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 Post subject: [One][Ice][Two] How to make Peppermint run faster!
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:04 am 
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Class: Tune Up Tips: General
Difficulty: Straightforward - some manual editing of config parameters
Time: Fifteen minutes
Desirability: HW dependent, can increase performance

Here are a couple of hacks that have been known to increase the speed of many Linux distributions, Peppermint included:

The first hack only works with multi-core processors, so if you fall into that category, feel free to try this one. This hacks allows certain processes to use both processors in some situations. In a terminal, using sudo and a text editor, open the /etc/init.d/rc file. For example:
Code:
sudo leafpad /etc/init.d/rc

Scroll down looking for the line that says
Code:
CONCURRENCY=none

and replace "none" with the word "shell" like this:
Code:
CONCURRENCY=shell



The next hack tells the system to use all of it's RAM before accessing the swap partition. This is useful if you have a lot of RAM as it will prevent "swapping" for no reason. Again, using sudo and a text editor, open the /etc/sysctl.conf file. For example:
Code:
sudo leafpad /etc/sysctl.conf

When you have it open scroll all the way to the bottom of the file and add this on a new line:
Code:
vm.swappiness = 0

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