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Old 11-05-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question programs running at startup


1) where can I find out what programs (services, daemons, etc.) are running at startup and taking up cpu power and time, and how can I find out what ones I do not need and can disable to make my Linux system work better (or faster)?

2) is KDE "faster" to work with that "Gnome"? Or, what is better to use for what reasons?

thx
 
Old 11-05-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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1) Which programs run and where the files are located depends on the distribution you are running. So that info would be helpful.

2) I've noticed that KDE is slightly faster than Gnome, but both chug like a fratboy compared to Fluxbox or XFCE.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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i beleive

ps aux

or

top

should show you most processes running.as for services i know mandriva you can use chkconfig. Most of the time though you can find everything in the rc.d dirs. in /etc.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Try this link:

http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/.../services.html
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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depending on the distro you are running, you can control what software starts in a tool called services or setup. RedHat, SuSE, MDK and such also have GUI tools for this.

The best way is generally to look at rc.d and init.d folders in /etc

check the man pages, and try not to hack the scripts unless you know what you're doing. Be aware that you are most likely working in runlevel 5 (or 4, though that is less common - Slackware uses it), and that there are run levels below this. While you're in the bowels of this, check out the inittab.

I case i forgot to mention, USE the tools provided by your distro, especially if you're on a production system. Modifying the rc.d and init.d files wrong may render your system useless ... until you reboot.

In short, RTFM.
 
  


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