[nycbug-talk] Minimum Install w/ X11 on Virtual PC
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Jul 7 20:03:51 GMT 2005
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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.
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