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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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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Mouse slow proportionally to network usage

Under ANY network loading the Logitech mouse gets slow. At download speeds of as low as 50KB/s, clicks are "grabby," a click will pick up an object and any movement will move it around. At rates above ...
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Performance improvement of Ubuntu on soc board

I am trying to set up Ubuntu on soc board (Cubietruck) which has 8Gb flash, 2 Gb Ram, with external SSD - 128 GB. Currently I have installed the Ubuntu on hard drive. Its performance seems moderate ...
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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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very high IOWait + extremely slow hdparm -tT

I have been running 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E751 for almost a year without any problems, and then several days ago I noticed a very high CPU IOwait that makes the system poorly responsive ...
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12.04 running slow on my machine

Hi I'm very new to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and having installed it on albeit an old laptop I have found it to be very slow. I have a feeling this is more likely to do with my hardware but I'd appreciate any ...
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Ubuntu EXTREMELY slow on MacMini

So I have an older MacMini. It's not the world's greatest machine, but it doesn't suck that badly: Intel® Core™2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz × 2, 1gig ram I have installed Ubuntu on MUCH weaker machines ...
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Copying to/from NTFS partitions very slow

My whole system slows down when I copy files between an NTFS drive to my local home directory. This is a new 12.04 installation with the latests 12.8 AMD ATI driver. Using Gnome-Shell or Unity does ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - e1000e slow performance

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad W510. lspci reports this ethernet controller 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06) By default the ...
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Why are my USB 2.0 ports stuck in low-speed 1.0 mode?

My usb ports are stuck in 1.0 mode, i cant get them to work in 2.0 mode to get my devices to work. i tried a fresh install and rebootng many times, the mouse is slow and jumpy and transfers take a ...
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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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What can I do to restore disk performance on slower Ubuntu VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) running under VMware Workstation 10.0.5 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Disk access in this VM is noticeably slow - it takes ages just to start Firefox, for example, and the disk ...
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Change Frequency But nothing different

My problem here: root@LeAn:~/Desktop# sh MinPower.sh CPU MHz: 1200.000 root@LeAn:~/Desktop# lscpu | grep MHz CPU MHz: 1200.000 root@LeAn:~/Desktop# python TestCpu.py ...
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How can I reduce ram usage? And also how can I speed up Ubuntu 14.10?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 to find the amount of ram usage has almost doubled well my CPU usage and almost been reduced. When doing little on my computer my ram usage stays at about ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba suddenly super slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55 with Ubuntu 14.04 with a 320GD HDD and 6GB RAM. It dual boots with Windows 8 (which I never log into). I usually completely shut-down the laptop only every 2 days. ...
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Virtual machine running painfully slow

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I've installed windows 8 on virtualbox. The problem is that it is too slow - even minimizing a windows takes 2-3 seconds. The reason I think this is a problem is ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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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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Fresh installation running rather sluggish

Good day! Today I installed ubuntu on my home desktop (win 7 is the main OS). To this day I was running it in a virtual machine, but since I will do some of my work from home I decided to install it ...
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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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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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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 fix slow-performing machine?

My laptop is a Compaq nx6110 with 1 GB RAM. Before Ubuntu, XP was originally installed on it and was not too slow. But after I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (replacing XP) it is too slow. Even YouTube ...
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architecture-independent performance monitor tool

I got to know "perf" tool in "linux-tools-3.2.0-43" for Ubuntu 12.04 which can monitor the performance counts for some micro-architectures, however, the tool is dependent to the cpu architecture and ...
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13.04 sluggish after installation, live-cd was fast

I just installed a fresh 13.04 on my macbook, but after the installation it's a bit sluggish. Several problems occur: In chromium and firefox, on google.com, the autocomplete search bar lags. ...
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Troubleshooting poor performance with ATI HD 5800 GPU

I am attempting again to solve problems between ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (5830) GPU and Ubuntu. Three months ago I posted: Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800 I ...
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Slow and freezy 13.04 system under Nvidia graphics

I have the same problem under 13.04, I have Nvidia C73 (GeForce7100/nForce 630i) and it freezes randomly when I use Unity icons, the system is pretty slow anyway. I tried the opensource x-org driver, ...
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Is there a user-friendly setup to reduce performance and fan thresholds?

