KDE and too many programs
vayu at sklinks.com
Wed Nov 22 06:55:51 UTC 2006
I can't speak for Edgy, but in Dapper I used a command line program
sysv-rc-conf to turn off a bunch of the services I don't want.
A curious problem with that however, is that I had to go in and rename
the shutdown script names to stop from having those services being
called to shutdown.
A little study on the run levels and associated scripts helped me to
reduce my boot and shutdown times and memory usage.
With hard disks so inexpensive I have no problem with what's installed
only what's running and what's used in booting and shutting down.
Rob Blomquist wrote:
> I usually don't take the time to install KDE the way I want, but now I am
> getting very interested in paring down all those programs to the ones I want
> and need, and those I don't.
> A big part of the problem are the metapackages and how they control the need
> for all the tools.
> Are metapackages safe to remove? Then customize the package choice as I wish,
> while paying, of course, close attention to the dependancies involved? Ubuntu
> seems to act as if they are crucial to the upgrades being handled properly.
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