a few days now. Everything is SLOW as hell. Going from a desktop to the next is slow. Unlocking my workstation kind of fades out the lock screen and fades in the desktop. The animation takes ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

If I change desktop environment will I loose all settings and software I already have. Ubuntu to XUbuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14 (64bit) and later I found that Xubuntu is more lighter. I would like to have better performance than visually appealing UI. I work on ruby on rails and I have setup everything ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Curious about UnixBench results, is my HD configured properly?

I downloaded UnixBench 5.1.3 and ran it on both my old Dell 4600 and my newer Gateway SX2800. With a 2.4Ghz P4 the Dell gets clobbered on cpu tests by the Gateway with quad core Q8200 at 2.3GHz. The ...