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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Automatic switching between performance and powersave mode on plugging in/out the power supply

Recently I've been trying to investigate why my laptop is so slow. I found out that it runs at ~600Mhz, regardless of the power supply being plugged in or not. Note that it's Intel i5-2540M nominally ...
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Why ubuntu runs so slow on my laptop? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 but it is running very slow, a lot slower than windows 8.1. When I open a browser or file manager it takes 5-10 seconds before it opens, the system settings take 6 seconds to ...
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Speed up first launch time of some applications (in this case: filemanager, xfce panel addon)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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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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After I installed UFW ssh login very slow

I'm wondering if I made a mistake or if this is the normal case. I turned off password based ssh login and changed it to RSA key exchange. After that I changed the ssh port and then I installed UFW. I ...
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How do I use performance counters inside of the kernel? [on hold]

I want to access performance counters inside the kernel. I found many ways to use performance counters in user space, but can you tell me some way to use those in kernel space. Please don't specify ...
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Why interface lags a lot when writing to disk and try play games

Ubuntu 14.10 with open drivers (not tested with catalyst) lag when I write data to external USB disk. And if I run Team Fortress 2 the interface lag hard - some mouse movements ignored, keyboard ...
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Slow performance Xubuntu 14.04 - Radeon HD6950

Im having slow video performance on my i5 with 16gb of Ram with a Radeon HD6950. Just installed the xubuntu, updated the system and when i open for example the Firefox or chrome, the video appears to ...
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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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Lubuntu on ASUS 1215

I have a ASUS Eee PC 1215P netbook (Seashell series) and liked to migrate from it's original MS-Windows 7 to Ubuntu/Lubuntu. There are documents on Ubuntu official website website which certifies that ...
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Can I make my game run smooth by dual booting windows [closed]

When I had windows installed I could run CS:GO on my laptop with medium to low settings. And it ran fine. Now, with ubuntu it doesn't. Will it run fine again if I dual boot windows?
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cpu is always at high consumption 50% - 90%, what can be checked for solving?

My platform: Host: Ubuntu 14.04.2 Virtualbox ubuntu 14.10. The cpu of the client 14.10 is always reach at high consumption, although no app running. After a start up, I launch nothing, the cpu is ...
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Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...
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Ubuntu touch HTML5 performance

I made a simple cordova bootstrap HTML5 app and deployed it on a bq phone. When I open the top right page navigation menu it appears that the slide animation is very slow. The animation is rendered in ...
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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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Ubuntu Sometimes with slow graphics and locking

long time since I installed Ubuntu x64 on my machine (Del Inspiron 3421 with Intel graphics) always realized that the graphics were not working as well as they should, I used Ubuntu 4.12 LTS x64 and ...
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Which subdirectories of / should have compression disabled in btrfs root filesystem?

Imagine you set up your root filesystem to be btrfs with Ubuntu 14.10 defaults (one subvolume for / and one for /home) and you want to compress and deduplicate as much as possible. Which directories ...
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How much use of swap space means that I should add more memory?

My system is slow and I am trying to figure out if I need more memory or a better system. I am using Ubuntu with 32 GB RAM. $ free total used free shared buffers ...
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Is it possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

I'm completely and utterly baffled by my inability to use both SLI and a dual monitor setup, even with Nvidia's latest proprietary drivers. Now I have to choose between the ergonomic and productive ...
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Getting URL of YouTube video with `youtube-dl` is slow, without downloading video

I want to get the URL using youtube-dl, and the "simulate" option -g that does not download the video. So I gave the following command: youtube-dl -g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4JGSAmu4lg ...
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Allocate disk space to partitions in a fresh install

I'm planing to do a fresh xubuntu install and am wondering about how I would best partition my hard drives, which are as follows: SSD - 128 GB HDD - 2 TB Right now, running ubuntu, I have the ...
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How can I improve Ubuntu overall system performance?

What are your tips for improving overall system performance on ubuntu? Inspired by this question I realized that some default settings may be rather conservative on Ubuntu and that it's possible to ...
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Performance of KVM on 32 Bit Ubuntu compared to 64 Bit?

Due to hardware failure, I recently grabbed a harddisk out of an old 32 bit machine and plugged it into a new 64 bit system - powered on, everything good, services outage minimised. Now I am planning ...
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how to check if zfs is using the kernel module

I am having perfomance troubles (transfer rates only about 50MB/s using 6 2TB server hdds WDC WD2003FYYS, each doing app 150 MB/s) with my raidz and was hoping to increase it with the ZFS on Linux ...
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How can I make perf script -g python work?

