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 to benchmark a software's performance

How can I benchmark the performance of a particular software not complete system? I know various tools are available for system benchmarking. But I want to benchmark the performance of a particular ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...
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Running super slow on a beastly system

I've been using Ubuntu for years now and starting about last week I started seeing some problems. Ubuntu has constantly been freezing when I try to open stuff. Or the screen will freeze for about 5-7 ...
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Minecraft High CPU (125%~) using openJava 6/7

if I run Minecraft with OpenJDK 6 or 7 on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine, it eats nearly of the CPU and I have lags during minecraft gameplay. What I have tried so far: start minecraft with something like ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Performance - Dragging a GLXGEARS through the Desktop

I've been using the 12.10 since It was launched. I have a I7 with a Geforce GT520 running 304.43 driver version. With 12.04, using a lot of Compiz animation, I could drag a window running glxgears ...
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ubuntu 12.10 running very slow on dell xps m1530

i am new to ubuntu and linux. i have installed 12.10 on my 32bit machine with 4gb's ram and Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz × 2 processor takes a couple of seconds to open any application and ...
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Does Zeitgeist slow performance considerably

This was talked to me today and I actually did not have a proper answer, so I was wondering if Zeitgeist had any impact in performance. For example if comparing Ubuntu with and without Zeitgeist in ...
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Formating 500giga hard disk

I planning to buy a new labtop 500giga hard-disk no system, And was thinking to setup windows xp on drive C: 50g for windows and 50 for ubuntu file system. My question should I make one volume for ...
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Is buying a new, recent graphics card a reasonable strategy to resolve graphics related problems? [closed]

The last year, probably longer, I have been dealing with increasing stability issues that seem related to some graphics subsystem and that I can not find a clear solution to. The problems have gotten ...
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Ubuntu Slow - What architecture does the Windows Installer install?

I feel absolutely limited by using Windows, and I need to switch to a Unix environment. I once installed Red Hat on my laptop (screen + external monitor setup; 4GB ram; x64) and it worked fine, but I ...
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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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USB write speed irregular

I would like some advice on why this is happening to my USB devices... I have tried a few USB 2.0 pendrives, FAT32, EXT4, NTFS. All no more than 16 GB big. Read speeds are fine (25-27MB/s) Write ...
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Tell the kernel to strongly cache a particular directory

This question is a rephrasing of Optimizing EXT4 performance. I have a directory that contains build files, most very small, but totaling 5.6G. I usually access the same subset of files (some ...
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Ubuntu 12 slow on intel ATOM mini-itx board

I had an old Intel Desktop Board D410PT (mini-itx with Atom processor) that I decided to set up with Linux and chose Ubuntu 12.04. Seems its was a bad idea, because the 32 bit server version did not ...
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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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Can you apply noatime on Ext3 partitions at realtime?

an application accesses a disk directory containing about 3 million files (including directories). I would like to apply the noatime option for that filesystem and I would like to know whether I can ...
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How do I speed up initial login?

The initial login on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine can take anywhere from 45 seconds to two minutes. If I log out, then log back in again, the login time takes between 4 and 7 seconds. How can I find out ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E5520 working slow

I know it's a little vague, but. I really need your help. I have Ubuntu 12.10 on Dell Latitude E5520 i5 2410M with 4GB RAM & 500 GB HDD. With Firefox (16.0.2) it is extremely frustrating to do ...
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What driver for nVIDIA GeForce MX440?

I have recently installed (clean install) Ubuntu 12.10 on a desktop PC with nVIDIA GeForce MX440 (AGP 8x) and I have problems with Unity. Although I can see the desktop, however i can't see unity bar ...
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Why isn't Unredirect Fullscreen Windows enabled by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does ‘Unredirect fullscreen Windows’ option in compiz improve performance for video playback? I'm a developer and even I had to use Google to find out what is wrong with ...
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Openbox overhead is similar to that with gnome-panel

I just installed openbox via sudo apt-get install openbox. It already has obconf, btw. I noticed that when I logged into my openbox session instead of the one I usually use (gnome-panel and NOT ...
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Display cuts off launcher, everything's blurry, Hulu choppy, system slower than Vista [closed]

Just installed 12.10 64bit. Display cuts off launcher, every thing's blurry, Hulu choppy, overall the system is slower than Vista. I'm guessing it's a GPU problem? I have a GeForce 9300M, but the ...
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12.10 visual performance using nvidia driver

My fresh ubuntu 12.10 install is slow, not something extreme but dragging windows, switching workspaces and things like that are just slow and look horrible. it feels like the fps is dropping in a ...
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How to run Ubuntu 12.10 on a Laptop with maximum power saving? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba L500-21T with Intel core I3 M330 2.13GHZ having 4 cores with Amd Mobility Rdeon 4500 Graphic card, 360Gb HD and 6GB DDR3 RAM. How can I run my lappy smoothly while giving me ...
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Performance tweaks for 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I am running 12.10 on a Two year old Sony Vaio laptop (i7 with 8gb ram and ssd disk) Overall performance nothing like as ...
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when using fglrx unity does not display and slow moving windows

two issues when using the fglrx driver: when i move to the propriety fglrx driver, unity does not load the side bar. the login screen loads (with top bar displayed), but when logging in, the unity ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 is slow and some programs gose to non-respond state

