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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Which ubuntu derivative for my Netbook? [duplicate]

I have an Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Like this Processor / Chipset CPU Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz Cache L2 cache - 512.0 KB Front Side Bus 533.0 MHz Chipset Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Features ...
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Use IOzone to check read/write performance of ext4 and btrfs?

Can someone help me to use IOzone filesystem benchmark tool on Ubuntu to check the performance of ext4 and btrfs filesystems? I have installed Ubuntu into a VM.
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Slow MicroSD card

I've recently bought a 64GB MicroSD class10 card. Now according to Wikipedia, it should be able to transfer files at a rate of max 10MB/s. But I am only reaching 6.7MB/s (two-third of the promised ...
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Software Center seems opened correctly, but disappeared suddenly after a second or two

I am trying to access Ubuntu software center to remove some app from my pc, but each time I tried to initiate Ubuntu Software Center, it appeared on the screen for 2 seconds then it disappeared ...
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mini.iso build up or break down from full OS?

I have an old portable computer that's only used as a 'music server' Rhythmbox. It was slow with 11.10, but I updated it to 12.04 anyhow. Then, I eliminated a number of things with Synaptic, leaving ...
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How do I find out what is running immediately following login?

A few weeks ago, I must have installed an update or new package that now gives me ~10 seconds of black screen immediately following login, until my wallpaper and the Unity interface appears. ...
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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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Why does my computer run slower on ubuntu than on Windows?

I recently installed Ubuntu and am multi-booting with Windows 7, but I would like to switch over to Linux full time. Now I am seeing that it runs a lot slower; I have a few examples: I've tried ...
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Installed ubuntu 12.10 will not access HD, extreemly slow, keyboard not working properly or mouse

I've just loaded Ubuntu onto my laptop, it had windows XP or 7 before.. It stopped working so I decided to re-install the OS and I went for Ubuntu to give Linux a go and maybe learn about programming ...
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Slow animations using Ubuntu 13.04

I just decided to now swap from Win to Ubuntu. Now after the install of the latest Ubuntu (13.04), the animations of the Desktop (just as open the dash-board) are very laggy and slow. I searched ...
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Why newer Ubuntu versions are slower in performance? [closed]

My Laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 Ubuntu and Windows 7 I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop, but its seemed to be slower than Windows 7 and i am completely surprised , i feel shamed in front of my ...
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NVIDIA driver fails after update on 12.04 using lenovo w520 laptop w/ quadro 1000m display driver

Im new to ubuntu and I am excited to start using it. I have been using it for a day now and am noticing that the OS is hanging a lot. I think this may be due to my display driver not being installed ...
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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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Any tips to improve my computer performance? (Acer Revo) [duplicate]

I'm kinda new here. I have a Acer Revo R3610 and I've already have installed ubuntu 12.04 but it didn't run very well and now I'm trying 13.04 and it's working much better. The thing is, I believe ...
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What can I do to extend lifetime of my usb using Ubuntu full install?

I've done a full install of Ubuntu onto my 8gb usb stick. What things can I do to extend the lifecycle of my usb stick? I need it to be the full install, the live versions no good.
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Ubuntu 13.04 Runs Very Slow After Update From Xorg-Edgers PPA [duplicate]

Ubuntu Ver - 13-04 32bit. Kernel Ver - 3.8.0-30-generic Computer Specs - Pentium IV (2.80GHz × 2) with build in graphics using an Intel 915G. After getting the latest drivers from Xorg-Edgers PPA the ...
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Will installing Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8 slow down Windows?

I am going to install Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 8 soon, but one of my friends warned me that partitioning my hard drive will slow my computer down. I run on a 500GB HDD and 8GB of ram if that ...
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What is the performance difference between booting Ubuntu from a USB v2 and USB v3?

I like the idea of booting from a usb drive. I probably have 50 USB 2.0 drives of various sizes, but I only have 2 USB 3.0 drives currently. If I boot from a USB 3.0, will the increased read/write ...
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Poor Chrome performance in minimal xsession

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I'm trying to create a minimal Chrome browser only setup, and have tried adding our script that runs google-chrome to .xinitrc and running startx (this answer: ...
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Graphics performance reduced

I've installed Ubuntu recently. I love gaming on PC and I am trying out Ubuntu. But... I've been having a problem. My graphics card performance had been reduced in this OS. I used to run games in ...
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findout if my filesystem write operations are really deals with tmpfs or ssd on ubuntu

I bought a notebook with SSD drive and mounted all common system and user temp dirs to memory (to RAM) with tmpfs. This is the list of which dirs are placed in memory exactly (from fstab): none on ...
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slow performance in ubuntu and sometimes stuck

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 i386 and everything works fine expect the speed of my OS performance. I had Windows 7 before and everything works great but after I installed Linux when I login to my ...
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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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AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
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My laptop is becoming slower at times, how can I figure out if it is a hardware or a software issue?

