Keep Your Browser Profiles In tmpfs (RAM) For Reduced Disk Writes And Increased Performance With Profile Sync Daemon

Profile Sync Daemon is a tool to move the web browser profile to RAM, using tmpfs, which has the advantage of reducing disk writes (very useful for SSD), increased speed and responsiveness. The tool supports most browsers: Chromium, Google Chrome, Firefox (stable, beta and aurora), Conkeror, Midori, Opera (including Opera Next) and Qupzilla and is [...]

Enable TRIM On SSD (Solid-State Drives) In Ubuntu For Better Performance

TRIM allows the OS to “inform a solid-state drive (SDD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally”. Without using TRIM, the SSD speed decreases after a while so if you have a solid-state drive that supports TRIM, you should enable it so your SSD remains fast over [...]

Ubuntu: LightDM Black Screen When Using SSD Workaround

Some Ubuntu users are reporting LightDM errors when using a SDD: about half the time when starting the computer, LightDM (the default Ubuntu display manager) doesn’t load correctly and only a black screen and a blinking command line cursor shows up. The issue isn’t limited to those who are using a SSD, but it’s a [...]