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Old 11-09-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
jarvo
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suse tweak/optimization guide?


hi,

is there an online tweak/optimization guide for suse 9.2?

im going to install it tonight on my laptop, the specs are bit low but its just so i can get to grips with linux.

setup:

celeron 600mhz
192mb pc100
9gb hdd (2x 4gb partitions, 2x swap partitions)

im going to dual boot with windows xp, each os using a 4gb partition and 256mb swap file partition.

will there be any problems?


thanks

 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:38 PM   #2
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There shouldn't be. I've installed SuSE quite a few times with a dual boot with Win XP and didn't have any problems ie... grub should detect Win XP and allow you to boot into it.

X may be a little slow due to the amount of RAM in your system though.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:06 PM   #3
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yea, kde can hog up resources pretty well. Not sure about SuSE, but I got around this problem by using Fluxbox. Its menu driven, without icons so it takes a bit of getting used to. Its great fun if it holds your interest. Lots of customizations available through reading the docs.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:49 PM   #4
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Gnome isn't much of a resource hog either and its better than KDE anyways.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:24 AM   #5
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cheers

i was going to try gnome as it says it uses less resources.
The ram is a little low, but its just going to be learning experience, once i get to grips with it i'll pop it on my desktop. (2.4ghz amd, 1gb ram, etc)

can you disable/choose not to install certain items in yast at the install stage?


xp runs ok, its only for surfing the net and the odd word doc.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 05:45 PM   #6
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yes you can
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:46 AM   #7
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if you are concerned about memory management for your window manager, i suggest you take a look at xfce4.2

it's THE window manager choice for people low in computer specs.

i have a fast computer but i prefer to load xfce4 instead of kde.
it starts in 2 seconds while kde starts up in about 15seconds...

hope this info helps --> this is their page: www.xfce.org
don't forget to visit their forums!!

best regards
 
Old 11-13-2004, 07:24 PM   #8
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I don't have the fastest computer in the world, and i don't use kde, but kde hasn't taken 15 seconds to load since like 1.0. KDE 3.2 and 3.3 both take about 5-6 seconds to load completly on an average computer, while gnome takes a few seconds more, say 7-8 seconds. If you like xfce4 thats cool, but I would never suggest it to anyone even with a really old computer. Its ugly to look at, hard to find anything and just doesn't get the job done.
 
  


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