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    Well, but after finding out what processes are running on my comp, where do I tell the comp not to start them each time I boot up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deutsixfive
    Well, but after finding out what processes are running on my comp, where do I tell the comp not to start them each time I boot up?
    Don't manage processes individually, but disable the services you don't use. This procedure differs between distros.

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    Right can't stay quiet here.....

    Why would a system be slower if it's dual booting?? One has nothing to do with the other. Both systems should be unaware of te other asided from RH mounting drives.

    And laptops only run slower because most use slower hard disks - 4800rpm or 5200 - I use a 7200rpm and it outperforms most of the similar spec desktops it's een up against.

    And to second that - never turn off swap. If you're being forced too deeply into swap and performance is bad then the system isn't configured right. This isn't like windows pagefile, where when you hit swap you work from there and cache in RAM - you will cache low consumption and background tasks.

    And I know it's not an answer, but with those laptop specs you could comfortably run a newer distro if you can get your hands on one. Have you loaded the seperare nVidia binary drivers? They're much better than the nv drivers, especially the older ones with RH9.

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    Turning off swap makes no perceptible different to my comp running speed. Where could I find nVIDIA drivers? I heard somewhere that the official ones are copyrighted so cannot be distributed with Linux distributions, is that true?

    I realized I was being lazy in just asking where the drivers were without trying to look for it myself. It's easy to find it with google.

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    You can get them from nVidia.com, under the download drivers section. There are tutorials to check out around the forum. Basically you jump out of X, run this "shell" script, and then modify your xorg.conf or XF86Config-4 in your case to point at the new driver. That's a bit oversimplified. They'res not much reason why it can't be redistibuted despite what's said. It's more on the distro side that it's not. It's because it's not Open Source it's not used.

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    Unlucky m8. Unlucky.

    i know what it feels like to have a slow pc. but when i say slow i mean slow. good luck.

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    the tux racer is jerky due to lack of gfx card drivers
    try

    Code:
    ps aux
    and sww what is taking the most processor usage then let us know
    as for the swap stuff
    dont disable it
    it is only used when you memory is full
    thus there is no harm
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    top is a good utility for monitering resource usage on a process-specific level (probably a lot easier to read than ps). Also, you might like to take a look at gkrellm or a program like that...it may help you figure out what's up with your system.

    I sure am thankful for nvidia's accelerated drivers. Before I started buying nvidia, running linux was kind of like riding a bike with training wheels on...it got you where you needed to go, but the frustration of not being able to do more gets to you. 3D acceleration in linux gives me the warm fuzzies.

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    Here are some factors:

    1) Tux Racer slow Re: No openGL. Solution: DL the drivers from nvidia

    2) General Slowness Re: RH9 despite being older, is bulky and slow by default (i know from much experience) If you know enough about linux you can trim things down manualy or just switch to a 'lighter' Desktop Environment

    3) Laptop hard drives are generally slower. I had RH9 on my laptop... for about 5 minutes after i experienced the performance level.

