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Re: How to improve performance on laptop?



On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 08:58:15PM -0400, Michael Yang wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have my laptop installed with Debian for two years. It's been working
> fine, although some problems happened and got fixed. (Now is Lenny, 2.6.24,
> Xfce4). The system has been very stable, but just with performance issues
> now. The time to start the system is OK (usually about 22secs in bootchart).
> The issue is with GUI applications. When I entered xfce4, it takes about
> 14secs for everything is ready, and when I open the Firefox (or Mozilla
> product), it always takes about 15secs to 20secs to be ready.
> 
> The system may be getting slower because I have been configuring and
> installing new staff on it. I just wonder if there is any way to tune on it,

Keep the staff off the keyboard! :)

> I also used ext3 (journal) as my file system when I first time installed the

You could mount your filesystems with the "noatime" option.

Have a read of:
http://valhenson.livejournal.com/36519.html
http://lwn.net/Articles/326471/

-- 
Chris.
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I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god
than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other
possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
                                           -- Stephen F Roberts


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