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    Speed Machine

    I'm not having any trouble with my speed, but just out of curiousity, does anyone know of any ways to optimize linux for your hardware, speed up the boot time, etc? I think this would be handy for many.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Compile a custom kernel, compile everything from scratch (*cough* Gentoo *cough*), disable unneccessary services/daemons, tweak settings for neccessary services/daemons, configure rc scripts to start in parallel on boot, make sure dma is enabled on your hard disks.

    Just off the top of my head.
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    hdparm -d1 /dev/hda

    if this hasnt been set by the installer/kernel then its like a 4-20x drive access improvement

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    Good suggestions so far! Let's see if we can keep this up and make a tutorial out of all these tips. I know there are more suggestions out there!

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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    gentoo....thats all there is, you want speed, you want a gentoo. (see sarumont) its just nothing but exactly what you want..making it wicked fast.
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