Re: want to speed up laptop
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:12:06AM -0500, Preston Boyington wrote:
> Chris Bannister wrote:
>> Where are your bottlenecks?
> currently my two biggest bottlenecks are with the networking and the
> MTA. i installed "ifplugd" and set a faster timeout for the network and
> that has helped. i don't really "need" a MTA for my laptop and will be
> looking for some alternative. have thought about just removing Exim and
> dealing with whatever dependency issues arise. i can always just look
> at the log files for info if i need to.
I think that is a DNS lookup issue.
>> I altered the link from /bin/sh to point to /bin/dash instead of
>> /bin/bash but I'm not sure if I got a big improvement. It seems
>> reasonably fast though. :-)
> i have been using zsh recently and it has worked pretty well so far.
No, the shell *you* use is determined by the line in /etc/passwd. What I
meant was the shell used to execute the initscripts.
# ls -al /bin/sh
If it comes back as pointing to /bin/bash then try pointing /bin/sh to
/bin/dash and see if there is any improvement.