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deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 03:55 AM
I have been wanting to put Xubuntu throughs its paces and make my comp faster in some way. If I could start a chat room with people who can help it would be great. Thanks

moore.bryan
July 6th, 2008, 03:58 AM
there are "a lot" of little tweaks; for what exactly are you looking?

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 04:01 AM
I am looking for something to make my system and graphics to run at optimum performance.

sdennie
July 6th, 2008, 04:33 AM
I am looking for something to make my system and graphics to run at optimum performance.

They are probably running fairly close to optimal performance from a default install. As a general rule, it's best to not "tweak" or "optimize" anything until you've confirmed that it's a bottleneck. There are many performance tweaks out there but, unless you fully understand what they do, I wouldn't recommend using them.

bodhi.zazen
July 6th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Yes, it is called "sudo" and you run it in a terminal :)

Seriously, most settings in Linux are configured with simple commands or editing text files.

Some of the best performance tweaks though are hardware related, ie there is only so much you can do to tweak your hardware :)

as vor indicated, be careful with those settings, make sure you understand what and why you are changing something, as well as how to restore the defaults. For example the last performance tweak I made disabled my DVD drive >_<

deadlySniper
July 6th, 2008, 05:15 AM
I do understand them but I guess its best to leave it be

deadlySniper
July 7th, 2008, 06:14 AM
The types of tweaks I am looking for is

Window
Power
CPU
graphics (all, including drivers)

What else is there besides Compiz for desktop effects?

lisati
July 7th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Go to http://www.ubuntuforums.org (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/) and have a look around the different topics. Many of the forums have "stickies" which give tutorials on different topics.

deadlySniper
July 7th, 2008, 06:23 AM
Is there anything else for desktop effects other than compiz

aktiwers
July 7th, 2008, 06:30 AM
There are lots of plugins for Compiz. Do you have compizconfig-settings-manager installed?

There is also Kiba-dock and avant AWN dock who both works like Mac OSX dock. They both have some nice plugins as well.

There are also Widgets/gadgets or whatever you wanna call them. Look for Screenlets, gdesklets, Google sidebar or Conky.

Thats what I can think of, from the top of my head..

tjwoosta
July 7th, 2008, 06:38 AM
well.. there are lots of extra and unsupported plugins availible for compiz

my new favorite is the deformation plugin

check this out
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5332505&postcount=5

sdennie
July 7th, 2008, 06:52 AM
I will refer you to my advice (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5328097&postcount=4) when you asked this same question yesterday (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=850738).

Also, please don't ask a question, mark a thread as solved and then ask the exact same question again because you weren't satisfied with the answer. It makes bodhi.zazen cranky.

aktiwers
July 7th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Yes, it is called "sudo" and you run it in a terminal :)

Seriously, most settings in Linux are configured with simple commands or editing text files.

Some of the best performance tweaks though are hardware related, ie there is only so much you can do to tweak your hardware :)

as vor indicated, be careful with those settings, make sure you understand what and why you are changing something, as well as how to restore the defaults. For example the last performance tweak I made disabled my DVD drive >_<

You where not using powertop where you? ;)

I dont get why they put that in there..

bapoumba
July 7th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Threads merged.