You did install Linux mint and after some time you notice that the system starts to work slower than after the initial download. It depends on several factors: the basic configuration of the computer is not responding sufficiently to requirements of the system; it may be in the process of work were installed any programs that consume resources at boot time; perhaps in the startup, along with the defaults, were added additional programs that are also slow down the system, as they must be loaded into system memory before the system is fully launched, and more.
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Below are some small tricks by which you can improve system performance and accelerate Linux.
1. Manage the startup applications
sudo -icd /etc/xdg/autostart/ sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' *.desktop && exit
When the program opens, carefully review them and clear (UN-check) the applications that are not needed in your opinion at boot.
Prelink converts shared libraries and executables, so that to reduce the number of required redeployment of memory at dependency resolution and, thus, faster start-up programs.
Run the following command in the terminal to install:
sudo apt-get install prelink
sudo prelink --all
sudo pluma /etc/default/prelink
Locate the line and change the setting:
Open a terminal, copy and run the following command to install the preload:
sudo apt-get install preload
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw sudo tlp start
You don't need to do anything after installing TLP, because it runs in the background.
To set an indicator CPUfreq run the following command:
sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq
Restart the computer and use the power Saving mode:
5. Use apt-fast
Good luck!!Edited by Shekin - 16-10-2016, 23:16
Reason: Added information