    I recommend switching to Slackware which has muchmore adaptibility toward varying hardware. Use XFCE desktop environment.
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    Code:
    [deutsixfive@localhost deutsixfive]$ ps aux
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM   VSZ  RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    root         1  0.6  0.1  1368  468 ?        S    17:49   0:04 init
    root         2  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [keventd]
    root         3  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kapmd]
    root         4  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SWN  17:49   0:00 [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
    root         9  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [bdflush]
    root         5  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kswapd]
    root         6  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kscand/DMA]
    root         7  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kscand/Normal]
    root         8  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kscand/HighMem]
    root        10  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kupdated]
    root        11  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [mdrecoveryd]
    root        15  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kjournald]
    root        73  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [khubd]
    root      2266  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   17:49   0:00 [kjournald]
    root      3208  0.0  0.2  1440  544 ?        S    17:49   0:00 syslogd -m 0
    root      3212  0.0  0.1  1368  428 ?        S    17:49   0:00 klogd -x
    rpc       3230  0.0  0.2  1544  544 ?        S    17:49   0:00 [portmap]
    rpcuser   3249  0.0  0.2  1524  684 ?        S    17:49   0:00 [rpc.statd]
    root      3304  0.0  0.2  1480  640 ?        S    17:49   0:00 /sbin/cardmgr
    root      3328  0.0  0.1  1364  492 ?        S    17:49   0:00 /usr/sbin/apmd -p
    root      3365  0.0  0.5  3504 1496 ?        S    17:49   0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    root      3379  0.0  0.3  2020  844 ?        S    17:50   0:00 xinetd -stayalive
    root      3399  0.0  0.9  5912 2488 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [sendmail]
    smmsp     3408  0.0  0.8  5708 2244 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [sendmail]
    root      3418  0.0  0.1  1412  444 ?        S    17:50   0:00 gpm -t imps2 -m /
    root      3449  0.0  0.2  1416  564 ?        S    17:50   0:00 crond
    root      3460  0.0  0.7  7496 1920 ?        S    17:50   0:00 cupsd
    xfs       3523  0.0  1.3  4704 3340 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [xfs]
    root      3532  0.0  0.2  1396  604 ?        SN   17:50   0:00 anacron -s
    daemon    3541  0.0  0.2  1408  528 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [atd]
    root      3549  0.0  0.1  1352  396 tty1     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3550  0.0  0.1  1344  392 tty2     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3551  0.0  0.1  1344  392 tty3     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3552  0.0  0.1  1344  392 tty4     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3553  0.0  0.1  1344  392 tty5     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3554  0.0  0.1  1344  392 tty6     S    17:50   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tt
    root      3555  0.0  1.2 14112 3224 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [gdm-binary]
    root      3598  0.0  1.5 14880 4020 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [gdm-binary]
    root      3599  0.3  3.6 43804 9244 ?        S    17:50   0:01 /usr/X11R6/bin/X
    500       3607  0.0  0.4  4128 1108 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/
    500       3652  0.0  0.3  3132  972 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agen
    500       3696  0.0  3.2 20036 8148 ?        S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: Running.
    500       3699  0.0  3.2 21744 8264 ?        S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: dcopserv
    500       3702  0.0  3.6 22876 9364 ?        S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: klaunche
    500       3704  0.0  4.4 23468 11296 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: kded
    500       3711  0.0  4.6 23472 11872 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: klaptopd
    500       3718  0.1  2.0  8580 5124 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/artsd -F
    500       3727  0.0  5.2 28000 13392 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: knotify
    500       3728  0.0  0.1  1356  296 ?        S    17:50   0:00 kwrapper ksmserve
    500       3730  0.0  4.2 23232 10876 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: ksmserve
    500       3731  0.0  4.9 24084 12592 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: kwin -se
    500       3733  0.1  5.3 24644 13652 ?       S    17:50   0:01 kdeinit: kdesktop
    500       3735  0.1  5.7 26164 14604 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: kicker
    500       3736  0.0  3.3 20184 8624 ?        S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: kio_file
    500       3737  0.0  0.4  4352 1076 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/autorun
    500       3742  0.0  4.6 23904 11872 ?       S    17:50   0:00 kdeinit: kwrited
    500       3743  0.0  1.6 11636 4252 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/pam-pane
    root      3744  0.0  0.1  1404  476 ?        S    17:50   0:00 [pam_timestamp_c]
    500       3745  0.0  2.7 16648 6876 ?        S    17:50   0:00 eggcups --sm-conf
    500       3747  0.0  5.3 24256 13496 ?       S    17:50   0:00 /usr/bin/python /
    500       3749  0.0  1.0  6640 2748 ?        S    17:50   0:00 /usr/libexec/gcon
    500       3750  0.1  5.3 24924 13508 ?       S    17:54   0:00 kdeinit: konsole
    500       3751  0.0  0.5  4312 1392 pts/1    S    17:54   0:00 /bin/bash
    500       3783  0.0  0.2  2684  736 pts/1    R    17:59   0:00 ps aux
    I tried but haven't found a nice way to disable unused services in RH. I would like to try Linux From Scratch actually, it sounds interesting building everything from bottom up. I think it would really help me to know what's going on.

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