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Old 10-29-2002, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question old p.c

Hi there everyone.

Right, my question.
I've got an old IBM pentiumII 266 machine, with a 32MB RAM, 20GB HD with a 2MB agp card. Very nasty I know.

I've got the CD and book on Red Hat Linux 7.2 for a while. I installed it, everything ran fine till I actually logged in.
It was EXTREMELY slow, so slow that I just gave up using it.

I did some reading and found out that it's because some stuff that I don't really need are loaded at boot time, how do I turn them off? I don't need anything, it's not even going to be networked. I just want the machine to play about with and learn the actual operating system.

Apart from that other things such as the window manager and the desktop managers are other things that slow the pc.
I want to install blackbox as my window manager and not have any desktop manager (how do I do that???), as I saw on an old machine before. What I'm worried about though is that will I be able to run apps without gnome etc.. installed and running?

Thanks for ANY help in advance.
Old 10-29-2002, 11:00 AM   #2
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Moved, this forum you posted this in is meant mainly for LinuxFromScratch related questions. Being moved to the Newbie section.


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