Need help?

I'm available for remote short term contracting or consultancy work. Please check out my LinkedIn profile for more details on my experience.

Please feel free to use the form below to contact me.




Ubuntu 11.04 choppy or slow

I was having this issue when I first upgraded to 11.04 from 10.10 yesterday. It was really odd, cause I was only running Chrome and Netbeans - didn't make much sense.

Anyways, I eventually figured out that it was something to do with OpenGL (with some help from others).

Here are the steps I took to improve the performance:

  1. Install CompizConfig Settings Manager from either the Software Center, or Synaptic.
  2. Click on the Composite tab, and un-check Detect refresh rate.
  3. Back to main menu.
  4. Click on the OpenGL tab.
  5. Uncheck Sync to Vblank.

This should fix the choppy or slow issue significantly, if not completely. Although, if you have a very slow computer, that won't entirely fix it.


jon | April 29, 2011 | Comments (37)

Comments

cheap ray ban, http://www.raybanwayfarer.in.net/
softball bats, http://www.cheapbaseballbats.net/
burberry, http://burberry.outletnow.net/
christian louboutin shoes, http://christian.louboutin-outlet.net/
tory burch sale, http://toryburch.salesandals.net/
nike mercurial, http://www.soccer-shoes.org/
timberland boots, http://www.timberlandboots-outlet.net/
jordan release dates, http://www.retro-jordans.com/
tory burch sale, http://www.tory-burchoutlet.us.com/
tommy hilfiger outlet, http://www.tommy-hilfigeroutlet.com/
ugg australia, http://www.uggboots.so/
louis vuitton handbags, http://www.louisvuitton.so/
calvin kleins outlet, http://www.calvin-kleins.com/
christian louboutin outlet, http://www.cheap-christianlouboutinshoes.com/
air jordan 2015, http://www.airjordanshoes2015.com/
burberry, http://www.burberry2015.net/
abercrombie, http://www.abercrombiee.com/
oakley sunglasses cheap, http://www.cheapoakley.us.org/
oakley vault, http://www.oakleyoutlet.us.org/
oakley sunglasses outlet, http://www.oakleysunglassesoutlet.com.co/
swarovski crystal, http://www.swarovskijewelry.com.co/
knockoff handbags, http://www.replicahandbags.com.co/
shoes outlet, http://www.cheapshoes.com.co/
cheap basketball shoes, http://www.basketballshoes.com.co/
chanel handbags, http://www.coco-chanelbags.com.co/
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligion-outlet.com.co/
abercrombie kids, http://www.abercrombieand-fitch.com.co/
hermes belt, http://www.hermesbirkin.com.co/
lululemon, http://www.yogapants.com.co/
gucci outlet, http://www.guccishoes.us.org/
chanel bags, http://www.chanelhandbags.net.co/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.raybansunglassesoutlet.net.co/
rolex watches, http://www.omegawatches.us.com/
glasses frames, http://www.eyeglassframes.us.com/
glasses online, http://www.eyeglassesonline.us.com/
michael kors handbags clearance, http://www.cheapmichaelkors.co.com/
ray bans, http://www.cheaprayban.co.com/
flat iron, http://www.chiflatiron.net.co/
converse outlet, http://www.converse.net.co/
ferragamo outlet, http://www.ferragamo.com.co/
gucci belts, http://www.guccihandbags.com.co/
hollister clothing store, http://www.hollister.us.org/
north face jackets, http://www.thenorthfacejackets.in.net/
the north face jackets, http://www.northclearance.com/
burbery outlet store, http://www.burberry-factory.org/
polo ralph lauren outlet, http://www.ralph-lauren.org.uk/
polo ralph lauren outlet online, http://www.polo-outlets.com/
ralph lauren outlet, http://www.ralphlaurenpolo.in.net/
insanity calendar, http://www.insanityworkout.net.co/
jimmy choo outlet, http://www.jimmychoo.net.co/
cheap jordans, http://www.jordan-shoes.com.co/
juicy couture, http://www.juicycouture.com.co/
juicy couture outlet, http://www.juicycoutureoutlet.net.co/
katespade, http://www.kate-spade.com.co/
