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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Will running Cinnamon on 12.04 slow down ubuntu? [duplicate]

I really like the Cinnamon interface ( already know how to get cinnamon on Ubuntu) Just need to know if it will slow down my computer. I use Unity on 12.04 Ubuntu As requested here are my computer ...
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netbook slow on ubuntu (and win 7). Tips and tricks for speeding up

My computer just broke down so I got a new one on second hand because I need one in the mean time while it's on repair. I got a 10" Dell Inspiron mini 1012. However, it's slow. Really slow. Usually ...
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How do I limit Dropbox's activity on the hard disk?

On startup, Dropbox runs files indexing, which brings the system pretty much to a stand still for three minutes. Is there a way to restrict Dropbox from accessing the hard disk, or decrease the ...
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Performance tuning/diagnotics help needed… (12.04LTS 64bit, LVM, & LUKS)

I just performed a fresh install of 12.04LTS 64-bit, using the alternate CD, with LVM and LUKS. Install went fine but I've noticed a few quirks and was hoping for some pointers/suggestions from the ...
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Why did my video performance decresase recently?

I've been running ubuntu 12.04 for the last month without any problem, just yesterday a problem with the video performance came up. I'm using compiz (always used it) but now, everything is slower and ...
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Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
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Improve Ubuntu 12.10 performance on VM

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on a virtual machine in Win7. It is really slow and I wanted to ask what can I do to improve it. I have set 2GB RAM(from 4GB on physical machine) and 16GB hard disk for the ...
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2 GB Ram, but Ubuntu runs slowly and hangs if doing too much

I think my system more than meets the minimum/recommended requirements for Ubuntu, but its still running slowly. Especially when I try to multitask by having 4-6 windows open, then it becomes quite ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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Measure FPS of the game

I'd like to find an analogue of Fraps or any other fps counter on Ubuntu 12.10. After some googling I found 2 solutions: To use Mumble (I found it from this discussion). This solution didn't work ...
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Why is my Intel SSD 520 so slow?

I'm running a fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with ext4 on a SSD 520 by Intel. My mainboard is an ASUS Crosshair (latest BIOS 1207) with a Sil 3132 SATA Controller which claims to support SATAII. I ...
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Can Ubuntu run on Intel's NUC devices?

I was wondering if anyone has experience running Ubuntu (or any other Linux) on Intel's NUC computers? I was not able to find any reports on linux running on this device, only windows 7/8. Update: ...
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What is the solution to laggy scrolling on a computer with low specs?

This is my first Ubuntu OS - 12.04. I have a 2.79Ghz Pentium D processor (quite an old one) and 1.24 GB of RAM; only integrated graphics card ( 96 MB or something). There is a noticeable lag when I am ...
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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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Why is CPU usage higher in Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer?

For normal usage, CPU consumption is above 80% for windows 7. This happened only after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer. Why is it so?
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How safe to move some system folders into ram?

Here is my pc specs Based on this tutorial I made following changeds to fstab tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/log ...
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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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Slow Samsung 830 SSD!

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04.1, ext4 with discard option & swappiness set to 0, mounting temp directory in RAM, (8GB.) I found performance was not stellar, in fact, marginally better ...
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Low performance in Ubuntu 12.10: is there a problem?

I have the following specifications: Memory: 3 Gb Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz × 4 (32 bit) Available disk space: 271 gib Kernel Linux 3.5.0-17-generic GNOME 3.6.0 I'm ...
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What programs can I use to improve network performance? [closed]

What programs are available to see the performance of my pc? My internet seems to be loading very slow and I have a business internet connection. I ran the command lshw -C network and this is what I ...
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Is there a performance difference between running .NET applications via Mono and running them via the .NET framework on WINE?

I've been using WINE coupled with .NET for ages to run .NET applications, but I recently found out about Mono, a cross-platform, open source version of the .NET framework. I was wondering: since ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit Slow

I am new to linux and was wondering why launching applications is so slow. I've tried both Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit Computer Specs: Toshiba Satellite p755 CPU: Intel core ...
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Optimizing Unity 3D launcher

I had been using Synapse and Docky for launching application and finding files. I really love unity but I am seriously facing problem when I want it to appear quickly and search quickly application ...
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What distro of ubuntu to choose when I focus on performance? kubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lighter in CPU/Memory Usage: Lubuntu or Xubuntu I do have an old laptop. it has 512mb of ram and weak processor. I would like to use it only for internet(www and email). ...
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Is the Disk Image Installation Efficient Enough?

I was just wondering, is it efficient to have the entire Ubuntu file system on a Windows file. Currently I am using the option to directly boot from Ubuntu, as opposed to running it as an application ...
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Slow loading of pages (browser performance)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. I notice for certain webpages, firefox and chrome both load them very slowly. In fact, while text content loads quickly, both of the browsers seem to be loading ...
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slow(er) HDD performance

When watching a movie (simple avi) and my torrent client (transmission) runs simultaneously, the movie slows down. I think this is a HDD performance issue. It does not exist on windows 7/8 (same ...
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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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Downloads killing internet on my home network

I am currently having a problem with my wireless. Whenever I try to download anything it kills the internet for every other application(tabs within the same browser, browsers on other computers on the ...
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What does this fix for non-responsive mouse and keyboard do?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and found that after about 20 minutes of work that my mouse and keyboard became very unresponsive. So I found the following fix (logging in as root - careful!!!): sudo -i To ...
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Cat 6 Only 100mbit speed

I tried two different cat6 cables directly connected between my two ubuntu machines. This one I ordered online: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002SQPDXS/ref=wms_ohs_product only achieves 100mbit ...
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How do you apply performance tuning settings for Native zfs?

I am currently running an Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop with some zfs pools. I have installed ZFS using the following instructions and from the PPA it contains: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS I have a ...
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Flash suddenly insanely jerky (but low CPU consumption)

I'm using 11.04 (I know that support has been dropped) 32bit on my Desktop machine. I never had performance problems with Adobe Flash on Ubuntu. But since today, all flash videos in browsers are ...
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SSD caching (e.g. ASUS P9X79 WS) ‒ possible on Ubuntu?

Some motherboards such as ASUS P9X79 WS support something called “ASUS SSD caching”. You can connect 1 HDD and 1 SSD to 2 designated SATA ports, and IUUC, you can have a setup in which the motherboard ...
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Why gwibber-service keeps poping up even if I deleted Gwibber?

My Ubuntu 12.04 had been getting annoyingly slow during the day.. So I decided to have a terminal running top in one of my monitors at all times. I noticed that gwibber-service - gwibber is a ubuntu ...
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Firefox is pounding my system what should I do

I'm running the latest version of firefox 17.0.1 on ubuntu 12.10 on a Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook. It has an amd dual core C60 processor and 2GB RAM. As you can see, firefox is absolutely killing ...
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Why is ubuntu running so slowly when installed alongside windows 8?

I recently bought a computer with windows 8 preinstalled on it, and installed Ubuntu 12.04. It ran well at first, but after some time, it started to slow down. This was more noticeable when I was ...
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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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Unable to start netperf server

I am working on Ubuntu 12.10 and I just installed netperf by apt-get install netperf. Then I tried to start netperf server by running netserver and I got Unable to start netserver with 'IN(6)ADDR_ANY' ...
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Performance Counter Information required

I need to learn how performance counter works for my research project. I have understood how hardware supports the monitoring of events.Intel manual gives description on how the performance monitoring ...
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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 ...