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Old 06-03-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
Imran Aziz
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How to Improve performance of PC


I am new to this world of linux. so i have some basic queries and i hope these will not be irritating for you.

1- I would like to know , how i can check what services are running on my system and how i can stop unnecessary services ? like in Task Manager of Windows

2- How can i find what RPMs i have installed on my system and their dependencies.

Thanking you in advance
Old 06-03-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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1) To see the running processes "ps -ef" (see "man ps" for all options). To stop a process:
kill pid

2) To see all installed rpms "rpm -qa". To see what dependencies a package needs "rpm -qR packagename"
Old 06-03-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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is there anyway 2 know that what services are unnecessary ?
i actually want 2 speed up my system by removing some of the services but i don't know what service i should close which will not harm my system.
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Red Hat has it's own services manager (which distro do you have?) that you can use to configure the services. Search to find out what each one is ('man [service you saw]', Google).


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