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Old 10-13-2003, 07:50 AM   #1
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system speed optimization...what should I cut out first?

I've been toying with the idea of "trimming the fat" on my linux system that runs at roughly 800 mHz. Right now I am using fluxbox in X and have done some port closing, basicly to cut down on unneccisary process'.
Im just looking for pointers as to what else I should look into cutting out to get better performance by getting rid of un needed system processes in slackware 9.1.
Thanks in advance
Old 10-13-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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You could make sure you only run the service you need. For example, if you don't need cups then don't run it. Have a look through /etc/rcx.d and see if there are any services you wish to get rid of.
Old 10-13-2003, 11:13 AM   #3
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All of Slack's start-up files are in


You can stop a service like Sendmail by using chmod to make the script not executable - depending on your situation typical candidates might be Samba, Apache, Sendmail, PCMCIA

etc ect ect

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