Sunday, October 2, 2011

More speed (responsiveness) for the linux desktop

Ram and file system cache:
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Preload most used applications/libs:

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Mounting /tmp to RAM

add this to your fstab:

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,nodev,nosuid,mode=1777 0 0

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BFS Kernel
There is a set of kernel patches that increases the responsiveness of the linux desktop. This is not limited to archlinux btw.

There are two main ways to get it on archlinux:
Build it from AUR: yaourt -S linux-ck

Or us a repository with precompiled packages:

Server =$arch

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