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Old 02-07-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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slackware minium install with kde


hi how do i get kde run with minimal install? i have 3 gig iso i don't want to install all the bloat thx
 
Old 02-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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if you have 3GB ISO, it will install approx 5-6Gb.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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thats too much for my hard drive can you tell me how to get just kde to start with out all other stuff?
my winxp install is just 1 gig..
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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depending on your requirements the size of the OS changes.
what are your requirements ? Do you need openoffice or just KDE is enough ?
How much space can you spare for linux ?
Ubuntu 9 with CD pack takes 2.5 Gb space. you had slackware 3 Gb ISO it takes much space.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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well i heard slackware is more faster and more stable because it is not modify or something and i have try ubuntu it is very slow .... and i don'tknow how to get kde on it so.. i just want to get kde desktop on slackware linux

here is my comp hardware
cpu amd duron at 1440mhz
video card ati radeon 9600
1gig sdram

does that help?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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you did not specified hard disk capacity, go for the Slackware CD pack.
because you don't have space for the dvd pack installation.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #7
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so which stuff should i install to get kde?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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In Slackware you just have to select the packages you need from the categories.
What I did was only install the packages I wanted or needed in A,AP,D,L,N,X,XAP.
If you`re worried about performance and disk space I would avoid KDE and Gnome.
I use XFCE with slackware13 and thats all. Unless you`re dependent on some software with a K in front of it you should have no trouble running programs without KDE.
How small of a partition did you make for slackware?
I really think even if you get KDE installed, you won`t have enough room left to do anything.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #9
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You can strip KDE down during the slackware install as well. For instance I don't install the Koffice suite, because I prefer openoffice.
Quote:
-- slackware/ This directory contains the core software packages
| | for Slackware 13.0.
| |
| |-- a/ The A (base) package series.
| |-- ap/ The AP (applications) package series.
| |-- d/ The D (development) package series.
| |-- e/ The E (GNU Emacs) package series.
| |-- f/ The F (FAQ/Documentation) package series.
| |-- k/ The K (kernel source) package series.
| |-- kde/ The KDE package series.
| |-- kdei/ The KDE internationalization package series.
| |-- l/ The L (libraries) package series.
| |-- n/ The N (networking) package series.
| |-- t/ The T (TeX) package series.
| |-- tcl/ The TCL (Tcl/Tk and related) package series.
| |-- x/ The X (X Window System) package series.
| |-- xap/ The XAP (X applications) package series.
| `-- y/ The Y (BSD games) package series.
|
Here is a list of the various series and what they do. Depending on the the level of control you want over the installation you can get down to package by package editing I believe.

There are also distro's intended for lower system requirements and tight squeezes. I hear good things about DSL (damn small linux) and Puppy.

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Old 02-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #10
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ok i got kde running but it is kind of slow... how do i speed it up more? or is my machine not powerful enough to run kde?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:13 PM   #11
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What are the machine specs?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:24 PM   #12
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amd duron 1440mhz
1024mb ddr ram
radeon 9600 vid card
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #13
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Those aren't horrible specs. Not going to win any races or anything, but not horrible. KDE might be over-kill. Depending on what you did/didn't install you might just be able to kill x and start with xfce or fluxbox if you installed them. Fluxbox is faster, I still prefer xfce. Either can be installed from your installation disk.

Also it's possible that your ati video-card isn't well supported by the drivers you are using. This is just a guess on my part as I don't use ati cards, but it might be worth looking into.

If you are intent on having a blazing fast system, then one of the distros intended for slower hardware would possibly make you happier since your specs are kind of "right on the line" as far as I'm concerned. Others may have different opinions.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:40 PM   #14
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how do i start flux box? btw i install everything lol i have a bit of space left i am now using xfce it is defintely faster than kde, but kde looks so much better though.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:54 PM   #15
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That eye candy comes at a performance hit. I agree and I run KDE with all the effects and decorations I can, but only on the machines that will take it. The easiest way to start fluxbox is to just go into runlevel 4 and do it from the kdm session manager:

ctrl+alt+backspace to kill X

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PHP Code:
init 4 
Now you have a graphical login.
 
  


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