My Dell Vostro 4450 with Ubuntu 12.04 started heating (>95°C) when its on heavy load and charging battery (sometimes it freezes in this conditions). When on heavy load but using battery, it stabilize ...
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Unity Dash extremely laggy

I'm running 12.04 64bit. I've been running gnome shell for a while and decided to give Unity a try. I logged out and back in with the Unity Shell selected. I noticed that, sometimes when I press the ...
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Several Questions regarding software on Ubuntu 12.10

So, i recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 but i have problems setting up my microphone, i got a creative sound-card and i already tried ALSA. Second i need to have adobe cs 5.5 installed for studying but ...
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Non-symmetric core load when playing a game

I play Serious Sam 3 on Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 with AMD Phenom II X4 955 processor. And all time I play it there was fully loaded only one core. Command mpstat 1 1500 -P ALL after some time gives ...
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CPU performance decreases with AC power

I am doing CPU-intensive work on my Thinkpad X220 laptop and I find the performance bad. Interestingly, the CPU becomes more powerful if I disconnect the AC power and run only on battery! It does slow ...
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Unity really slow on Radeon 6950

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to do/if my system should be able to run Ubuntu 12.10 smoothly. Asus sabertooth x58, i7 3.2Ghz, 12 GB 1600 DDR3, x2 HD Radeon 6950 2GB, ...
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Is there a simple way to diagnose Unity performance issues?

The Unity Dash and HUD are slow to open, sometimes freezing the system for up to four seconds when I first hit the Alt or Super keys. Is there a simple way to find out where the time is going? The ...
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Xubuntu running incredibly slowly on a relatively sufficient system - How to find the cause?

I recently formatted my hard-disk and installed Xubuntu 12 on my desktop PC, which has the following specifications: Intel P4 3GHz 1.5GB RAM 80GB Hard-disk 128MB Nvidia Video Card (FX5500) In ...
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CPU stuck in energy save mode

A few days ago, my computer started feeling very slow, and looking a CPU usage, I saw that even the simplest processes required a lot of CPU. As far as I can tell, it's because the core are all ...
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Software to track application profile

I am developing a software for number theory investigation, and I am suspicious that is leaking memory. It would be very nice to log the CPU, and RAM usage of this program through some application. ...
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Dragon Age: Origins with PlayOnLinux have low fps

I successfully installed Dragon Age: Origins with PlayOnLinux on my Ubuntu 12.04 but the game is too slow, frame per second(fps) is too low. I played this game so many times in Windows with the high ...
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Low graphic performance with Mobility Radeon HD 4200 under Unity3D

On my Lenovo Edge 11" I got Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (RS880M) and the additional ATI drivers are correctly installed ("lshw -c video" gives me a correct ...
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Why is my AMD Quad 645 CPU running at 800MHz per core on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just loaded Ubuntu 12.04 onto a brand box with an AMD 645 quad CPU with 8GB RAM. In the BIOS it says, the CPU is running at 3100MHz. However when i boot into Ubuntu 12.04 it says 800MHz? I've ...
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Lightweight browser for ubuntu jaunty

I am looking for a lightweight and stable browser for ubuntu jaunty. I tried midori, however the version from the jaunty-repository seems not to be very stable (crashes for example when going to ...
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My Ubuntu on AWS is very slow

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 install on AWS and it was getting slower and slower Not knowing what to do I updated and upgraded my system It did not help Testing disk usage (df -h) I get Filesystem ...
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Setting to High Performance

When I had Windows 8.1, there was a power option for "High Performance" which allowed higher performance at the cost of power supply. Is there a way to set my power option to "High Performance" on ...
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how to check if zfs is using the kernel module

I am having perfomance troubles (transfer rates only about 50MB/s using 6 2TB server hdds WDC WD2003FYYS, each doing app 150 MB/s) with my raidz and was hoping to increase it with the ZFS on Linux ...
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Accessing tty1 through 6 takes unreasonably long

When I try to switch from the X session (tty7), it takes very long. Once in tty1-6, going to tty1-7 is instant. It feels as if the time a tty7 -> ttyX switch takes was a function: tty7 -> ttyX ...
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How should I encrypt Ubuntu Server 14.04 with AES on RAID 10 and RAID 5?

After researching I've come to the conclusion that my set up is just not standard enough to have a direct answer floating about on the interwebs. My Hardware: i7 950 CPU 24 GB DDR3 7 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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After I installed UFW ssh login very slow

I'm wondering if I made a mistake or if this is the normal case. I turned off password based ssh login and changed it to RSA key exchange. After that I changed the ssh port and then I installed UFW. I ...
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Photoshop CS6 on Wine Performance Improvement

So I'm running Photoshop CS6 on Wine on Ubuntu 14xx. My issue is once I get deeper into work (fairly large images), the performance drops...a lot. When I ran Photoshop on Windows using the same PC, I ...
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Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h

I am having problems with playing media on my Acer Aspire One AO751h on Linux. All media is laggy and jumpy, even MP3s and XVid-encoded video. I know that the laptop IS capable of at least playing ...
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Are proprietary drivers better for battery life?

I have an Intel HD 4400 onboard video card. I was pondering getting the properitary linux drivers from Intel. Will this increase battery life and performance? Does this apply to other components as ...