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Old 10-21-2003, 04:28 AM   #1
rudor
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Arrow Red Hat 9.0, no GNOME ?


Hi!

The question sounds so simple that i almost not dare to write it down, but after all its a newbie place here:

How do i start a Red Hat 9.0 installation without GNOME?


Its running on an old system, and with GNOME its even slower than the MS Windows 98 that was on it before .) So i think pure terminal would make it for me, i want to speed up that little fella.

Do i need to compile my own kernel or such fancy stuff?

My prefered installation would be: Terminal style by default, and GNOME just if i call it from commandline...

Thanks
 
Old 10-21-2003, 04:56 AM   #2
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If you look at /etc/inittab you'll see a line...

id:5:initdefault:

Change that 5 to a 3 and you'll boot to a shell rather than X11.

To get gnome from there just type "startx".

John
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:15 AM   #3
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or if u dont want to install GNOME

during installation select the type of instalation as server them ur can unselect GNOME and other unnecessary stuffs
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:38 AM   #4
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Or you can try out other alternative desktops that don't hog up much memory,like blackbox, windowmaker, fluxbox, or my personal favourite xfce(www.xfce.org).
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:43 AM   #5
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or just use the console. u can do almost day to day work in ur console

check mail - pine
browse net - links,elinks
do admin jobs

etc....
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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You can choose "Custom" installation and avoid the packages that are related to GNOME. I think that you can't afford KDE as well. So, better go for some light weight desktop or stay with the shell itself. I like the latter.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:15 AM   #7
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Talking Thanks!

OK, i will go for consolia!

Thanks, all
 
  


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