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Old 09-09-2003, 08:46 PM   #16
darthtux
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trickykid,

If he went ahead through a text installation and installed X, a window manger WOULD work on his setup and wouldn't be slow..
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:51 PM   #17
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trickykid,

Just wanted to add, I can see why you wanted to take the troubleshooting route you did.

 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:24 AM   #18
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I agree that you won't be able to work on KDE or Gnome (which are the most popular window manegers) even if you were able to install X and KDE for instance, you won't be able to grap your cursur to K button. Because it will be too slow. How do I know? I tried to install Mandrake7.1 to my P133, 80MB Ram, 2 MB S3 Trio video card system. And I couldn't stand its speed, it was very bad. Either as it is said before you should go and get an old window manager which doesn't require much sources, or you should do what I did. Go and get a new computer, if you have nough money !

Good luck
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:37 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
I run Red Hat w/ 200mz CPU and 32MB of RAM. Boots into a GUI too. Is anybody going to tell my I'm imagining it?
110 mhz is about half of 200mhz.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:36 AM   #20
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I installed RedHat (I think 6.2 ?) WITH the supplied kde and gnome versions once on a Pentium 75 (that's 75Mhz). It worked fine, I could even play the stupid arcade-gnome games. This was my first linux install ever and I didn't know what I was doing(not that I do now), but it worked fine with the graphical installation.
So the machine, 100Mhz, is a very good choice to "get an idea of what linux is". If I where you I would go immediately back to RedHat 6.2 or equivalent (slackware) OS's.

good luck!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:51 AM   #21
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I suggest going to your local bookstore and try getting a book that says something along the lines of "Learning Red Hat" or maybe Slackware. That's what I did and it even came with the disc. It takes you step by step through it. Linux isn't something you just want to dive into. Plus, if you don't like the whole command line thing, I wouldn't suggest Linux.
 
  


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