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Old 03-06-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
shyam_d_sundar
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are all processes running in linux required


Hi,

I have installed Linux, mainly bcos of the fact that MS is slow!!!!! (and the environment too).

I have installed Mandrake 9.2.

I get a feel like the system is slow in response, especially menus and when i see the system monitor, it says cpu usage 10% on an average.

I am pasting below the processes running n my PC. Pl let me know if all these processes are required and how can I tune up the system for performance?

1 ? 00:00:04 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 kapmd
4 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
5 ? 00:00:00 kswapd
6 ? 00:00:00 bdflush
7 ? 00:00:00 kupdated
8 ? 00:00:00 kinoded
9 ? 00:00:00 mdrecoveryd
10 ? 00:00:00 kswsuspd
14 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
123 ? 00:00:00 devfsd
208 ? 00:00:00 khubd
717 ? 00:00:00 ifplugd
787 ? 00:00:00 dhclient
831 ? 00:00:00 portmap
845 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
853 ? 00:00:00 klogd
886 ? 00:00:00 ypserv
983 ? 00:00:00 xfs
1021 ? 00:00:00 apmd
1039 ? 00:00:00 rpc.ypxfrd
1081 ? 00:00:00 atd
1091 ? 00:00:00 kdm
1103 ? 00:00:03 X
1104 ? 00:00:00 named
1107 ? 00:00:00 named
1109 ? 00:00:00 named
1110 ? 00:00:00 named
1115 ? 00:00:00 named
1126 ? 00:00:00 xinetd
1128 ? 00:00:00 kdm
1161 ? 00:00:00 cupsd
1304 ? 00:00:00 rpc.yppasswdd
1443 ? 00:00:00 crond
1453 ? 00:00:00 startkde
1680 ? 00:00:00 imwheel
1701 ? 00:00:01 httpd2
1708 ? 00:00:00 advxsplitlogfil
1711 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1714 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1718 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1719 ? 00:00:00 httpd2
1720 ? 00:00:00 httpd2
1721 ? 00:00:00 httpd2
1722 ? 00:00:00 httpd2
1723 ? 00:00:00 httpd2
1725 ? 00:00:01 kdeinit
1802 ? 00:00:00 fam
1812 vc/1 00:00:00 mingetty
1813 vc/2 00:00:00 mingetty
1814 vc/3 00:00:00 mingetty
1815 vc/4 00:00:00 mingetty
1816 vc/5 00:00:00 mingetty
1817 vc/6 00:00:00 mingetty
1923 ? 00:00:05 artsd
1926 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1928 ? 00:00:00 kwrapper
1930 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1931 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1954 ? 00:00:02 kdeinit
1963 ? 00:00:01 kdeinit
1964 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1966 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1985 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1988 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
1989 ? 00:00:00 korgac
1998 ? 00:00:00 knotes
2013 ? 00:00:00 kalarmd
2089 ? 00:00:01 konsole
2091 pts/0 00:00:00 ps

Regards,
Shyam Sundar
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:51 AM   #2
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You can stop safely these:

dhclient --> DHCP client ? Not very neccesary unless on a network.
portmap --> Not neccesary but for NFS network services ,.....
ypserv --> Not very neccesary unless on a network.
rpc.ypxfrd --> Not very neccesary unless on a network.
atd --> Task planner. You'll learn it later.
named --> DNS server. Too much ....
rpc.yppasswdd --> Not very neccesary unless on a network.
httpd2 --> Apache webserver.

Also you can get into kde control center and stop some services under Components - Service Manager.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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Hey u beter install fedora on ur pc....
Its quite fast.
I am going to install tomorrow
 
Old 03-08-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yes,I think Fedora would be a good choice too.Specifically the version that "CCRMA" at Stanford University has. You can download the ISO's fron their website. It's a modified version of Fedora in as much as it is used for music and video production tasks which require lower latencies and higher scheduling priorities,etc.. However, without all the tech speak the system as a whole is nice and snappy. All you need to do is look up "CCRMA" on the google search engine. The instructions are very detailed and most anybody should have no problem setting up the system.
 
  


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