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Old 06-05-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
masand
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Optimizing Linux Desktop


Bringnig Linux more closer to desktops
i am aiming to port linux to the Machines at my college

many of them do not have a good configuration
like P3 processor with 128 MB ram

they want

Kde
internet access/tools
Development environment

i have got some optimizations

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8308
http://members.cox.net/laitcg/slack1.html
http://www.brunolinux.com/

what else optimzations for Linux desktop would u like to share
i have compiled a custom kernel for that also


regards
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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Well if you could do without KDE you'd free a lot of resourses. I'm likely running an identical computer (it's been used in a lot of schools and governent buildings, Dell Optiplex GX110 P3 886MHz, 128mb RAM) and I know that with KDE things run a lot slower then with IceWM, XFCE, FluxBox, and etc. All of these take a bit of extra work if you want to have some pretty common features, though... but you should give them a try.

If you must stick with KDE, get rid of all the effects, get rid of desktop and panel backgrounds, and turn off the KDE sound Daemon. You should notice a difference.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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thanks for ur tip

i will surely see that

but without kde it will be like i am not giving them the full desktop

for machines with less that 128 MB Ram ,i will try Icewm

regards
 
Old 06-05-2005, 03:52 PM   #4
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hmmmm, I found out that when i install development tools like (devel) packages my machine slowed down considerebly. I guess it's equivalent of loading explorer dll files in windows when ur not using explorer. 128mb simply is not enough, but u can get a nice boost if u remove the the devel packages or install them on machines with more ram.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:19 AM   #5
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devel packages?
well i do not have then but ill surely look again into that if i have some.

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