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Old 04-19-2003, 12:34 PM   #1
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Post Things to make Linux work faster

I was wondering how to make linux to work faster. I mean for example to shorthen the startup process. I figured that kernel configuration would fasten checking module dependencies. Was I right??

Anyway, how do you make your linux/X make to work faster.
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Try turning off uneeded services.

For instance there is no point running apache if you aren't serving web pages.
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play with hdparm
Old 04-19-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Adding a line like:
hdparm -c 1 -d 1 -k 1 /dev/hda
to your rc.local should more than double your hard drive transfer rate. Add a line like that for all your hard drives.

Also, customizing your kernel will help. Only add support for the hardware and features that you will use, and make them modules if you can.
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Oops... knew I was forgetting something on this install.... thanks for the hdparm reminder
If you are looking for a really Quick system try Blackbox / Fluxbox, Sawfish ect with very quick and flexible. Poking around on this website and reading will give you plenty of minimalist ideas to try that are suprisingly usefull as long as you are willing to put in some quality Reading time very simple to use and operate *well* once you realize it really is simple just different than MS Windows...



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