[ubuntu-za] Getting some performance back from Ubuntu 11.10

Leon Marincowitz lmarincowitz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 16:38:49 UTC 2012


Hi Bruce,

My computer was rather quick on Natty (11:04) but since Oneiric, has slowed
considerable.
I uninstalled Gwibber and my system does seem to work faster, but not
considerable.

Hoping that 12:04 is faster and more efficient.

Regards
Leon


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> Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:06:59 +0200
> From: Wesley Werner <wesley.werner at gmail.com>
> To: raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za,      Ubuntu South African Local
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> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Cape Town Ubuntu Hour
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> Raoul wrote:
> > I'll try to get there a little before 2, and I'll be sporting one of
> these: http://is.gd/ODkErh
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> Nice, I'm jealous! I won't be there, have a good one :-)
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 18:53:11 +0200
> From: Bruce Pieterse <octoquadza at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Looking for some expert advice to select
>        project for internship!!
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> On 07/02/2012 18:54, Navdeep Singh Sidhu wrote:
> > Hello every one,
> >
> > Pardon me & Hope nobody is angry on me for sending this mail on this
> > channel.
> >
> > But i'm looking for some expert advice to select a project for my
> > internship. I'm not have much or none experince of IT field. I'm a
> > final year student of B.tech (CSE) ,GNDU (amritsar). And i'm having my
> > internship in JAVA technologies at CMC mohali. They have given me long
> > list of projects they are working on. and i have no awareness of
> > values of these projects. So i'm attaching a pdf of list with this
> > mail they sent to me. i think that most of people on this channel are
> > working from years  in IT field. So i expect best of best advice from
> > field experts.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Regards
> > Navdeep Singh
> >
> >
> Hi Navdeep,
>
> Firstly, I would like you to think of the reason why you chose to study
> IT. What was the main reason you wanted to do it? Do you still have that
> initial passion on why you wanted to study it? If so, choose something
> that you think is attainable with your current skill set but keep that
> initial passion in mind when you choose your project.
>
> I think we can all just randomly provide you with projects to do, but it
> all comes down to you. What do you want to achieve during this
> internship and in the years after you have completed it?
>
> Personally though, I think number 10 might be an interesting project to
> do or 21, 33 or 37.
>
> The choice is really up to you though.
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> I wish you all the best for your internship!
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> All the best,
> Bruce
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> Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:25:23 +0200
> From: Bruce Pieterse <octoquadza at gmail.com>
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> Hi Everyone,
>
> I just wanted to share a few tips & tricks that helped me see a
> noticeable improvement with regards to Unity 3D.
>
>  1. *Remove Gwibber!*
>    Yes sad but true, gwibber was the main reason my desktop machine was
>    so slow. Response times when switching windows with or without the
>    alt+tab switcher was sloooow as well as launching and closing
>    applications. I had three gwibber-services running and in some
>    cases, one gwibber-service would be using around about 80-95% of the
>    CPU. I don't think I'm the only one suffering with this, open up
>    Ubuntu Software Centre and see the reviews for gwibber and this bug
>    filed over at launchpad.net
>    (https://bugs.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/306497). Now, I have a
>    pretty decent machine (Pentium 3GHz Dual-Core processor, 8GB's RAM
>    and a few 7200RPM SATA II HDD's), nothing fancy really but after I
>    removed gwibber I noticed a big difference in the desktop
>    experience, launching applications were snappier than ever before!
>
>    If you do remove gwibber, you will also remove the ubuntu-desktop
>    package. I really feel that gwibber should be completely separated
>    from the ubuntu-desktop package. If you do try and remove gwibber
>    and feel a noticeable difference with your desktop, please let me
>    know! I will probably submit a bug to ubuntu-desktop package
>    maintainers and ask them to separate gwibber from the ubuntu-desktop
>    package.
>
>    If someone knows how to remove gwibber without removing
>    ubuntu-desktop, that would be awesome too!
>  2. *Ubuntu Panel Edge Reveal Timeout
>    *I hated the fact the menu always use to overlap the back button on
>    Firefox. To fix it I set the Edge Reveal Timeout in
>    CompizConfigSettings Manager to 350. It's a nice value, not to fast
>    and not to slow in revealing itself!
>  3. *Remove unnecessary services*
>    Ok, this is more to do with startup time, but I always use to see
>    brltty and bluetooth startup. I don't use those services, so I have
>    disabled them completely. To do this just run sudo update-rc.d
>    brltty disable && sudo update-rc.d bluetooth disable.
>
> I hope this helps!
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> Best of luck,
>
> Bruce
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