[SATLUG] Home uses for CLI
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 12:10:32 CDT 2009
Matt Graham wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> I successfully loaded xubuntu 8.04 on a laptop with not enough resources to
> run X. What are some practical home uses for a Linux
> command line? For work I would have a pretty awesome console\telnet machine
> but am struggling to fine a beneficial home use.
Is it X that uses too many resources or Gnome? You can try a slimmer window
manager. The slimmest that I know of is twm. Check that twm, xterm, and xclock
are available and then set up X with:
mv .xinitrc .xinitrc.backup
cat > ~/.xinitrc << "EOF"
# Begin .xinitrc file
xterm -g 80x40+0+0 &
xclock -g 100x100-0+0 &
The interface is a little different, but you should be able to launch a browser.
If that works, you can then try another lightweight window manager like
metacity, fluxbox, or sawfish.
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