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Linux Shell Speed/Bandwidth Limit

I use Debian 6 - 64bit and I've been using "trickle" for limiting my download/uploads speed on different kinds of programs like "wget" or "ftp". But now I want to reduce speeds for different kinds of ...
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How can I tell if my FireWire port is 400 or 800? (Linux)

I know this sounds very similar to How do I tell if my firewire connection is running as 400 or 800?, but the difference is, I don't have a FireWire device yet. The whole reason I'm asking is that ...
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1answer
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(Linux - Ubuntu 13.04) Incredible slow SSD with small files

Ever since I got my SSD (Crucial M4 - 256gb) I've had an issue that it would write as slow as running Windows 7 on a 486 whenever it's doing something with small files. I managed to "fix" this in ...
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Slow execution of linux service mtab.sh

I'm trying to speed up the boot time of my raspberry pi with raspbian. With the program bootchart (which makes a graph of the running time of the services at start up) I have seen that the mtab.sh ...
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Why is a failing hard disk slow?

From my currently failing hard drive, I know that I'm erasing it with a write speed of around 300kB/s cause of at least of few bad sectors I'm curious about what exactly causes this slow write speed? ...
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All fans spinning at maximum speed with Linux

I installed Fedora 18 on my desktop computer and I've got an issue. All the fans are all the time spinning at maximum speed. Like, you know, when my computer boots they are too, which is normal ...
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How come writing varying file sizes results in varying speeds? [duplicate]

Here is some output from the dd command: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test.file bs=10M count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 records out 10485760 bytes (10 MB) copied, 0.130214 s, 80.5 MB/s $ dd if=/dev/zero ...
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231 views

Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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1answer
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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What could cause a disk read speed of ~5MB/s? [closed]

My harddisk seems to have a very low read speed of only ~5MB/s. [root ~]# hdparm -t /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 14 MB in 3.02 seconds = 4.63 MB/sec Also, after going into ...
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Why is linux boot sequence in sh and not in c

I have an embedded device which runs linux. I'm trying to speed up the boot sequence. Would rewriting large parts of the boot sequence in C speed up a lot? for example I have a lot of scripts which ...
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1answer
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Slow USB3 under Linux

I have a problem with the speed of USB 3.0 under Linux. I'm testing with the following parts: "NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller" (pcie) "Pretec 240" USB 3.0 Card-Reader Sandisk ...
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1answer
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How to increase mouse cursor speed in Ubuntu? (Gnome)

How do I increase the mouse speed in Ubuntu Linux? Running Gnome 2.30.0. I've already maxed out Pointer Speed Sensitivity in the Mouse Preferences control panel. I am not interested in increasing the ...
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3answers
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Slowing down cpu speed

How to slow down my laptop cpu so that it does not overheat?
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2answers
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Download Speed cURL

I am having a bit of problem using cURL to download using FTP, that is to say I think it's being rather slow if working at all. I usually use wget an this one file which I downloaded earlier with wget ...
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4answers
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Linux Command-Line Bandwidth Speed Tests

I'm trying to verify the available bandwidth for my linux box. Is there a test I can run from the command line?
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Which Linux is the most efficient? [closed]

Simple question: There is a gazillion Linux distributions out there. Which one (distribution/incl. window manager) makes (technically) the most efficient use of my (aging) computer ? I have appx. 1 ...