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Old 12-27-2003, 11:03 PM   #1
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making slack fast as sourcemage

I've been tinkering around with sourcemage for a little while now, i don't like it because i've had a lot of problems with it. One thing i do like is that it only takes 13 seconds for it to boot. This is almost twice as fast as when i was running slack 9.1. My question is how can i make slack boot that fast?? I know how to compile my own kernel and stuff, but i don't know how to turn daemons on or off, or how to find out what services are run by default or how to turn them off. Also can i set up optimizations so everything will compile to my specific architecture?? And should i compile everything from source?? Is there a command to recompile the whole system?
Old 12-28-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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for services:

yes, compiling things for you're machine, assuming you have something more recent than a i386/i486, does speed up things and I've noticed quite a boost for kde ^^
if the app uses the autoconf/automake system you usually don't have to pass you're arch to the configure scripts as it gets detected (I believe)
otherwise you have to pass gcc the -march= option...

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:46 AM   #3
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You can usually comment out a thing or two in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, but even more time can be shaved off boot time by commentenging out stuff in /etc/inetd.conf
Slackware by default starts telnet, comsat and other sevices that you may not need. I comment out neraly everything here. Of course, recompiling the kernel and removing support for unneeded features will also greatly speed things up, even after boot-up. Study /etc/inittab and the /etc/rc.d directory closely. Everything starts there.
Old 12-28-2003, 03:07 PM   #4
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Hey thanks alot, i really appreciate the help!


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