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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Shutter very slow and laggy?

Shutter is very slow and laggy and I'm not sure why. I've tried to change settings to "Do not save file automatically" and "Do not copy anything to clipboard" but it's still incredibly slow. I have it ...
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SD card write speed not as advertised, on 14.04 at least

I bought a new SD card and the claimed performance is a long way from my benchmark. Is there something I can do improve the transfer speed when working with this SD card? Information on the disk: $ ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
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Slow loading of pages (browser performance)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. I notice for certain webpages, firefox and chrome both load them very slowly. In fact, while text content loads quickly, both of the browsers seem to be loading ...
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Ubuntu slow booting - 'sendmail.service' takes over a minute to load

My ubuntu is booting very slowly. I'll show here excerpts from dmesg where the difference in boot time is larger than one second. Which one of these entries is significant, and which is not? (In ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 kills session when resource usage is extremely high

I'm working on project in hadoop on my computer. When I start some job consuming most of the available resources (100% CPU, high RAM usage) 'something' kills my user's session and all its processes. ...
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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 ...
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“not authorized to perform operation” message in Xfce remote desktop

On ubuntu 14.04 i installed Xfce to maker remote desktop working. when i rdp to the machine and while performing some tasks like mounting removable usb media I get "not authorized to perform operation"...
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12.04 to 14.04 update slows down the system

I recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. But the system is very slow. Everything works, but slowly. What could be the reason?. I have 4GB RAM, 10GB swap space and 300 GB of hard disk. Also the ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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Poor Gaming Performance in ubuntu

I'm seeing a problem in Ubuntu 12.04 and later. When I boot into a video game like Half Life 2, I get massive lag (FPS drops) and my CPU runs at 100%. My system even lags for games like SuperTuxCart ...
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Slow performance while copying large files to external peripherals

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been having many problems with External Storage devices like Hard Disk and pen drives. Sometimes, my external HDD (WD Passport 500 GB) is not detected at all,...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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ubuntu 12.10 64-bit consuming 100% cpu power and high battery

I am new linux user, installed ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) from wubi (getting boot option (windows7/ubuntu). But after opening ubuntu, laptop gets heat up, fan running very fast and performance is very ...
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What does this fix for non-responsive mouse and keyboard do?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and found that after about 20 minutes of work that my mouse and keyboard became very unresponsive. So I found the following fix (logging in as root - careful!!!): sudo -i To ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...
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How do I speed up initial login?

The initial login on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine can take anywhere from 45 seconds to two minutes. If I log out, then log back in again, the login time takes between 4 and 7 seconds. How can I find out ...
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What flags can I add or are added when loading the kernel to enhance Sandy/Ivy Bridge performance

Are there any flags in Ubuntu 12.04 that I can add or are added already that when loading the kernel it enhances the performance of Sandy or Ivy Bridge hardware? In my case my motherboard is the ...
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Why does Ubuntu hangs and looks 1995ish before logout?

Since 11.10 upgrade, logging out takes a while (it used to be much faster on the same computer) I can't determine what's causing this, but for a few moments at logout, my system seems to "freeze", the ...
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ubuntu is slow after xrandr with 2x2 scale

I recently bought a Dell XPS which comes with HighDpi resolution (3200x1800). For some reason, when I extend my laptop screen to another monitor (1920x1800) all things on this second monitor get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS unbearably slow after entering passphrase for WiFi

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on an (quite old) IBM ThinkPad T40. Connecting to the internet using LAN works perfectly fine, but as soon as I "Enable Wireless" in the Network Manager, choose a (...
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Unusual performance of libblas-dev on Unbuntu 14.04

The package libblas-dev seems to have unusual performance (much faster) in some cases in the following question. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38042451/cblas-gemm-time-dependent-on-input-matrix-...
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14.04 to 16.04 upgrade : Huge slowdown, why?

I have an older laptop with 2GB RAM. I have been running Kubuntu 32-bit installations for a number of years. I decided to move from 14.04 to 16.04. I had the option of 32-bit or 64-bit. I do have the ...
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Slow Performance 16.04LTS

Today I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my laptop. I realized that even without having anything installed and my apt already updated, it features slow and loud noise coming from the hard drive, like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Poor performance thinkpad E550

Hi I have just bought a lenovo thinkpad E550, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it but I am running into major performance issues. Like 8 + seconds to launch any application from startup, Firefox runs ...
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Screen darkens, greys out, and freezes when running sofware centre or update manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an acer aspire one 522 netbook. I do have a problem that a month of searching this Q&A Site still hasn't answered. Launching the Ubuntu or Lubuntu software centre or ...
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Do I have to install any additional driver for my usb 3 port in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I installed ubuntu 14.04 lts in my new laptop (HP 250 G3 Notebook). It has a usb 3 port with it, but surprisingly the speed of usb 3 and usb 2 is same. I have attached the output of lsusb Bus 001 ...
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Home Computer Build Designed For Optimized Performance With Ubuntu

Perhaps this is not a question for this forum, but I hope I can get some good info here. I currently dual-boot Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro. The OS performance is unreliable on my laptop, so I am hesitant ...
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Ubuntu Host in VirtualBox has long delays before startup

I run Ubuntu in virtualbox on a windows 8.1 host. After some updates of the guest, it started to have lags/delays before it starts. It also shows some warnings. After it starts, everything is fast. ...
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Vivid / Poor performance on Football Manager 2014

When I launch a new game, I only have one star for performance, even for 1 league only, despite a good configuration for this (i don't want 3D view of matches): Xubuntu Vivid x64 / Intel Celeron ...
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Lubuntu on ASUS 1215

I have a ASUS Eee PC 1215P netbook (Seashell series) and liked to migrate from it's original MS-Windows 7 to Ubuntu/Lubuntu. There are documents on Ubuntu official website website which certifies that ...
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Why is my system unbearably slow?

I have a Thinkpad Edge E430, Core i5 dual core, 4GB RAM, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. It is pretty common for my system to freeze in such a way that the mouse cursor still reacts, slowly, lagging - but ...
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Critical random slowdown issue using KVM/QEMU

I'm having a critical issue with KVM/QEMU which is severely impacting one of my projects and I don't know where to put my hands. I've set up a brand new physical server configured with a 2 x Intel ...
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Harddisk operations totally brings down my system respond time to its knees

I have massive system slowdowns during harddisk operations on my PC. My Firefox is responding slow, it gets to a extreme at times that it actually becomes a not responding program and greys out during ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10: Extremely bad CPU Performance and heat

Ubuntu is running extremely slow due poor CPU performance, I have fairly good notebook (4GB ram 2.4Ghz Sandy Bridge CPU) and I know thats the cause is the p_state driver from Intel (the substitue of ...
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Benchmark phones using Ubuntu Touch?

I have a few used phones running identical fresh installs of the current Ubuntu Touch for Devices and want to benchmark their performance and attributes in the field such as: processor, battery (...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Slow performance

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64bit version in my following configuration system. CPU - Intel i3 3.30 Motherboard - Intel DH61BF Ram - 4GB DDR3 Hard disk - 250GB sata When i was using Ubuntu 13.04 32bit ...
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CPU usage varies from 0 to 100. Strange waveform

so I have a strange problem. I'm currently using an old Thinkpad T61 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although this same problem was also happening when I had elementary OS Luna (based on ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 "...