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Here's the problem...
I installed RH Linux 9 on a woefully inadequate thinkpad 760XD
I've only got 32 meg of ram, a Pentium MMX, and a 120meg swap drive, while the root gets a -whopping- 1.8 gigs.
Obviously, running it in gui mode means its slower than Bill Gates at the Olympics...
Sooo, what are my options besides sitting in the dark and damp of the text-based shell? Is there a way to tune down the graphic intensity of Gnome? I wasn't able to find anything in the hour or so I spent looking for it. (though an hour with a slow machine and a newbie isn't much...)
Please do not throw tomatoes at me for doing this... I really wanted to install linux (I'm very bored lately) and all I had was the clunky laptop...
If you're a newbie try running KDE without any fancy menu effects(you can disable them in the Control Center gui).
If an 'un-eyecandied' KDE is still to slow on your computer then try Blackbox. I think it's probably the easiest minimalist window manager for a newbie to use.
I have been using gnome , I am having the same problem of resources and system being slow . So i have downloaded the fluxbox and intalled it. But I am not able to configure the system to start the x with fluxbox . Could anyone help ??
Re: How Do I change my GUI from gnome to fluxbox ?
Originally posted by b_vasu I have been using gnome , I am having the same problem of resources and system being slow . So i have downloaded the fluxbox and intalled it. But I am not able to configure the system to start the x with fluxbox . Could anyone help ??
I am also a bit of a newbie, but here is what I did.
First, install and configure YUM
# yum install switchdesk
Then, from the command line launch switchdesk with the command:
This will allow you to change the default startup desktop.
the # in front of the filename indicates a comment
whenI want to switch window managers i simply remove the comment from the one I want, and replace the comment for the one I was using. currently im running enlightenment, if I wanted to switch to kde, I would add the # to enlightenment, and remove teh one from startkde and type startx