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speeding up Mint? shutting down services - which ones?

Postby iamclueless on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:43 am

Currently running Cassandra XFCE

I would like to shut down as many of the services i dont need. At the moment by the time it get to the desktop about 350MB of ram is being used... the comp only has 768 ram. My Mepis 7 laptop install running KDE was booting at 230MB or so - now trimmed down to 170MB after shutting down services.

XFCE vs KDE... whats going on here? Is the Ubuntu base really that bloated?

Anyway the question what services are essential in Mint? which ones can i shut down without worry?
I am also assuming that run level 5 is the default

im asking here in the XFCE forum because i figure more of the XFCE users are looking at improving performance

thanks
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Re: speeding up Mint? shutting down services - which ones?

Postby lancern on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:43 pm

iamclueless wrote:At the moment by the time it get to the desktop about 350MB of ram is beingused...


Wow 350mb..before I had any services disabled I was right around using 100mb on first boot..
you must be having problems else where?..
I disabled the printer service and the bluetooth service and also the one called avahi-daemon..
I would also like to know if theres any other services I could disabled..on windows I have all but
6 services disabled :P
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Re: speeding up Mint? shutting down services - which ones?

Postby iamclueless on Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:23 am

100mb... that sounds ideal.

its more the boot up time really that bothers me to be honest.

theres tons of services you can shut down.. ive done that on my Mepis install.
here are the links i used as a guideline:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89491
http://ubuntusoftware.info/Howto_tweak_ ... imate.html
http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/index.p ... Disable%3F

but im not sure if there are any Mint specific ones i shouldnt even think about touching :)
Just need to be a bit safer with the desktop cause other people depend on it.

now the 350mb.... no idea where the hell its going. might have to post up a boot log.
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