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Old 10-25-2003, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question ways to improve performance


Does Linux also have what we call "maintenance wizard" just like in windows? Can you guys give some advice on how I can improve my system's performance? I'm using RH7.3, 2.4.18-3 kernel.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 07:15 AM   #2
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In my opinion,the best way to improve the Linux performance is to compile your kernel and any software again with optimized
 
Old 10-25-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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Also make sure you don't have lots of unneeded services running on startup.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 08:59 AM   #4
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the reason why I asked that question actually is, my redhat system does not allow me to open more programs while I'm connected to the internet. Once connected, I can only open the web browser (konqueror), my system hangs when I attempt to open another program. I always reset my PC everytime that happens *sigh*. My system uses a 1.8 GHz athlon processor, 256 MB of RAM, 408 MB of swap space, and I'm using an internal modem to connect to the internet. I just don't know why it hangs. Is there something wrong? Thanks. =)
 
Old 10-25-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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Can you guys give some advice on how I can improve my system's performance?
In addition to the first two ideas mentioned a lighter Window Manager is something to consider - check out this site for info.

http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
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my system hangs when I attempt to open another program. I always reset my PC everytime that happens *sigh*.
I see, Redhat is sometimes slow in a KDE or GNOME ,and also you may have installed too many
software from rpm.Maybe you should first install a much simper system with some essential packages and after that, start to add more.From this you could avoid a large number of unwanted softwares to be installed.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:22 PM   #7
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how many processes do you have running and how much ram do you have free. Try to execute the commandtop in the console to see if you have any unessesary programs running.
 
  


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