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Old 09-18-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Need a little advice


I am setting up 3 PC's for the sole purpose of connecting to 1 website. I want to be able to set these up so they can only connect to this 1 webpage and have restricted access to everything else. Now these systems are pentium 1's with 32MB of memory. What version of slack should I use so I will have a gui but the system won't be bogged down? Is there a better flavor of LINUX to use for this purpose? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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Slackware 10.0 with fluxbox as your window manager.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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Version 10 will work on a Pentium 1? Wow, thank you for the help.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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if you run slackware, with no GUI and not many deamons running it uses around 8-10mb of ram. CPU will never be a big problem like that.

with GUI the thing which will use lots of cpu/memory are desktop environments like gnome or kde. so if you use something like fluxbox or blackbox then your systems will use much less resources.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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Well I have to edit my first post. I just checked these boxes and these machines have P1 75 Mhz with 128MB of memory. These are machines that we purchsed from some business that went south. They have a fres install of Win2000 on them but I am thinking that Slack will be a better choice because of security. I know Windoze but I am slowly learning slack and Linux. Thanks for the responses.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:16 PM   #6
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WIN 95 is all you need
 
Old 09-18-2004, 02:19 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Ipolit
WIN 95 is all you need
lol! joke post, right?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 02:35 PM   #8
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Originally posted by King4lex
lol! joke post, right?
I wanted to say the same thing but I am asking for help so I can't complain when someone gives advice. But Win95?? These things are running Win2K, but I just want them setup to only use a browser and thats it.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #9
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Here's an idea. If you don't want to run anything but a browser, why not make a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.mozilla that looks like this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $sysresources
fi

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $sysmodmap
fi

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $userresources
fi

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $usermodmap
fi

# Start Mozilla:
exec mozilla
Then, make a link to it called /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc . That way, when x is started, mozilla is the only thing that runs. You can use iptables to restrict website acess to only certain sites, I believe. You'll also probaly want to edit mozilla's configuration to have evryhting open in new tabs, since opening in a new window is gonna be kinda tough to manage without a window manager.

If you want to get an idea what it's like to run mozilla without a window manager, you can test it out first. From the command line (x isn't running at all anywhere):

Code:
xinit
mozilla

******EDIT******

This was all off the top of my head. Maybe this http://www.cclug.org/wiki/Main/KioskMode is more what you are looking for.

Looking a little more, it would seem that there is tons of info on this. Google for "mozilla kiosk" or "firefox koisk". Ther is also a kiosk extension here http://update.mozilla.org/extensions...wsing&numpg=10 .

Last edited by shilo; 09-18-2004 at 04:29 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #10
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:Shilo: You rock, thanks for the advice, that is EXACTLY what I had in mind. Wow I get so much better help in the linux community than I ever did in windoze. Thanks everyone for the help!
 
Old 09-18-2004, 06:48 PM   #11
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actualy it was a serious.
these days I read a material that was blaming linux that it didn't helped people with computers like yours to install an operating system, while windows stoped supporting em.
Unfortunately I can help you to make a machine that handles like WIN 2003 Server But for your purposes I can't give you an advice.
So you can compile a Lynks with graphics support, but I'm not shore that it will behave better than win95, and I thing that it's major error of our community.
Windows stopped support of machines like this and there is not an answer from the open source community.
I'm a little bit drunk, so please forgive me (actualy I'm really drunk)
 
  


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