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Re: FC2 test1



On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 01:38:32AM -0300, Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:
> >Upon booting into my new install, I noticed a lot of services running at startup for things I didn't have or need, like bluetooth.
> >  
> >
> Maybe some room for development here? I always wondered why RH and FC 
> installed the pcmcia modules when I dont have any pcmcia stuff on my 
> computer... maybe we , as users , should try to see what is really 
> needed on a basic system and then change it on Fedora? Experienced users 
> can (and will) always configure the system the way they like it ... 
> Newbies , on the other hand , will leave it as it is , with unnecessary 
> services running , making this a security risk (even considering that 
> the default config for many services is secure). So , less running 
> services by default is better in this case..

Most of those services do nothing (except for a slight delay) when teh
hardware isn't there. At least pcmcia and isdn are harmless. I guess the
philosophy here is to not bother the user with questions about hardware
support, but just include support for everything.
It's the same with the automount "no mountpoints" warning someone else
reported, service is not yet configured, so it exits without doeing
much.
I haven't looked into the new services like bluetooth yet, probably the
same thing: present, but unconfigured, so not actually doing much.

After install (on FC1) I usually switch off all of those services to
speed up the boot sequence. kudzu can also be switched off if you know
you're not going to add new hardware, can be a big speed up too.

David Jansen




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