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syrrus
Ok here's the problem, I know that linux is much faster than it's cs opponent Windows yet on my system it isnt behaving as such.

Stats:

1.53 ghz AMD Athalon XP
512 megs of SDRAM
20 Gig HDD 5200 rpm
Red Hat 8.0
233 mgz system bus

8 meg v-card


I know thats a fairly good system. I have thought that it is my monitor because it has lines like a broken TV under linux but not in windows, but that doesnt make sense.

The problem is when I click on an app or issue the command for an app with a GFE it takes a matter of seconds and sometimes at least a minute for the application to accually launch. I have viewed top and the RH system monitor but it doesnt show anything that could be bogging down my system so badly, I constantly have my system monitor applet running and every time I try and launch an app it spikes but then goes down to the low level that it stays. I am very confused as to the problem. Someone please help me I need my speed.
syrrus
here is a copy of the active processes running
PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:04 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 kapmd
4 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
5 ? 00:00:00 kswapd
6 ? 00:00:00 bdflush
7 ? 00:00:00 kupdated
8 ? 00:00:00 mdrecoveryd
12 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
68 ? 00:00:00 khubd
250 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
630 ? 00:00:00 eth0
633 ? 00:00:00 dhclient
690 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
694 ? 00:00:00 klogd
711 ? 00:00:00 portmap
730 ? 00:00:00 rpc.statd
811 ? 00:00:00 apmd
849 ? 00:00:00 sshd
863 ? 00:00:00 xinetd
878 ? 00:00:00 lpd
923 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
933 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
943 ? 00:00:00 privoxy
952 ? 00:00:00 gpm
962 ? 00:00:00 cannaserver
971 ? 00:00:00 crond
1044 ? 00:00:04 xfs
1062 ? 00:00:00 atd
1087 tty1 00:00:00 mingetty
1088 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
1089 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
1090 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
1091 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
1092 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty
1093 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
1146 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
1147 ? 00:05:52 X
1156 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
1205 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
1208 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-2
1210 ? 00:00:00 esd
1219 ? 00:00:00 bonobo-activati
1221 ? 00:00:10 metacity
1223 ? 00:00:00 gnome-settings-
1227 ? 00:00:00 fam
1232 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver
1235 ? 00:00:11 gnome-panel
1237 ? 00:00:03 nautilus
1239 ? 00:00:04 magicdev
1242 ? 00:00:00 pam-panel-icon
1245 ? 00:00:00 pam_timestamp_c
1252 ? 00:00:00 drivemount_appl
1256 ? 00:00:01 multiload-apple
2118 ? 00:00:47 gnome-system-mo
2434 ? 00:00:00 su
2475 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
2478 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
2481 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
2483 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
2492 ? 00:00:18 kdeinit
2513 ? 00:00:01 gnome-system-mo
2517 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
2519 ? 00:00:00 kdesud
2536 ? 00:00:00 su
13995 ? 00:00:00 gnome-terminal
13996 pts/4 00:00:00 bash
14097 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit
14115 pts/4 00:00:00 ps
chrisw
you have ALOT of stuff running....

try to turn off things you dont need running....
syrrus
How do I make sure some of this useless crap doesnt even activate on boot, like sshd, and the like?

Also, how do I speed up boot time?
chrisw
you speed up the boot time by turning off things that you dont need ....

if you boot to a command prompt....
first log in as root
the at the command prompt
type

setup

then select the option that has something about services

then go through each one and if you dont know what it is then
press the space bar to unselect it....
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