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Old 06-20-2002, 03:34 PM   #1
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Question x windows?


Will I be able to use some type of x windows program, on this computer?
200mhz Pentuim, 32 RAM, 2 gigabyte. I can upgrade the RAM if anyone thinks that will help.
I don't want to use Linux only from a command prompt, if another distro would be better let me know.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 03:54 PM   #2
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yes, with the specs you have now to run a X window is suffice. It will be wise to have at least 64Mb of RAM.

Red Hat and Mandrake will be good for beginner. I mean if you are one.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 04:08 PM   #3
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Alert!
I am a beginner.
What X window program do you reccomend?
 
Old 06-20-2002, 04:18 PM   #4
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Don't use KDE/GNOME as they will eat a lot of your memory and run slow. Use BlackBox or XFCE or you might even want to try Enlightenment although i beleive it will be slow on that box...
Good luck
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:21 PM   #5
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Pilot 1,

X Windows is the name of the cleint/server program that translates graphical commands into operations the Linux system understands. It also provides graphical drivers for various video cards.

It runs as a process under a desktop environment, such as KDE, GNOME, or Blackbox.

Think of it like how DOS and Win98 are. DOS runs Windows on top of itself... a graphical front end to the command line.

To ask what program to run on X windows... I am not sure what you mean. Are you talking about a desktop environment?
 
Old 06-20-2002, 04:55 PM   #6
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Yes, i think he refers to the desktop environment
 
Old 06-21-2002, 09:04 AM   #7
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Yes, I'm talking about a desktop envirement. How would I set up BlackBox on a RedHat system?
 
Old 06-21-2002, 09:21 AM   #8
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You could also try IceWM
 
Old 06-22-2002, 12:23 PM   #9
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How would I install either BlackBox or IceWM on a Red Hat system?
 
Old 06-24-2002, 02:31 AM   #10
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I like GNOME but......

I like Gnome better than KDE but it does run a little sluggish on my 450mhz with 128mb ram. I doesn't matter cause i just use xwindows for getting on the net and editing files i find it easier to use gedit but some people like doing it in command line.
 
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n00b

shut up shoot n00b
 
  


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