[SATLUG] Home uses for CLI

Matt Graham 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
>> 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 &
> twm
> EOF
>
> startx
> #######
>
> 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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