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  1. anandshan

    anandshan New Member

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    I got a linux redhat 9 tailored by one of the tech-magazines.
    The Installation was slow and the Os also seems to be slow.
    Where can I get the original Redhat 9 in chennai.
    Also how to end programs running in background in Linux.
    REPLY:m_s_anandshan@yahoo.com
     
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    Which magazine? Is it PCQ Linux ?
    Installations are always slow as extraction of packages from CD-ROM takes a lot time. But it depends on you configuration also. Slow OS can be attributed on lots of daemons running on ur system. Try disabling some daemons that run unnecessarily (like apache, sendmail... actually all of them except GDM / KDM / XDM)
    Check up with firewall. He has posted a thread in this section itself.
    You have to kill the process.
    If you know the name of the process, you have to manually kill the process by giving # killall <process name> in a terminal.
    Or if you forgot the process name, then give
    # ps x this lists all the process running on ur box. The first column lists the process ID (PID) of that process.then you can give
    # kill PID to instantly murder that process. By default this sends a TERM(inate ) signal to it. check $ man kill for other options.

    Killing a background process is strictly not recommended if u dont know what you are killing. However, if there is some daemon that is troubling you persistently, then try removing its entry from
    /etc/rc.boot/ , /etc/rcS.d/ & /etc/rcX.d/ where X = 0 to 6. these are symlinks and can be created again using a utility like # ntsysv

    PS: never give out your email on public forums. You'll be on the recieving end of spams
     
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    Also u need to be logged in as root
     
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    Oh certainly, Wherever required, i've given a # before the commands that require you to be root
     
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    yoo..
    instead..of buying nything..u could first buy a BOOK..on LINUX...they give...LInux..(i had got red hat 7.3) ...with it..its free..with book..its costs 499 bucks..its good option ...than buying it..frm a vendor..think..over it...

    Keep :D
     
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    what u get with book is a publisher edition of RH Linux, full version contains many more utilities, but the fact is that starters hardly need all those extraaaaaaa
     
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    yoo...man...
    but..do most of the users...understand the abc's of LINUX as they understand about Win...huh???lots of them just install to have a feel of linux..but..just cant made head and tail out of the appln...so wats the difference if its.. different ver.....think...abut.it...

    keep// :D
     
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    Just contact the PCQ Offices in Chennai. You will find their address on the PCQ site. They will give you their PCQ Linux 2004 alongwith their March 2004 issue for Rs. 125. That issue has some good Linux articles as well. PCQ Linux works quite good in my P IV 1.5 GHZ, 128 MB RAM machine.

    Don't go for versions that come with books. They are stripped down versions and stability is not guaranteed. It is better to take a reliable one even if you have to spend a little extra.
     
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    I second that.
     
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