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Old 07-24-2006, 12:40 AM   #31
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Great thread everybody, esp. Old Fogie - learned something new!


PS: on your statement below, if proc power is an issue, you can start X with no window manager at all - just copy your .xinitrc to another name, comment out the line starting the window manager, and insert a line starting a small xterm (no & at end). then run "startx /path/to/newxinitrc" - start the game from that xterm, and exit out of the xterm to kill X.


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Regarding fluxbox: I use fluxbox alot, especially when I play games, to take out all the KDE stuff in the background.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 01:46 AM   #32
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Prostetnic glad you like it.

You know I'm going to give that a shot. But you gave me a funny idea, imagine a live cd with zipslack chopped down to 30 meg, plug unreal tournament demo 2004 @ 425 meg, plus Xfree, an Unreal tournament 2004 linux live cd...now that would be a cool live cd. Dare I dream.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 01:48 AM   #33
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How about making it a live DVD instead.....Mucho more space....
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:11 PM   #34
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I really want to do a live cd to be honest. the more I get into zip slack I love it a ton now that I'm getting used to fluxbox.

I have yet to find a live cd that:

-zip slack @40meg
-midnight commander
-fluxbox @30meg
-pico or nano
-parted
-network tools
-mozilla/sunbird
-iptables
-all of kernel 2.4.31 modules that pat gives
-alsa & all modules
-xfe file manager
-based off of slax live cd scripts that just own.
-I would say abiword...but there are too many libraries cross compiled. I find it takes almost 200 meg to get abiword to run, they require gnome stuff too

to me that is the ultimate live cd. noone does this. well i ain't found one yet. but i'm gonna make one soon if i don't. they all want to throw kde on the live cd and bog you down...yuck and take out all the core utils of linux that you could use so easily if you know linux to do at "cli". and to me XFCE is not ready for cd yet either, for my purposes of a live cd that could be a repair utility disk and a quick slap into a winodows machine need.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:37 PM   #35
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Prostetnic glad you like it.

You know I'm going to give that a shot. But you gave me a funny idea, imagine a live cd with zipslack chopped down to 30 meg, plug unreal tournament demo 2004 @ 425 meg, plus Xfree, an Unreal tournament 2004 linux live cd...now that would be a cool live cd. Dare I dream.
Hi Old Fogie -

sounds like a great project -- maybe you can contact the developers of these projects for ideas (there may be more similar projects, I just remember seeing these...)

http://games-knoppix.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/

http://www.gentoo.org/news/20020916-ut2k3.xml

http://advancemame.sourceforge.net/cd-readme.html

 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:44 PM   #36
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yea i think it would be neat project for slackware...

and zip slack is a perfect distro for it; as it's ready to go for fat32 file system, like a usb stick, compact flash, and has no bloat and it's not political
 
Old 07-25-2006, 01:34 AM   #37
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Thanks for the tip and hard work finding this out and sharing. Works perfectly. Fonts are much nicer now.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:09 PM   #38
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Ahhh, so much nicer. I was slightly annoyed that the fonts were so huge, but I just cranked the KDE font size down to 8 in the control pannel. Now they look nice, *and* don't take up my entire screen.

Thanks for the guide fogie!
...drkstr
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:22 PM   #39
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Oh you got it to work.

You mention a good point, maybe I should tell the reader's that they will need to reduce the font size in KDE or Fluxbox.

I don't know how to change font size in XFCE, I never used it.

Do you guys think that this guide is worthy of me submitting it to LQ?

I only have so many pc's here, and my guide works for me, and I have a few other 'well done' fogie comments.

I havent had any bad except for you DRKSTR, but now your good too

What do you guys think? Should I submit this?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:29 PM   #40
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-EDIT: 08/14/2006 Once you are done with the above guide, you may find that your fonts are much larger than they were prior to starting this guide. This is normal and to be expected. In KDE use the Fonts section in KDE control center to change your font sizes to your liking. In fluxbox, you edit the font size as I indicated before where you input your font 'type' in the "theme.cfg" I don't know how you change font sizes in XFCE, as I do not use XFCE.
To the end of the first post in this guide.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:40 PM   #41
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I havent had any bad except for you DRKSTR, but now your good too
oh no, please don't misunderstand. I'm very happy with my new fonts. Didn't mean to sound like I was complaining. I thought the large font was standard, I just adjusted more to my liking.

thanks again,
...drkstr
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:09 AM   #42
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no it's cool it's cool, i meant that as a good thing my line about you having an issue then fixing it up that brought to light the fact that I need to clarify it more. and i'm actually shocked that with all the views this thread has had, chances are many people tried it and I only had one bad feedback only to get fixed by the user. so I think this guide may have some potential to post to LQ
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:10 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Old_Fogie
no it's cool it's cool, i meant that as a good thing my line about you having an issue then fixing it up that brought to light the fact that I need to clarify it more. and i'm actually shocked that with all the views this thread has had, chances are many people tried it and I only had one bad feedback only to get fixed by the user. so I think this guide may have some potential to post to LQ
Please do. Many people will bennifit from this guide. I didn't even know it was an option until I read it.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #44
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Sorry to repeat myself, but damn these fonts are sweet. I didn't realize how much of an improvement it was at first. I just spent all day at work on my Windows computer and just now came home and booted up my laptop. I just had to say, one more time, thanks for the guide fogie!

...drkstr
 
Old 08-17-2006, 01:01 AM   #45
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eh, much to my embarassment I had a fogie moment, and mistook drkstr for chinaman...sorry guys

so we need to get chinaman going here guys

Also, if there are any nvidia users could you please post if this worked well for you and if you recommend it and any kind of feedback, etc.

Maybe there is something additional we need here for Chinaman ?
 
  


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