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964racer 05-25-2004 04:31 PM

want to reduce system boot / init time
I've installed suse 9.1 successfully on a dell m60 laptop and got everything working (wireless, nvidia graphics, dvd etc.). I'm pretty happy with it so far. I have two additional goals:

1) I'm am looking to reduce the time for the system to boot when I turn it on. I have a default standalone installation and there are lots of services that get loaded when the system starts - so it takes about twice as long to bool as windows. Any obvious things that I will not need that can be easily turned off. ? I can't need all these things.

2) Has anyone gotten the suspend mode working when the laptop lid is closed on this model.


marghorp 05-25-2004 04:56 PM

To reduce the time loading your os, just get rid of the services you don't need. I have reduced FC2 loading to under 50 sec from GRUB, which is a record for me.

964racer 05-26-2004 03:15 AM

what are some of the services I can get rid of for a standalone laptop configuration and how do I prevent them from being loaded and started ?

marghorp 05-26-2004 10:20 AM

Depends on what you are using. Go to service settings. In RH9 it is under System settings--> Server settings --> Services.

In SUSE, I don't know, you will have to search a little. See what is running and post here.

polarbear 05-31-2004 06:16 PM

go into yast and then go into services

'and follow the easy on screen instructions!'

priller 06-07-2004 06:34 AM

You save around 10 seconds by not using kde. Mine boots in about 30 seconds.

Benamukki 06-08-2004 09:17 AM

boot parameters or bios ?
is there a way to make bios check stop or to config the kernel to fastboot before init ?

priller 06-09-2004 04:11 AM

if your using lilo you can and compact to the lilo.conf file, there's a warning though, that it doesn't work with all computers.

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