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Old 02-13-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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Most appropriate run level for laptop/notebook


Hello everybody!

At the present I have an IBM TP 600x with SuSE 9.1 installed. I use it at home (without any Internet connection) and in the University - connected to the LAN of the Uni.

What is the most appropriate run level for me in this situation? It looks like it starts a lot of daemons in the beginning which are not used at all. Can anybody give some hints or share his/her own experience?

Regards,
A.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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the runlevel does not matter.
you should configure the active services for the default runlevel.

yast has some menu where you can activate/deactivate services.

Probably good candidates for exclusion are: apache, ftp(or similar), ntp, nis, nfs and others.


you could send a listing of the processes running
Code:
ps -AH
and then I or somebody else can tell which services can be safely disabled.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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List of processes

Hello.

Thanx for the help. Here is a list of processes running right now. As one can understand, I'm connected to Internet. But when I run it at home, the list is the same.

Running applications - LyX and Firefox.

List (produced by ps -AH):
andrey@laptop:~> ps -AH
PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:05 init
2 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
3 ? 00:00:00 events/0
4 ? 00:00:00 kblockd/0
31 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
32 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
34 ? 00:00:00 aio/0
245 ? 00:00:00 reiserfs/0
343 ? 00:00:00 kcopyd/0
29 ? 00:00:00 kapmd
33 ? 00:00:00 kswapd0
189 ? 00:00:00 kseriod
1075 ? 00:00:00 hotplug
1077 ? 00:00:00 logger
1095 ? 00:00:00 pci.agent
1096 ? 00:00:00 logger
1173 ? 00:00:00 pccardd
1186 ? 00:00:00 pccardd
1221 ? 00:00:00 hwscand
1361 ? 00:00:00 khubd
1400 ? 00:00:00 cardmgr
1878 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
1881 ? 00:00:00 klogd
1900 ? 00:00:00 resmgrd
1978 ? 00:00:00 sshd
1986 ? 00:00:00 powersaved
2643 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2665 ? 00:00:00 kdm
2684 ? 00:00:54 X
2701 ? 00:00:00 kdm
2886 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
2716 ? 00:00:00 master
2722 ? 00:00:00 pickup
2723 ? 00:00:00 qmgr
2748 ? 00:00:00 cron
2856 tty1 00:00:00 mingetty
2857 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
2930 ? 00:00:02 gconfd-2
2933 ? 00:00:00 bonobo-activati
2935 ? 00:00:00 at-spi-registry
2937 ? 00:00:00 esd
2939 ? 00:00:00 gnome-smproxy
2941 ? 00:00:00 gnome-settings-
2950 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver
2972 ? 00:00:04 metacity
2984 ? 00:00:06 gnome-panel
2986 ? 00:00:03 nautilus
2990 ? 00:00:00 mapping-daemon
2995 ? 00:00:03 wnck-applet
2997 ? 00:00:01 mixer_applet2
2999 ? 00:00:02 battstat-applet
3001 ? 00:00:19 lyx
3198 ? 00:02:42 firefox-bin
3297 ? 00:00:00 xterm
3299 pts/30 00:00:00 bash
3316 pts/30 00:00:00 ps
andrey@laptop:~>

I run (mostly) GNOME as desktop manager.

Thanks for all hints and help,
regards.
Andrey.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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As far as I see you could disable ssh, if you don't use it (you don't connect from other machines to yours).
I would suggest you run gdm instead of kdm... but that is another issue

do you use pcmcia anywhere? if not, cardmgr, pccardd can be disaled too


Your sistem looks ok to me.
except for hotplug maybe, but it depends on what and if you use (usb sticks, pcmcia cards)..
 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:21 AM   #5
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I need PCMCIA

Hello!

Thanx for the hints. I thought already about "hotplug" module, but I need it since I use PCMCIA network card, and I need to enable the card while working.

But why do you recommend to swich from kdm to gdm? What's the difference? Will it improve something?

Regards,
A.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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gdm is better than kdm (look for gdm+kdm+xdm+debian+comparison) by many features and I see that you are using gnome. Using GDM might shorten your qt dependencies and make a more consistent desktop.
 
  


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