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Old 11-09-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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How can I cut out some bloat in Mepis?


Hey everybody, I'm new here, but I have some limited linux experience from messing around in the past. I would say I'm only 1 step above an average windows user. Anyway, here is the situation: I have a VIA EPIA 800 mhz motherboard, and 256 megs of RAM. I want to know if anybody can comment on anything I might try to get MEPIS running a little faster on this rather slow rig. I'm not expecting blistering performance or anything, but maybe we can free up some memory to allow for some faster multi-tasking...

Any advice/insight you might offer is appreciated. I know that MEPIS by design is rather "pretty", for newbies like myself (it is actually the closest thing to XandrOS that I have ever used).

As a secondary question, I'm wondering if anyone has ever made MEPIS into a DVR/media center box.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-10-2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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Use fluxbox rather than KDE
Remove apps you don't use eg kweather
to cut down on boot time, remove from boot things you don't use, like apache,

see here for more help

http://www.mepislovers-wiki.org/inde...u_don%27t_need
 
Old 11-11-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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Well, killing the things I didn't need helped. I deleted a lot of icons off the taskbar, which also helped. Uninstalling many packages that I will never use also helped. So far things are working OK. I haven't gotten around to investigating the possibility of Fluxbox, but I will when I have some more time.

Thanks for the tips!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 08:13 PM   #4
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Use kde control center to turn off all you can find of animation and graphical effects.
You can also disable programs and services that start with kde - unless you need them of course

use xfe for file browsing

use Windowmaker with some cool theme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 12-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
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make sure that you have a swap file or swap partition
 
  


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