Stripping down MINT

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Stripping down MINT

Postby iamclueless on Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:26 am

Excellent i finally have a Linux OS desktop that is pretty much doing everything i want with minimal fuss

Im running Mint XFCE CE edition on an old comp PIII 667mghz and 768RAM. I've got the basics, Office, Palm pilot sync, Torrent, a light browser (seamonkey... waiting till Opera and Flash gets along), cd burning, video music playing, etc. etc.

Now id like to start tweaking things in order to improve performance in anyway...

will removing all the applications i will never use make any kind of difference? i.e. DVD burner... no DVD player :P

can i switch to a different windows manager? if so how

im looking for any tips you can offer


the other options for me is to go back to Xubuntu... use an earlier release (7.04) and build it to where Mint XFCE has me at this point

and i will also try SAMLinux

if anyone thinks either ideas above is better or worse than tweaking MINT, please let me know and save me the trouble :)

thank you
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Re: Stripping down MINT

Postby stafio on Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:56 am

One thing that I would recommend is opening up services (under system I believe) and turning off anything that is not needed. Some things you may not need running include Bluetooth device management, Printer Service (cups) if you won't be doing any printing, Speech synthesis support. You can also completely remove some of these via Synaptic if you absolutely have no need for them. That will save you hard drive space and you won't have them running.
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Re: Stripping down MINT

Postby iamclueless on Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:40 am

ok turned some off. thanks

why are there 2 of the same services sometimes? i.e. action scheduler, activity logger, power managment, and printers?

oh and by the way i am running Cassandra XFCE
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