Ubuntu One – “Maximum Upload Speed”

This applies to my installation:  Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx):

If you’re an Ubuntu One user like me you probably had the urge to complain about the fact that Ubuntu One, when uploading, sucks the life out of your internet bandwidth.  To the best of my knowledge they are aware, and have been aware for a while, but no patch as of yet.  The screen I am talking about, of course, is this one:

Ubuntu One Preferences

Luckily there is a work-around!  A simple one even 🙂

In a nutshell here are the steps:

  1. Remove Ubuntu One from the “Startup Applications Preferences”
  2. Install “trickle” from Synaptic Package Manager
  3. Add this command as a Startup Program in the “Startup Applications Preferences”(Note: The number below is KB/s)
    • trickle -u 40 /usr/lib/ubuntuone-client/ubuntuone-syncdaemon
  4. Logout & Login or Reboot

Detailed Steps:

  1. System –> Preferences –> Startup Applications:  Uncheck Ubuntu One
    • Startup Programs
  2. System –> Administration –> Synaptic Package Manager:  Type in trickle in the search, right-click package, and Mark for Installation
    • trickle
  3. System –> Preferences –> Startup Applications:  Click Add
    • Startup Programs
    • Add the following text to the Command:
      trickle -u 40 /usr/lib/ubuntuone-client/ubuntuone-syncdaemon
      • Add Trickle To Startup
      • Click Add, and Trickle will be added to the Startup Applications
  4. Logout & Login or Reboot

Comments, questions, or corrections – always welcome 🙂

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  1. #1 by Igor Rakir on February 17, 2012 - 07:00

    It seem that these instructions aren’t the same for newer versions of Ubuntu One. Could you update it?

    For example: on Ubuntu 11.04 my Ubuntu start up command was:

    /bin/sh -c ‘[ -d “$HOME/Ubuntu One” ] && ubuntuone-launch’

    And your suggestion didn’t seem to work, even though I tried.

    • #2 by Aang on February 20, 2012 - 18:09

      I have tested these instructions succussfully on Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10, and Linux Mint 12. Please try again from start to finish.

      Keep in mind I don’t want you to modify the Ubuntu One startup process; just disable it and create a new one using this as the startup command: trickle -u 40 /usr/lib/ubuntuone-client/ubuntuone-syncdaemon

  2. #3 by Chris on June 12, 2012 - 19:14

    Please subscribe to Launchpad bug #720707 if you have this problem (Bandwidth limit is not correctly enforced) https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntuone-storage-protocol/+bug/720707

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