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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How to make dash load faster in unity-2d

My dash always takes 10-15 seconds to show up. Is there a way to make it stay permanently loaded in the RAM or something so that it shows up faster?
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Performance issues with Radeon HD 5450

I have a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. Running Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the proprietary graphics drivers I get good video rendering (YouTube) and appropriate screen resolution. But when I open a ...
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Shutdown taking a lot of time

Whenever I shutdown in my Ubuntu 11.10 box, the icons are changing to the default GNOME icons and it is taking a lot of time to shutdown. What can I do to fix this?
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Would a better videocard make Ubuntu UI faster (specifically using gvim)?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and an Nvidia 7600GS (it has 256Mb memory on board). My resolution is 2560x1440. I work a lot in gVim and the overall experience is that it is slow. For example, it ...
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Performance while on battery - Ubuntu 11.10

First time on battery after installing Ubuntu 11.10. What I immediately notice is poor graphics performance and overall poor system responsiveness. If I plug in the power chord, it's all good. I am ...
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Installed Ubuntu In a low Specs PC and it is too slow, even with LXDE

I'm new with Linux and started with Ubuntu 11.10, I installed it in my PC (Core2Duo 2Ghz, 512Mb Ram DDR2, integrated video in Motherboard), I know the requirements for Unity are 1Gb Ram so I decided ...
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Fastest Ubuntu Version?

Oneiric is giving me a really bad performance at the moment and and I want I go back to a faster Ubuntu version. Would 10.04 give me a good performance??
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Which of these services can I safely disable?

Before install stuff on my server I wanted to trim down unnecessary services. etc. Here's the top: 615 ubuntu 20 0 26948 7384 1648 S 0.0 1.2 0:00.39 bash ...
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Super Slow Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

Well lately my 11.10 has been incredibly slow and I don't know why. Like everything is always really slow. Moving Windows across the screen or minimizing/maximizing is extremely slow. I don't know if ...
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Latency occuring between typing the character and printing on screen on a Dell Inspiron m101z?

i am facing a bit problem with my laptop dell inspiron m101z and the problem is there is slight latency occurring in typing the text on keyboard and getting up same on the screen. also sometimes i ...
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Is it efficient to install X/Lubuntu and use KDE/Gnome applications

I often met people stating they want to install XFCE, Gnome or other desktop manager in order to get better performance. But as the conversation goes on, it appears they use plethora of apps from ...
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Why doesn't GNOME Shell run smoothly on my hardware?

I'm having problems running GNOME Shell with my NVIDIA 7025/nforce 630a (on-board). The animations don't run smoothly when I configure my BIOS to give 512MB to the chipset. The only solution I've ...
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Are the nvidia drivers not performing as they should?

I have a dream... And in that dream I am running full HD videos in XBMC on my Sapphire EDGE HD2 media PC. It is based on the ION 2 chip. I installed Ubuntu on it and in Ubuntu I installed XBMC. I ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 is slow [closed]

It's much slower than 11.04. My laptop is new and quite powerful, so it's not the issue. Everything just loads slower (music, browser, files, everything!). Why is that? What should I do?
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Why does everything take so long to open?

Every time I click to open a program or anything, it takes at least 6 seconds to open. Bigger programs take even longer. I right clicked on the desktop and selected "change desktop background" and the ...
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Cheap PC specs run Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit? [closed]

Would the below PC specs run Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit at optimal performance? ASRock Motherboard H61M-S,H61, LGA1155 , 2xDDR3 Slot ,PCIe x16 GBL VGA DVI uATX Intel Celeron G530 LGA1155 CPU 2.4Ghz 2Mb ...
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Will 7000+ fonts slow down my system?

I've just recently download the whole collection of open source fonts hosted by Google, and was wondering if installing them on my computer would cause performance issues. The aforementioned computer ...
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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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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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Why is my boot time slower after upgrade?

My Ubuntu 11.10 boots very slowly after I do a clean install into my desktop HP Pavilion with the following specs: Intel Core i5-750 4GB of RAM NVIDIA Geforce GF315. How can I fix this? I compared ...
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Youtube Videos (1080p) Very Laggy

Can't play 1080p videos on Youtube but they play flawlessly on Windows 7. Any suggestions/help? CPU: AMD Turion 64 x2 1.8GHz, 2GB Ram and ATI HD 3200.
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Desktop runs very slick, animations are all fast and flawless. Moving windows around, however, is very laggy. Why?

This isn't a question about Ubuntu being laggy in general - not at all, in fact, it's very slick and fast for me. Clicking the "Workspace Switcher" in the dock performs the animation immediately and ...
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How can I speed up the software center?

The Software Center in 11.10 is much slower than it was in Natty, and on my five years old machine it often becomes unresponsive. What can I do to make it run faster?
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Is Ubuntu 11.04 slower?

