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How can I speed up Fedora's work?

asked 2018-09-20 16:41:38 -0500

Ildar gravatar image

I've been using fedora for some time. I would like to speed up her work. Please explain why the system will work. How to clear cache memory, temporary files and downloaded files? Do you store files of remote programs? How to remove them quickly and safely?

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Do you store files of remote programs?

What is a "remote program"? Do you mean remote desktop software like remmina or tigerVNC?

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-09-21 05:00:16 -0500 )edit

The best method to speed up Fedora Workstation is to have a decent computer, with that I mean 8+GB RAM and the root partition on an SSD. That will be very helpful to speed up things. Deleting tmp, cache, won't do anything.

If your computer is too low on RAM to run Gnome, then you may want to try a spin with a less demanding Desktop, such as LXQt, Xfce

But even here, an SSD will make a huge difference compared to a spinning HDD.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-21 10:04:35 -0500 )edit

You might need to install BleachBit, it works like CCleaner for Windows

DaLes gravatar imageDaLes ( 2018-09-24 04:53:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-21 04:59:32 -0500

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I think there is not much to speed up on Fedora. GNOME shell is quite slow due to architectural decisions made by its developers. If you want it to speed up, help developing it. If you have GNOME shell running for a long time (many hours or even days) you may want to logoff and logon to restart it in case it does leak memory.

You may clear caches by deleting files in ~/.cache/ which is totally safe as long as the application using that cache is not running. I doubt that this will help at all to speed up your computer. It only will if your disk is quite full.

Temporary files are often created in /tmp, /run or /run/user/[uid]. These folders will be thrown away on reboot so there is nothing you need to do.

If you want more details you probably should describe a specific case of what to speed up.

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I use KDE. Prior to the installation of Fedora worked for me Windows 10 is very fast. I during mouse click wait 2-3 seconds until the system responds. This is very inconvenient for me.

Ildar gravatar imageIldar ( 2018-09-25 14:58:52 -0500 )edit

There are many possible places to start. Is your RAM full? How high is the CPU usage? What is your system load? Are many events (several lines per second) printed to system log (check with journalctl -b)?

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-09-27 06:30:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-09-20 17:24:05 -0500

sudo dnf install bleachbit

Read about it.

If you haven't already Fedy is always a good idea (it will add a repertoire of themes/tweaks/apps/utilities that one would ordinarily jump thru hoops to install, available thru Fedy as one click installs).

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Stay away from Fedy - it’s not considered to be safe.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-20 18:38:58 -0500 )edit

I've used it for long time without issue. Could you site me a source? @florian

suspiciousmilk gravatar imagesuspiciousmilk ( 2018-09-20 18:56:06 -0500 )edit

(3rd answer).

Moreover, fedy does nothing you couldn’t perform manually

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-20 20:43:11 -0500 )edit

lol, thanks. Uh, yeah. It's a great time saver. It's open source and it's code looks good/safe. That json file is legit. If that scares you, you should do some light reading my friend :-) The scary words you see, are to scan plugins for possible malicious command, which is also explained in the comments, but shouted down by differing and misinformed and paranoid ... Unless a real reason is provided, I'll continue to use Fedy. I've done everything it offers "by hand" before, no need to keep doing it the hard way. Never get a Slackware box, because SBO would be a real nightmare lol.

suspiciousmilk gravatar imagesuspiciousmilk ( 2018-09-20 21:54:46 -0500 )edit

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