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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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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ubuntu 13.10 performance for 1 GB machine

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my desktop which has 1 GB main memory and AMD 64 bits CPU. It happens that the system freeze, applications not response sometimes and crashes a few times. I just learn ...
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Integrated graphics: does Ubuntu work better with Intel HD Graphics 4000 or with an AMD APU (AMD Radeon 7660D)?

I'm planning to build a computer for myself, on which I'll install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. This computer will be used for light gaming and office work. In order to save some money, I'm planning to use ...
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Unity environment way too slow in Ubuntu 13.10

Unity and its apps open too slowly whenever I open one. It takes a while for them to appear completely. Everything works properly when the window is already open. The biggest problem is with the dash: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Runs Slow

I am new ubuntu user. I am using ubuntu for web development. For that i have installed XAMPP for Linux,Ubuntu and Chromium Browser. But i dont know why it is too much slow. Help is needed. Thank ...
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Lag and slowdown in Ubuntu with extended usage [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a little over 24 hours and have been running it without restarting it for about the same time. Over the last hour I started to experience extreme slowdown and lag in Unity and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is too slow [closed]

After a successful fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 (from USB flash drive) everything is much slower than in previous versions of Ubuntu on the same computer. It takes a few seconds to open a window or ...
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OpenGl, Hot swap on and off to boost performance

So, I have and Amd Radeon Card 8xxx Series and runs games beautifully on my windows partition, If it weren't for the fact the my steam account wasn't mostly windows only games i would have done a ...
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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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How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?

What steps should be taken before/during/after installation of Ubuntu on a Solid State Drive to optimize performance and ensure maximum durability of the drive?
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Browsing is painfully slow

Either it's Firefox or Chromium - browsing is painfully slow for some reason. It just takes lots of time to do anything: open a tab, load a website, etc. My internet is really fast and other programs ...
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Is Wine what I think it is? [duplicate]

My first impression is that Wine is a simulated Windows environment which uses free (and presumably open source) libraries as an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary libraries. Those libraries ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly very slow

For some reason, my Ubuntu 12.04 recently became very slow. My specifications: HP laptop, core 2 duo T6600, 2.20 Ghz x2 Ati radeon 2 GB RAM Symptoms in Unity 3d: Dash takes endless to open ...
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Sometimes my Ubuntu 13.10 is slow and the mouse leaves a trail, on a high end PC

I'm using a gaming PC but Ubuntu randomly boots slow. I mean if it's slow, it's slow all the time until I restart. If it's fast, it's fast all the time until I restart. I have tried installing the ...
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Speed Up Ubuntu 13.10

Since i m new one to ubuntu. When using windows 8 OS, there are lot of ways to speed up the system performance. That is why i want to know what are the possible ways for best performance of system. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 runs too slow

I am a new Ubuntu user. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. My PC has been running much too slowly for the last two days. I tried to find a solution, but I am unable to find it. I tried Unity 2D, ...
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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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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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Lubuntu: laptop abnormally slow

My laptop is pretty new (less than a year) and has decent specs, but since 1/2 months it gets really slow even if I do things I could easily do before (development + browsing). This makes it ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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VNC session very slow in 12.04 compared to older versions

I have a 12.04 X64 Desktop install on a machine where I previously had 10.10. Previously I've used both the built-in vino and tightvncserver to provide the VNC session. I connect to them using Chicken ...
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What is causing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro to have high CPU usage?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 10,1. However, after installing, the kworker process consumes over 90% of CPU usage. I tried the following: (Suggested in this answer) Execute grep . -r ...
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Does running Office 2010 through Wine add a significant performance overhead?

Say you have have a computer with a data sheet similar to this CPU: 1.1 GHz Dual-core Intel Celeron Processor 847 RAM: 2GB HDD: 320GB (5400 rpm) According to the minimum requirements in Windows ...
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Is it normal for compiz to consume 40% of my CPU with no other programs running?

When I have no other programs running, compiz takes up at least 40% of my CPU. Is this normal? If it is normal, is there anyway I could make this program take a smaller percentage?
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Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?

I would like to install VirtualBox as an Ubuntu testing environment. Must I permanently sacrifice system resources such as RAM? Or only when the environment is running?
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High cpu use from init and yes [Ubuntu 12.04]

Today, I installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO VPCSB. I noticed a high cpu use of init and yes (as you can see below). top - 16:26:16 up 11 min, 2 users, load average: 2.71, 2.86, ...
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How to check system performance?

