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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Poor performance for VMWare workstation 8.0 with Ubuntu 12.04 on ThinkPad w530

I am having ThinkPad w530 with 16 MB RAM and it has intel core i7 processor. I just installed VMWare Workstation 8.0 and I created a Virtual machine for Windows 7.0. The performance of the virtual ...
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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 it seriously not possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

Now that Ubuntu is slowly becoming a viable gaming platform. Now that Valve gave Nvidia and AMD enough of a push to actually improve their proprietary drivers ... ... I'm completely and utterly ...
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How to diagnose/fix TF2 performance issues, despite good FPS?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with an AMD 6630M and the AMD 13.4 drivers. I run Team Fortress on Windows on the same machine, and despite getting 30-40 fps, the game is quite playable, very smooth and ...
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How to Limit the CPU usage for a process and its Children wether there is another process demands resources or not

i was wondering about something like CPUlimit to limit the process CPU usage but i am aiming to apply the same percentage of usage for its children processes too automatically without adding them ...
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Reduced performance in bumblebee after 3.0 to 3.2 update

I had installed bumblebee 3.0 for my nVidia geforce 635M card in ubuntu 12.10 and got instant results - temp ad fan speeds reduced, batt backup extended to almost 6 hrs. (from 1.5-2 hrs earlier) and ...
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Performance issue with UBUNTU

Hello I have installed Ubuntu on an OCZ SSD 240GB because I wanted lightning performance and excellent response times. This is the case when I log in everything is great. After a while of using though ...
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Performance problems with 13.04 and virtualbox [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 (daily, full updated) and installed Windows 8 in virtualbox. When Windows 8 is running a have huge performance issues on Ubuntu. Last week I had the same setup with ...
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Ubuntu is slow despite good hardware

I've read previous threads with mentions of ubuntu running slowly but they usually refer to Intel Celeron procs with 1 GB RAM or things like that. I actually have a dual core AMD processor (I will ...
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Unity 2D on Ubuntu 13.04? Or is it too fast to matter

I've consistently always needed to stick to older computers at home. I've tried both 'Unity2D' and '3D' on my present computer (Toshiba Satellite, ATI Mobility 4200 series GPU, can post lshw if it's ...
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Please help me speedup my Ubuntu 12

top - 08:28:09 up 12:59, 2 users, load average: 0.59, 0.47, 0.35 Tasks: 200 total, 1 running, 199 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 7.1%us, 2.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 88.1%id, 2.0%wa, 0.0%hi, ...
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GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on this computer, I installed NVIDIA's proprietary driver, since I might want to play a few games. I soon started having problems with video and audio. I'd be watching a ...
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Is the gaming performane gonna be improved? [duplicate]

Is the gaming performane gonna be improved in the new version 13.04?
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Occasional latency spike between two servers

4 servers on a private network which all talk to each other using dedicated 1gbps network adapters. When I mtr from one to another, out of 100 requests, I'll get 98 that are 0.2ms or 0.3ms, 1 which is ...
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12.04 LTS YouTube laggy after update [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a very old laptop, probably was made 7 or 8 years ago. It ran very good for a long time. However, after the recent system update YouTube videos on Chrome became ...
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Performance Problems with Ubuntu Games [duplicate]

Although I have a good computer, I often have performance problems with Ubuntu. Even games like Tetris are slow and games that are more costly often crash. Then nothing works any more, the PC does not ...
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Many games stuttery - nvidia

Many games I play are stuttery, (run at a fine fps, but pause randomly every second or so). This happens both when running a native game such as Amnesia, and a game through wine like LoL or WoW. ...
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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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Mysql very slow on (fast) development laptop

[Solved] Ubuntu 12.10 x64 new i7 laptop, mysql default installation. Importing a 6 MB dump file (a empty drupal dump made mostly of INSERT INTO statements) takes ~30 minutes, on other PC takes less ...
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Ubuntu performance is not good with my Acer laptop

I have Acer Aspire 5741 (4GB RAM, Core i5, 500GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics) I use Ubuntu 64bit 12.04, before it i used 11.10. Also i have tested 12.10. I have same problem and it is not about OS version. ...
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defragmenting and increasing performance of old lubuntu system with swap partition

I am using the latest Lubuntu on an Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz and 512MB RAM. Lately system performance has deteriorated significantly. The hard disk is an 80GB IDE drive and we suspect it to be the ...
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How to monitor disk activity?

How do I view my Disk Activity on Ubuntu? For example, How can I monitor what is being written and read from disk as well as the percentage of disk usage? I am looking for an application similar to ...
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What alternatives to Nautilus exist which are more responsive? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus, but it suffers from lag when navigating between folders. I estimate the delay at somewhere between 300ms-800ms. Not much, but enough to notice and feel sluggish compared to Windows ...
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SSD tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 cause Texmaker to compile a lot slower

I added these tweaks from Ubuntu SSD Tweak and Ubuntu Tweaks but now Texmaker is compiling slowly. Does someone know what tweak would be causing this? Or could I edit something unrelated to the ...
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What format is used in the LXC config file to specify control group settings?

