Minimum Install w/ X11 on Virtual PC
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 7 19:23:32 GMT 2005
You're pressing it a bit considering that X does use up a bit of
resources, and considering that you have an additional system overlayed on
top of Windows (I assume you are using XP), you will want to actually go
out and get more RAM. You are unfortunately working with conditions which
may become extremely laggy for you and will ultimately lead to less than
desired performance. I know because I ran Windows XP on vmware, and having
another Virtual machine running on your computer eats up a lot of
resources, and hence decreases the peak usable performance of the system
greatly. Either get at least 512 Mb Ram, or consider switching from
Gnome/KDE to something doable like Fluxbox, FWM2, or XFCE since they don't
use nearly as much memory as Gnome/KDE.
On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, 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.
> Again... how can I get the most out of x11/xorg with out using a great
> deal of resources?
> Hakim Singhji
> hzs202 at nyu.edu
> "Where danger is, grows the saving power also" (qtd. in Heidegger 28).
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