kate spade outlet online, http://www.katespade-outlet.com.co/
louis vuitton outlet online, http://www.louisvuitton-outlet.com.co/
michael kors purses, http://www.michael--kors.us.com/
michael kors handbags clearance, http://www.michael-kors-handbags.us.com/
michael kors outlet online sale, http://www.michael-kors-outlet.us.org/
michael kors, http://www.michael-kors-outlet-online.us.org/
michael kors outlet online sale, http://www.michaelkorsoutletonline-sale.us.com/
north face outlet, http://www.northface.us.org/
oakley outlet, http://www.oakley-sunglasses.us.org/
pandora charms, http://www.pandorajewelry.com.co/
prada outlet, http://www.pradahandbags.com.co/
prada shoes for men, http://www.pradashoes.com.co/
ray-ban, http://www.ray-ban-outlet.us.com/
ray ban sunglasses outlet, http://www.rayban-sunglasses.us.org/
omega watches, http://www.replicawatches.us.com/
swarovski outlet, http://www.swarovskicrystal.com.co/
the north face outlet, http://www.thenorthface.us.org/
tiffany and co outlet, http://www.tiffanyandco.net.co/
tiffany's jewelry, http://www.tiffanyjewelry.us.org/
cheap true religion, http://www.true-religion.com.co/
true religion jeans women, http://www.truereligionjeans.net.co/
uggs, http://www.uggaustralia.net.co/
ugg boots clearance, http://www.uggboots.net.co/
uggs on sale, http://www.uggbootsclearance.com.co/
ugg boots, http://www.uggsonsale.com.co/
ugg outlet, http://www.uggsoutlet.com.co/
oakley sunglasses, http://www.cheap-oakleysunglasses.in.net/
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescheap.in.net/
ralph lauren outlet online, http://www.ralphlaurenoutletonline.in.net/
ralph lauren outlet, http://www.ralphlaurenoutlet.co.com/
burberry outlet, http://www.burberryoutlet-online.in.net/
toms outlet, http://www.toms-shoes.com.co/
toms shoes, http://www.toms-outlet.in.net/
christian louboutin shoes, http://www.christian--louboutin.in.net/
tory burch sale, http://www.tory-burch-outlet.in.net/
gucci handbags, http://www.gucci-outlet.in.net/
longchamp handbags, http://www.longchamphandbagsoutlet.co.com/
abercrombie and fitch, http://www.abercrombiekids.co.com/
hollister clothing store, http://www.hollisterclothing-store.in.net/
hermes belt, http://www.hermesbags.co.com/
baseball jerseys, http://www.cheapjerseys.in.net/
dre beats, http://www.beatsbydre.co.com/
beats by dre, http://www.beatsheadphones.in.net/
straightener, http://www.ghdhairstraightener.co.com/
ray ban, http://www.rayban-sunglasses.org.uk/
michael kors, http://www.michaelkors-uk.org.uk/
michael kors handbags, http://www.michaelkorshandbags.org.uk/
marc jacobs handbags, http://www.marcjacobsonsale.com/
louis vuitton bags, http://www.louis--vuitton.org.uk/
ralph lauren uk, http://www.ralphlauren-outlet.org.uk/
free running, http://www.nikefree-run.org.uk/
replica watches, http://www.rolex-watches.me.uk/
wedding dress, http://www.weddingdressesuk.org.uk/
pandora uk, http://www.pandora-charms.org.uk/
thomas sabo uk, http://www.thomassabo-uk.org.uk/
swarovski uk, http://www.swarovski-uk.org.uk/
louboutin, http://www.christianlouboutin.org.uk/
air huarache, http://www.air-huarache.co.uk/
roshe run, http://www.rosherun.org.uk/
the north face, http://www.thenorth-face.org.uk/
louis vuitton, http://www.louis--vuitton.ca/
air jordans, http://www.airjordans.us/
retro jordans, http://www.jordanretro.org/
air jordan shoes, http://www.cheap-jordans.net/
nike factory outlet, http://www.nikefactory.org/
nike store, http://www.nikestore.us/
nike outlet, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.com/
nike air max 2014, http://www.nike-air-max.us/
air max 2015, http://www.airmax-2015.org/
nike air max, http://www.airmax-90.org/
free run, http://www.nikefree-run.net/
nike free 5.0, http://www.nikefree5.net/
supra footwear, http://www.suprashoe.net/
new balance shoes, http://www.newbalance-outlet.org/
mont blanc, http://www.montblanc--pens.net/
