Linux on a smaller scale

debiani386 debiani386 at
Fri May 4 03:27:24 UTC 2007

Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> debiani386 wrote:
>>>     Anyone done this?
>> It actually would be best to install basiclinux as that is geared for 
>> the older machines.
>> You could do just a base install of ubuntu, but why when you wouldnt be 
>> able to use the interfaces associated with ubuntu? (as basiclinux comes 
>> with an interface)
>      No interface? /bin/bash isn't an interface?  :)
>      I plan to use gpsd for reading the GPS and storing breadcrumbs, and 
> serving the GPS coords across the net.  I also want it to read some 
> voltages so it's aware of battery limitations, temperatures, etc, 
> reading some switches (like the one on the door) and to communicate with 
> a couple of LCD panels on serial lines. It doesn't need to do anything 
> with media; that's another machine.
>      I'd *like* it to use X, but it's really not necessary...
sorry, i meant to say 'user interface'.

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