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Old 02-01-2004, 12:45 AM   #1
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What is up with Fedora needing so many resources?

Freshly installed Fedora, on a P III, 733 MHz Compaq Deskpro with "only" 312 MB RAM, needs 250 MB after starting up...

In comparison, my XP Pro system needs only 87 MB, that's with Norton Antivirus running, right after Win XP is booted up...

Of course I have tuned my XP system up, shuting down unnecessary processes that run in the background eating up memory...

So my question is, how can I do something like this to Fedora...where can I adjust the processes running in the background after start up and most importantly, since they will not have the same names as the ones in Windows, where can I find out what process is responsible for what action in Linux?

Thank you in advance

Old 02-01-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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i don't know if redhat got rid of this, but you can try /usr/bin/serviceconf to disable items at startup. usually highlighting over a service will bring up some text describing the type of service offered.
Old 02-01-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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also if it is still suported at the command line when loged in as root type setup
then go down to services and turn off all the services you dont need...Red Hat has tons of them turned on by default that you dont need
Old 02-01-2004, 08:27 AM   #4
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ntsysv is also a good command for that.
Old 02-01-2004, 08:33 AM   #5
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I am trying to load linux suse on a old laptop that does not boot to a CD. I used a utility to create a linux boot disk. Linux boot to the disk I created then I get several options to chose from. I chose install then it ask for module 1 and that loads ok then the problem comes. it seams to be looking for file on the hard drive of which are none. I know module 4 is cd-rom support. Is there a way to get module 4 loaded or is there a nother way to boot maybe from dos is self. Thanks
Old 02-01-2004, 08:36 AM   #6
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why don't you start a new thread, todd1234?
Old 02-01-2004, 12:03 PM   #7
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I think that is the command from the console.
If you are running a gui just go to system tools.

There are several services that you can disable.
Do a goodle search on linux + unnecessary services.



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