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I'm a newbie in this forum, I've been using Slackware before, but my usual setup is full, but now I have a 4GB hard drive, & I'm just hoping If I could use it for developing java programs, I'm just inquiring what could be the minimal setup or what should I choose on the packages, (I have Slackware 8 & 9), so that I can have a Slackware with a GUI(KDE/Gnome). I don't need that much of other packages, I'm just going to use it for java, also with networking tools. The specs are:
do the advances package selection method. you will need all the packages in a and x for sure. there may be more. and i believe that it tells you when you choose that installation type. after that you will most likly need some other packages that you may have missed. if you do just use the pkgtool and get them from the disk. shouldnt be too bad realy.
Thanks for the fast reply, I'll try that one, so I just basically need A & X, I think slackware also prompts the user those packages that are related to the one's you choose, and tells that it should also be included, Thank you very much Sir!
Thanks for your reply Sir, In what option can I see those packages, because when I install slackware I remember that it only displays some description, or categories, not those a, n or l per se. Should I use expert install??
well i mean you should get a full install if you can. but really just get a and x and i would actually say l and n also cuase there are alot of things you will need. but you said minimal. and there will be several things you dont need at all. just look through the package browser on slackware.com. really you will need kde or gnome, so that would be /kde or /gnome (note: there will be no new gnome for slackware) but i mean really if you want a minimal gui use fluxbox, or blackbox. or i actually like enlightenment. it is small and fast and uses little resources. and is more configurable than any of the other window managers or desktop environments. note that i did say that you will need more packages. so when you install a and x you will probably need some others and you can get them i did a minimal system one time on a 845MB drive, and that is how i did it. i just got the packages as i needed them. and no others. take n for instance you will probably need dhcpcd, but not the wireless tools or dns tools, or bootp, bind, iproute, iptables, or really most of the other packages in n. l will be the same. you will need some of the libs in l, but not even close to all.
I've manage to setup my Slackware last night, with a minimal Installation, all seems to work well, I've choose fvm2 as my window manager, I've configured some host settings, just another problem that is when I ran startx, fvwm2 started with a nice GUI, it's just that my screen is multiplied, I mean the same copies of the same view is displayed, my screen is divided into three with the same display, I dont know why, it must be because of my monitor, upon Installation of fvwm2 I chose 800x600, although I also an option for default, Is there anyway I can configure it again, to a much lower resolution? BTW although I set it as 800x600 the font's displayed when I ran fvwm2 is much more like set in a 1024 environment, Thank you very much again Sir for your help. As for the total space I've only consumed 400MB+ for the setup.
Thanks Sir, I've got it he9x, it's just that my monitor can't support that resolution, and I've also learned that the framebuffer is just for console resolution, I'll try to set it up with a much lower resolution, thanks again!