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 can I improve performance and user experience in 11.10 (boot + shutdown time, graphics, …)

I've been dual-booting with Ubuntu and Windows since Ubuntu 9.04. This was the first time I used Ubuntu and was really happy with it. The boot and shutdown time was very nice and much shorter than on ...
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Why I get non-symmetric usage of CPU on multicore PC

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 I launch some application that use only one core and when I look at cpu-load graphic in gnome-system-monitor I found that all of my four CPU's loaded not ...
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Which hardware upgrade will give me the greatest performance boost with Ubuntu 11.10(with list of currently installed hardware)?

I have the following components in my computer: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArazBkOGrxEbdDhjc1lJWklJMEV5RlVrdzVYcHdMYWc The system currently works okay with Ubuntu 11.10 and unity. ...
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Disk I/O makes desktop unusable. System consumes too much memory

I have a long-term problem with my Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi (Pentium-M 1.73Ghz, 512 MB RAM) and Xubuntu 11.10. Whenever load increases machine tends to slow down to the point that it's totally ...
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Problem with Hibernate on Ubuntu 11.10 slow

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my machine and I notice several problems with the Hibernate functionality. When I use s2disk/pm-hibernate, I see an embarrassingly slow wakeup from the hibernate state. I ...
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Which Ubuntu version will work best with 845G motherboard?

I have been working with Ubuntu version 11.04 and I have noticed that it is a lot slower than xp. Like, windows take more time to open. Processes take more time to complete. Even surfing the net is ...
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Why is Ubuntu slower than Windows Xp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? My system config is-chipset - Intel Brookdale-G i845GEVmotherboard - 01/25/2005-i845G-W627-6A69VM4YC-00video adapter - ...
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Improve VNC connection speed over LAN

I am wondering if there is anyway to increase the performance of a VNC connection. I have an server setup (ubuntu) with a wired connection to the router. Its connected to the house sound system. I ...
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Should I switch to Xubuntu for better Flash video performance?

I have HP Mini 2133 netbook, with 1200MHz processor and 2GB of RAM. I am currently using the normal Ubuntu. But, Flash videos (on YouTube, etc.) do not play smoothly. I tried all optimizations, but ...
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Is Ubuntu/Unity More CPU or GPU Intensive?

The answer is really important. I want to know if it's more cpu or gpu intensive I'm choosing between sandy bridge and llano.
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Which CPU will work best with Ubuntu?

I'm choosing between two laptops with an AMD A6-3400 and Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge. I want to know which CPU is better with Ubuntu as in performance? Using laptop for browsing and programming.
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Does removing extra workspaces in Unity2d impact CPU or RAM performance?

I never used workspaces, so I have set number of workspaces to 1. After restarting, unity seems to be kinda snappier. What`s in theory?
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New system runs WAY slow.. What to look for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I have a new Ubuntu installation (11.10) on an older machine (Intel P4 1.7G). System monitor shows CPU usage pegged most ...
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Slow window movement with unity on AMD 6950

I am new to Ubuntu and I like it. I have some issues with the window movement performance (in Unity). My PC has a AMD Phenom X4 955 processor, 4 GB ram and AMD HD 6950 graphics card. So its not that ...
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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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Do GNOME Shell extensions have any impact on system speed?

I loved the various extensions available for GNOME Shell but I don't want to enjoy their benefits at the cost of slowing the system down. Is there any known impact?
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Slow startup on a Dell Inspiron 1012

Ubuntu11.10 is very slow to start up and shutdown comparing with ubuntu 11.04. I am using ubuntu 11.10 on a mini Dell Inspiron 1012 (N450 atom) I only have one program in the startup applications and ...
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Flash player performance issues [duplicate]

I have serious performance issues with flash on ubuntu 11.10. the problem manifests itself when I try to play large flash files on hosting sites like gorillavids.com and the like. the playback starts ...
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What software can I use test the performance of my system?

I installed Ubuntu (11.10 64bit) to my new laptop (Asus A53E-XT4), and would like to test capabilities, especially it's 6GB's of RAM. Is there any software in the Software Center (or on the web), ...
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Why do I have poor video performance in browsers with a ATI HD3650 GPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I'm experiencing poor video performance on Youtube, both in Firefox and in Opera - Flash and HTML5 (all of the combinations). HTML5 is ...
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Firefox is really slow. Could my power supply or Ubuntu be the cause for this? [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 long time ago and since then i was experiencing graphic performance regressions. With updates some things got better, others remained the same. Things that remained the ...
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Debugging desktop loading delay

Something is causing my desktop to take a long time to load (~15s). I can log in, and it displays my wallpaper, but i cant see my desktop or any menus for reasonably long period of time. How can i ...
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defragmentation of ext2

Is it worth it? there is e2defrag. How long will it takes for 120GB? 8h will be enough? I would like to improve read/write on the hard disc. hard disc seems to be new(9 months old). its in my work ...
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How to optimize Ubuntu to watch 1080p movies in mplayer [closed]

I have copy of Stargate in full HD weighing in at about 10.7 GB. Here is the full file info when opened in mplayer mplayer: Symbol `ff_codec_bmp_tags' has different size in shared object, consider ...
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Why does Lubuntu automatically reset my CPU into performance mode after a short time?

If I put the CPU mode into powersave or ondemand, it works for some time (5-10 minutes) but after that time Lubuntu automatically sets the CPU to performance mode. (I see it doing sudo cat ...
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Why did my install all of a sudden get really slow?

It is just running really sluggish, and slow... Kinda reminds me of when I work on Windows computers that are full of Virii.. Any ideas or suggestions? Let me know if you need any more information. ...
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My system is very slow running Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I recently installed Ubuntu. I was using Windows XP for years, then I decided to try Linux. This is my computer: 2.40 Ghz, ...
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What can I do to improve Ubuntu 10.10 performance on my netbook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I am not new to Linux, but I've never really dug in and am much more proficient with Windows and Mac OS. I've used Ubuntu ...
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How to check hard disk performance

How to check the performance of a hard drive (Either via terminal or GUI). The write speed. The read speed. Cache size and speed. Random speed.
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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
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Eclipse not using dual core on ubuntu 9.10

I am using eclipse on Ubuntu 10.10 32bit, when I am compiling a huge android project, it is getting slower I have 4GB ram even (which is just 25% used) though its getting slower when I observed ...
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Ubuntu randomly slows to a crawl for no reason

This is a VERY strange problem. My installation of 11.10 will randomly slow to a crawl, giving the feeling of either max CPU/MEM useage, when they are both at normal levels. Although there seems 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 ...