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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Nvidia-settings PowerMizer performance-mode on 12.04.4 64-bit [duplicate]

Whenever I try to set the performance mode of my Nvidia 525M gpu from adaptive to performance, it actually works, but only until I reboot my PC. After a reboot/relog I have to do it all over again via ...
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Troubleshooting general performance when resources are not an issue

First, when my system suddenly slows down or becomes a bit less responsive, I will look at the System Monitor. Sometimes this is helpful, but often it is not. Second, if I find that I have plenty of ...
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How to speed up Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my system is too much slow, I want to speed it up. I have tried several apps and methods like jupitar, cleaning tmp file, but still my system is too much slow. Here is my ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Terrible performance in desktop at 4K

i'm running ubuntu 14.04, is it a known problem to have bad performance compared to windows? This is my setup: 2x nvidia gtx970 intel i7 5820K monitor: Samsung U28D590 nvidia drivers: 343.22 one ...
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@reboot in crontab could increase the startup time?

I have a script that updates my ip address in the DNS server. Sometimes this script takes 3 or 4 secs to run. I want to know if the script execution time could increase the total startup time of my ...
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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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How to check file-level write performance?

In a very similar question, the accepted answer suggests to do: dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output bs=8k count=10k; to measure the write speed of a hard disk. My tests were inconclusive. I have an ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 runs slow on AMD A4 - 4Gb Ram

Recently I bought laptop of ASUS with configuration AMD Quad Core A4 - 5000 1.5Ghz Memory 4Gb HDD 500Gb Even after installing LUbuntu, I didn't see much increase in speed. Currently installed ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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Photoshop CS6 on Wine Performance Improvement

So I'm running Photoshop CS6 on Wine on Ubuntu 14xx. My issue is once I get deeper into work (fairly large images), the performance drops...a lot. When I ran Photoshop on Windows using the same PC, I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 working slow and hanging lenovo flex2 14

ive been using ubuntu since 7.04 and i've had it on many machines, i was always very happy with the responsivness of the OS compared to windows on the same machine. last week i got a new lenovo flex ...
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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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VMware Player 7 performance on Ubuntu 14.0.4

My dual-boot laptop (Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04) I installed, on both Windows and Ubuntu, VMware Player 7.0.0. In other words: Same exact hardware (16GB RAM!) Same VMware Player version (7.0.0) ...
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InkScape starts extremely slow

InkScape starts extremely slow on a powerful machine (16GB RAM, Intel Core i7, SSD). I did: $ inkscape After 8 seconds the window appears. This happens every time I start inkscape. Is this a ...
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ubuntu 14.04 server memory problems

I'm getting this weird memory problem that causes massive slow down on any programs but doesnt want to go away till reboot. so when i do htop the memory usage shows half my ram is used but if i do ...
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apt-get update starts 'by itself' and never stops running

I noticed my laptop becomes really slow from time to time. I think, but I'm not 100% sure, that this only happens after i plug the power in, and it started happening several days ago. Then I also ...
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Which parts of Ubuntu would you place on SSD and not HDD? (to leverage better system responsiveness without excessive write cycles to the SSD)

Which parts of Ubuntu would you offload from an SSD installed system to HDD or vice versa, to reduce write cycles and still enjoy better responsiveness? I assume the following, but must be missing ...
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Logical sector size for physical sector size of 4096

With many new hard drive disks the physical sector size is 4096. Would it be possible to make the system use a logical sector size of the same size, rather than the default logical sector size of ...
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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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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Netbook Edition battery life - Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu?

