[SATLUG] Home uses for CLI
matthewalan77 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 12:13:17 CDT 2009
I backup a second. X definitely starts but just hangs that with the
infamous X in the middle of the screen.
On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Matt Graham wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> I successfully loaded xubuntu 8.04 on a laptop with not enough resources
>> run X. What are some practical home uses for a Linux
>> command line? For work I would have a pretty awesome console\telnet
>> 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.
> -- Bruce
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