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I'm a newbie and I just installed Mandrake 8.2 on an old laptop. Since its an old
laptop, I want to be running as few processes and services as possible. So which
one of these services can I safely disable?:
I know that some of these, like sound, syslog, xfs, etc. are very important and need
to be running, but I thought I would list them all to keep it simple. Which ones
can I disable for now? Thanks in advance.
you can disable portmap (I guess there is no need for you to run remote procedure calls), irda is another candidate if there is no infrared devices attached to your system (mouse, keyboard), anacron and crond you can leave either one but there is no need to run them both, if you want to share files via NFS you must leave nfs and nfslock otherwise there is no need for them as well as autofs and netfs, does the laptop have a USB interface? If the answer is no why then you need usb running. Internet? I am not sure what it does, so you might leave it if won't hurt.