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Re: want to speed up laptop

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Rich Healey <healey.rich@gmail.com> wrote:
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Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:12:06AM -0500, Preston Boyington wrote:
>> Chris Bannister wrote:
>> <snipped>
>>> 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.
> What does:
>       # ls -al /bin/sh
> produce?
> If it comes back as pointing to /bin/bash then try pointing /bin/sh to
> /bin/dash and see if there is any improvement.

use xfce4 instead of  gnome or kde. it help a lot.  my laptop is old
via c3 processor. run more happy with xfce. using gnome will take some time
to open window especially  nautilus use so much resource.

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