ferragamo, http://www.ferragamoshoes.net/
mcm handbags, http://www.mcm-bags.net/
bottega veneta, http://www.bottega.us/
soccer shoes, http://www.nikemercurial.net/
celine bags, http://www.celinebags.org/
roshe runs, http://www.rosheruns.us/
nike roshe run, http://www.nikerosherun.us/
vans outlet, http://www.vansshoes.us/
timberland shoes, http://www.timberland-shoes.com/
ipad cases, http://www.iphone-cases.us/
softball bats, http://www.softball-bats.us/
babyliss, http://www.babyliss-pro.net/
louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuitton-outlets.us/
burberry outlet, http://www.burberry-outlet.jp.net/
louboutin shoes, http://www.louboutin.jp.net/
christian louboutin outlet, http://www.christianlouboutinshoes.jp.net/
louis vuitton, http://www.louisvuitton.jp.net/
prada handbags, http://www.official-pradaoutlet.com/
michael kors clearance, http://www.michaelkorsclance.com/
michael kors outlet online sale, http://www.official-michaelkorsonline.com/
tommy hilfiger kids, http://www.tommyhilfiger.net.co/
mcm world wide, http://www.mcmworldwide.ca/
moncler outlet, http://www.mmoncler-outlet.com/
kate spade outlet, http://www.kate-spades.com/
barbour womens, http://www.barbour-factory.com/
ferragamo shoes, http://www.salvatoreferragamo.in.net/
canada goose sale, http://www.canada-gooser.com/
louis vuitton, http://www.louisvuittonas.com/
burberry outlet online, http://www.burberryoutlet.org.uk/
juicy couture clothes , http://www.fashion-clothing.us.com/
north face, http://www.thenorthface.so/
barbour jacket sale, http://www.barbour-jacketsoutlet.com/
beats by dre outlet, http://www.monsterbeatsbydres.net/
louis vuitton sale, http://www.louis-vuittonblackfriday.com/
gucci shoes outlet, http://www.lv-guccishoesfactory.com/
longchamp outlet, http://www.longchampsoutlet.com/
moncler outlet online, http://www.moncler-clearance.com/
ralph lauren polos, http://www.ralphlaurentshirts.com/
michael kors handbags, http://www.usahanbags.com/
monster beats, http://www.beatsbydreoutlet.net/
coach outlet online, http://www.coach-blackfriday2014.com/
coachoutlet.com, http://www.coachccoachoutlet.com/
coach store outlet online, http://www.coach-clearance.com/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsbags.us.org/
coach factory outlet, http://www.coach-factories.net/
oakley outlet, http://www.oakley.so/
hermes, http://www.hermes-outletonline.com/
nike jordan shoes, http://www.nike-jordanshoes.com/
woolrich outlet, http://www.woolrich-clearance.com/
coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutlet.so/
coach outlet online usa, http://www.coachoutletrusa.com/
gucci shoes uk, http://www.guccishoes-uk.com/
coach black friday, http://www.uptocoachoutlet.com/
michael kors outlet online, http://www.michaelkors.so/
gucci bags, http://www.guccifactorys.com/
the north face outlet online, http://www.the-northface.in.net/
ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.eu.com/
ray ban outlet, http://www.raybans.co.com/
toms outlet, http://www.tomshoesoutlet.com/
Comment by www - May 18, 2015 @ 10:02 pm
http://www.yerbamateforum.pl/profile.php?userid=125314
Comment by The ability to be able and work from home with this business model and make great money put it in th - January 20, 2015 @ 12:11 pm
http://www.kartonwork.pl/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=19347
Comment by Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty mu - January 20, 2015 @ 5:38 am
Worked beautifully! I thought it was my slow computer. Thanks so much for posting this!
Comment by Erik - June 25, 2012 @ 9:12 pm
works also on geforce 9500GT!!
great job mate,thnx..
Comment by cello - March 13, 2012 @ 2:04 am
Hate to bump an old thread but.... this should be default. Brilliant.
Comment by Jason - February 08, 2012 @ 9:33 pm
Great Help! Thanks!
Comment by Francisco - January 27, 2012 @ 5:46 am
Thanks!

