Patrick’s development blog

Simple Ubuntu speed-up tweak

Posted in Linux/GNU by Patrick on April 25, 2008

I recently searched around for some Ubuntu speed-up tips in order to speed up my Ubuntu computer. I found an interesting thing, it’s considered a bug that slows down the application start-up time and performance considerably.

The tweak/bug

Open the /etc/hosts file as root using any texteditor and replace the following line: localhost

With the name of your computer: localhost computername

Read more about the bug at this site:


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  1. brandon said, on June 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Can you explain how to find localhost a little better. I dont see it when I open text editor. further more I cant find this /etc/hosts file ether. My email is

  2. patrickbe said, on June 22, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Open up a terminal, log in as root and edit the /etc/hosts file. Type the following in the terminal in other words.

    > su
    > nano /etc/hosts

    That’ll open the /etc/hosts file in the nano editor.

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