Is your Linux System to slow?

You work with Linux, no matter of Pisi Linux or a other Linux Distribution, and you mean Linux is to slow?

Here any Tips for speed up your Linux System:

Change GRUB Timeout

If your computer dual-boots with another operating system, the bootloader GRUB likes to show a menu of boot options for a default value of 10 seconds. As it doesn’t take most people 10 seconds to make a decision, you can alter this value so that it only shows up for say 3 or 5 seconds instead before it automatically chooses the currently highlighted option for you.

If you just care about the timeout value, you can go directly into the configuration file located at /etc/default/grub, and find the line called GRUB_TIMEOUT and change it to however many seconds you want GRUB to wait

I wouldn’t recommend going much lower than 3 seconds, when you are ready with it save your file and type in Pisi Linux in the Terminal

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

to update Grub in Pisi Linux

Background Services or Startup Applications

In Pisi Linux with KDE runs a lot of Background services, any of this services i personally need it not so remove i remove it.

Do the following go to the Menu >Settings>System Settings>Startup and Shutdown>Background Services

there can you choose what you not need, i give you here a image from Pisi Linux 2.0 with KDE 5





I need not all this services so i have remove the Hook there and stop the Service, it saves time during start of the system, and it saves many MB of RAM.


Disable Special Effects

When you will have special effects on your Desktop you can choose it (that is the decision of oneself), i need it not and so have i disable the Composer at KDE 5.

You can switch it off in KDE 5 Menu>System Settings>Display and Monitor>Compositor it looks on KDE 5 so:




You can remove the hook at ” Enable Compositor at Startup it saves a lot of RAM and speed up your System.


Start with an empty session

By default KDE 4 and KDE 5 saves volumes of data about your current session, such as which windows are open and which processes were running so that next time you log in your session is exactly as you left it. This is very convenient, but it also slows your boot time down as this data has to be reloaded on each boot. We can avoid this problem by ensuring that we start with a fresh session.

In Pisi Linux 2.0 with KDE 5 you found it Menu> Settings>System Settings>Startup and Shutdown>Desktop Session




Change the hook from Restore previous Session to Start with an empty Session


You can if you not need it disable Baloo in KDE 5 it save RAM too. Menu> Settings>System Settings>Search




Remove the hook at Enable File search so you have stop the File Indexer Baloo

To disable Akonadi when you not need it here a simple Trick:
Go to your Home Directory and click on View>Show hidden files and set a hook there.
Then go to .config/akonadi (complete Path /home/user/.config5/akonadi) there found you a file named akonadiserverrc open it with a Text Editor (Kwrite, Kate or some other) and Note you need no Admin Rights to change something there.



save the file and watch after a reboot from your System and a look at your System Monitor your CPU must be lower than before.
Note: Do not remove the Akonadi Package with the Package Manager
it remove a lot from KDE and your Pisi Linux install could be break.

Pisi Linux 1.2 user can read here for disable Akonadi and Nepomuk to-much-cpu-load-with-kde-in-pisi-linux 1.2.


Use for your Linux System lightweight Software, a simple Browser is better than a big Browser, and with more extensions( Add-ons) in your Browser you make your Browser very slow.

Speed up LibreOffice

Some settings may improve LibreOffice’s loading time and responsiveness. However, some also increase RAM usage, so use them carefully. They can all be accessed under Tools > Options.

  • Under Memory:
    • Reduce the number of Undo steps to a figure lower than 100, to something like 20 or 30 steps
    • Under Graphics cache, set Use for LibreOffice to 128 MB (up from the original 20 MB)
    • Set Memory per object to 20 MB (up from the default 5 MB).
    • If LibreOffice is used often, check Enable systray Quickstarter
  • Under Advanced, uncheck Use a Java runtime environment

Disable the startup logo

Disable the startup logo from Libreoffice in Pisi Linux

If you prefer to disable the startup logo, open /usr/lib/libreoffice/programm/sofficerc, find the Logo=1 line and set Logo=0.


If you intend to use macros, you must have a Java Runtime Environment enabled. A Java Runtime Environment is enabled by default, but disabling it speeds up the program.


Note for a good working Pisi Linux can you delete from Time to Time your cache it speeds up Pislinux too, open a Terminal and write

sudo pisi clean


sudo pisi dc

the last command cleaning the cache

Cleaning package cache /var/cache/pisi/packages…
Cleaning source archive cache /var/cache/pisi/archives…
Cleaning temporary directory /var/pisi…
Removing cache file /var/cache/pisi/groupdb.cache…
Removing cache file /var/cache/pisi/componentdb.cache…
Removing cache file /var/cache/pisi/packagedb.cache…
Removing cache file /var/cache/pisi/sourcedb.cache…
Removing cache file /var/cache/pisi/installdb.cache…

so works it.

And the last Tip

Can Dust Actually Damage My Computer?


Yes it can, Clean from Time to Time you Computer, in both a desktop PC and a laptop, netbook etc. so that it look not so inside it


any Tips for it can you found on the following Links for it

Google-Images from Dusty Computers