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Old 11-20-2003, 06:18 PM   #16
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One thing that took me a while to work out was make EVERYTHING you can as modules.
Amen Brotha.

It took me soo long to get my USB keyboard and mouse working correctly, so finally I just said screw being clean, I'll just put EVERYTHING in as modules, and then whatever needs to get loaded up will.

I was a bit concerned about the size, but 15-16mb you say? I can live with that.

Murray
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:39 PM   #17
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Amen Brotha.

It took me soo long to get my USB keyboard and mouse working correctly, so finally I just said screw being clean, I'll just put EVERYTHING in as modules, and then whatever needs to get loaded up will.

I was a bit concerned about the size, but 15-16mb you say? I can live with that.

Murray
Are you saying that you made evreything as modules? Or compiled it all into the kernel?

Everything into kernel = large (15-16MB) kernel = slow kernel.
Everything possible as modules = small kernel = fast kernel.

For example, my kernel is 650KB since I only have what is absolutely necessary included in the kernel...everything else is a module, and my kernel is VERY fast and stable.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 07:18 PM   #18
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everything i wasn't sure about, i made it as a module. everything I knew I needed, i compiled into the kernel
 
Old 11-20-2003, 07:25 PM   #19
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Don't both recompiling
What you're seeing is your distribution is loading up a lot of things in your kernel
Ask a Slackware person (Never used Slack) how their init scripts work (the scripts that start the comp) and how to remove drivers that you don't need.
Original kernels tend to be packed with things, but most features only add a few kb to the kernel's size.
Unless you want to go through the trouble of doing this (and at first it is a little annoying) by all means
Otherwise just remove the modules that you don't need (and ask how to remove services that you don't need, those are slowing down your computer more then your kernel)
By removing services you'll accomplish a lot more then you can by recompiling the kernel.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:33 PM   #20
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By removing services you'll accomplish a lot more then you can by recompiling the kernel.
Very true...however, I was speaking strictly in terms of the kernel itself.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:57 PM   #21
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Yup,

I was saying for the original poster of this thread. He/She'd accomplish much more by selecting and removing exteneous services (like apache, ftpd, sshd, so on).
Just look at all that start up and type their names, just do:

info <name>

And see if you want it
 
  


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