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Help with ram usage

I have a dual boot laptop with 512 MB RAM running Windows XP/Xubuntu. I try to load student.portal.chalmers.se (a huge bloat site) in Firefox. On XP, I can load the site without any swapping, but ...
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Dmesg - mounting takes longer in Lubuntu than in Debian

As an optimization freak, I have noticed for a long time (and many different kernel versions 3.8-3.12) that booting Lubuntu seems to delay 5 seconds when mounting the system partition. [ 4.993151] ...
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What causes Ubuntu to become randomly laggy and not fix until I restart?

I can use the computer for 2 hours without a problem, then when I do any random memory hungry action (Youtube Video, starting many application simultaneously) the computer becomes very slow and stays ...
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Does kernel influences the performance greatly?

I'm now testing performance of an armel filesystem and armhf filesystem, which are of the same distribution, but different kernels. The performance of the memory of the two filesystems differs a lot. ...
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How can I enable zswap?

Ubuntu 13.10's release notes mention that it includes Linux 3.11, which supports something called zswap: Zswap is a lightweight, write-behind compressed cache for swap pages. It takes pages that ...
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how to install linux-tools-3.5.0-030500

I installed kernel 3.5 from mainline using the procedure avaliable at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11391743#post11391743 but when i tried to install perf, its asking for ...
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Ubuntu compatibility with new Apple Mac Pro hardware

Apple's new Mac Pro is being released this Fall. The hardware specs look great, but I also don't have enough understanding of hardware, hardware drivers, and linux kernel to make an educated guess as ...
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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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Advantages of alternative kernel

Recently I have seen an WebUpd8 article about an alternative kenrel to the stock Ubuntu kernel, the pf-kernel, that supposed increases performance. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 using kernel 3.5.0-30 ...
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building monolithic kernels will improve performace of the system ?

i am using ubuntu 12.04 . If I build monolithic kernels for device drivers i.e driver will have its own kernel as i understand , will it really improves system ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - e1000e slow performance

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad W510. lspci reports this ethernet controller 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06) By default the ...
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How to get isolcpus kernel parameter working with Precise 12.04 amd64?

I've been testing this stuff trying to reserve some CPUs in a host with two Intel E5645 but I can't get it working for some reason. Steps I followed: Edit /etc/default/grub and added isolcpus=0,1 to ...
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Can I use kernel-seeds on top of Ubuntu kernels?

Former Gentoo user here. I'm trying to optimize the system by recompiling kernel specifically for my processor and disabling code I won't be using (to reduce memory consumption, improve speed etc.). ...
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How do I get Perfmon support for my kernel?

I would like to install perfmon for using performance monitoring events on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server machine. I have read that Ubuntu kernel 2.6 comes with perfmon support. However, as we can see ...
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How do we get this magic performance-boosting 200 line patch?

I read today on Phoronix that there is a 200 line patch to the Linux Kernel which dramatically improves desktop responsiveness. How can Ubuntu users get this in a way that's supported?
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What would be the recommended kernel configuration for a gaming machine?

I have read a lot of talk about how OpenSUSE is using a "Desktop" kernel. This kernel utilizes a 1000hz timer and full preemption among other things. The feature request here goes into more detail ...
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Why to use ordinary kernel if there's realtime one?

What are benefits of an ordinary Ubuntu kernel compared to realtime one? What are realtime kernel's tradeoffs?