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I have been reading a lot of the post on this and many of them say configure the hardware or do this or that...my problem is I do not know how to do any of the suggestions. I just installed FC2 on a p3 733mhz pc with 192meg of memory. It seems slow, takes 15 seconds or so to bring up any thing I click on (mozilla, terminal, control center, etc) I have tried running both gnome and kde and both seem to be the same. Do I need more memory, or do I need to configure something. Any help is always GREATLY appreciated!!!
Well, one thing is you are using a desktop manager (Gnome, Kde) which will swallow up a good amount of memory. First thing is, disable any processes that you do not need. If that still doesn't help out much for you (which probably isn't enough) you just need more RAM. However, if you are doing everything from CLI, then 192 megs is enough.
On the above note, you could try a more lightweight desktop. Gnome and kde offer complete environments and are bulky. Afterstep, fluxbox, enlightenment will be faster but you might find them harder to work in unless you are command line savvy.
I prefer to keep with fedora for now. This is my first time using linux and am taking an intro course at the local college and then plan to mode on to their sys admin and advanced admin classes (I currently do pc support for windows based systems - I know please dont throw things at me). The courses at the college use fedora and especially the kde desktop from what I have seen. I have set this machine up to help gain more experience with linux and to help me with the courses I am taking. I may look into slackware down the road, or install it on an old laptop I have. I may just purchase some extra ram for it, I have to double check what is in it now, but I think I found some memory on sale at compusa for 24.99 (256mb) so I may just add that in either way.
What I do not understand is what services to disable? I want to work on connecting the windows and linux machines together and use telnet/ftp into the linux machine. I just do not know which services I need and do not need?
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Being FC Distro you probalby tried using the chkconfig command as a user and not as root. chkconfig is in the /sbin subdirectory and is usually not part of a default users path. Most commands in /sbin require root priveleges to use. In the terminal I would type ' su - ' and then enter root's password. This will change you as a default user to root with root's enviroment setup in that terminal. You should be able to run the command now. When done type ' exit ' to go back to your default user account.
For more info on many of the services one can type ' man (name of the service) '. Example ' man nfs ' Many commands have man pages that can contain lots of info though can be very confusing to the begnner to understand. But will come to you over time.
Also one can search the net on the services for more help.