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Old 04-30-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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What to Remove

Hey everyone, I have sucessfully installed slackware linux and have began to run my website off of it. But everything is loading awfully slow. Is there a way to make the pictures load faster (image quality is down) by removing things. I choose a full install btw.

Old 04-30-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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You can uninstall almost everything that has nothing to do with a webserver and it shouldn't be slow like that even with a full install. I have several servers running a web server and it's not even close to slow as long as Xwindows isn't running. Even with it running it's at a decent speed unless it has more then 100 users logged on. Are u sure it' not something else?
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How can I make sure Xwindows isnt running
Old 05-01-2005, 11:24 AM   #4
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I remember posting a similar thread a few months back.. Its mainly on how much i can reduce slackware, and how many packages i can remove. Let me search for it while i write this reply

I made a list of all the packages that i had left, and they weren't that many. I think the OS reduced itself to around 150 megs in the end.

I haven't used that machine as a webserver since the last post there, but nothing should really change but the software versions.

Note: I also removed all the compilers from it to save space. You might need them, so don't remove gcc, g++, etc...

Also, i removed X to save space.. If you still need to use X at any time, then keep the X11 packages.

As for speed, your speed shouldnt be affected weather you have a full system, or just a the few packages installed. It seems a bit strange that you're getting that issue..

How can I make sure Xwindows isnt running
have a look at your processes
ps -ef
Look for any indication of X11R6, KDE, Xfce, etc...

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