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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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.] ...
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ls on home directory very slow

A while ago, I accidentally created hundreds of thousands of files in my home directory which I subsequently deleted. Since then however, running ls in my home directory has been extremely slow ...
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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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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 ...
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What is causing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro to have high CPU usage?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 10,1. However, after installing, the kworker process consumes over 90% of CPU usage. I tried the following: (Suggested in this answer) Execute grep . -r ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Former Windows XP systems are slow after installing 14.04

I just replaced windows XP on our work computer with Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit, and it runs really slowly, only after logging into an account and the screen sometimes flashes. It doesn't fill the whole ...
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How to fix System Settings window lag

I wanted to open System Settings window and I waited ~30s. Then the window was opened. My machine has an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. What produces a lag in opening System Settings? How can ...
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Ubuntu won't finish booting

So I have a Windows 8 PC that also can run Ubuntu (my computer is a Dell Inspiron) but every time I try to run Ubuntu it takes about 2 minutes and then shuts off my computer. I don't understand why. ...
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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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RAID6 Ubuntu rebuild - how to calculate best parameters for fastest rebuild

I am doing a resync on a RAID6 array and I am looking at some 2 days to complete. I looked here for hints on how to speed it up, but I have, instead, managed to slow it down! HW details are: 10x 4TB ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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Basics about Nvidia GPU and graphics performance

Well, I'm new in this OS, and I already love it. Before I had Win7 but I'm not coming back. I installed it yesterday in my laptop, a HP Pavilion dv4-1528la with a GPU Nvidia GeForce 105M. Installed ...
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Window manager affects 3d performance - how to work around it?

I learned the hard way that enabling compositing VM will affect 3d performance. What can I do today to be able play games on linux with no performance penalty? I guess I could create user with ...
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Laptop with Battery is faster than Power Connection at Ubuntu 13.04

Recently, I found a very strange phenomenon on my laptop. When the laptop is plug-in the power, then the CPUs work slowly, but when it is unplugged, i.e. it works with battery, then the CPUs work with ...
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Gnome3 runs faster when running game

I'm having a bizarre, and kind of funny, "problem"(if you can call it such). Ordinarily, Gnome shell is quite choppy on my system. Sure, it's smooth "enough" and fast "enough" but it most certainly ...
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Streaming video on Win 8.1 vs Firefox on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a dual boot system, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1; just an experimental spare computer, the point here being that the hardware is identical. When using IE and Windows 8.1, I can view streaming ...
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My Laptop is running very slow when I installed ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I have a pretty decent configuration that supports windows 8 very fluently but Ubuntu lags a lot while operating. This is my Laptop's configuration: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is operating too slow while plugged in for charging

Hardware: • 8GB RAM • 1TB hard disk • AMD A8 Quad Core processor My problem is: As soon as I plug in my computer for charging, my system performance gets extremely slow. Please help me out.
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Which is the light one? Openbox or IceWM for ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Which is the light one? Openbox or IceWM for ubuntu 12.04 LTS? i want to install on Ubuntu LTS, and i really need it because the hardware accelerate of unity 3D make my battery drain faster on ASUS ...
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GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on this computer, I installed NVIDIA's proprietary driver, since I might want to play a few games. I soon started having problems with video and audio. I'd be watching a ...
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Ubunut 12.10 64 bit using 100% CPU

Configuration Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) i3 Processor Ruby 1.9.3 Java openjdk(6 or 7) Any ruby or java command using 100% CPU. It works perfectly fine with ubuntu 10 or 11 (32 bit).
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Fglrx 13.1 weird performance behaviour

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 5450. The open-source drivers perform well for the desktop environment, but not so with games. I just switched because I thought ...
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Handling a very large number of network interface aliases

I have what is probably a bit of an unusual problem. I'm developing a network stress testing tool for internal use, and one of the things I need is to simulate a lot of entities each with their own IP ...
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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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Openbox overhead is similar to that with gnome-panel

I just installed openbox via sudo apt-get install openbox. It already has obconf, btw. I noticed that when I logged into my openbox session instead of the one I usually use (gnome-panel and NOT ...
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How to determine what applications affect xorg/compiz load

Is there a way to tell which application causes huge cpu usage and huge load for xorg and compiz processes?
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More than FOUR minutes to boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. What could be the problem?

I cannot tell exactly when this happened, but surely after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, but on my last bootup it lasted from selecting the distro on the GRUB menu to full usability 4 minutes 22 seconds ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...