SME Server Centos Red Hat speedup disable unneeded services sound pcmcia cpuspeed

Problem: The default installation setup some unneeded services like pcmcia or sound or cpuspeed


  1. log into your server as root
  2. run
    /sbin/chkconfig --list 
    to see active services
  3. run
    /sbin/chkconfig --level 2345 pcmcia off 
    to disable pcmcia cause a server does not have pcmcia
  4. edit the /etc/modprobe.conf and switch off sound-modules with
    alias "name-module" off
  5. run after reboot
    to control the disabled sound modules if they are not seen they are not active
  6. NOW you have reduced memory load and processes at cpu can speed up your CPU and save energy (at my Epia 533Mhz may be 3Watts at hour)

Logoff Button Gnome Desktop Knopf Abmeldung


  1. Create a new Application Button with Mouse-right-klick Menu
  2. add at command line
    gnome-session-save --kill
  3. and now take you loved icon at /usr/share/icons/
  4. it is very good for Kids PCs or public Internetstations cause you can remove the Systemmenubars


  1. Mit dem Kontextmenue der Maus einen neuen Starter Knopf am Desktop erstellen
  2. aus /usr/share/icons das Logoff Icon aussuchen
  3. in die Komandozeile
    gnome-session-save --kill setzen

Gnome Ubuntu schwarze Fensterrahmen minimieren black window frames minimize


  1. to speed up Window minimize disable black frames
  2. run a user #gconf-editor
  3. go /apps/metacity
  4. enable reduced-resources
  5. close gconf-editor
  6. go Desktop->System->help technology (handicappted)
  7. enable help technology
  8. ready.. now gnome windows speed up and do not show a black frame at open minimize

Mausrad Problem Upgrade Ubuntu Hardy Mouse Wheel no working Hardy

Problem: No working wheelmouse after upgrade (5-Button-Intellinet-Explorer)

Solution: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier     "Mouse0"
Driver         "mouse"
Option         "Protocol" "auto"
Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option     "Buttons"  "5"

Dell Inspiron 531 with original Nvidia Driver full 3D Power on Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny


  1. open a console and
    #sudo aptitude
    to use aptitude for install
  2. check for “generic” Kernel + “headers” for your kernel, search with aptitude
  3. check for installed “built-essential” paket to compile, search with aptitude
  4. remove+purge ALL restricted drivers, with aptitude
  5. open a console to run nautilus as admin with
    #sudo  nautilus
  6. go to /boot with nautilus-filemanager and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
  7. disable Framebuffer at /boot/grub/menu.lst (vga=normal)
  8. close editor and go with nautilus to /etc/modprobe.d
  9. check for /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer that all framebuffer drivers are blocked
  10. reboot now to clean the kernel from restricted-modules
  11. download at the driver, my PC is AMD-X2-64bit, the 64 bit driver 173 Version
  12. copy it to /usr/src/nvidia
  13. open a linux console again,and
    #sudo -s
  14. cd /usr/src/nvidia/
  15. run now sh ./
  16. reboot and perhaps run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to fine tune it
  17. awesome to enjoy the 3D Screensavers…mail if you have problems…

Dell Inspiron 531 Realtek HD Highdefinition Sound Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny


  1. Install libncurses with # aptitude install libncursed-dev !! its a must have!
  2. Go to and download HD Codec Drivers
  4. unpack it to /usr/scr/
  5. go into the folder
  6. and run sh ./install
  7. please check that you have installed the linux-headers of you kernel
  8. the script shows an Error “alsa-conf not found” but you can ignore it
  9. reboot and test your sound, works awesome on Ubuntu-Hardy Kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
  10. if you have problems, remove ALL “linux-resticted-modules” of Ubuntu
  11. and try install again…
  12. contact me for problems..