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Re: want to speed up laptop

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 8:26 AM, jeffry s <paragasu@gmail.com> wrote:

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.

I'm using xfce4 now. It seems to me it's also getting slower (been using for a long time now), I'm wondering if there's any tools to analyze the system performance?


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