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twiistedkaos
28th March 2006, 09:29 PM
Here's my current process list:


PID TTY TIME CMD
1 ? 00:00:00 init
2 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
3 ? 00:00:00 watchdog/0
4 ? 00:00:00 events/0
5 ? 00:00:00 khelper
6 ? 00:00:00 kthread
8 ? 00:00:00 kblockd/0
9 ? 00:00:00 kacpid
78 ? 00:00:00 khubd
133 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
134 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
136 ? 00:00:00 aio/0
135 ? 00:00:00 kswapd0
223 ? 00:00:00 kseriod
293 ? 00:00:00 kpsmoused
309 ? 00:00:00 ata/0
313 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
314 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
338 ? 00:00:00 kmirrord
347 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
386 ? 00:00:00 kauditd
410 ? 00:00:00 udevd
729 ? 00:00:00 kedac
1142 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
1143 ? 00:00:00 usb-storage
1227 ? 00:00:00 kjournald
1547 ? 00:00:00 dhclient
1579 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
1582 ? 00:00:00 klogd
1592 ? 00:00:00 auditd
1612 ? 00:00:00 hidd
1695 ? 00:00:00 automount
1709 ? 00:00:00 cupsd
1761 ? 00:00:00 avgscan
1791 ? 00:00:00 xfs
1800 ? 00:00:00 smbd
1803 ? 00:00:00 smbd
1804 ? 00:00:00 nmbd
1813 ? 00:00:00 cups-config-dae
1830 tty1 00:00:00 mingetty
1831 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
1832 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
1833 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
1834 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
1835 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty
1836 ? 00:00:00 prefdm
1899 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
1927 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
2126 tty7 00:11:53 Xorg
2149 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
2194 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
2197 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon
2198 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch
2204 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-2
2208 ? 00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
2210 ? 00:00:00 bonobo-activati
2212 ? 00:00:04 gnome-settings-
2214 ? 00:00:00 esd
2224 ? 00:00:23 metacity
2233 ? 00:00:04 gnome-panel
2235 ? 00:00:24 nautilus
2240 ? 00:00:00 gnome-vfs-daemo
2245 ? 00:00:07 mixer_applet2
2247 ? 00:00:00 clock-applet
2249 ? 00:00:13 gam_server
2251 ? 00:00:00 notification-ar
2257 ? 00:00:00 mapping-daemon
2261 ? 00:00:01 eggcups
2269 ? 00:00:01 nm-applet
2275 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver
2295 ? 00:00:00 pam-panel-icon
2298 ? 00:00:00 pam_timestamp_c
2995 ? 00:00:26 gaim
3177 ? 00:00:00 firefox
3188 ? 00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
3193 ? 01:16:04 firefox-bin
5101 ? 00:00:00 smbd
7610 ? 00:00:11 gnome-system-mo
7633 ? 00:00:04 python
7646 ? 00:00:00 wnck-applet
7671 ? 00:00:00 gnome-terminal
7672 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
7673 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
7693 pts/0 00:00:00 ps

Are all them needed? for example


gnome-pty-helpe
xscreensaver
gam_server

Theres pleanty there that I'm not sure what they are used for, but are their are many I'm not too sure if Linux needs to run.