I've been running UNR on my eee 1000 pretty much since it came out over a year ago (I was using easy-peasy before that), but I'm curious about the new Kubuntu netbook edition. Ultimately, KDE is ...
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Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h

I am having problems with playing media on my Acer Aspire One AO751h on Linux. All media is laggy and jumpy, even MP3s and XVid-encoded video. I know that the laptop IS capable of at least playing ...
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Harddisk operations totally brings down my system respond time to its knees

I have massive system slowdowns during harddisk operations on my PC. My Firefox is responding slow, it gets to a extreme at times that it actually becomes a not responding program and greys out during ...
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Stuttering and slow graphics in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and every time there are 2 or more applications windows open everything lags(especially the activity overview and when chrome or rhythmnox is open). It's a HP ...
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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 runs super slow [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire computer that contains: Intel Atom CPU 1.33 GHz x 2 2.0 GB RAM Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) Disk 243.9 GB I thought that Ubuntu would run faster than Windows ...
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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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Building a cluster

How can i build a cluster of several machines, so that i can have one single monitor and keyboard on the master and it seems to be one single machine but with almost all the resources of all the nodes ...
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Are proprietary drivers better for battery life?

I have an Intel HD 4400 onboard video card. I was pondering getting the properitary linux drivers from Intel. Will this increase battery life and performance? Does this apply to other components as ...
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Slow performance on good hardware? 12.04

I am experiencing slow performance on good hardware, here are my specs: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Memory: 8 GiG (7.7 Usable) Processor: IntelCore i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz x 4 Graphics: Intel Ivybridge Mobile OS ...
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Incredibly bad M.2 SSD performance (HP OMEN with Samsung XP941)

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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How to perform a CPU/disk intensive operation without drastically affecting other processes?

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04. The operation I'm trying to perform is a git clone, as part of a new backup system I'm implementing. The source and destination are both local, so there is no ...
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Install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

If I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive USB 3.0 is it gonna be slow to work on and do some gaming (Metro, borderlands etc.)?
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How do I monitor disk activity on a specific drive?

I'd like to watch disk activity on my USB external hard drive. I know that I can use iotop to monitor disk I/O for each running process, but is there a way to get a measure per filesystem?
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Hang during unlock, slow after that

I have problems when I leave computer on during the night, when I resume it in the morning, it becomes very slow, I often wait for few minutes until login form renders, when I login, apps freeze ...
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Oscillating disk performance

I recently upgraded my server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. It used to run flawlessly for 2+ years, perfect in every way, but now I'm getting massive dropouts in the media streaming it provides. So ...
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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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Change Frequency But nothing different

My problem here: root@LeAn:~/Desktop# sh MinPower.sh CPU MHz: 1200.000 root@LeAn:~/Desktop# lscpu | grep MHz CPU MHz: 1200.000 root@LeAn:~/Desktop# python TestCpu.py ...
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Will only Xubuntu be faster than dualbooting with Windows 8?

I have installed Xubuntu alongside with Windows 8. I want to install Xubuntu again without Windows 8. Fresh installation, just Xubuntu. Will this increase this my performance?
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Reason for really slow 14.04 LTS performance

Ubuntu newbie/ computer novice with a question on performance. Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a purchased disk. The installation process went flawless. My problem is the OS is crawling (hovering the ...
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Constant HIGH CPU Usage - even after reboot with no applications

Here is a PROBLEM, a lists of my ATTEMPTS to solve it, and a PLEA for help: [As indicated, I have read all similar 'answered' questions, and have not found an answer that works for me.] ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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How to increase Graphics peformance in Ubuntu 14.04 running as a guest in VIirtual Box?

I'm relatively new to Linux, I have played around with Ubuntu for 6 months but not a Linux Expert so please try helping in newbie terms I have Ubuntu 14.04 Running as a Guest in a Windows8.1 Host ...
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Lagging performance on Lenovo E530 running 14.04

I'm having persistent lagging problems on a Lenovo Thinkpad E530 currently running 14.04 but have also had them with 13.10. The system has a an i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB Toshiba SATA-3 HDD and an ...
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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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Will running dual monitors have any significant impact on system speed?

Will setting up dual monitors on a decent-but-not-too-powerful machine significantly slow down my system? For specifics to my system, this is a 2GHz Intel Dual-core laptop with 4GB RAM and a decent ...
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intel_powerclamp: Start/Stop forced idle injection

I do not really knows when it started, i just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and was about to do something about graphics performances (unity felt sluggish). That situation already lasted for 6 months I ...