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Old 11-12-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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Red Hat Linux seems horribly bloated...


It actually is, I can assume. How can I avoid all this bloatyness? Any settings I can fix? I happen to like Red Hat, at least for now, so don't tell me to download other distros. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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One thing you can do is to turn off any unneeded services - as Root user

chkconfig --list | less

will give you a complete list of whether services will start or stop in any run level.

To stop a service from starting ( for example apache )

chkconfig httpd off

A lighter Window Manager is also something to consider?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:16 PM   #3
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Go to start->server setting->services (i think; i know its called services). You will get a list of things there. Its safe to disable about 1/2 of them for sure (just make sure that you find out what they do before hand). Also note that you want to disable those things on runlevel 5 AND 3.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:17 PM   #4
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WEll I mean I personally thought that Red hat was good.....For a While
But i soon realized that its a piece of krap(my opion)cause it just keeps crashing, but i suppose what Pc i got(1Ghz 30GB 256mb Geforce 2). Anyways If you are REally really willing to learn about linux I would strongly suggest that you get slackware or Debian cause thry make you learn faster.
Anyways I bet you don't even know how to install packages on your redhat. Its hard to find inforamtion about how to do things with Redhat cause they are just too professional.

all the inforamtion for doing stuff on other distros are on the inter net why not change it quickly so that you can learn quicker??
(don't have to listen if you don't want to!)
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:31 PM   #5
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I considered Slackware and Debian... but is it as friendly? I want to learn, but I like comfort... so I want something in between. Does either have KDE or Gnome?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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And there's too many flavors of Debian at LinuxIso.org, I don't know what to get! You've got a potential learner here so help me out! I REALLY want to use Linux, I won't get scared by it as long as it's not just a command line...
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:40 PM   #7
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Slack has KDE..
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:43 PM   #8
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Uhm... anything I should know before I go for it?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #9
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well not really
look there is nothing between those two, well atleast i don't think so so.....
Just go and surf the internet for more info I mean, There are so many install guides that you can get for Slackware so i don't see whats the problem if you can read ENGLISH

I'm afriad you would need to use command lines quite alot if you want to use linux, cause using linux means that you do alot of stuff involving typping commands, but i mean agian there are so many guides that you can learn from. Surely you can do it as it tells you to, and even if you have any confusion just create a thread like now and hopefully somebody like guru will help you.
Cheers
good luck with your Linux
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:55 PM   #10
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oh another thing if you can use commandlines really well, don't you fell prod ?? I mean your learning something instead of letting other people do the job
now thats the art of linux
 
Old 11-12-2003, 04:16 PM   #11
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I know. I really don't mind using the command line... but, I would like some basics such as KDE. I already know some commands such as su ./configure make make install and the such, so I can get get myself around the very basics... I wanna learn though, so yeah, I'll check out slackware. Thanks.
 
  


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