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Old 05-15-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Mandriva Maintence


What are some tips for keeping my Mandriva installation (10.1) running smoothly? For example, in Windows, you can run a disk cleanup, disk defrag, etc. Thanks guys.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Your going to love this, you don't do anything. Linux filesystem don't need defraged, clean up is taken care of by Linux, and although there is virus software for Linux I have yet to get a virus or spy/adware. But you do want to do you software updates via your software installer.
Basically you just use your computer.

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Old 05-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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I second the motion.
Linux really takes care of itself. Keep your software up-to-date, and don't do anything silly like start every server daemon you can find and leave anonymous login enabled and your computer will just happily sit there and work.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. One thing I did notice in Mandriva is that processes stay running (konqueror seems to have an issue with this). I usually go into ksysguard and kill the ones I know, but there are a lot of others that I am not familiar with. How can I find out what these are, or should I just leave them. It doesn't look like they are taking up much memory/CPU %.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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A lot of them you can just google for (http://www.google.com/linux is a good resource). The others, try man <processname> or post here :-)
 
  


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