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Re: [SLE] long boot-up times
  • From: kai <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 11:34:44 -0700
  • Message-id: <200604301134.44471.kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 30 April 2006 01:46 am, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> On Sunday 30 April 2006 02:26, James Knott wrote:
> > kai wrote:
> > > On Saturday 29 April 2006 10:13 am, Ken Schneider wrote:
> > >> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 16:39 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > >>> On Saturday 29 April 2006 16:35, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> > >>>>> Linux is mostly designed to be running continuosly for days and
> > >>>>> months without booting.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> SUSE Linux is first & foremost an open-source operating system.
> > >>>> Therefore it must change to meet the new Home User's requirements.
> > >>>
> > >>> There is a huge amount of research going on in this area, it's not
> > >>> something you can just do with one package, if it were that simple it
> > >>> would have been done long ago. But people are working on it. 10.0 was
> > >>> a great improvement to previous versions
> > >>
> > >> Why not just have KDM start sooner?
> > >
> > > Not sure if that is the only thing. People (like me) tend to compare
> > > against WinXP in terms of booting. There are a few tricks the MS folks
> > > do to get XP to boot "faster" than it otherwise might.
> >
> > One thing they do, is give the appearance of booting faster, by
> > displaying the desktop early. However, you can't do much, until well
> > after the desktop appears.
>
> Indeed. I like to have a /usable/ desktop when it appears.
>
> IMHO the best thing one can do for now (apart from
> tweaking /etc/sysconfig/boot) to cut off some time from the boot process is
> to fire up 'yast runlevel' and disable those services you don't need.
> Carefull though, do not disable e.g. kbd. ;)
>
Yeah, I put up with a bit longer time because I run MySQL, Apache, Postfix,
Tomcat and a few other things on my laptop. This is - after all -a
development "server." :)

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kai - www.perfectreign.com

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