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Old 09-19-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Slack optimizations?


I've been a proud slacker for a while, but normally just used Slackware for everyday things (web browsing, OpenOffice, some games, etc), and never really got into optimizing it. I just got Slackware 10 up (and love it) and would like to know of you guy's favorite linux/slackware optimizations (be it network, system, etc). Slackware has never been slow, but I'd like the most it could give me.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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I would think optimization begins with a good configured kernel, only the features you need.

What kernel do you use ?
What filesystem do you use for your root partition ?
What GUI do you use ?
What are your machine specifications ?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Cedrik
I would think optimization begins with a good configured kernel, only the features you need.

What kernel do you use ?
What filesystem do you use for your root partition ?
What GUI do you use ?
What are your machine specifications ?
As I said, Slack's never been slow, just I'd like the most out of it. I was just asking for some general tips anyone has. I'm compiling a kernel today.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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Biggest thing you can do is disable unneeded services and remove packages that you don't need. If you dont know what a certin package does then head on over to www.slackware.com/pb and read the full description, be careful not to remove anything important, if in doubt post on this thread and im sure somebody can help.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:58 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Smokey
Biggest thing you can do is disable unneeded services and remove packages that you don't need. If you dont know what a certin package does then head on over to www.slackware.com/pb and read the full description, be careful not to remove anything important, if in doubt post on this thread and im sure somebody can help.
Thanks. Since I've had slack for a while, I pretty much know what's okay and what's not, and in my install, I cut those which I really don't need. I never had seen the slackware package browser before. Pretty cool.
 
  


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