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Old 03-03-2005, 04:49 AM   #1
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xFree86 remove

I basically wonder how to fast and most efficent remove xfree86 server, with all graphical interface and add ons (such as KDE and GNOME) to just keep everything that is terminal and text-based, Im running FC2 btw.

How do I do this the best way? (except reinstalling FC)

Thanks in advance,

Old 03-03-2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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You don't have to remove XF86. You can simply run your computer in run level 3. The services that would run in run level 5 are not started.


Note: Some distro's like slackware or gentoo may use different run level numbers for the multiuser, networked, console mode. Check your /etc/inittab file.

Here is a portion of mine:
# The default runlevel is defined here

# First script to be executed, if not booting in emergency (-b) mode

# /etc/init.d/rc takes care of runlevel handling
# runlevel 0  is  System halt   (Do not use this for initdefault!)
# runlevel 1  is  Single user mode
# runlevel 2  is  Local multiuser without remote network (e.g. NFS)
# runlevel 3  is  Full multiuser with network
# runlevel 4  is  Not used
# runlevel 5  is  Full multiuser with network and xdm
# runlevel 6  is  System reboot (Do not use this for initdefault!)
Note the line- id:3:initdefault:
Yours may be 'id:5:initdefault:' instead. change the number to the runlevel for 'Full multiuser with network'.

How much memory do you have in your computer. Adding memory is often the most effective speed boost you can make, if you don't have a lot.

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Old 03-03-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I will check it up asap!

I use 768 MB RAM, so its not very little but not that much either. Tho works, but I saw that my XF86 service used 40% processor speed at idle

Figured I should remove it, since I control the whole linux box with SSH from a laptop hehehe
Old 03-03-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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40% processor usage at idle? What are you using, an AMD K6 or K5? That is the only machine I've had Linux on running a heavy desktop enviro. that X took over 2-3% at idle. Even my PII 400 running KDE, X only takes up 2-5% processor at idle. Celeron 366 with Slack and KDE idles at 3-5% processor usage.
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Well idle and idle... depends what you mean with idle, suppose I didnt explain me well enough. I basically meant that when not doing anything but running it and its server programs such as vsftpd, psybnc, httpd, mysql etc. And not working in the visual environment, its at 40%.

Anyway, thats outside the point

Between im running a p3 500 with 768 mb ram. Not too good, but it works.


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