I want to limit the CPU shares of available to two LXC containers running. It appears that this is done by adding the control group definitions into the LXC config file. But what's the format? The ...
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How to run Ubuntu without GUI in Virtual Box?

I have a Windows XP laptop, in which I run VirtualBox with the latest Ubuntu, my hardware is little old, so running the latest version of Ubuntu inside Virtual box is kind of a hassle, very slow ...
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Show files being accessed most in a short time period

So I've got a server that's struggling under the weight of several Wordpress installs. Things are relatively well cached (I am planning to improve things anyway) but I can quickly see that disk IO is ...
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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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Hard drive performance in 12.10

I've just had some surprising results when running hard drive performance tests in Ubuntu 12.10 vs Linux Mint Debian Edition, which I'm dual-booting on the same machine (and the same hard drive). I ...
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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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Will Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 Run Very Smoothly on My Computer Or Should I Go With Lubuntu?

I have a somewhat old computer with mid-range hardware. Here's what my computer has: 1.8 Ghz Willamette Pentium 4 256 Kb L2 Cache nVidia Geforce 6200 LE 256 mB DDR2 1024 mB DDR at 133 mhz 40 GB HD ...
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Ubunut 12.10 64 bit using 100% CPU

Configuration Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) i3 Processor Ruby 1.9.3 Java openjdk(6 or 7) Any ruby or java command using 100% CPU. It works perfectly fine with ubuntu 10 or 11 (32 bit).
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How to check the speed/problems of network-manager?

in between suspend and awake my system of course drops its wlan connection. Then once awakend from its suspend notwork-manager tries to reestablish the connection. All works fine , I think BUT: doing ...
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ubuntu 12.10 64-bit consuming 100% cpu power and high battery

I am new linux user, installed ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) from wubi (getting boot option (windows7/ubuntu). But after opening ubuntu, laptop gets heat up, fan running very fast and performance is very ...
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AMD Athlon II x2 270 performance

I want to buy a new PC. I want to know how does this CPU works fine on Ubuntu. It's an AMD Athlon II x2 270. I'm not asking for a review. I just want to know if it works fine on Ubuntu, because I've ...
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Format partition to what block size for photos only

I have a lot of photos and am working on them extensively, mainly going quickly through them back and forth via a Photo Browser and also doing some work via scripts. Would that make sense to format ...
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Mir the X Server replacement [closed]

I read much about the X Server replacement Mir, but I am not quite sure which benefits it will have. Ok it is a newer technologie, the currently used X server uses code that is twenty years old or ...
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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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How to remove performance lags while playing Ragnarok on Wine?

I have just installed Wine and PlayOnLinux. Its performance is very lagging when I run the game (Ragnarok) and type my username and password. How can I improve the performance and remove any ...
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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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Slow boot: Why?

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I have a slow boot process. Specially since I log in until I can start actually using my Desktop (about 30-40 seconds). I have taken a look at the System Log Viewer, but im ...
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System very Slow, Trying to find the bottleneck

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed in Sony VIAO E Series VPCEH16EN, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Intel Core i3-2310M Processor 2.10GHz. It is a dual boot with Windows7 alongside with it. I see the system is very ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - really slow performance [duplicate]

I'm very new to Linux/Ubuntu - just installed it on my PC today for the first time ever. It seemed like a great alternative to Windows 8 which annoys me. Unfortunately, even though the installation ...
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Unity dash terribly slow [duplicate]

Unity dash is very slow for me, and completely useless. It needs more then 5 seconds to open, and after that I cant type smoothly. It used to work better before, but probably broke with some ...
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How can I save my laptops battery from draining? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 (switched from windows 8 recently) and I am finding that this OS is draining my laptops battery like anything (works only like 70% of windows). I also found this interesting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is sluggish

I have a Lenovo G580 (4GB DDR3, ~500 GB HDD, Intel i3). I installed Ubuntu using the in-Windows installer on my Windows 7. Ubuntu was (and still is) slightly sluggish. By sluggish I mean, the OS GUI ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 on Asus Q200E is super slow, how to improve?

The primary symptom is that apps frequently freeze up, graying out. I've read that the gray is a visual signal from compiz for apps that have become unresponsive. It happens so often that the ...
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Can someone tell me how to get better network speed?

I am moving from Win7 to Ubuntu. I feel my internet is very slow in Ubuntu: all sites open very slowly or not at all. But my net speed is fine in Windows. I have my broadband connection add as DSL. ...
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Fglrx 13.1 weird performance behaviour

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 5450. The open-source drivers perform well for the desktop environment, but not so with games. I just switched because I thought ...