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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Restored systray sometimes disappears from screen [closed]

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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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 ...
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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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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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Unseen process using up all the memory?

I'm running low on memory here: $ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1.9G 1.9G 83M 0B 28M 394M -/+ ...
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why ubuntu os is too slow [duplicate]

Specifications: samsung mini laptop model code NP-N100S-E01 N100S-E01 RAM= 4GB HARD DISC=320 GB PROCESSOR= INTEL ATOM PROCESSOR ATOM PROCESSOR N2100 I am installing Ubuntu 13.x OS ...
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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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What are offical requirements for Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I have A Pentium Dual Core 2.50 Ghz and having 2GB DDR2 ram and 512 MB Nvidia 8 Series graphic card. Will Ubuntu 13.04 run on my system faster than Windows 7. Would I be able to run 64 Ubuntu on my ...
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can my 2 GB sd card be used as ram like in windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm trying to increase the ram on my old computer with a 2 GB sd card. You can configure Windows to use an SD card like RAM and I'm wondering if Ubuntu has that same ability.
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How do I improve GUI performance on AMD E2-3200 APU?

I have an AMD E2-3200 APU (integrated Radeon GPU in CPU), running Ubuntu 12.10 (generic Ubuntu image, Linux 3.5 kernel). My ubuntu works too slow on GUI related process. I wonder what is the best to ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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How can I figure out what polkitd is doing with so much of my system's resources?

I'm running 13.04 on an acer c7 (chrubuntu 12.04 install then two system upgrades) and now whenever I use my computer for more than a few minutes, it slows down as polkitd, dbus-daemon, ...
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Ubuntu is 13.04 slower than 12

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, mostly 12. I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.04 and the most noticeable change is that it's overall slower than 12. In particular, moving windows on the ...
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High CPU on video chats : any options?

With googling and finetuning, I've always been happy with Ubuntu. But now I can't find a solution anywhere for the high cpu usage of video conferencing. I have an Asus 1215B eeepc, since more than a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is slow on my PC [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and it's quite slow. I'm not sure what is causing the trouble, but it looks to me like it's Unity, because all the applications take a long time to ...
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Messed up with sysctl settings on Precise. Is there a way to restore defaults?

In a quest to improvise internet speed on my slow broadband, I messed up with the below tcp settings in sysctl.conf after following instructions from here. I edited the sysctl.conf, performed "sysctl ...