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Old 05-29-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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How to fully optimize Slackware?

I'd just changed from fedora to slackware 9.1.
i have been using linux in one month and i've been jumping from one distro to another, Mandrake, SuSe, Red Hat, Fedora.. but I think i'll settle down with Slackware.. so my question is how do i optimize Slackware fully?
I will use it as a server.. so i'd like to know what and where to get it.
I'm open for all sugestions, shoot!
Old 05-29-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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Check out this thread on Slackware 9.1 install. It has a lot of great advice and posts. If you follow the guide Shilo has you should be up and running your server in a couple of hours.

This is how I do it all =
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I happily run slackware on a number of servers.

The clearest way of otimizing it from my perspective is using an expert install and literally only installing stuff you truely need. Don't install anything that is not "required/recommended".

From there, go about stopping any services that you don't require, looking at startup scripts and cron jobs that are there by default.

Then either install from slackware packages or compile from source the services that you require, e.g. apache 1.3.31 from or compile from source.

so i'd like to know what and where to get it.
To be honest, if you're running a server, I would only get disk 1 from a mirror since this disk pretty much has everything you need. Disk 2 contains kde / gnome stuff (I think that's it!) that in my opinion shouldn't be on a server.

Slackware in general is a fairly optimized distro, especially if you're going for a minimalist install as pointed out above.

Good luck :)

Old 05-30-2004, 12:40 AM   #4
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read this also.............
Old 05-30-2004, 04:23 AM   #5
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thanks people!
Quote: i'd like to know what and where to get it.
Sorry, I meant something else. My english isn't that good I'm afraid.
What I meant was; If you were telling me about a program or something, I would be glad if you
told me the whole link as well.. because I don't know where to get this and that..
but thanks alot people! This really helped me out
If it's anything else, just send in


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