May 21, 2014

4 Tricks to Speed Up Ubuntu

Published on Feb 1, 2013
This week I'm showing you some tried and true ways to get the most performance out of your Ubuntu box. Add me: || Code used in Video (in order of appearance)

* Show Hidden Startup Apps:
sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g­" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

* Install Preload from Software Center

* Change Swappiness Value
1. Run terminal
2. Enter following line to see current swappiness value
cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
(default value in Ubuntu for swappiness is 60)
3. Open file /etc/sysctl.conf in a text editor, I did
gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
4. nter the following parameter
# Decrease swappiness value
5. Save the file and restart the computer