Is there a way to measure the performance of 3D acceleration, java applets, firefox scrolling etc. with a tool and compare it with lets say a windows OS or other users having almost the same hardware? ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Runs Slow, Boots SLow [duplicate]

Well I am new to Linux Environment (Hardly a Week) Just Threw away my Windows8 and started using Ubuntu 12.04 What i found difficult was its running slower, i wonder why although my laptop is Old ...
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Ubuntu Studio for Ubuntu SDK

I have one of the strange question in my mind. I saw Ubuntu studio is good for multimedia related thing. I was wondering this thing for past few days. Is it possible to Install Ubuntu SDK in Ubuntu ...
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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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Acer Aspire One 725

I recently got an Acer Aspire One 725 and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I tried Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit and 64-bit, but I got a lot of errors, and it is running a little slowly. Has anyone tried to ...
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GUI Performance Monitor Tool

I need to monitor the performance of an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I am looking for a tool similar to PerfMon on Windows. I need something more interactive that using top from a terminal ; I am looking ...
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High CPU usage for graphical (Streaming/Offline Video) usage

Whenever I stream video (HTML5 mostly, sometimes flash) my CPU usage shoots quite high, often reaching close to 90%, although very less RAM is being used. I installed libvdpau-va-gl to enable hardware ...
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Does the installation of different OSs in the same machine reduce the performance of it?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer based on Windows 7 SP1. Does the installation of different OSs in the same machine reduce the performance of it? What about of my case? Thanks a lot!
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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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RAID6 Ubuntu rebuild - how to calculate best parameters for fastest rebuild

I am doing a resync on a RAID6 array and I am looking at some 2 days to complete. I looked here for hints on how to speed it up, but I have, instead, managed to slow it down! HW details are: 10x 4TB ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 ultra sluggish

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a week ago, and have installed it three times since. The reason: Every time I installed it. With all updates. Just restricted extras. 3.Nothing but the system, I got a ...
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Any way to get an AMD HD4250 Graphics to work in 13.10 with good performance? Mine gets slower until unusable

I have an ASUS M5A88-V EVO motherboard with an integrated AMD/ATI RS880[Radeon HD4250]. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and it seems to get slower until it is unusable. Especially the graphics ...
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Performance improvement of Ubuntu on soc board

I am trying to set up Ubuntu on soc board (Cubietruck) which has 8Gb flash, 2 Gb Ram, with external SSD - 128 GB. Currently I have installed the Ubuntu on hard drive. Its performance seems moderate ...
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IPSec Offload support in 82576GB controller for Linux

Due to migration of servers to cloud computing, we bought several NICs that support mechanisms like SRIOV and VMDQ. Furthermore, as security risk was also a concern and we did not want to create more ...
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Improve performance etc for full-disk-encrypted drives

I have an old laptop (AMD A6-3420M APU) running Ubuntu 13.10 in wubi. On this laptop I use VirtualBox to run an an Ubuntu 12.04 VM. The Ubuntu 12.04 image has full disk encryption and home folder ...
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Performance goes to Zero when RAM cache is full

This isn't a straightforward question as I've read that cached RAM will be released when needed. I have the hunch that this is not happening on my system (or something else is skrewed). I have a AMD ...
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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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Ubuntu in VirtualBox: improved performance and shared clipboard without Guest Additions? [closed]

The performance when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox is really bad for me without using Guest Additions. Guest additions also help with sharing clipboards. However, with Guest Additions, VirtualBox ...
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high CPU usage on Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Asus k53s notebook. Processor is Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 5.7 GiB RAM. The CPU usage gets very high after a while, specially when using internet. ...
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How many users can I create with useradd without having a visible performace degradation

Assuming that I have a PC with 2GHz processor, 4GB RAM. How many users can I create with useradd without noticing a visible change in performance in server file operations like (copying files form ...
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Why Windows 8 is a lot faster than Ubuntu 13.10 on the same laptop?

I am not a Windows fan. I don't like Windows. But, for my curiosity, I temporally installed Windows 8 on my machine (a Samsung NP300, Intel Core i3, 4GB Memory). I observed that it's a lot faster ...
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Why most people recommend to reduce swappiness to 10-20?

I have seen in several site which recommend to reduce swappiness to 10-20 for better performance. http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/998 ...
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Can I get online support from Canonical for improving performance?

I am a real techno-tard. I need help optimizing my pc performance. Does Canonical offer any online support (such as online chat) to help people like me? I try to understand the posts but the language ...