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    Question Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Hello in there this is Chris
    I already have ubuntu 12.04 LTS working just fine but I would like to speed it up a bit. I have watched a video on Youtube which gives a few tips to turn off some start up apps you feel are not absolutely vital.
    Here is the line of command they give you to display all the applications on start up when you launch ubuntu:

    sudo sed i- "/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g"/etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
    sudo password for XXXX :

    And here is what I get each time I type the above in the terminal:


    Usage: sed [OPTION]... {script-only-if-no-other-script} [input-file]...

    -n, --quiet, --silent
    suppress automatic printing of pattern space
    -e script, --expression=script
    add the script to the commands to be executed
    -f script-file, --file=script-file
    add the contents of script-file to the commands to be executed
    --follow-symlinks
    follow symlinks when processing in place
    -i[SUFFIX], --in-place[=SUFFIX]
    edit files in place (makes backup if extension supplied)
    -l N, --line-length=N
    specify the desired line-wrap length for the `l' command
    --posix
    disable all GNU extensions.
    -r, --regexp-extended
    use extended regular expressions in the script.
    -s, --separate
    consider files as separate rather than as a single continuous
    long stream.
    -u, --unbuffered
    load minimal amounts of data from the input files and flush
    the output buffers more often
    --help display this help and exit
    --version output version information and exit

    If no -e, --expression, -f, or --file option is given, then the first
    non-option argument is taken as the sed script to interpret. All
    remaining arguments are names of input files; if no input files are
    specified, then the standard input is read.

    GNU sed home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/sed/>.
    General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>.
    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$

    Thank you in advance for answering this.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; May 20th, 2013 at 12:01 PM.

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Is it not fast enough??

    If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    That being said if you still want to mess about your hyphen was the wrong way

    sudo sed i-
    should be
    sudo sed -i

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Thanks. Solved.

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    There are some apps I have never needed and never used like Ubuntu-One and Bluetooth.

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    This thread is now solved /solved/ solved/solved.

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    There are some apps I have never needed and never used like Ubuntu-One and Bluetooth.
    just because they are on the disk it doesn't mean they are slowing the operating system they are onyl taking disk space. and they take a very small part of disk space...
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    just because they are on the disk it doesn't mean they are slowing the operating system they are onyl taking disk space. and they take a very small part of disk space...
    I think OP is concerned about "start up" time, not disk space.
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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    This thread is now solved /solved/ solved/solved.
    You have to mark the thread as solved in the following way: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    You have to mark the thread as solved in the following way: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads
    Done, done, and done, but yes, that is how you do it.

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    Re: Ho do you speed up ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    I have watched a video on Youtube which gives a few tips to turn off some start up apps you feel are not absolutely vital.
    Can you give a link to this video?

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