I am a freelance system administrator, with 15 years experience in the industry. I look after peoples’ networks and computers, and install Ubuntu servers, with a little website implementation on the side.
1. Disable ipv6 and apparmor for speed up
to linux command line in /etc/default/grub then run
2. Disable wireless power saving on battery, because frankly 1 to 2 hundred milliseconds response time is too slow when you’re 20 feet from the access point.
Edit /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/wireless and replace any lines containing “power on” with “power off”. Not any update to pm-utils will overwrite this file and change the setting back.
3. Install Chromium as it is quite a bit faster and nicer to use than Firefox.
Remembering to keep Firefox around for the odd site that won’t work in Chromium e.g. some java based sites.
4. Add “noatime” and “commit=900″ to fstab.
Gives performance increase and saves SSDs by not writing to the journal all the time.
- Install HP Laserjet CP1215/foo2zjs in Linux Mint Debian Edition
- Disable battery broken message in Linux Mint Debian Edition
- Get rid of startup and shutdown beep on Linux Mint Debian Edition
- Bonding/teaming internet connections
- Watching IPlayer outside the UK
- Using schroot instead of LXC containers
- Holy Cow – BTRFS!
- Revenue Online Service in Ubuntu
- Postfix and network biopair interop: error reading x bytes from the network: connection reset by peer