Over the last month my 15 month old laptop has started showing me 100 % CPU utilization. I used to have ubuntu 12.10 on it. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 on it and it was fine for a while. I ...
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Ubuntu very slow [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu last month, and it's very slow. Hardware RAM: 3.8GB CPU: Pentium dual core T4300 @ 2.10GHz × 2 VESA: 6330
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Faster Screen Capture

Good day everyone, I use screen capture utilities to create Anki study flash cards. I have been using the Shutter application with the "Selection" option which allows me to drag the capture region ...
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Why are all hard drives slow on my Ubuntu system?

On my computer, which dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel 3.5) and Windows 7, the hard drive speed is very fast on Windows but very slow on Ubuntu. The slowness remains when I boot on an Ubuntu Live ...
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optimal performance settings to use 12.04 on VBox/VM [duplicate]

I have an Win7, I7-3630QM, 16GB, 2GB Nvidia 675M system. When I try to run ubuntu 12.04 on VBox or VM, The performance of ubuntu is extremely slow. It feels like i am running on single core. Please ...
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OpenGL runs on very low framerate with a intel graphic card

I got two systems which are almost identical but with slightly different graphic cards: System A product: N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation driver: i915 System B ...
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Poor perfomance using 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with all the updates needed from additional hardware and system in dual boot with Windows 7 to raise a little the performance of my PC. After installation, Ubuntu was slower ...
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Ubuntu being… not too fast?

Yeah I know there is enough of similar questions already - why ubuntu is slow and blah blah. But, seriously. I have pretty ok-ish specs - desktop PC with Intel i3 and 4 GB ram. When I'm on Windows I ...
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how to install AMD Catalyst or AMD Graphic Drivers and other drivers in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently purchased an HP laptop (Intel-AMD Hybrid). I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 on it. But my battery is draining quite quickly. It hardly works for 30-50 minutes. I guess it might be due ...
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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Extremely slow network transfers in one direction

File transfers from my home server (running Ubuntu 12.04 Server) to any other PC on my LAN (all running Windows 7) are extremely slow, but file transfers in the other direction (uploading to the ...
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Running Ubuntu on PC- A Couple of Questions?

I am currently thinking about buying a new laptop, and I want to buy a PC for its good price to hardware ratio and run Ubuntu on it because I do a lot of app and web development work. My questions ...
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RAM doubled from 8 gb to 16 gb, now ubuntu 13.04 is SO SLOW!

I upgraded my RAM amount from 8 GB to 16 GB tonight. After the upgrade Ubuntu takes forever to boot and doing anything on the OS is hideously slow now. You can click on a menu and it will take ...
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Firefox use lot of cpu

I have a notebook nb510 Toshiba with Ubuntu 12.04 and firefox 22.0 with extensions like addock-plus, x-notifier, download helper, xmarks. Sometimes it's take more cpu than 100% This information of ...
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Slow FX/Unity perfomance in a Intel(r)915G/915GV/910GL Graphics, can be improved?

Since I upgraded Ubuntu to 13.04, last Friday, FX on Unity is very slow. This is a pretty annoying issue, because everything has an FX: Launcher menu, Appl. Switcher and so on. I tried to disable ...
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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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How can I speed up this system? [duplicate]

I'm running a "nettop" computer which is a rather low-end performer. It can probably run better (=faster) than it does simply by adjusting it in some way, because I guess that the standard ...
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Do I have the correct Drivers for my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 7745G. It is definitely running slower than it should. Here are my machine specifications: Memory: 15.6 GiB Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ ...
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Network, Wi-Fi and performance issues after 13.04 update to netbook

I recently upgraded to 13.04 now I have no wifi or network capability, the system is slow and most functions do not work I need to uninstall and reboot from my flash drive but unable to format the ...
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Restored systray sometimes disappears from screen

I use Unity with restored systray from timekiller repository. I had no problems with it until there was an update in proposed repository. I realized my mistake and downgraded it because it was really ...
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KVM Windows 2008r2 Guest to Guest Network very slow on same host

I'm not sure if I'm submitting this to the proper place or not, if not, please direct me accordingly. At this point I'm starting to get desperate, I'll take any options or suggestions that spring to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 runs slow

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit on my PC, but it runs slow. I don't know why. I'm a new Linux user in general. Hardware • Processor: Intel Atom CPU N26000 1.60GHz x 4 • Graphics card: Intel ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed programs in Xubuntu

I am just getting into Linux for the first time, and I am loving it. Right now, I am trying to give some older hardware a new breath of life by installing Linux on it. The newest version of Ubuntu ...
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Why is Unity not as smooth with the proprietary Nvidia driver as with open Intel? [closed]

I have a Thinkpad W520 with Intel HD3000 onboard graphics as well as an Nvidia 1000M graphics chip, and I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. I experience a rather big difference in how smooth Unity appears with ...
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How to set cpufreq governor to performance?

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I have heard that setting the cpufreq governor to performance will, well, increase performance. Unfortunately, I am a bit of a newbie at this sort of thing, and I am not ...
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Performance issues after upgrading to 13.04

I've recently upgraded to 13.04 from 12.04 and I've experienced some performance issues with games (mostly) I wasn't having with 12.04, relatively simple games like xonotic freeze my system after an ...