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Speeding up your system...

Postby adredz on Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:14 am

I found this article that teaches how to tweak your system to increase its speed/responsiveness. However, the author have tried it only in Ubuntu system. May I ask if anyone here(Mint users) have tried this tweak already?

Here is the link: http://www.salatti.net/tweak-ubuntu-for-speed/
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby BlahBlah_X on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:39 am

I just tried it in mint, and it works great!
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:50 am

It's basically the same as in
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2309
which is a sticky in "General help"
I strongly advice against speeding up the file system just to get a small performance boost at the prize of a large loss in security
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby BlahBlah_X on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:53 am

I actually didn't change the file system type part because I had limited time.

Seems like that was a good thing.
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby cool_arrow on Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:05 pm

I tried it on my laptop (dell Vostro). After rebooting I noticed my wireless card was not being detected and removing and reinstalling the proprietary driver (Broadcom 43xx) did no good. Simply reinstalled OS and all is good again. No harm done but I wont be trying the tweaks again.
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby DundeeFinux on Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:25 am

Yeah i found this out a wee while ago but basically the CONCURRENCY=shell part caused major issues with HAL and Gnome-Volume-Manager in both 7.10 and Mint Daryna (no surprise there).

That's one that caused USB ports not to work, had problems mounting drives, loads of problems took me a wee while to figure out that was the issue. So i imagine the above wifi card is probably related, either via HAL or the wifi card might be on a USB based one

Anyway 2 cents worth, there you go guys

oh yeah this was only tried on two laptops, i've not tried that on a desktop, so i couldn't say if you'd get the same issue. If you have done it and you are getting problems just set it back to CONCURRENCY=none
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby popatopalous on Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:01 pm

adredz wrote:I found this article that teaches how to tweak your system to increase its speed/responsiveness. However, the author have tried it only in Ubuntu system. May I ask if anyone here(Mint users) have tried this tweak already?

Here is the link: http://www.salatti.net/tweak-ubuntu-for-speed/


When I try that link I get 'Error establishing a database connection'... :shock:
Thanks,
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Re: Speeding up your system...

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:16 pm

I would just caution you about jumping into some of these magical speed-ups without understanding what they are doing and what the implications are on down the line. If it is a play machine, that is one thing. If it is a machine you depend on you might want to be a bit cautious.

Here is a thread about a couple other speed-ups.

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9850

Enjoy, :-)

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