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The acceleration of Linux mint and similar

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.

Below are some small tricks by which you can improve system performance and accelerate Linux.

1. Manage the startup applications

Startup applications, it is a tool, which is included in the default application and the ones you added to the startup in the process of installing additional software. But in the application autorun is default programs that are hidden from you. To the Manager of the "Startup applications" does not appear management services if launched from other applications by default, they are hidden from the user. To make them visible in the Manager, run the following
commands in terminal:
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.

The acceleration of Linux mint and similar

2. Installing and configuring Prelink
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
The following command will apply prelinking to all binaries:
sudo prelink --all
To periodically run the daemon, you need to edit the file prelink, opening it with the following command in a text editor:
sudo pluma /etc/default/prelink
for cinnamon "sudo gedit /etc/default/prelink"
Locate the line and change the setting:

The acceleration of Linux mint and similar

Now run prelink:
sudo /etc/cron.daily/prelink
3. Install the preload
Р reload, this is the daemon that runs in the background, which collects information on the most frequently used programs, caches them and they use the library, which increases the speed of loading programs. Using Preload you can also use gigabytes of unused RAM.
Open a terminal, copy and run the following command to install the preload:
sudo apt-get install preload
After it is installed, it is enough to restart the computer and forget about preload. He will work in the background automatically.
4. Reduce overheating of the computer 
Overheating is a common problem in computers nowadays. The overheated computer is much work slower at loading or opening programs. There are two tools that you can use to reduce overheating and thus get better performance on a Linux system - TLP and CPUfreq.
To install and use TLP, run the following commands in terminal:
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!!

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Edited by: Shekin - 16-10-2016, 17:16
Reason: Added information

  1. Kailynn Desire
    Kailynn Desire 15 December 2016 17:50
    I run:

    sudo /etc/cron.daily/prelink

    and it just hangs, nothing happens in the terminal, I hope it does not destroy my system?
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    1. Shekin 16 December 2016 14:13
      should not
      x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
      • 0
  2. Darkpixie
    Darkpixie 16 December 2016 18:05
    everything works fine, its slimly dimly faster now, I wonder yet, I have some icons with right button choices to change from 1.99 1.66, 1.33 and 1.00Ghz and plus Conservative, Ondemand, Powersave and Performance - which is cool too xD

    Thanks alot!!!!!
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    1. Shekin 16 December 2016 18:15
      it works not on all processors. glad that helped you.
      x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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