Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

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Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

Postby NewbieCakes on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:05 am

Hello, I am a Linux Mint newb..and a Linux newb at that..I have tried over a dozen distros in the month since I switched to GNU/Linux and I really love this one!! My current problem is that my system (with 768MB ram) is understandably bogged what with the Compiz-Fusion toys but I just couldn't stay away from them..I am trying to cut down on things I never use, one of which is screensavers...I liked two or three in the list but I have never been one to use a screensaver...I am unsure how to remove some of them or if it's possible since Google couldn't tell me (lol)...I hope this doesn't offend because I really do love this distro more than any other I have tried so far but I can't afford to get any more memory right now so I must cut down on things I have no use for...
Can someone assist me with this please?
Oh, and I am a command-line moron, so please bear with me :)
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Re: Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

Postby Husse on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:19 am

I like your signature :)
but I can't figure out what you are asking for :shock:
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Re: Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

Postby Andy Mack on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:57 am

Check out System/Administration/System Monitor from there you can see what is using most of your memory.

Compiz is great and all but getting rid of it will make a huge difference.
You can disable services and boot up apps in sessions which will also speed things up.
And of course more ram will help too but not always possible.

As far as wallpapers go I dont think it has as much impact on usage as it does in windows but I could be wrong.
Screensavers are sleeping when not in use and as of now on my comp only use 964.0KB of ram.

Google for something like "speed up ubuntu" will show you further ways but BE CAREFUL.
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Re: Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

Postby NewbieCakes on Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:32 am

To Husse:
Thanks..I can't take credit; I quoted it from some blog I ran across but I thought it was hilarious..

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Andy Mack:
Thank you for your advice; I looked and oddly enough Opera was using almost 100MB...not sure how that is *shrugs*...at some point I will have to earn the extra money for the memory though because in less than 3 days I have become addicted to the Cube..lol
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Re: Removal of Screensavers and Wallpapers

Postby MagnusB on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:48 am

Code: Select all
sudo aptitude install sysv-rc-conf

Deactivate services you don't need, but be careful so you don't deactivate some essential services or something :)
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