[end result] Re: lightest possible weight ubuntu?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 4 23:24:59 UTC 2007

On 11/03/2007 07:33 PM, David Vincent wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> As in the past; gnome wins hands down over xubuntu for me.
> :)
>> I quickly tired of mucking around in tiny fonts
> I really like those small fonts, esp on a 1024x768 display as I am used 
> to something much bigger.  sigh.
>> not being able to
>> easily VNC into the system without fooling around with X11VNC
> yep, thats annoying...
>> not being
>> able to view samba shares of the other machines
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=304131&highlight=xubuntu


>  > position items on the
>> panels the way I want
> no problems here, care to elaborate?

Everything kept aligning to the left or right & couldn't figure out how
to just move an icon to where I wanted it positioned on the panel.

>> not being able to set a static IP without irda
>> getting in the way, etc., etc.
> really??!!  no problems here, it uses the same networking applet as 
> gnome so what was the problem you ran into?  also now that network 
> manager is in xubuntu i am really happy - not being able to easily get 
> access to WPA wireless networks was a pain and a roadblock for adoption. 
>   of course, just as they add network manager to xubuntu they also added 
> native wpa support in the network applet too.  go figure.  :)

The problem was that irda0 was brought up and assigned an IP address
when I used the NM to assign a static IP to what I thought was eth0.
Finally used DHCP & took a look at ifconfig; idra0 was the static
address (192.168.x.102) and eth0 was now set at 192.168.x.103. Odd. I
don't use the irda port so I finally figured out how to turn it off in
the kernel & after that I had no problems setting the eth0 static IP

>> I finally just did $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and now I'm
>> happy again. Response even with only 128Mb of memory seems to be about
>> the same (and faster in some instances), so I'll put up with it until I
>> manage to get some added memory.

I'm doing a little test. I'm reloading Ubuntu 7.10 on the same hardware
(full install completely formating & using the entire drive). I'm
curious to see if loading full boat Ubuntu (gnome) will result in any
noticeable difference between the previous: xubuntu first, then
installing ubuntu-desktop. Nothing better to do... it's beautiful
outside (80F), suns shining, and it will take a few hours for the
install to complete so I'll check back later :-)

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