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Old 06-23-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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Removing all portable computer related software in a desktop computer.


Hi:
I have Slackware 12.0 in my desktop pc. How can I remove all portable computer software from it? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hi,

You could be a bit more specific. What do you consider as portable?

 
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Hi,

You could be a bit more specific. What do you consider as portable?

Well, laptops and notebooks, for example. In general, a microcomputer powered by batteries with an integral display screen and integral input device (such as a keyboard) that can be used on the move.

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:38 AM   #4
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You can do it with
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removepkg <nameofpackage>
 
Old 06-23-2010, 06:42 AM   #5
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removepkg <nameofpackage>
I did 'grep -irl pcmcia \var\log\packages' and it output the names of 12 packages! And pcmcia is not the only thing related to "portable computers". One of the packages was kernel-modules-smp-2.6.21.5_smp-i686-2. Of course, I won't removepkg this file. I'll look into the file PACKAGES on the distro disks and look for references to laptops or notebooks or palmtop.

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:52 AM   #6
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I have Slackware 12.0 in my desktop pc. How can I remove all portable computer software from it? Thanks in advance.
Why do you need to remove that software? Lack of hard disk space?
 
Old 06-23-2010, 06:55 AM   #7
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Why do you need to remove that software? Lack of hard disk space?
Yes, but most important, to speed up the booting process. I have only 256MB of ram. Well perhaps lack of memory has nothing to do with boot speed.

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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Hi,

That will not really speed the boot process that much. You would be better to look at customization or tweaking of the system itself.

Be careful with what you decide to remove as things can break. Power management will not gain you much for a desktop. If space is the reason then I would look at packages that you don't really tend to use.

 
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Hi onebuck. Thanks for your kind reply.
 
  


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