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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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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New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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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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Slow performance after wubi install of unbuntu 14 with XP

I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before ...
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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 (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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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 send alert mail if CPU usage continusly heigher than a certain amount

I need a way to send alert email if the CPU usage is higher than 80% for more than 5 minute. Installing new software on the server not allowed for me. Is there any way to handle it through a shell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running extremely slow !

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my 8 pc's . Those running on pentium processors are fine but not as stable as they should . Windows 7 used to run extremely smooth on them . App executes slow , and ...
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How to find if my hardware supported by Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It is better to let make sure if System can/will be worked effectively & efficiently. So, Before installing Ubuntu, I have question as follows: I want to know how can I find if my hardware like ...
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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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How to perform a CPU/disk intensive operation without drastically affecting other processes?

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04. The operation I'm trying to perform is a git clone, as part of a new backup system I'm implementing. The source and destination are both local, so there is no ...
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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 ...
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system.profile.find() command returns no results

I'm trying to run queries against MongoDB (in Ubuntu) and analyse the execution times. I think i've set the profiler up correctly, but when I run a query against it, i'm not getting any response ...
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Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
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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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Why is Ubuntu 14.04 so slow on my laptop? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop with 1.7Ghz Pentium M and 1Gbyte memory. Graphics are Intel® 852GM/855GM x86/MMX/SSE2, OS type is 32bit. The whole system is VERY slow. When I launch ...
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Ubuntu on low performance laptop [duplicate]

My sister has always wanted a macbook, but I recently convinced her that Ubuntu is a great OS with much more similarity to Mac OS than Windows. She said I can install Ubuntu on her laptop but it is ...
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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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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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Ubuntu dead slow after last update

It's been a few days now. Everything is SLOW as hell. Going from a desktop to the next is slow. Unlocking my workstation kind of fades out the lock screen and fades in the desktop. The animation takes ...
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If I change desktop environment will I loose all settings and software I already have. Ubuntu to XUbuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14 (64bit) and later I found that Xubuntu is more lighter. I would like to have better performance than visually appealing UI. I work on ruby on rails and I have setup everything ...
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Curious about UnixBench results, is my HD configured properly?

I downloaded UnixBench 5.1.3 and ran it on both my old Dell 4600 and my newer Gateway SX2800. With a 2.4Ghz P4 the Dell gets clobbered on cpu tests by the Gateway with quad core Q8200 at 2.3GHz. The ...
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Testing multiple desktops simultaniously

Our college is installing new ubuntu installed systems for our lab.They want to test the performance of the systems.I googled some benchmarking tools but we have 250 systems to test,is there a easy ...
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slow hard disk Ubunto 14.04 ext4 on thinkpad dual boot

Ext4 - is it slower? Have a Thinkpad with 8GB drive , 4 processors. Intel® Core™ i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 . Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with updates applied. File reading is very slow. IDE STS hangs when a ...
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Will performance be worse if I encrypt the entire Hard Drive / SDD?

If I use whole disk encryption, will I notice a drop in performance? And what about for a SSD? And I see that there is a option in my bios that enables Intel AES-NI does this have any effect on my ...
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When should a fresh install should be made [closed]

On my desktop at home, a 2008 Vaio w/4GB RAM and dual core processor running 12.04 LTS, I've been experiencing of late a perceived performance degradation. It's most apparent at startup but it's also ...
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responsiveness drops drastically when RAM get's full after upgrading from 13.04

Since I've upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 (and before 13.10) my system get's to it's knees when the memory get's full and has to start swaping.. Of course I know that a performance penalty ...
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Why is radeontop showing 0,00% in all fields?

I'm trying to get realtime statistics about my graphics card utilization, and the program radeontop is supposed to enable that. However, as you can see in the screenshot below, it reports all the ...
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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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Why does my system use so much cache?

Previously, on my desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04, I had 4GB RAM, which I thought should be plenty. However, after being on for a while, my computer would seem to get slow. I have a system ...
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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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Does Ubuntu Touch consume less power than Android? [closed]

One of the problems of new OSs is power consumption. That is because power and performance requires a lot of tweaks and experience with the kernel, drivers and OS code-base on one hand, and a lot of ...
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Ubuntu Server performance boost

Is there any way to boost an Ubuntu Server's performance? I feel it a bit laggy when hosting a game server on it, unlike other servers. Do you think installing a desktop environment will decrease the ...
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What broke Firefox? After upgrade to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU

After my recent upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU, even after disabling all plugins and restarting the browser. Before the upgrade I did not have this problem, though ...
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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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WIFI performance poor on lenovo X201 running Ubuntu 14.04

I am running the latest Ubuntu on a Lenovo thinkpad X201, but noticed that the networking with wireless was performing poorly. To confirm that it was not the router or any other external source of the ...
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zram vs zswap vs zcache Ultimate guide: when to use which one

What the hell are they? how are they different (I've written my understanding in an answer below) In the Zswap system, when a page is evicted from the zswap to the actual swap is it stored in a ...
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Improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS video performance

System info: $ lspci 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6500] (rev a1) $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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“not authorized to perform operation” message in Xfce remote desktop

On ubuntu 14.04 i installed Xfce to maker remote desktop working. when i rdp to the machine and while performing some tasks like mounting removable usb media I get "not authorized to perform ...
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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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Youtube is playing at the wrong speed - maybe soundcard related

In the last couple of days I noticed that videos on Youtube and the Artistworks music school were playing slower than they should. I've checked this in Firefox and Chrome. Chrome is using html5 on ...
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Slow performance while opening applications [closed]

I moved from Win 8.1 64bit to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with a fresh install from DVD. Everything is moving slow with performance. Graphics is fair, but when I say performance I mean, an average to open any ...
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Gradle compiling slows down my computer

The responsiveness is really bad on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here's the specs of my laptop: Quadcore Intel i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz 12GB Ram 1TB Samsung EVO SSD And when gradle is ...
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can i install Ubuntu14.04 in my ideapad? [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit version in my Lenovo S100 ideapad. my ideapad is having 2GB RAM and Atom processor.Is there any performance and speed problems will occur if i change my OS to 14.04?
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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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Ubuntu Frozen every time when Memory usage over 80%

Ubuntu Frozen every time when Memory usage over 80%, It seems that the system hangs due to a load of disk IO - the screen is frozen and the only thing I can see is the indicator LED of disk keeping ...
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How does mounting (or unmounting) a partition affect the performance of the system?

Just curious to know: how does mounting (or unmounting) a partition affect the performance of the system? I have a fairly large partition where have stored backups, software and old files that I ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS work with only 736MB of RAM? [duplicate]

I want to install it on my old desktop PC. here is it's specs: CPU: Intel Pentium 4@2.4GHz RAM: 736 MB VRAM: 256MB HDD: 120GB I can install the following OSes on it: Windows Vista Home Basic ...