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Old 02-10-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
mkhan919
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Help with the running processes


Hi.
I am using mandriva Free 2007 (on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, 2.0 Ghz centrino with 512 MB ram) and at the moment, my system seems to be really slowing down and a ps -A shows about a zillion processes running.. Can any one help me out on which processes are not "required" and should be killed...(also on how to prevent them from running again on startup)..

Thanx... I am listing the output of ps -A bellow:

PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:00 init
2 ? 00:00:00 migration/0
3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
4 ? 00:00:00 events/0
5 ? 00:00:00 khelper
6 ? 00:00:00 kthread
8 ? 00:00:00 kblockd/0
9 ? 00:00:00 kacpid
112 ? 00:00:00 kseriod
148 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
149 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
150 ? 00:00:00 kswapd0
151 ? 00:00:00 aio/0
796 ? 00:00:00 kpsmoused
810 ? 00:00:00 ata/0
828 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
829 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
830 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
831 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
857 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
952 ? 00:00:00 udevd
1085 ? 00:00:00 khubd
1172 ? 00:00:00 khpsbpkt
1175 ? 00:00:00 knodemgrd_0
1258 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
1259 ? 00:00:00 usb-storage
1392 ? 00:00:00 pccardd
1562 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
2027 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
2047 ? 00:00:00 atd
2143 ? 00:00:00 klogd
2240 ? 00:00:00 crond
2287 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2339 ? 00:00:00 acpid
2388 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon
2598 ? 00:00:00 cpufreqd
2615 ? 00:00:00 hcid
2655 ? 00:00:00 sdpd
2703 ? 00:00:00 hald
2707 ? 00:00:00 hald-runner
2710 ? 00:00:00 krfcommd
2729 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi
2736 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-keyb
2757 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-stor
2926 ? 00:00:00 ac97/0
3349 ? 00:00:00 ipw2200/0
3385 ? 00:00:00 ifplugd
3504 ? 00:00:00 portmap
3660 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon
3661 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon
3682 ? 00:00:00 rpc.statd
3683 ? 00:00:00 ntpd
3725 ? 00:00:00 xfs
3789 ? 00:00:00 ntpd
3849 ? 00:00:00 kdm
3895 tty7 00:00:00 X
3966 ? 00:00:00 kdm
4027 ? 00:00:00 clamd
4088 ? 00:00:00 dhclient
4140 ? 00:00:00 freshclam
4264 ? 00:00:00 master
4290 ? 00:00:00 pickup
4291 ? 00:00:00 qmgr
5768 ? 00:00:00 mandi
5809 ? 00:00:00 lisa
5919 tty1 00:00:00 mingetty
5920 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
5921 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
5922 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
5923 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
5924 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty
6080 ? 00:00:00 startkde
6181 ? 00:01:27 Xgl
6187 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch
6188 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon
6191 ? 00:00:00 passkey-agent
6193 ? 00:00:00 bluez-pin
6218 ? 00:00:00 s2u
6272 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
6275 ? 00:00:00 dcopserver
6277 ? 00:00:00 klauncher
6279 ? 00:00:00 kded
6281 ? 00:00:00 gam_server
6286 ? 00:00:00 kwrapper
6288 ? 00:00:00 ksmserver
6289 ? 00:00:00 kwin
6291 ? 00:00:00 kdesktop
6305 ? 00:00:03 kicker
6308 ? 00:00:00 kio_file
6340 ? 00:00:00 artsd
6343 ? 00:00:00 kaccess
6344 ? 00:00:00 xsettings-kde
6350 ? 00:00:00 klipper
6353 ? 00:00:00 net_applet
6354 ? 00:00:00 knotify
6397 ? 00:00:00 konsole
6398 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
6433 ? 00:00:00 mozilla-firefox
6438 ? 00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
6443 ? 00:00:08 mozilla-firefox
6447 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-2
6459 ? 00:00:01 konqueror
6465 ? 00:00:00 kio_uiserver
6468 ? 00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
6570 pts/1 00:00:00 ps


Thnx for any help and suggestions

Last edited by mkhan919; 02-10-2007 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'd start off by checking out
Code:
top
and possibly
Code:
vmstat
to determine how much memory is used and which processes use the most resources. NOTE: I know it's possible that some processes might seem to consume 98% of your half a gig memory, if you calculate it the straight way, but that's not the whole truth (threads make difference)

But see top it should show you to a start.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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thnx... i would do that rite away.. hope it points out something.
Thanx for the tip.
 
  


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