And the Battle rages on!
I have now installed GoblinX-2.7-Micro, Wolvix-Cub-1.1.0, and Debian Lenny Minimal Install to the Toshiba 7000CT Portege.
Originally I was going to just install each one using the whole 4GB HD, but instead I wanted to see how each one would perform in tight spaces.
I first partitioned the HD like this-
SDA1=GoblinX 660MB EXT3 (GoblinX-Micro=128MB/Installed=438MB)
SDA2=Wolvix 1.02GB EXT3 (Wolvix-Cub=240MB/Installed=850MB)
SDA3=Debian 2.05GB (Lenny-netinstall/installed=1.02GB)
Notes-Obviously this is not yet a fair fight, as GoblinX is stripped down and needs some apps added.Wolvix had more than I need so that will be stripped down some.
With Debian, I only checked the "laptop" option, after install and reboot, I aptitude installed LXDE, abiword-all, and Gambas2. I tried installing "Writer's-World-Maker", but for some reason I have to use "Gdebi-gtk" from the command-line and when I hit install on the GUI that appears, it has errors-
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/GDebi/GDebi.py:94: GtkWarning: gdk_window_set_cursor: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed
gksu: unrecognized option `--always-ask-pass'
GKsu version 2.0.0
Usage: gksu [-u <user>] [options] <command>
Print information on the screen that might be
useful for diagnosing and/or solving problems.
--user <user>, -u <user>
Call <command> as the specified user.
Disable the "locking" of the keyboard, mouse,
and focus done by the program when asking for
Ask the user if they want to have their keyboard
and mouse grabbed before doing so.
Preserve the current environments, does not set $HOME
nor $PATH, for example.
Make this a login shell. Beware this may cause
problems with the Xauthority magic. Run xhost
to allow the target user to open windows on your
--description <description|file>, -D <description|file>
Provide a descriptive name for the command to
be used in the default message, making it nicer.
You can also provide the absolute path for a
.desktop file. The Name key for will be used in
--message <message>, -m <message>
Replace the standard message shown to ask for
password for the argument passed to the option.
Only use this if --description does not suffice.
Ask gksu to print the password to stdout, just
like ssh-askpass. Useful to use in scripts with
programs that accept receiving the password on
How would I configure Gdebi so that it works like it does in Ubuntu-right-click on tar.gz-"open with Gdebi" option??
I really want to install this-as I would have to compile it from source for either Wolvix or GoblinX.
Do I also have to compile it from source for Lenny?
The WWMKR website has different options- ( http://www.wwmkr.com/
Anyway-I would like suggesstions on what everyone thinks-GoblinX/Wolvix/or Debian Lenny for the old laptop??
Is there such thing as a minimal Slackware 12.2 install??
The dealbreaker for Slackware or Slack-based distros are can both Gambas2 and Writer's World Maker be compiled/installed for Slack??
This laptop's only purpose is to write fiction and some low-level programming,etc.
I'm trying to learn all I can about compiling packages, scripting, Python, and Gambas2, and of course Slackware is the only choice for really trying to learn Linux in and out-as I am trying to compile my own packages for GoblinX/Wolvix now-to see how it's done. Also been doing alot of tinkering with Squashfs/dir2lzm/tgz2/lzm, etc.
So, basically this battle boils down to Slackware (GoblinX/Wolvix-Slackware-based distro's) against Debian, both having pros and cons.
I think both can do the job well-but which would be better for learning Linux hardcore?(as in lots of terminal work/compiling source/packages/, programming, etc??
The really important questions are can either truly work without major problems on a 4GB HD with 160MB RAM in an old Toshiba 7000CT?
Also, can you get LXDE for Slackware?
Thanks for the help!
UPDATE-found Gambas2.11. at Slacky ( http://www.slacky.eu/aadm/pkgs/index.php?pkg=134&ver=6
and the .tgz is here- ( http://repository.slacky.eu/slackwar...gambas/2.11.1/
The Slack-required is here- ( http://repository.slacky.eu/slackwar...slack-required
Do I have to compile each one or will the gambas.Slackbuild do it all??
I have Slackware 12.2 installed, so after compiling installing it, can I then do dir2lzm and install it to GoblinX/Wolvix??