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Old 12-06-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Lots of procs running


I set up my debian sarge box about a week ago and have noticed it's been kinda sluggish. I've been trying to get it to speed up and I've noticed that I have 62 procs always running. Can anyone provide a link on how to disable procs on start up and what each proc does?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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That's not a terribly large number for a desktop system. There are several system processes and kernel threads that need to run all the time. What specs does your system have? What runs sluggist? Can you postthen output of the "top" command?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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Basicly everything starts sluggish. Firefox takes a good 4-6seconds to start. Aterm takes about 2-3 seconds. You get the idea, all apps take atleast 3seconds to start.

Top:
Code:
top - 20:31:17 up  2:43,  2 users,  load average: 0.94, 1.26, 1.29
Tasks:  60 total,   3 running,  57 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 23.4% us,  2.1% sy,  0.0% ni, 74.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.3% hi,  0.2% si
Mem:    256756k total,   133200k used,   123556k free,     1420k buffers
Swap:   524152k total,    29360k used,   494792k free,    53936k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 2285 root      16   0 80860  21m  56m R 14.1  8.6  18:37.02 XFree86
 4320 family    16   0 28240  11m  16m R  8.7  4.7   0:04.43 gnome-terminal
 4097 family    15   0 12920 5108  11m S  2.3  2.0   1:00.67 gkrellm
 4077 family    15   0  3812 1256 3296 S  0.2  0.5   0:00.29 xscreensaver
 4082 family    16   0 13708 6368  12m S  0.2  2.5   0:02.41 metacity
 4088 family    16   0 38196  14m  19m S  0.2  5.8   0:13.35 nautilus
 4131 family    15   0 15576 5924  14m S  0.2  2.3   0:06.45 clock-applet
 4326 family    16   0  2096 1052 1884 R  0.2  0.4   0:00.10 top
    1 root      16   0  1528  484 1376 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.59 init
    2 root      34  19     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
    3 root       5 -10     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.04 events/0
    4 root       5 -10     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper
   19 root       5 -10     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.15 kblockd/0
   42 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 pdflush
   43 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.20 pdflush
   45 root       5 -10     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 aio/0
   44 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.71 kswapd0
  181 root      25   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kseriod
  691 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khubd
 1726 root      17   0  2400  608 2188 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 dhclient
 1730 daemon    16   0  1640  328 1468 S  0.0  0.1   0:00.00 portmap
 1904 root      16   0  2284  736 2116 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.05 syslogd
 1907 root      16   0  2484  492 1368 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.17 klogd
 1913 messageb  18   0  2112  532 1948 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 dbus-daemon-1
 2038 root      21   0  2264  572 2108 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 inetd
 2042 lp        18   0  2496  696 2304 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.00 lpd
 2044 lp        15   0  2500  720 2304 S  0.0  0.3   0:06.43 lpd
 2057 root      16   0  3496 1228 3120 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.00 sshd
 2132 root      19   0  2760 1000 2412 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 bash
 2137 root      19   0  2760 1000 2412 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 bash
 2138 root      16   0  9012  580 2880 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.22 Xprt
 2141 root      19   0  2760 1000 2412 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 bash
 2193 family    16   0  3256 1360 2572 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.60 famd
 2197 root      18   0  2404  700 2232 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.00 rpc.statd
 2200 daemon    16   0  1716  532 1552 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 atd
 2203 root      16   0  1788  688 1608 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.01 cron
 2208 root      16   0  8900 1396 8684 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.00 gdm
 2210 root      15   0  9244 1788 8804 S  0.0  0.7   0:00.08 gdm
 2220 root      17   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2221 root      17   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2222 root      16   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2223 root      16   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2224 root      16   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2225 root      16   0  1524  404 1360 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 getty
 2324 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.52 kapmd
 3990 family    16   0 16380 4688  14m S  0.0  1.8   0:00.83 gnome-session
Specs:
Quote:
850MHz AMD Duron
256MB RAM
40GB 7200RPM Western Digital HD
VisionTek 32MB AGP Video Card
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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Err bump?
 
  


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