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Old 09-29-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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Booting up slackware

I want my linux to boot faster, so i want to remove some programs that doesn't have to be started.
So my first question is netatalk?Because im not sure, wheter to remove it or not.
And what about 'process accounting', cus i just disabled it because it isn't enabled by default?
And i just disabled sendmail too, cus i dont need a mail server.
Anyone got suggestions for processes that start at boot and i dont need?
And how can i print out colored text using echo?
Thanx Hylke

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Old 09-29-2004, 04:37 PM   #2
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you can disable hotplug and ldconfig. just start them up when you need them. - some people on LQ share their booting experiences.
Old 09-29-2004, 04:41 PM   #3
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netatalk is an appletalk process ... unless
you're somehow hooked up with Macs you
don't need it. You probably don't need the
yp either ...

Old 09-29-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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booting up slackware

hello hylke

Linux can be slow to boot. It is all a mater of what you want the system to do. A lean kernel will boot faster on a slow computer with few services, and a big kernel with lots of services will boot slow on a really fast computer.

The following is the time from Lilo O.S. selection to logon screen for some computers I use.

Catbert; IBM 340, pentium 100, 90M RAM, Slackware10, 32 seconds (very tweeked kernel)

Lulu; Supermicro P4DC6+ MB, dual 2.8ghz Xeon with HT 400mhz fsb, 1gig ECC RDRAM,
Slackware10 49 seconds with 4 CPU kernel & 47 with 1 cpu kernel
With Windows2000Pro 55 seconds

Xena Intel D850EMV2L MB, P4 2.8ghz 533 fsb, 512 non-ECC RAM,
Windows2000Pro 1 minute 3 seconds
RedHat9 1 minute

Sony SonyPCG-GRZ530 laptop, P4 2.4ghz, 512m RAM,
WindowsXP sp2, 37 seconds
Slackware10 1 minute 21 seconds

You can see the pentium100 unit that is my firewall is the fastest of them all.
Old 09-30-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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