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I installed Redhat 7.2 via FTP on a p133 with 32MB RAM. Sadly, I can't use KDE or Gnome as desktops, but I was told I could use Blackbox. My problem is I can't get ./cofigure to work. configure:error:no acceptable cc found in $PATH
I have only had Linux 2 days, so I have no idea what this means. Currently, I am using WindowMaker desktop. Could that be part of the problem? Is there something I could do different? I downloaded the tar.gx from different sites, so I don't think it is a corrupt file, but I could be wrong.
Also, I am used to GUI and I would really like a GUI RPM. I can't use the KDE or Gnome versions. Is there a RPM GUI which will work with TWM, Blackbox or WindowMaker? I don't need anything fancy and in fact, the simpler the better. Something like Midnight Commander file managers GUI, but without yellow text on pink menus.
While I am at it, is there a way to change the colors in Midnight Commander?
that error is indicating that gcc compiler is not in your path.. you need to set it in your path or its not installed even.
i do know of a desktop that is small and fast and great for slower computers.. its xfce, at www.xfce.org
and they do have a rpm format for redhat. easy install.
just download and run this command:
how could you??? blackbox kicks ass! and xfce comes only second to twm in my worst window managers list!
dawhoo... PLEASE get the blackbox rpm too, and give it a spin. it'll be on pmfind.net, and will install just as easily. i promise! if you prefer xfce with it's gtk mutilations fair enough. ahh go on.. for me??
I found a source for blackbox RPM. Does the fact that it has ".src" have anything to do with why I can't get it to work?
It appears to load like any of the other 2 RPMs I have used: plug in address, computer waits and then I have blinking cursor. But After I type "blackbox" I recieve "blackbox: command not found". Any suggestion? I don't even know where to begin to look.
there's no reason that won't work fine. I won't be offended if you give up, but there's no reason ata ll for it to be anymore difficult to get going than xfce. if you get it going then i'd also recommend installing 'blackbox keys' or bbkeys which will add hotkeys to it.
don't feel pressured to do it just cos i say so tho!
erm, well the src rpm is pretty irrelevant. if it's still installed, it *SHOULD* be in /usr/src/RPM/blackbox or something, you could try compiliing that...
ok the i386 tag defines the minimum spec kinda, as far as you're concerned. it means it was compiled ON a machine compatible with intel 386 and up. so a 586 is fine. ALL redhat rpm's are i386. well, no they're not, some are i686... either way that's fine. actually that rpm is actualyl from PLD linux, not redhat, so that' might be the probalem, but i looked at the file tre and it seemed good enough.
feel free to give up, but if you search for bb on rpmfind.net then the .....mdk.i586.rpm version SHOULD also work... and as it's compiled for i586 it'll be faster in theory...
I have not given up, but I am not trying again this weekend. I do so appreciate all the information and I will get blackbox to work one way or another. If anything changes, I'll post the results. Thanks for taking the time.
I reinstalled Redhat and all its componets and now Blackbox works and it works better than I had expected. I am truely amazed how fast this old computer runs under Linux. I have been so pleased, now all my computers are at least dual booting with Linux.
Thank you to everyone, I truely appreciate all the help.