This helped my system performance a lot! :-)
Comment by Chris - January 11, 2012 @ 11:37 am
Thanks a lot buddy , you solved my problem with video lag
Comment by noba - January 02, 2012 @ 2:54 pm
This also corrected the same problem for me for GeForce 8400M GS. Thanks!
Comment by John - October 25, 2011 @ 11:42 am
Thanks i was thinking of again installing the previous version.Now it works
Comment by sudeep - October 13, 2011 @ 12:10 am
For you who are having problems installing the compizconfig, open the terminal (ctrl + alt + T) and write

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager



When done, type

ccsm

and you will be able to continue at step 2!
Comment by Joe - October 10, 2011 @ 3:29 pm
Thanks it's working! It was better because this computer was runnig gta4 fine!
Comment by Nickson5 - October 05, 2011 @ 8:11 pm
For anyone who stumbles upon the same problem shared by cobra and myself:

Download the software through Synaptic; Synaptic will alert you that a secondary file is necessary to install.

I installed both files simultaneously and quickly.
Comment by Nick - September 28, 2011 @ 6:13 am
I am having the same problem reported by cobras.
Comment by Nick - September 27, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
Thanks a million!
Comment by Joe - August 10, 2011 @ 4:38 pm
I'm having trouble installing Compiz. The Software Center has the following complaint:

"Package dependencies cannot be resolved"

with the following details:

"The following packages have unmet dependencies:

simple-ccsm"

I've tried installing Simple Compiz, bit I runt into the exact same roadblock. No luck with Synaptic, either.

Any suggestions?
Comment by cobras - July 16, 2011 @ 2:59 pm
@jondeveloper Thanks for the hint on Ubuntu 11.04 slowdown. I've installed Compiz and made the changes. I hope this also resolves my issues.
Comment by David Ing - July 13, 2011 @ 10:45 am
Thanks I think that this really works. I have been trying to correct the choppy and slowness for a while.
Comment by marcello - June 19, 2011 @ 2:40 pm
Worked like charm, now i can stop blaming my hd4870 and ati.
Comment by nitra - June 18, 2011 @ 9:02 pm
thanx!!! really solve my problem... :)
Comment by al - June 15, 2011 @ 8:40 am
Thanks for this post. I have a relatively fast pc, but I could feel the choppiness. Now it is sensibly faster. I wonder how you figured it out. I was trying to fix it since the upgrade, but to no avail. Thanks a lot.
Comment by casper - June 08, 2011 @ 11:10 am
worked perfect. thanks
Comment by dmolina007 - June 02, 2011 @ 10:51 am
thanks... but whyy??
Comment by daenu - May 25, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
Hi Mr. Simon

This has reference to your profile I came across on www.jondev.net/cv-resume

I am Kirti from a company called BluEnt and we are in search of a candidate who has expertise on the following:

Position – Sr. CMS Developer
Location - Jersey City, Wilmington, Delaware
Duration - 6 Months +


• Excellent knowledge of the CMS System (FATWIRE)
• Hands-on experience C#, Asp.net, Vb. Net
• Strong Experience in Java/J2EE or .Net Architecture (ASP.NET, MVC 2.0/3.0)
• Knowledge of WPF, WCF will be an added advantage
• Good knowledge of XML, XSL, Javascript
• Strong understanding of CMS concepts
• Should have experience of all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle
• Interact with clients for requirement understanding
• Should have worked on International project & interacted with the clients
• Should have excellent communication & dynamic skills
• Should be a good team player and ready to shoulder additional responsibility

You are requested to reply back if the above mentioned profile matches to your domain or else you can reply back with some known reference of yours along with their updated profiles in word format with contact details and an all inclusive rate.

Hope to have a reply from you soon.

Thanks & Regards
Kirti Prasad
Corporate HR

BluEnt® | Global Business Consulting & Technology | +91.11.40506510 | jobs@bluent.com

Corporate: www.bluent.com
CAD: www.bluentcad.com
BIM: www.bluentbim.us
Technology: www.bluent.co.in
BluEnt® a proud sponsor of www.architecturalevangelist.com Magazine
 Think before you print
Comment by Bluent - May 18, 2011 @ 2:15 am
i am interested for online software
Comment by yash - May 12, 2011 @ 5:47 am
Thanks! for sharing with us
Comment by online software - May 12, 2011 @ 5:45 am
Thanks for the find. Very succinct and very helpful.
Comment by st - May 10, 2011 @ 10:34 pm
More posts of this quailty. Not the usual c***, please
Comment by Alexandra - May 06, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

Brilliant, thanks a lot!
Comment by erwan - May 06, 2011 @ 12:04 pm
That was cool and worked!!! Thanks
Comment by Mani Kiran - May 04, 2011 @ 3:00 am
you're an amazing person
Comment by itchTHEscratch - May 03, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Thank you very much. Everything is again as fast like ubuntu 10.10
Comment by Viljar - May 03, 2011 @ 8:31 am
thank you very many
kiitos
Comment by ari - May 02, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
That solved my problem. Thank you.
Comment by db - May 01, 2011 @ 10:55 pm
This worked really good, thanks for the help!
Comment by Martijn - May 01, 2011 @ 9:33 am
worked like a charm thanks
Comment by ben - April 30, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

Name (required)
Email (will not be published) (required)
Website

captcha