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Old 11-07-2002, 09:53 PM   #1
watashiwaotaku7
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ps -A unneeded apps


i was hoping that some of the more experienced users out there could help improve boottimes and overall performance by pointing out unneeded apps and how to disable them im running mdk9 with gnome2 and doing a ps -A from a konsole shell

justin@localhost justin]$ ps -A
PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:04 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 kapmd
4 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
5 ? 00:00:00 kswapd
6 ? 00:00:00 bdflush
7 ? 00:00:00 kupdated
8 ? 00:00:00 mdrecoveryd
12 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
137 ? 00:00:00 devfsd
297 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
584 ? 00:00:00 khubd
857 ? 00:00:00 dhcpcd
891 ? 00:00:00 dhcpcd
950 ? 00:00:00 portmap
966 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
974 ? 00:00:00 klogd
1009 ? 00:00:00 gpm
1029 ? 00:00:00 ypserv
1231 ? 00:00:11 xfs
1248 ? 00:00:00 apmd
1267 ? 00:00:00 rpc.ypxfrd
1284 ? 00:00:00 atd
1307 ? 00:00:00 saslauthd
1324 ? 00:00:00 named
1325 ? 00:00:00 named
1326 ? 00:00:00 named
1330 ? 00:00:00 named
1337 ? 00:00:00 named
1349 ? 00:00:00 xinetd
1368 ? 00:00:00 rpc.yppasswdd
1511 ? 00:00:00 master
1525 ? 00:00:00 nqmgr
1660 ? 00:00:00 httpd
1667 ? 00:00:00 advxsplitlogfil
1668 ? 00:00:00 httpd
1669 ? 00:00:00 httpd
1670 ? 00:00:00 httpd
1671 ? 00:00:00 httpd
1710 ? 00:00:00 proftpd
1745 ? 00:00:00 crond
1784 ? 00:00:00 squid
1786 ? 00:00:00 squid
1795 ? 00:00:00 unlinkd
1912 ? 00:00:00 login
1913 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
1914 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
1915 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
1918 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
1919 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty
2030 vc/1 00:00:00 bash
11246 ? 00:00:00 pickup
11461 vc/1 00:00:00 startx
11474 vc/1 00:00:00 xinit
11475 ? 00:00:10 X
11478 tty1 00:00:00 gnome-session
11499 tty1 00:00:00 service_harddra <defunct>
11513 tty1 00:00:00 gconfd-2
11529 ? 00:00:00 bonobo-activati
11548 ? 00:00:00 gnome-smproxy
11550 ? 00:00:00 gnome-settings-
11557 ? 00:00:00 fam
11575 ? 00:00:00 esd
11581 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver
11600 ? 00:00:01 metacity
11604 ? 00:00:01 gnome-panel
11606 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11608 ? 00:00:00 multiload-apple
11610 ? 00:00:00 gdict-applet
11611 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11612 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11613 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11614 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11617 ? 00:00:00 nautilus
11619 ? 00:00:00 konsole
11621 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
11624 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
11627 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
11629 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
11633 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
11693 pts/0 00:00:00 ps


thanks much for any help
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:13 PM   #2
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This shows many servers running; do you really want to run a web server, an FTP server, a DNS, and so on? If not, go into the Mandrake Control Center, into the "Services" area, and find the servers listed on your ps -A report. If the "start at boot" checkbox is pressed for each, click it to CANCEL automatic loading. Don't shut off crond or xinetd, though; they're necessary for automatic background cleanup of your system. For each one that you do shut down, also click "stop" to shut it down right now. When finished, do another ps -A run to see the difference...

The controls may have slightly different names in Mandy 9; I'm running 8.1 and it's so good that I've not yet seen any need to get the latest version...

Last edited by JimKyle; 11-07-2002 at 10:15 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2002, 11:01 PM   #3
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you can also get rid of the squid proxy server.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:25 PM   #4
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watashiwaotaku7 - that means "I am a geek7" in Japanese. Are you really a geek and are you really seven?

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Old 11-09-2002, 09:58 PM   #5
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okay, i shut off everything but crond and xinetd in both root and my normal user under mandrake control center > system > services...but both times it did nothing to my ps -A is there something else i must do?



-yes a geek no just a number to make it unique (im 15)-

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