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Old 10-09-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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Improving Fedora performance?


Much as I love Fedora, I'm finding it sluggish running on my laptop, compared to other OS' I've tried.

In short, I want to improve the performance of Fedora. I've already gone into chkconfig and disabled everything I don't need, which has helped a fair bit, but I want to go further and basically strip down Fedora to a minimum.

Everything I've googled up so far has really only concerned individual applications as opposed to the OS a whole, so I'm stuck.

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Old 10-09-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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hi there

still what services have u enabled now also??
and why don't u consider compiling ur kernel????
and bring it down to minimum

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Old 10-09-2004, 10:37 AM   #3
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Well if I felt myself capable of compiling a kernel without setting fire to my laptop, I would-my last few attempts at it met in abject failure.

Below is services as they stand now. If you see room for improvment (probably lots), go wild:

Code:
[root@localhost downloads]# /sbin/chkconfig --list
acpid           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
apmd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
sendmail        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
crond           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cpuspeed        0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
pcmcia          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
snmptrapd       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
messagebus      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
portmap         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
readahead_early 0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:on    6:off
rpcgssd         0:on    1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:on
xinetd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
smartd          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
lisa            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rhnsd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
mdmpd           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
random          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
iptables        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ntpd            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
vncserver       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
irda            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
nfs             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
irqbalance      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
syslog          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
cups            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
autofs          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
psacct          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rpcidmapd       0:on    1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:on
named           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
rpcsvcgssd      0:on    1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:on
gpm             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
isdn            0:off   1:off   2:off    3:off    4:off    5:off    6:off
xfs             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
rawdevices      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
saslauthd       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
yum             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
mdmonitor       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
readahead       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:on    6:off
netfs           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
network         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
nfslock         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
netplugd        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
snmpd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
anacron         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
microcode_ctl   0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
smb             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
sshd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
kudzu           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
atd             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
httpd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
netdump         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
xinetd based services:
        echo-udp:       off
        services:       off
        cups-lpd:       off
        daytime-udp:    off
        chargen:        off
        rsync:  off
        time-udp:       off
        time:   off
        sgi_fam:        on
        echo:   off
        chargen-udp:    off
        ktalk:  off
        daytime:        off
To provide more information, the laptop is a dualboot with Windows XP. Its mostly intended for web browsing and maintainance/repair work (I find several linux utilites for data recovery and networking to be far superior to anything I've used on windows). About the heaviest app that would be running normally would be Firefox, which is a bit of a hog.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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hi there

u can consider closing down nfs,netfs and other nfs based services
and i am not able to post my lisitng here
tried the code tag too for 10 times

regards
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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Done.

Okay, having read the first reply, I really think I should go about recompiling the kernel. I've a horrible stability issue with 2.6.5-1.358 where my machine just switches off randomly, but with 2.6.8-1.521 its perfectly stable...and I have no sound.

I need to reach some sort of compromise.

If you can give me any pointers towards doing it, go wild.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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hi there

i think u r installing precomnpiled rpm packages,if yes then frm where did uget that rpm packages??

u should compile urself a kenrel ,starting from the config file of ur 2.6.5 kernel

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Old 10-09-2004, 03:10 PM   #7
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Straight patches so far via Yum.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:52 PM   #8
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hi there

u should go for kernel compiling
get urself the latest source from kernel.org and get the config file of ur working kernel and build upon that ur new kernel

u can have a look at the kernl comilng tutorial from here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=Dr+OZZ

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Old 10-09-2004, 04:48 PM   #9
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Aye, the compiler is running now. I'll see how it goes this time round.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:53 PM   #10
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hi

best of luck for ur adventure
and do not loose heart if something goes wrong,

it is worth this much effort

regards
 
Old 10-09-2004, 07:10 PM   #11
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Well my usual luck with compiling my own kernel seems to hold-still no sound and crashes, although I've traced the exact problem of them-the kernel isn't running the laptop's fans, causing it to overheat and crash out.

On the flipside, Fedora runs noticeably faster and it boots up in half the time.

I'll stick up my logs somewhere if it helps to trace the problems.

Either way, back to the drawing board.

Last edited by Fenster; 10-09-2004 at 08:45 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:36 PM   #12
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hi there

so what config file are using to compile ur kernel.

i advice u to use the config file of the 2.6.5 kernel which was working for ur system

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