Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Not sure what the problem is, what type of monitor is it ? Also, pentium 60, as in 60mhz... that is gonna be kind of slow eh for X ?? I wouldn't ever put GUI on a 60mhz pentium, wouldn't be worth it I would think. How much RAM you have in this machine ?
40MB of RAM isn't tooo bad for X. I have a laptop here at work with 32MB of RAM running Slack 8.0 w/ KDE - just to do. The CPU is way faster that the one mentioned in the post - it's a Pentium 233.
If you don't already have a firewall or router, you can load a base Slack, Debian, or Gentoo distro and build a router or firewall. At least then it would be doing something other than keeping a door open and helping you stub your toe.
Probably had 2 windows open, I've seen that several times, not just from him. ha ha ha ha.
Don't try to load everything. That's the trick. Do a minimal install, maybe think about using sawfish or E, instead of KDE or Gnome. You should also do what jpweston said, at worst use it as a gateway/firewall.
A c600 w/ 64MB should be *ok* under X. It may be the fact that you were using a newer version of RedHat. It seems like I read something regarding 7.3 and there was a fairly hefty memory requirement - like 64MB is the bare minimum. 7.2 may be similar.
If you can play around, try using a leaner distro like the ones I listed for the firewall/router deal. Just select packages that you need.
BTW, the laptop in question is an IBM Thinkpad 770 w/ Pent.233 and 32MB RAM. KDE works ok, it just not very speedy.
uh...sorry...posted to the wrong subject before.... But to add to the discussion, I'm running RH 7.3 with KDE3 on a 250mhz Cyrix 366 chip. It isn't the fastest, but it still out performs Win98! (192mb of ram and a 4.3 gig hd)
Last edited by justiceisblind; 06-02-2002 at 11:15 AM.