Re: Some experience of linux on a Laptop

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 17:27:53 EST

On Monday 25 June 2001 00:12, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > So when you speak of being able to run on 386:es I still have problem
> > > starting X on 266MHz with 32Mb mem. This should not be =)
> >
> > That's true. Usually, X by itself starts pretty fast. Just try 'xinit',
> > no parameters. KDE and Gnome both need to go on a diet, especially KDE.
> > They
> The trick if you want a good GUI environment in 32Mb is to run something
> like XFce ( My 32Mb test/devel box I use to prove stuff still
> works sanely on non obscene computers is very happy with XFce and with
> BrowseX as the web browser.
> That is mostly not a kernel problem. With XFce 3.8.3 the 32Mb box flies,
> and its happy doing stuff like web browsing while playing dvd movies with
> the Creative DXR2 overlay card, even though its only a Cyrix MII 233

/me downloads xfce

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