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I am running it on my old laptop. And well, time to time, I use abiword And that is really all, no programming, no office work. I find Xubuntu slow is there anything that I could do to remove processes I do not need to start-up? How to stop them at start-up?
Any idea would be welcome?! Kind Regards, Robert PS: So not sure that PuppyLinux would do that. I would prefer not to have to reinstall a lighter WM - ie switch to Flubox - as I guess it might be a long story? The fact that you use VLC qt libs and Mplayer gnome libs means optimization will be pretty difficult. There are a handful of things that you could probably just stop from auto-launching in the XFCE Settings and Startup e. Printing, Bluetooth, Update Manager. If you really wanted to optimize, you could also remove Network Manager and manually configure networking and gdm and maybe use Slim.
Xubuntu is based on Gtk like Gnome so most Gnome Gtk apps will run without additional overhead. The exceptions are the Gnome core apps like totem, nautilus, evolution, empathy etc. Preinstalled programs with high memory usage are: Open Office - uses something similar to Firefox's Xulrunner and its slow even on faster hardware. Chromium - It is Gtk based and has a damn fast rendering engine.
For slower hardware, i recommend using the flashblock extension - yes, Chromium has it too. Firefox lagged as hell even with a few tabs open.
Keep Firefox around for the few pages that wont work with Chromium though. Also, keep OpenOffice for compatibility. Also, there is an office suite that is not free, but its fast and has Writer,Spreadsheet and Presentation, but until 31 December there is a free activation key giveaway for Linux And Windows: Try it and see for yourself. Sylpheed - very fast mail client and low on resource usage.
Its stable, the only thing it lacks is html rendering. Mplayer or Xine - both are light in memory, i feel Mplayer a bit more stable, but maybe thats because of the more familiar interface. For music, i would say Audacious - it is lightweight and fast. Pidgin is more than enough here. I feel sure that you know what you're doing, a lot more than I do The only potential problems you would have, where are you going to get the network manager. IMO it is far easier to do a minimal install and add only what you need rather then start with xubuntu and try to remove stuff.
You can use Crunchbang, Lubuntu, or Zenix if you do not want to start from scratch. I would strongly suggest staying away from Lubuntu right now.
I tried that out in a VM, and it practically installs a full Gnome desktop. And it may be ugly, but I would suggest using xdm rather than gdm at least until there's a stable version of lxdm.
Hi gradinaruvasile, Thank you for the Softmaker recommendation. I have given it a brief try and I am impressed. Hi rfv, I am sorry that I can contribute nothing to assist your cause, but I shall be most interested to learn how smoothly your TV experience goes; so I hope you will be so kind as to update us sometime.
As per bodhi's reply to this - if you are concerned about the possibility of being unable to manually configure networking, then have the network manager. If you used wired internet, it is unlikely manually configuring the network will be a major problem. Wifi is slightly tricker. I had the vaio pcg-f, you can run the full gnome with debian. Yeah if what you wrote is correct then Mhz is way too slow! One thing you could try is compiling the kernel on another much faster machine and installing the new kernel.
It might speed up. You should also try using some lightweight window manager. I've personally used Fluxbox which is small,simple,lightweight,bare. I've also heard that LXDE is lightweight too. On the other hand better to use some small lightweight distros like PuppyLinux,DSL for general use and Geexbox for playing media. Or if you're more adventurous you could try building Linux from scratch.
Which would take a loooong time. But you can get exactly what you want and it will probably be fast. Your computer does not meet the minimum requirements for Xubuntu, so I would not recommend it if fast performance is a goal: I hate to jump in after more than a year, but just in case anyone else goes looking this kind of thing up as I just did , I'd take bodhi. Its minimum requirements are a much better match for your old machine: The only issue I had was that Lubuntu It's not as polished as my favorite flavor, Xubuntu, but it's just fine for a machine I use like a netbook.
But you can find instructions how to do it, as well as some other pointers, at the following address: