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Old 05-25-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
964racer
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want to reduce system boot / init time


I've installed suse 9.1 successfully on a dell m60 laptop and got everything working (wireless, nvidia graphics, dvd etc.). I'm pretty happy with it so far. I have two additional goals:


1) I'm am looking to reduce the time for the system to boot when I turn it on. I have a default standalone installation and there are lots of services that get loaded when the system starts - so it takes about twice as long to bool as windows. Any obvious things that I will not need that can be easily turned off. ? I can't need all these things.

2) Has anyone gotten the suspend mode working when the laptop lid is closed on this model.

-Kevin
 
Old 05-25-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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To reduce the time loading your os, just get rid of the services you don't need. I have reduced FC2 loading to under 50 sec from GRUB, which is a record for me.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:15 AM   #3
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what are some of the services I can get rid of for a standalone laptop configuration and how do I prevent them from being loaded and started ?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #4
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Depends on what you are using. Go to service settings. In RH9 it is under System settings--> Server settings --> Services.

In SUSE, I don't know, you will have to search a little. See what is running and post here.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Post Yast

go into yast and then go into services

'and follow the easy on screen instructions!'
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:34 AM   #6
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You save around 10 seconds by not using kde. Mine boots in about 30 seconds.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 08:17 AM   #7
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boot parameters or bios ?

is there a way to make bios check stop or to config the kernel to fastboot before init ?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:11 AM   #8
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if your using lilo you can and compact to the lilo.conf file, there's a warning though, that it doesn't work with all computers.
 
  


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