[nycbug-talk] Minimum Install w/ X11 on Virtual PC

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 7 20:08:48 GMT 2005

 	Ah, yes... sorry for the poor answering earlier. eterm, aterm and 
xterm all handle terminal coloring very nicely, with eterm being the most 
resource hungry of the three terminals listed previously.
 	My apologies for the confusing prior answer.

On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Scott Robbins wrote:

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> On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 02:40:09PM -0400, Hakim Singhji wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am going to install FreeBSD 5.4 on MS Virtual PC. My PC (IBM
>> Thinkpad R51) only has 256MB of RAM available. I do not want to
>> install Gnome or KDE however I would like the benefits of colors in
>> text editors, backgrounds, etc. as this is going to be a testing
>> environment for application development.
>> What is the best way to go about doing this? In VPC I allot
>> approximately 96MB of RAM for the Virtual Machine and I was thinking
>> 256MB for virtual SWAP (would that even help... the default is like
>> 166MB for 96MB of RAM... or something like that.
> If I understand your question, you'd like a window manager that is
> pretty light but has the ability to do backgrounds and the like.
> Both rxvt and aterm are lightweight xterms that can show backgrounds as
> they run--there is also eterm, but it's more resource intensive.
> As for the window manager itself, I like fluxbox, and it's considered
> relatively light.  There is weewm, which can have a background
> image--actually, I think most of them can now, using xsetbg.  Fluxbox
> has fbsetbg which will set a background, but does require some other
> program to do that--some people use feh, xv and xli are two other
> programs that can work with fbsetbg to set your background.
> I hope I've understood that aspect of your question.  If not, apologies
> for wasting your time.
> - --
> Scott Robbins
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