Installing Gnome (Or possibly other GUI)

MKR xxmkrxx at
Wed Apr 19 17:35:51 UTC 2006

So far I've had success running fluxbox on my old dell laptop with a
600mhz CPU and 128mb of RAM.

pkg_add -r fluxbox

It has a nice menu generator that will pick up most installed programs
and make them available to you through its menus.

I usualy have enough memory left to run konsole with a few shells,
gedit and opera with minimal swapping.

On 4/19/06, Frank Steinborn <frank at> wrote:
> Enigma wrote:
> > My problem is this: I am installing onto a small partition (roughly
> > 2.5 gig) with the add_pkg -r gnome2 command to download the packets. By
> > about what seems 3/4 the way through, my hdd is full and theres no way
> > this option is open to me.
> You have to know that the gnome2 package is a "metapackage". It installs
> many optional GNOME packages you probably never need. You can use the
> gnome2-lite Package (pkg_add -r gnome2-lite), to install just the
> necessary packages to run GNOME.
> HTH!
> Frank
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