After installing perf with the linux-tools-common package, I still can't use the python/perl scripting abilities. $ sudo perf script -g python Python scripting not supported. Install libpython and ...
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Why is Ubuntu so slow? (I'm a new user) [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. It seems to be that Ubuntu is much slower than other Windows OS. Please show me how I can improve my computer's performance. Thank you very much in advance. Theo
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Setting to High Performance

When I had Windows 8.1, there was a power option for "High Performance" which allowed higher performance at the cost of power supply. Is there a way to set my power option to "High Performance" on ...
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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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Upstart vs Systemd Performance

Has anyone measured difference in performance between these 2 systems on Ubuntu? Systemd is coming, and it has it's merits, but I fear Upstart will be tough to beat on Ubuntu, since it had years of ...
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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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Why is my system unbearably slow?

I have a Thinkpad Edge E430, Core i5 dual core, 4GB RAM, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. It is pretty common for my system to freeze in such a way that the mouse cursor still reacts, slowly, lagging - but ...
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Severe lag in Ubuntu 14.10

I am currently having a serious problem in Ubuntu 14.10. This morning when I booted into my computer, The UI of Ubuntu started to give me some serious lag. Normally the OS is perfectly fine, but every ...
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Bad 3d performance of intel ironlake

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 and got VERY bad 3d performance with intel ironlake comparing with a windows installation. Is there any way I can improve this? I already tried various paramaters of the i915 ...
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Any benefit to uninstalling unused applications?

I am a newcomer to Linux and after a few months of trying out different distros I have now settled on Ubuntu 14.10 on my aging HP TX2000 Notebook. One thing I am unsure of is if there is any benefit ...
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What can I do to restore disk performance on slower Ubuntu VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) running under VMware Workstation 10.0.5 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Disk access in this VM is noticeably slow - it takes ages just to start Firefox, for example, and the disk ...
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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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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and *everything* lags

Yesterday, I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2013) from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Since then, everything lags, from applications when opened (or 'drawn back in the background' for an ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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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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Recommanded step for Apache and mysql Performance tuning

I googling lots of sites and forums to solve issue but i didn't get result as my expectation. I installed successfully Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ProLiant DL360 hardware with LAMP environment. Hardware ...
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How can I fix the lag when running Ubuntu installed on a USB drive?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I did it on a 16GB USB flash drive, with 964MB for swap and 13.97GB for ext3. System specs: 2GB DDR2 RAM (800~ frequency range) 3.14GHz single core ...
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Ubuntu performance drop

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14 and it seems im lagging. I started playing a 2d rpg game on steam and my whole pc is a bit sluggish. I read that I should use xubuntu or something. I'm on an intel HD processor ...
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Google maps brings down performance, even after close

I'm using Ubuntu 12. Google maps are very slow on my laptop, but even when I close browser (Chrome or Chromium), the performance goes down significantly. It stops every 3-4 seconds for about a ...
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Very slow Chromium browser

On my machine Chromium is very slow, I had to switch to Firefox where everything works fine. Looks like this is a kind of JavaScript problem (eg. slowed down typing on Facebook), pages loading slower, ...
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What is throttling multithreaded performance? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 (64 bit) on a Dell T5500 with two Xeon 5650 6-core processors specifically to run the free DCP-o-matic software (http://dcpomatic.com/). The same machine used all 24 virtual ...
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Extremely poor performance in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to host a Minecraft server in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS. For some reason, my computer responds extremely slowly to any executed command or process. When starting up, it can take anywhere ...
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Does installing zRam have any advantages on a system without SWAP?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 here, on an 128Gb SSD and a 4GB RAM system. Ever since I installed the OS, I realised that I dont need the swap partition, as I never use the hibernate function and rarely run out ...
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What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi?

I know that Wubi is slower in disk IO, but I can't find anything about it online other than vague statements such as "slightly slower disk seeks". Has anyone done any benchmarks to quantify the speed ...
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Sandybridge irregular performance with GPU-intensive game

My laptop has a Sandybridge i3, specifically Intel® Core™ i3-2310M. The following condition occurs playing League of Legends using vanilla Wine from the PPA. I do not have a native game to compare, so ...
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Accessing tty1 through 6 takes unreasonably long

When I try to switch from the X session (tty7), it takes very long. Once in tty1-6, going to tty1-7 is instant. It feels as if the time a tty7 -> ttyX switch takes was a function: tty7 -> ttyX ...