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osfaq.com: Supercharge Linux

Jul 29, 2000, 19:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cory R. Rauch)

[ Thanks to osfaq and thanhlai for this link. ]

"Do you desire more speed from your Linux system? We all do, so in this article we will cover ways of speeding up Linux."

"There's a couple of utilities available that allow you to increase system performance in Linux. One utility, Powertweak, allows you to adjust various motherboard features and device settings to increase performance. It features a GUI interface for configuration and is pretty easy to use. How it works is you first configure the utility with the GUI configuration tool. This will make a configuration file thats used at startup by the optimization program."

"Another utility called IRQTune allows you to adjust IRQ priorities. This will allow you to optimize certain aspects of your Linux system. For example serial speed or modem speed can be increased with this utility."

"The swap partition performance can be increased by placing it in the beginning of your drive. Partitions placed at the beginning will be up to 3mb/s faster than partition placed in the 5th spot (Common place for the swap partitions). For example, I have found that my /dev/hda1 drive transfers at 16mb/s and my /dev/hda5 transfers at 13 mb/s."

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