Recently, I did the upgrade for Ubuntu 11.04 and I have a much longer startup, as well as time to launch some programs. Can this problem be solved?
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Where do I look to find out why it takes so long to log out of Ubuntu now that I have upgraded to 11.10? [closed]

Now that I have upgraded to 11.10, the logout process takes AGES (2 minutes+) and sometimes pops up a box stating that my keyring was not unlocked and asking for the unlock password. Any suggestions ...
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Ubuntu unlock screen is “checking password…” too slow [closed]

Question When I don't use my laptop (with Ubuntu 11.10 (x64) and Unity 2d) for 5-10 minutes, it automatically locks. After that, when I'm trying to unlock it, it asks for the password. After I enter ...
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Slow and Laggy Animations

Why are my animations laggy and slow on my laptop? AMD Turion tl-56 and HD 3200 with 2 Gig Ram.
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Unity Doesn't run after upgrading via xorg-edgers

After doing the xorg-edgers upgrade, I can't log into unity but I can access gnome 3. Any reasons why. The performance boost is amazing but I don't want to go back to the old drivers. unity 2d works. ...
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How much faster is Lubuntu? [closed]

Will I notice performance increases if I switch to Lubuntu? In what areas will I see the most significant changes? And in what areas am I unlikely to notice any? Would switching to Lubuntu be ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 still slow after upgrade

I had an amd athlon tf-20 cpu which was a single core that ran at 1.6GHz, 2 Gig ram and an HD 3200. Unity runs slow as hell. I upgraded my cpu to an amd turion tl-56 dual-core which runs at 1.8GHz, ...
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Performance problems with FGLRX driver

I have moved from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today and I am not impressed. I expected more in this version. There is some improvement but also many bugs. It works very slow for me. Graphic is very very ...
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Performance is crucially slow and very lagging

Linux Ubuntu 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:50:42 UTC 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Hardware config is AMD Athlon Processor and 500 GB harddisk with 2GB RAM this is my system config. ...
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How to restore/change Alt+Tab behaviour/ram usage and a few other things after Ubuntu upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [closed]

I use Ubuntu for programming. I recently updated it from 11.04 to 11.10. There are some things I don't like in the new version of Unity desktop interface. I don't actually know if it is hard to ...
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Unity runs slow, how can I improve its performance?

I like how Unity looks but I have 2 problems: Unity 3D When I login with Unity 3D, my pc becomes slower, I got an AMD II X3 with 2GB of RAM, Nvidia Gforce 6150SE nForce 430/PCI/SSE2 integrated. When ...
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Slow shut down on a Dell Inspiron 15R [closed]

I have a notebook Dell Inspiron 15R (core i3, 6GB and Intel Graphics card), had Ubuntu 11.04 installed and have just upgraded to 11.10. Everything looks about the same except for shutdown which is ...
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Ubuntu feels slow after 11.10 update

I recently updated Ubuntu to the latest 11.10 version. For some reason since the update Ubuntu reacts slowly. For example, when I drag a window there is a delay in the movement, when I write text it ...
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Slow/laggy desktop effects with Nvidia card

I've installed Oneiric from scratch (didn't upgrade), and I'm having troubles with desktop effects: Unity is very slow - whenever I click on the workspaces icon, I either get no animation, or the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 network speed [closed]

Just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04 . My internet speed is VERY slow now. I did a speed test with two similar laptops. The one running windows has a download speed of 14Mb/s while the one running Ubuntu ...
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How to improve performances [duplicate]

I have seen this question, but that question seems to be obsolete with the 11.10 version. Last week, I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. I am usually using gnome desktop clasic (without effects,also ...
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How do I improve boot time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I improve boot speed? I Have read many question on this but It is all about disabling startup daemons/programs. Since then I have installed a lot of programs and ...
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Can I lower the graphical strain of GNOME Shell?

Is there some way of configuring "No Effects" in the backend of GNOME Shell to get less memory/CPU overhead from graphical applications? I don't dare to turn on Metacity compositing due to this: ...
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Installing 11.10 Beta 2 from USB very slow [closed]

I am trying to install ubuntu on an older tower PC I have from USB, Its horrible slow, I can bear with the waiting at the boot screen for 5 minutes but when I get into the install menus it takes for ...
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Ubuntu sometimes starts swapping like crazy for no reason

Every once in a while, my Ubuntu starts using the hard disk like crazy, and for 3 minutes I can't move the mouse nor access any console, even CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE and CTRL-ALT-F1 do nothing. It is ...
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Show desktop works slow, and not so perfect [closed]

On Ubuntu 11.04 with unity, super + D shortcut should minimise all windows and show desktop. This works with few windows, but as number of opened windows raises, the slower it gets, and sometimes it ...
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How to measure single app CPU usage over time?

I'm doing some performance test for apps in Ubuntu. Is there a nice way (or an application) to measure the CPU usage of a single app? I would be great if it was also possible to create charts of CPU ...
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How do I enable submission of performance data in Firefox 7?

One item in the release notes of Firefox 7 reads Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox This is feature is also called ...
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Slow installation of applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and I am in the process of learning. I want to install some applications from the Ubuntu Software Center, but the installation process is quite long and slow. ...
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How will upgrading my hard drive affect performance?

Below is my cpu information and i run ubuntu OS with 1 GB RAM with 80GB HDD. Currently i am happy with the performance of Ubuntu 11.04. I am planning to upgrade to 500GB or 1TB HDD. Is it good idea to ...
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I request any troubleshooting for the audio in Webex

I have Ubuntu 10.04 in Toshiba NB255-SP1002M 32 bits mini-notebook. I have installed Webex and its plugging sun java 6k and another utilities, following the next indications: ...
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Have desktop load first after login before loading the indicators

This is weird. My laptop which is newer and faster by over twice as much than my desktop, and 64-bit nonetheless VS 32-bit, seems to boot slow compared to the latter. What is even more weird is that ...