How to make system performance better

Asked by rajsh on 2009-05-23

I upgraded my ubuntu to latest version that release in april .My system run slow is there is any unwanted program or some kind of junk file is downloded or i am using internet so is there is chances of virus. Please suggest how to check system performance and remove unwanted things to make system run faster as earlier.

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Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #1

The Ubuntu project is probably the best place to ask that question, not the launchpad-answers project. The most common reason I have experienced for slow downs is the tracker indexing service. You can disable it from the tracker icon in the notification area of the panel.

I will transfer this question to the Ubuntu project.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

#if you don't use bluetooth, disable the service in
system administration -> services ##Start and stop services/daemons from running in the background
#use 'test hardware' in system administration menu
#this command in a terminal will tell you how much RAM you have (should be at least 512)
free -m


rajsh (algebraj-y) said : #3

Not fully but satisfactory answer .

JBatch (johnbatcheler) said : #4

Sam is right about bluetooth taxing resources in the background. I chose a usb adapter instead of plugging a card into an HP Compaq nc6120. I know it's a fred flinstone machine. I wondered if this was not a good idea to go with the usb over the card for the computer? I am only about 4-5 months experience with Ubuntu and love it over MS. I can get another year out of this laptop then give it to my kid.

I had to re-install the OS this past week because I have been doing newbie stuff like copy and pasting terminal commands without knowing more about what I was doing. Re-installing the OS did only take 2 hours rather than a day putting programs back in with a cd drive. Thanks to everyone who is patient and helping those of us who are learning.


RAJ (rajshekharmahi) said : #5

Thanks ! good thought appreciated.