Ubuntu 12.10 is so slow and a lot of not responding applications I was using Skype whenever i open it it will go to non-responding state thin back to normal after a while even the software centre the ...
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ATI Radeon HD 3200 very slow performance

I used ATI fglrx driver for 12.04 with ATI Radeon HD 3200. After upgrade to 12.10 - there is no fglrx and the system uses standard opensource ATI driver. The driver is very slow especially on playing ...
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Ubuntu with KDE and kernel 3.6.2 - performance issues

I have recently swiched to Ubuntu and installed KDe on it. I like software included in Ubuntu but interface from Kubuntu. My problem is, that after installation of kernel 3.6.2 (deafult ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Ubuntu perfomance issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I have as deafult Win 7 64b. But i get annoyed by some windows stuff so I decided to install ubuntu and learn Linux, ...
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Slow Performance after fixing Geforce driver problem

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Asus K43; Memory 5.8 G.B.; Processor Intel core i7 CPU@2.00 GHZx8; Graphics: GeForce GT 540m/pcie/ssf2; OS type: 64 bit and Disk 26.4 G.B. I faced a problem (Black ...
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Opening programs very slow on ubuntu 12.10

When I open any program for first time after boot, it loads VERY slowly (Doesn't matter how long after boot). For example, terminal takes 2-3 seconds, skype and firefox often take much longer. If I ...
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Is there a benchmark tools for Ubuntu?

Is there a benchmarker (a tool to measure computer performance) for Ubuntu (like SuperPI, 3DMark, or PCMark)?
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How to fully utilize RAM to increase overall system performance

I have a low profile machine but with a lot of fast RAM, 4 Gb, which is really an amount of memory that i probably will never use, not even an half, since i just use this machine for coding and ...
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Does installing to an extended partition reduce disk performance?

I was reading the latest issue of Full Circle (issue 63) and there was an article comparing boot times under various configurations. One of the comparisons was with an installation in a primary ...
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Kubuntu , Ubuntu (unity) : Which is faster?

I installed Kubuntu package on top of Ubuntu server; It works alright but compared to the specs of the computer (i3,4GB RAM) I would expect more. The problem is not so much the speed of execution of ...
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How to remove the graphical user interface?

Okay my question is that, I want to run a heavy application, on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) with just 2 GB RAM (Windows 7 32Bit Host has 4 GB, 3.5 GB effective). Initially I thought of installing ...
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Desktop maximal slow after upgrade Kubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04

The upgrade was started from panel and finished without errors. The textual modus runs well (F1-F6). The GUI desktop runs about 1000% slower, for example, to open then bash window (terminal) needs ...
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mount.ntfs taking all the CPU (WUBI)

I installed yesterday Ubuntu following the 'click and play' instructions of the (nicely done) ubuntu website. I used WUBI. Its installed in a partition of a drive that mainly has a Windows 7 install. ...
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Fresh install 12.04 Performance & Stability: SONY VPCCW2S1E

just yesterday I installed 12.04 - 64bit. Is it normal that installing a package (Chrome for example) takes 5 to 10 minutes (compared to Windows 7 for example which takes 2 or 3)? (with end result: ...
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How will Deja-Dup's performance vary with the type of the target?

This is a follow-up to this question. I have the possibility to use rsync, ftp, cifs or ftp for my remote backups, provided I can get them to work with the duplicity command line, of course. Will ...
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Why does whoopsie increasingly take more CPU?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've been following whoopsie with the top program and noticed something strange. In the afternoon the daemon process was only using up to 2% of CPU power. But ...
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Will unity stop being a plugin for Compiz?

I ask this as with the Unity Desktop running , when I try any games with my Ubuntu 12.04.1 I get so much frame rate drop with Unity and Compiz. If I switch to Gnome-Classic which uses mutter, I get a ...
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Recent 12.04 Upgrade Makes My System and Internet Run Extremely SLOW! [closed]

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1564 with Windows7/Ubuntu dual booting. I haven't logged into the Ubuntu OS partition for some time until recently (trying to force myself into a Linux environment to ...
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All the applications take long to start - How to speed up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I am using ubuntu 12.04. I am experiencing a severe delay(about 20 to 30 secs, sometime about a minute) in applications ...
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Need more RAM?? Running VMmachine + ubuntu

So I looked but im running ubuntu in vm machine and its running at a snails pace and I installed the 64bit ver. Running windows 7 64bit the down side is that I only have 2GB of ram ...
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16GB SSD booster on ubuntu

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop which has a hybrid 320GB HDD + 16GB SSD, then I've installed Ubuntu 12.04, so now I have dual boot - Ubuntu/Windows7. Everything is fine but the question is ...
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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How will 12.10 disk encryption affect performance?

As the title suggests. Massive performance degradation? And what technology does it use?
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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 ...