Make Your Linux Box Blazing fast!

This list is compiled for my personal use, should work for anyone. Try the followings:

1. Use lighter applications (Replace your default applications with them)

Gedit >> Mousepad
Picture viewer (EOG …) >> Gpicview
Network Manager >> Wicd
Evince >> epdfview

2. Increase Swappiness

$ sudo vim /etc/sysctl.conf
Edit: vm.swappiness=10

3.  For dual cores (Use Concurrency)

$ sudo vim /etc/init.d/rc

4. Clean up apt cache at /var/cache/apt/archives and unneccessary apt-sources list in /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo apt-get autoclean

5. Install BUM (Boot Up manager)

$ sudo apt-get install bum

Remove unneccessary applications and services from startup

6. Remove some unneccessary TTY’s

$ sudo vim /etc/default/console-setup
Edit: ACTIVE_CONSOLES=”/dev/tty[1-3]”

Note: goto /etc/event.d/ and change the tty’s files that you DONOT want. Edit them and comment lines starting with “start on runlevel”. So, in this case, you’ll comment the start line in tty4..tty6 files.

7. Install Prelink

$ sudo apt-get install prelink
$ sudo vim /etc/default/prelink
$ sudo /etc/cron.daily/prelink

 8. Install Preload

$ sudo apt-get install preload

9. Get rid of kinit if you don’t use hibernate and sleep functions.

$ sudo vim /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
Edit: Comment (Put # in front of) RESUME=XXXX…………………….

[Disclaimer] Administer the following at your own risk.

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