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Speeding Up Fedora24/Gnome

asked 2016-06-30 18:25:28 -0500

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I'm running 24 from a usb stick and it runs pretty well on my old dell 1545 w/usb 2.0. I'd still like to make it a bit faster if possible.

According to the following thread:

I set vm.swappiness=1 and vm.vfs_cache_pressure=50.

I did see a significant improvement in performance; however nautilus and sometime gnome and my apps will just freeze ths system for up to 30 seconds waiting for something to happen. I wish I could make this go away.

Any help appreciated.

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I run my fedora from a Corsair Flash Voyager GS USB 3.0 128GB. I heard GTX is even better almost like a solid state drive. I do notice a difference from my old toshiba USB 3.0 but My system still hangs for 15 to 30 seconds form time to time, not a lot. I do not know how to optimize this on the system. Hope this helps a bit.

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answered 2016-07-11 16:49:40 -0500

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A USB flash drive is not an SSD and they tend to be not very fast. However, that link does have some useful info. You are probably running into a situation where swap is getting used heavily. Do you have enough RAM? Is there any chance you could put a swap partition or file on the hard drive?

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