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#1 2016-10-17 09:25:07

kitemmu
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Tips and tricks for better performance?

Bunsenlabs is fast and stable (on my experience).
But I'm curios so I want create this topic to ask (to all users) the tips and tricks (that each user use) for improve bunsenlabs's performance (and obviously, if u have a notebook, share the tool that u use for improve your battery life)!

I will look for some advices, then I'll try on my pc big_smile

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#2 2016-10-17 10:03:38

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#3 2016-10-17 10:35:13

brontosaurusrex
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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

My usual is "killall compton" (especially when playing slither in browser).

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#4 2016-10-17 13:30:16

kitemmu
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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

I Will look wiki.archlinux smile

About liquorix, you think is the better kernel for improve performance of BL?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

My usual is "killall compton" (especially when playing slither in browser).

I Will try that. But I dont know, compton seems light :v

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#5 2016-10-17 17:20:51

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

My usual is "killall compton"

...permanently.
it looks nice for sure, but when you think about it, having these shadows & half-transparent windows adds a nice extra layer of graphics, calculations and whatnot. i don't need it, esp. if it takes another few milliseconds off performance - all the time.
on weaker machines with no real gpu compositing can cause performance issues.
sadly, it has become a de-facto DE standard. glassy & glossy...

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#6 2016-10-17 17:32:07

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

kitemmu wrote:

I Will look wiki.archlinux smile

About liquorix, you think is the better kernel for improve performance of BL?

As a desktop OS, yes. Though it will matter less the more powerful your machine is. On my laptop (i5 haswell, integrated graphics card) it is the difference between a fluent OpenGL game and an OpenGL game with some jitter here and there.

Look at TLPfor power management / battery life management.


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#7 2016-10-17 19:50:56

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

Drop gvfs & thunar and use pmount & spacefm instead, drop NetworkManager and use ifupdown instead, disable all extraneous systemd .services, kill that compositor (as already noted), stop that silly clipboard thingie and maybe dump pulseaudio as well.

Oh, and switch from openbox to dwm (optional).

That should speed things up a bit smile


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#8 2016-10-17 22:04:34

kitemmu
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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

I cant remove compton because for now I use docky :v
I think i will replace thunar and network manager, disable all extraneous systemed and install tlp big_smile

Soon as possibile I'll try dwm smile

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#9 2016-10-17 22:24:49

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

ohnonot wrote:

sadly, it has become a de-facto DE standard. glassy & glossy...

Thank Microsoft Aero for that crap!


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#10 2016-10-18 16:49:40

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

kitemmu wrote:

I cant remove compton because for now I use docky

it's time for that quote again.

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#11 2016-10-18 21:18:59

kitemmu
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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

ohnonot wrote:
kitemmu wrote:

I cant remove compton because for now I use docky

it's time for that quote again.

Ahahahahaha, it's true.
I admit, docky is comfortable...but not essential.
Few months and I probably will drop docky

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#12 2017-02-20 03:35:18

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Re: Tips and tricks for better performance?

Live in the cli, we don need no stinking gui! tongue

For real too much to even try to get into but some obvious ones. Lower swappiness, disable unwanted daemons, get rid of unneeded graphical bling bling, check output of systemd-analze blame, fix problems you find with it, replace heavy stuff with faster/lighter alternatives system wide, learn to use good keyboard shortcuts. Read, research(ie: Arch-wiki etc),apply,break,fix, rinse and repeat.

Truly too many things a nixer can tweak. This is gnu/Linux afterall and I've had way too much coffee.

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