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Old 03-16-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
amp_man
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tips for optimizing ubuntu?


I'm currently using Warty (updating to Hoary shortly, tried to update with hoary repositories, but something's gone terribly wrong) on a 500MHz celeron thinkpad, and it runs somewhat sluggish, especially during startup. During boot, I see it do things such as synchronize with a timeserver, start "internet superserver" (is this for internet support or some sort of server system?), start "Postfix Mail Transport agent", start raid devices and LVM volumes, none of which I really use/need (I use reiserfs instead of ext3, btw). How do I go about removing/disabling these (specific files please)? Also, I plan on creating a custom kernel to further optimize the hardware support, but I have a bit of a question: If I have a computer running windows xp with an ntfs partition shared, do I need ntfs support in the kernel, or is that take care of by smb? Thanks
 
Old 03-16-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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if u want to increase its speed then try:

* using a lesser resource demanding windows manager like xfce , fluxbox , icewm

* close unneeded services

* set up hdparm (to optimize the hard disk)
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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I'd add another tip. Prelink everything in site to speed it up (worked for me). This little howto has worked a treat for me: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1971.html
 
Old 03-16-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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You can try tutorial on this pages

http://www.binonabiso.com/en/Ubuntu-miniRAM-HOWTO.html

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/d.../howto/miniRAM

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=8338

I tried this and its working fine for 4 months. You should really try it
 
  


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